Expansion for Courtenay Public Works Yard

June 30, 2016

Courtenay’s Public Works Yard is growing.

The City of Courtenay’s central work and storage area for the equipment, vehicles, and supplies needed to maintain the city’s vast network of roads, utilities, and green spaces will be expanding onto a vacant two-acre parcel between 8th Street and the existing Public Works Yard property.

Trevor Kushner, the city’s director of public works services, says the expansion will create a new secure storage area. “The City has owned this property for some time, in anticipation that it would be needed for Public Works Yard purposes at some point,” noted Kushner. “The additional space will provide much needed room for materials and supplies. This will also reduce congestion and improve safety.”

While an entrance will be installed on 8th Street, this will be for emergency use only. The main entrance for the Public Works Yard will remain on Piercy Avenue.

Work on the project is estimated to begin in early July.  

The project is part of a larger overall strategy to improve the functionality and safety of the Public Works Yard.

In 2015, the visitor entrance was separated from the main operations entrance. Visitors now have a designated parking area adjacent to the reception area. “We’re really pleased with the changes we’ve made to the yard this past year,” advised Kushner. “This is an active job site, with a lot of heavy machinery and other equipment. Keeping visitors separated from this activity made a lot of sense.  

The upcoming expansion is going to be another big step forward for our facility.”

For more information, please contact City of Courtenay Public Works Services at 250-338-1525.