development

A conceptual rendering of what development might look like at the Te’tuxwtun project on Fifth Street. (Formline Architecture image)

City of Nanaimo gets started on re-zoning Te’tuxwtun project with 390 apartments

Project will require alternative-approval process to remove Harewood Sports Field’s park dedication

 

Pawan Saroop is behind the grill at Airpark Beachwood Cafe on Saturday, Aug. 26. He and his wife Sonia fear that their business will be soon displaced by development in the city. (Connor McDowell/Comox Valley Record)

New six-storey development may demolish a cafe in Courtenay

Property underneath Airpark Beachwood Cafe is gaining a lot of attention from redevelopers

 

Drivers are seen lined up at Saratoga Speedway in 2022 during the season kick-off. The Speedway yesterday, Aug. 15, 2023, passed another checkpoint on its process to build a campground on site. (File photo by Doug Waller)

Contentious Saratoga Speedway expansion gets tentative green light

Plan to rezone now in province’s hands, a final vote may come in Comox Valley this Fall

 

A B.C. ministry of environment decision is expected to ease a regulatory barrier to re-development on Terminal Avenue between Comox Road and Esplanade. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. government eases groundwater quality standards in downtown Nanaimo

Decision expected to make downtown re-development quicker and easier

A B.C. ministry of environment decision is expected to ease a regulatory barrier to re-development on Terminal Avenue between Comox Road and Esplanade. (News Bulletin file photo)
An excavator works to remove debris from the former Somass sawmill site on Port Alberni’s waterfront. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)
An excavator works to remove debris from the former Somass sawmill site on Port Alberni’s waterfront. (ELENA RARDON / Alberni Valley News)
Conditions are attached to the latest pending sale of the St. Joseph’s School building and surrounding property. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Latest St. Joseph’s School sale in Chemainus not a done deal

Vancouver-based Influent Group must meet several conditions before proceeding with development plan

Conditions are attached to the latest pending sale of the St. Joseph’s School building and surrounding property. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A crane driver works above the new post-secondary campus location at 798 Goldstream Ave. in Langford on April 27. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Cheaper housing needed to slow tradespeople shortage: Victoria builders

B.C. has set new housing targets, but who will actually build them?

A crane driver works above the new post-secondary campus location at 798 Goldstream Ave. in Langford on April 27. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A housing development under construction on Peatt Road in Langford on May 19. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford sees busiest start to the year ever for housing starts

570 homes were started during the first four months of this year

A housing development under construction on Peatt Road in Langford on May 19. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Supreme Court of B.C. has ruled that North Cowichan Councillor Bruce Findlay and GPI Developments must pay damages to a strata corporation in Ladysmith for misrepresenting the work they said they would do at the site. Findlay is appealing the decision. (Black Press file)

Island developer-turned-councillor ordered to pay $171,000 to Ladysmith strata

Supreme court rules North Cowichan councillor Bruce Findlay, company didn’t complete work

The Supreme Court of B.C. has ruled that North Cowichan Councillor Bruce Findlay and GPI Developments must pay damages to a strata corporation in Ladysmith for misrepresenting the work they said they would do at the site. Findlay is appealing the decision. (Black Press file)
Land owners Janice and Ken Hiles claim the CVRD has taken all the credit for their contribution of the popular Little Beach property on the Cowichan River as parkland. (Citizen file photo)

Lake Cowichan’s popular Little Beach acquired as parkland by CVRD

But previous owners claim district took all credit for land contribution

Land owners Janice and Ken Hiles claim the CVRD has taken all the credit for their contribution of the popular Little Beach property on the Cowichan River as parkland. (Citizen file photo)
Jim Isacson says he’s saddened by the appeals. ‘They’re doing this off the back of senior citizens.’ (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford mobile home owners fear lost savings after park owner appeals assessments

Starlight Investments says the appeals were filed ‘to ensure assessments are fair and consistent’

Jim Isacson says he’s saddened by the appeals. ‘They’re doing this off the back of senior citizens.’ (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Nanaimo’s building permits totalled $410 million in 2022, driven overwhelmingly by multi-family residential projects. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo issues $400 million in building permits, 2nd highest total ever

Apartments and condo developments lead the way

Nanaimo’s building permits totalled $410 million in 2022, driven overwhelmingly by multi-family residential projects. (City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo city council has approved application to renovate the exterior of the Sealand Market on Stewart Avenue. (dHKarchitects image)

Sealand Market on Nanaimo’s waterfront approved for face lift

Council approves development permit application exterior renovations at 1840 Stewart Ave.

Nanaimo city council has approved application to renovate the exterior of the Sealand Market on Stewart Avenue. (dHKarchitects image)
A rendering of Abstract Development’s three storey, 25-unit residential project near Swan Lake in Saanich. (Courtesy Abstract Developments)

Saanich council passes controversial Swan Lake townhouses in narrow vote

Abstract Developments’ 25-unit residential project at 3977 Rainbow Street gets green light

A rendering of Abstract Development’s three storey, 25-unit residential project near Swan Lake in Saanich. (Courtesy Abstract Developments)
A man spraying water on the demolition site with dust rising in the background. (Courtesy of Maria Hendrikx)

‘An assault’: Greater Victoria residents want tougher bylaws after demolition blankets area in dust

Maria Hendrikx and her neighbours experienced health issues after dust from a demo was not contained

A man spraying water on the demolition site with dust rising in the background. (Courtesy of Maria Hendrikx)
Colwood council has rejected a staff recommendation which would have seen building permit fees reduced for projects with a construction value greater than $50M. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council shoots down lowering building permit fees

The proposed reduction would only apply to projects with a construction value of $50M or more

Colwood council has rejected a staff recommendation which would have seen building permit fees reduced for projects with a construction value greater than $50M. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tree climber Ben Fisher has gone from only reaching heights of 20 feet six months ago to scaling trees that are hundreds of feet tall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Business spikes for company as new Langford council mulls tree protection bylaw

Tree company says he’s been dealing with protesters

Tree climber Ben Fisher has gone from only reaching heights of 20 feet six months ago to scaling trees that are hundreds of feet tall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Residents and supporters of Tofino’s Crab Apple Campground gathered at the Village Green in April, 2021, to draw attention to their concerns over losing their homes. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Residents and supporters of Tofino’s Crab Apple Campground gathered at the Village Green in April, 2021, to draw attention to their concerns over losing their homes. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Urban Thrive’s nine-unit townhouse complex at 2859 Richmond Rd. in Saanich is the first development to be approved by council that doesn’t offer parking. (Courtesy Urban Thrive Developments)

Saanich approves city’s first-ever development with zero parking

Nine-unit townhouse complex to replace single-family home at corner of Richmond Road and Allenby Street

Urban Thrive’s nine-unit townhouse complex at 2859 Richmond Rd. in Saanich is the first development to be approved by council that doesn’t offer parking. (Courtesy Urban Thrive Developments)
The researchers studied two Australian cities and gathered data from the last 20 years. (Photo: Paulo Ramos/UBC Faculty of Forestry)

Young people the ‘missing middle’ of park planning, development: B.C. study

Sara Barron and Emily Rugel created a way to evaluate parks based on order, seclusion and diversity

The researchers studied two Australian cities and gathered data from the last 20 years. (Photo: Paulo Ramos/UBC Faculty of Forestry)