COURTENAY, B.C- A controversial project in the Comox Valley is getting an open house next week.

According to a news release issued by the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), an open house is being held on Thursday, September 6, in order for the public to learn more about an application from 3L Developments Inc. to change the district’s growth strategy.

The company has been looking for the creation of a new settlement node in the Valley, on land close to Stotan Falls.

“We are encouraging residents to come out and learn more about the Regional Growth Strategy, 3L’s application and the CVRD’s process for moving forward,” said Acting General Manager of Planning and Development Services for the district, Alana Mullaly.

“The public will have an opportunity to ask questions of both 3L Developments Inc, and the CVRD following individual presentations.”

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with presentations starting at 7:00 p.m. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

The open house will be held at the Florence Filburg Centre in downtown Courtenay.

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has consistently disagreed with the company’s plans, which led to a court battle.

3L won, with the B.C Supreme Court ordering the CVRD to consider the development as an amendment to their plans for growth in the Valley.

The open house is part of a consultation plan recently approved by the district, which is looking at the change to the growth plan as a standard amendment.