Comox Marine Centre and Meeting Place

Town of Comox

Sources of Funding
ICET:$320,045
Town of Comox:$400,000
Western Economic Diversification:$560,135
Total Budget: $1,280,180

The Comox marina is a hub of activity for commercial fishing, the First Nations shellfish industry, recreational boaters, and other related services. In addition, the adjacent park is a site for various festivals during the summer months. Despite this level of activity, the site lacked an indoor amenity to draw additional events in the offseason, and encourage tourism specifically related to the marine sector.

The Comox Marina Centre Meeting Place project includes two uniquely designed “sail buildings” which provide recreational space for boater rendezvous and gatherings, as well as meeting space for up to 70 people for training and other uses. The facilities also support festivals and markets with “plug and play” capabilities and can house temporary seasonal vendors. The project also includes improvements to the wharfinger and washroom facilities as well as a waterfront boardwalk extension.

The site is now the main waterfront meeting place and gateway destination to Comox, generating new economic activity through increased visitor attraction and resident usage. The completed buildings have added increased vitality to the downtown waterpark location, including food trucks, established on a seasonal basis. The buildings have also successfully been used during festivals, expanding capacity for shoulder and winter season events.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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