CUMBERLAND – Cumberland council recently approved a development and variance permit for Tree Island Yogurt to develop a site at 3901 Bevan Road.
The variance permit called for allowing onsite wastewater treatment systems – specifically for septic fields on lots smaller than one hectare. Meanwhile the development permit on the site will see the 6.9-hectare site subdivided into six lots, including space for a new Tree Island facility.
Tree Island is planning on building a 28,000-square-foot production facility, which would be four times the size of its current production facility and would have 10 times the current capacity of its location in the Royston Road area.
Following council approval, Acciano Development, doing business as Tree Island, announced it will soon complete the purchase of 15 acres of industrial land at the Bevan Road site from Comox Timber Limited.
Tree Island Yogurt is a Courtenay-based yogurt producer owned by Merissa Myles and Scott Diguistini, who started the company after returning from a trip to France during which they discovered a palate for artisanal yogurt.