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.
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.
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.
A retaining wall was also built to accommodate the road leading to the Phase III residential units planned for the bench above the hotel.
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.
By April 24th a pad had been constructed in that same area.
They must be pretty confident that they will get zoning approval for all of this.