Marina Lease - Community Amenity Proposal Review

Published 11:33 - 02/09/2021 Updated 11:20 - 05/10/2021

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View the results of the questionnaire here.



The District of Oak Bay seeks public feedback on community amenity proposals relating to use and operation of the Oak Bay Marina premises for the next lease period (2023 to 2052).

The District of Oak Bay’s lease with the Province for the foreshore/aquatic crown lands occupied by Oak Bay Marina expires and Oak Bay Marina’s lease with the District of Oak Bay expires in December 2022.

In 2020, the District requested proposals for a new 30-year lease of the upland and foreshore/aquatic crown lands associated with the municipally-owned marina facilities located at 1327 Beach Drive. Proposals were due by November 30, 2020.

Proposals are being evaluated using a three-stage process with sequential reviews of technical, community amenity, and financial proposals. Only those proposals scoring at minimum 70% will be advanced to the next review stage.

Reviews of technical proposals have now been completed. Two proposals obtained scores sufficient to advance to a review of community amenity proposals.

The public was invited to provide feedback on the community amenity proposals through this questionnaire or at the Special Committee of the Whole meeting on March 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The proposals were anonymized as Proposal 1 and Proposal A (please note that Proposal A displays differently dependent on browsers, the proposal is intended to be viewed in two-page view, please download the proposal to view it in the correct format) to support unbiased review. The questionnaire was open until March 2, 2021. View the results of the questionnaire here.

Public feedback was be reported to Council.

Proposals scoring at minimum 70% will be advanced for financial review and final scoring.

Technical, community amenity and financial scores will be equally weighted.

It is anticipated that a proponent with whom to begin the lease negotiation process will be selected by late spring 2021.

View the results of the questionnaire here.



The District of Oak Bay seeks public feedback on community amenity proposals relating to use and operation of the Oak Bay Marina premises for the next lease period (2023 to 2052).

The District of Oak Bay’s lease with the Province for the foreshore/aquatic crown lands occupied by Oak Bay Marina expires and Oak Bay Marina’s lease with the District of Oak Bay expires in December 2022.

In 2020, the District requested proposals for a new 30-year lease of the upland and foreshore/aquatic crown lands associated with the municipally-owned marina facilities located at 1327 Beach Drive. Proposals were due by November 30, 2020.

Proposals are being evaluated using a three-stage process with sequential reviews of technical, community amenity, and financial proposals. Only those proposals scoring at minimum 70% will be advanced to the next review stage.

Reviews of technical proposals have now been completed. Two proposals obtained scores sufficient to advance to a review of community amenity proposals.

The public was invited to provide feedback on the community amenity proposals through this questionnaire or at the Special Committee of the Whole meeting on March 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The proposals were anonymized as Proposal 1 and Proposal A (please note that Proposal A displays differently dependent on browsers, the proposal is intended to be viewed in two-page view, please download the proposal to view it in the correct format) to support unbiased review. The questionnaire was open until March 2, 2021. View the results of the questionnaire here.

Public feedback was be reported to Council.

Proposals scoring at minimum 70% will be advanced for financial review and final scoring.

Technical, community amenity and financial scores will be equally weighted.

It is anticipated that a proponent with whom to begin the lease negotiation process will be selected by late spring 2021.