We’re good to go! The project thermometer in front of the Library has hit our construction fundraising target; the six-handled “Shovel in the Ground” was wielded by our MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones and other dignitaries at our launch ceremony; and our construction team has broken ground!
The Cove Commons Project—the construction of a 2,800 square foot addition to the Old General Store that includes the Annie Laurie Wood Annex for the Library and a new home for the Bowen Island Arts Council and its Gallery—is a reality.
We have been incredibly fortunate to attract a fantastic construction team headed by David Luksha of Z.E.I. Project Management. David is a former resident of Bowen Island and an accomplished artist in addition to being the owner of Z.E.I. Project Management. His company provides highly personalized project management systems for a wide range of projects including building and renovation projects and specialty building components.
David is offering his services pro bono to the Cove Commons project. “As soon as I heard about the project, I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” stated David. “My wife Cindy and I raised our children on Bowen Island and I was looking for an opportunity to give back to a community that has given my family so much.” BIAC and BIPL are thrilled that David is managing the Cove Commons project and are overwhelmed by his generosity.
We also welcome Paul McGillivray of PM Homes to our team. Paul’s company works directly with contractors, management companies and development groups to construct houses and buildings on budget and on time. PM maintains relationships with a wide variety of contractors and management groups.
Finally, we are grateful for the services of our Architect James Tuer who has delivered an aesthetically and functionally pleasing design that meets all our needs.
Throughout the duration of its construction, the Cove Commons project hopes to engage as many local vendors, service providers, and workers as possible. Companies and individuals interested in working on the project should contact David Luksha directly at Z.E.I. Project Management.
Fundraising continues for the Cove Commons Project to cover the costs for furniture and fixtures and an outdoor plaza adjacent to the Art Gallery entrance. We are also planning a public art project that will recognize our generous donors and supporters. Stay tuned for news of more fundraising events scheduled for 2017. Donations are gratefully accepted at the website: covecommons.com
Thank you Bowen Island for supporting the Cove Commons project!