Royal Bay Open House

One of the West Shore’s most recognizable landmarks, the Royal Bay quarry (Producer’s Pit) has played an important role in the community for over a century. Through the quarry’s many years of service, Colwood has grown from its rural roots to becoming a flourishing urban community. Along the way, Colwood has established a rich history and character on which to build its future.

Gablecraft Homes is applying for to rezone a portion of the Royal Bay development in Colwood, BC. The site is currently zoned for mining use. The applications seek to align the land-use zoning with the vision reflected in the Royal Bay Area Plan and the recently approved Official Community Plan.

One of the largest master-planned communities underway in the Region, the goal is to build a pedestrian-oriented, ecologically integrated and economically-sound community.

The proposed development, located south of Latoria Boulevard and West of Metchosin Road will be divided into two distinct neighbourhoods:

  • The Commons– a new compact urban village containing a mixture of commercial, mixed-use, attached residential and apartments. Permitted uses will include: Civic uses, mixed-use commercial and attached / apartment residential, and will be home to a full-size grocery store.
  • The Quarryprimarily residential, the area is a mixture of ground-oriented (single-detached houses, duplexes, and townhouses) and multi-family units with a new 500-student elementary school, and extensive new parklands including urban parks and expanded Latoria Creek Park.

An open house, the first in a series of opportunities, for the public to learn more and provide input into what is proposed for the future of Royal Bay was held at Royal Bay Secondary, March 13, 2019. Over 230 people listened to a presentation and toured display boards outlining the many new amenities and proposed improvements with staff. The neighbouring Royal Beach development was also presented by SeaCliff Properties.

Another open house about the proposed Royal Bay Commons and Quarry neighbourhoods, will be hosted by Gablecraft Homes this spring.

To receive updates on the process and opportunities to learn more, email