New Taylor subdivision could be named after former mayor

The name of Taylor's next subdivision could be named after the late mayor Fred Jarvis.

On Monday, councillors discussed the idea of renaming the Parcel Z subdivision to Jarvis Crescent. The idea was pitched by staff as utility companies ask for a formal name for the addresses and street names as part of their design work.

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Fred Jarvis at the 2018 Gold Panning Championships at Peace Island Park. - Dave Lueneberg

Councillors favoured the idea, pending approval from the Jarvis family.

Jarvis, who was the district's mayor for 28 years, died suddenly in December at the age of 74. His political career in the district began in 1979, and he served two terms as councillor before he was first elected mayor in 1986. Jarvis retired in 2014.

Parcel Z is a 22-acre piece of district property that includes 50 lots for new single-family homes.

In 2018, council approved borrowing up to $4.2 million to to pay for roads, water, sewer, and other infrastructure associated with servicing the subdivision. The district is taking on the project to entice builders to the community, which has only a few serviced residential lots left for development.

Over the last decade, there have been just 33 single dwellings and 28 strata dwellings built in the district.

The district plans to release a tender for the work on March 4, with an award by April 1. Work would be completed in the fall.

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Parcel Z subdivision design. District of Taylor
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