Pacific Gateway Marine – Phase II is a Blast

Pacific Gateway Marine (PGM) has started work for a 22 room hotel and the sewage treatment plant to service this Phase II and Phase III, the residential units above.

At 3 pm on March 13th I was cleaning up the damage caused to our property by Phase I when a blast shook my world. I was closer to the blast than the guys setting it off.

Pacific Gateway Marina Port Renfrew 22 room hotel site

I have told PGM that I cannot hear the warning horn when I am operating my Bobcat or my chainsaw. I do wish they would inform neighbours when they plan to blast.

The hotel will be located down at the marine level with 22 rooms and parking underneath. The current work is removing the unstable parts of the cliff above.
Pacific Gateway Marina Port Renfrew 22 room hotel site

One local resident told me the cliff is badly fractured and they were pulling down motor home size chunks of the cliff without even blasting. That may be a bit of an exaggeration. I did not see anything quite that big but there certainly was a lot of rock when they finished.

Pacific Gateway Marina Port Renfrew 22 room hotel site

A retaining wall was also built to accommodate the road leading to the Phase III residential units planned for the bench above the hotel.

Pacific Gateway Marina Port Renfrew 22 room hotel site

It looks like they are also roughing in the sewage treatment plant to service Phase II and III. Paul McFaden, president of PGM, met with designers and engineers on March 28th.

Pacific Gateway Marina Port Renfrew sewage treatment plant

By April 24th a pad had been constructed in that same area.

Pacific Gateway Marina Port Renfrew sewage treatment plant

They must be pretty confident that they will get zoning approval for all of this.