The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 in Langford is continuing its renovation work after council approved the rezoning of its lot.
The rezoning of the Station Avenue land, on which the legion and neighbouring Alexander Mackie Lodge sit, was adopted by Langford council at the July 18 meeting. The change means a shift from C3 (district commercial) and RM7 (medium-density apartment) to CC1 (city centre) zoning.
Legion president Norm Scott said some slight changes need to be made to the original plans due to budget issues – second-floor office space has been nixed – but otherwise, plans are going ahead as before.
The renovations include expansion of the kitchen and the bar, and moving washrooms from the middle of the building to allow the dining and bar areas to be significantly enlarged. Modern finishings will be added and the entire space will be more open.
“We do have the office in the back of the building, members are welcome to come see us,” Scott said, while renovation work continues. “Our phones still work; if they need help or assistance, give us a call. We’re looking forward to revisiting when we reopen.”