An $8 million marina expansion project at Sproat Lake was voted down by Regional District directors.
Klehkoot Marina owners want to expand the marina from 75 to 130 slips, and build 20 small homes on the upland portion of their property.
After listening to more submissions from Sproat Lake residents, ACRD directors voted to approve the upland project but deny the marina expansion.
Sproat Lake area director Penny Cote says the community needs to look at what similar areas have done to balance commercial interests with environmental concerns and water quality
They have invited proponent Craig Casavant to speak at the next regional district meeting.