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Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Petr David Josek)

Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery

Coun. Sara Duncan uses debate to question the primacy of cars over people

 

Ken Norbury, owner of the Satellite Fish Company along with Donna May of the Pier Bistro, say the public should have more than two official options when it comes to the future of the Beacon Wharf. The municipality has invited the public to comment on the future of the aging structure. Two official options appear before the public: replacement with a floating wharf as part of a private-public partnership or no replacement at all. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney invites public feedback on future of Beacon Wharf

Wharf tenants question two-option process, anxious to hear public input on the project

 

The proposed Langford Gateway project calls for residential towers of 22 and 18 storeys, leading one nearby resident to voice concerns about the huge potential increase in density to the neighbourhood. A development application just down Peatt Road proposes towers of 24 and 18 storeys. (Rendering courtesy Evantra Development)

Langford considering four residential towers in Peatt Road neighbourhood

Two developments a block apart call for towers up to 24 storeys

 

A staff report is recommending Sidney cap the heights of future buildings along Beacon Avenue to four or five storeys. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney staff report proposes cap on future building heights

Proposed limit would rule out future five-to-six storey buildings in most of downtown

A staff report is recommending Sidney cap the heights of future buildings along Beacon Avenue to four or five storeys. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Langford Mayor Stew Young announces that tech company Plexxis Software is relocating to B.C. and building a $44-million headquarters in the city. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

VIDEO: Langford announces new $44-million dollar tech investment

Plexxis Software moving construction software company from Ontario to B.C.

Langford Mayor Stew Young announces that tech company Plexxis Software is relocating to B.C. and building a $44-million headquarters in the city. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
Cooper Shantz, former owner of 575 St. Patrick St., stands in front of his old home before it was barged to the San Juan Islands. (Photo courtesy of Cooper Shantz)

VIDEO: Oak Bay home up and moved to San Juan Islands

House-moving effort from Nickel Brothers draws a crowd in McNeill Bay neighbourhood

Cooper Shantz, former owner of 575 St. Patrick St., stands in front of his old home before it was barged to the San Juan Islands. (Photo courtesy of Cooper Shantz)
Business is booming in Langford, where more condos are being developed and now more retail space proposed. (Black Press Media file photo)

21,000 square-feet in 4 buildings: Big retail proposal for Langford’s Happy Valley

Development would sit on Happy Valley and Latoria roads near the Metchosin-Langford border

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Business is booming in Langford, where more condos are being developed and now more retail space proposed. (Black Press Media file photo)
While the value of building permits dropped almost four per cent for a total of $9.9 billion Canada as a whole, the value of permits in Victoria Census Metropolitian Area (CMA) rose by almost 27 per cent to some $202 million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Value of building permits skyrockets in Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria building permit values rise 27% while Canada as a whole sees a 4% decline

While the value of building permits dropped almost four per cent for a total of $9.9 billion Canada as a whole, the value of permits in Victoria Census Metropolitian Area (CMA) rose by almost 27 per cent to some $202 million. (Black Press Media file photo)
Artist’s rendering shows proposed Amazon distribution centre planned for Victoria Airport Authority land in Sidney. (Courtesy of Victoria Airport Authority)

Victoria Airport Authority target of petition over Amazon facility

But online retail giant is a tenant of York Realty, not of the aiport operator

Artist’s rendering shows proposed Amazon distribution centre planned for Victoria Airport Authority land in Sidney. (Courtesy of Victoria Airport Authority)
The taller the better in Langford Mayor Stew Young’s mind. Moving into the airspace is his strategy to build affordable housing in Langford’s city centre. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Mayor Stew Young categorically committed to tall density in Langford’s downtown core

‘Some people say we should slow it down. That’s not what’s going to happen,’ says mayor

The taller the better in Langford Mayor Stew Young’s mind. Moving into the airspace is his strategy to build affordable housing in Langford’s city centre. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Property owner Oakwood Park Estates has submitted a re-zoning application for the ‘Millstone Riverfront’ project, a major redevelopment proposed for the former Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel site at 1 Terminal Ave. in downtown Nanaimo. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism image)

Application submitted for major redevelopment of former Howard Johnson hotel site in Nanaimo

City receives re-zoning application for hotel and residential project downtown

Property owner Oakwood Park Estates has submitted a re-zoning application for the ‘Millstone Riverfront’ project, a major redevelopment proposed for the former Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel site at 1 Terminal Ave. in downtown Nanaimo. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism image)
Dozens of trees on a corner lot at Obed Avenue and Harriet Road are slated for removal to make way for a four-storey, 26-unit development. The developer is providing funding to replace boulevard trees removed, as well as for the planting of trees elsewhere in the municipality. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tree issue resolved for Saanich development proposal on Obed Avenue

Developer also agrees to make $52,000 contribution to Saanich Parks

Dozens of trees on a corner lot at Obed Avenue and Harriet Road are slated for removal to make way for a four-storey, 26-unit development. The developer is providing funding to replace boulevard trees removed, as well as for the planting of trees elsewhere in the municipality. (Black Press Media file photo)
Proposed designs for an all-abilities playground redevelopment at Stadacona Park shed light on the need for recreational spaces with increased inclusivity. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

All-abilities playground proposed for Victoria’s Stadacona Park

City councillor says making parks more inclusive is a priority

Proposed designs for an all-abilities playground redevelopment at Stadacona Park shed light on the need for recreational spaces with increased inclusivity. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Part of the Ed Nixon Trail goes through a piece of property Langford put up for sale in June. A $2.9-million offer from Seacliff Properties will be considered by city council at its Aug. 16 meeting. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Langford considering $2.9-million offer for Langford Lake land

Purchaser would relocate a section of the Ed Nixon Trail, creating a full loop around the lake

Part of the Ed Nixon Trail goes through a piece of property Langford put up for sale in June. A $2.9-million offer from Seacliff Properties will be considered by city council at its Aug. 16 meeting. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Seven addresses at Bray Avenue and Jacklin Road could be demolished and turned into an apartment building with commercial space, if Langford approves a rezoning application. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

More apartments proposed for Langford’s downtown core

City council to evaluate four rezoning applications at Aug. 16 meeting

Seven addresses at Bray Avenue and Jacklin Road could be demolished and turned into an apartment building with commercial space, if Langford approves a rezoning application. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Making civic and other institutional purchases with an eye to social impact is among the goals the Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative, of which the City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt and Capital Regional District are members. (Photo courtesy City of Victoria)

Greater Victoria civic agencies help drive B.C. social procurement initiative

$200 million spent by members on socially valuable goods and services in first two years

Making civic and other institutional purchases with an eye to social impact is among the goals the Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative, of which the City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt and Capital Regional District are members. (Photo courtesy City of Victoria)
Students attending St. Christopher’s Montessori School in the fall can look forward to a refurbished playground, along with a new fence and outdoor classroom. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

St. Christopher’s updated playground to be ready for fall

New fence and sandbox, outdoor classroom and monkey bars galore in store for students

Students attending St. Christopher’s Montessori School in the fall can look forward to a refurbished playground, along with a new fence and outdoor classroom. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Plans for the south portion of Topaz Park include new bike and skate parks, and other future amenities. Council voted to proceed with the proposed design, as well as the replacement of the artificial turf at Finlayson Field, at its Aug. 5 committee meeting. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Victoria council approves new skate, bike park, turf replacement at Topaz Park

Public largely supports overall plans for space, according to survey

Plans for the south portion of Topaz Park include new bike and skate parks, and other future amenities. Council voted to proceed with the proposed design, as well as the replacement of the artificial turf at Finlayson Field, at its Aug. 5 committee meeting. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Rendering of the modern treatment involving the existing Northern Junk warehouses on Wharf Street. Council narrowly approved the Reliance Properties proposal for the site on Thursday (Aug. 5). (Courtesy of Reliance Properties)

Waterfront heritage buildings, apartments to become centrepiece of Victoria greenspaces

Northern Junk proposal approved in a narrow 5-4 vote, no ‘unicorn proposal’ available

Rendering of the modern treatment involving the existing Northern Junk warehouses on Wharf Street. Council narrowly approved the Reliance Properties proposal for the site on Thursday (Aug. 5). (Courtesy of Reliance Properties)
Rendering of the proposed residential and commercial building on the Northern Junk property on Wharf Street. A long public hearing July 29 saw Victoria council postpone the discussion and vote on the application until their Aug. 5 meeting. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Public commentary on Northern Junk proposal pushes Victoria vote to next week

Public hearing cut off at 11:30 p.m., council to make decision on proposal at Aug. 5 meeting

Rendering of the proposed residential and commercial building on the Northern Junk property on Wharf Street. A long public hearing July 29 saw Victoria council postpone the discussion and vote on the application until their Aug. 5 meeting. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)