The City of Campbell River has purchased another oceanfront lot getting it closer to its goal of expanding Sequoia Park and of claiming as much ocean property east of the Island Highway as possible.
Dave Morris, the city’s facilities general manager, said: “The City purchased the property at 503 Island Highway as part of the long-range parks plan. The waterfront property was purchased at its appraised value of $360,000.”
Morris said the city drew “on reserves” to make the purchase. “Council will consider a plan to integrate this property with Sequoia Park as part of next year’s Financial Plan,” he added.
The property in question is the second parcel north of the park and currently has an abandoned house on it which will soon be demolished. The parcel closest to the park was purchased some time ago and is vacant.
Sequoia Park offers views of Cape Mudge First Nations Village and lighthouse on Quadra Island. It is the location of the Campbell River and Ishikari, Japan, Sister City 10th Anniversary Ceremonial Torii Gate.