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A temporary access road and construction stakes rim what has been a popular North Saanich beach, off Madrona Drive and Norris Road. A retaining wall project underway at the rear of a Madrona Drive property has made the beach much less desirable spot, residents say. (Photo by Dave Spencer)

North Saanich beach lovers dismayed at condition of site amid construction project

Retaining wall project to address extensive erosion leaves Norris Beach a mess

 

A rendering of the Bayview Place proposal in Vic West. (Courtesy of Focus Equities)

Bayview Place developers pitch almost 2,000 units for Vic West site

Plans now include at least 180 affordable rental units operated by Greater Victoria Housing Society

 

Some residents are terminating their leases early and without penalty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATED: Developer hopes to welcome tenants back when Cowichan apartment building defects fixed

Municipality points the finger at developer’s engineers

 

Aerial photo of the Victoria International Airport land proposed for the TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel. (Courtesy Kothari Group)

Marriott hotel proposal announced for Victoria International Airport land in Sidney

Lease for hotel at Beacon Avenue and Stirling Way would create revenue for YYJ

Aerial photo of the Victoria International Airport land proposed for the TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel. (Courtesy Kothari Group)
The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)

Make way: 46-storey campus housing tower gets green light in Kelowna

Council passed the newly created CD28 zone making way for the tower

The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)
A proposal for a six-storey mixed-use building with 372 apartments, 12 townhouses, commercial space and one level of underground parking is heading to public hearing Aug. 23. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)

Saanich proposal fits community, neighbourhood plans, but public input sought

Council unanimous on sending 6-storey proposal for Shelbourne and McKenzie to public hearing

A proposal for a six-storey mixed-use building with 372 apartments, 12 townhouses, commercial space and one level of underground parking is heading to public hearing Aug. 23. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)
A public hearing for the City of Victora’s missing middle zoning initiative happens Thursday, Aug. 4. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria cements Aug. 4 public hearing for missing middle proposal

Change would allow townhomes, houseplexes in traditional single-family areas

A public hearing for the City of Victora’s missing middle zoning initiative happens Thursday, Aug. 4. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
Seacliff Properties is proposing a development including 98 residential units and more than 16,000 square feet of commercial space at the Harbourview site at the intersection of Goodmere and Sooke roads. (Courtesy of Seacliff Properties)

Project promises to breathe new life into stalled Sooke development

Proposal includes nearly 100 residential units and over 16,000 square feet of commercial space

Seacliff Properties is proposing a development including 98 residential units and more than 16,000 square feet of commercial space at the Harbourview site at the intersection of Goodmere and Sooke roads. (Courtesy of Seacliff Properties)
A preliminary massing diagram showing the potential size and shape, but no design elements of a proposed 29-townhome development at 2089 Champions Way on Bear Mountain. Developer 360 Pacifica is seeking a rezoning to change their plans from 150 condo units to the townhomes on the property. (Courtesy of 360 Pacifica)

Langford developer seeking rezoning to swap planned condos for townhomes on Bear Mountain

The rezoning request would allow a development which the developer says is a better fit for the area

A preliminary massing diagram showing the potential size and shape, but no design elements of a proposed 29-townhome development at 2089 Champions Way on Bear Mountain. Developer 360 Pacifica is seeking a rezoning to change their plans from 150 condo units to the townhomes on the property. (Courtesy of 360 Pacifica)
A 25-unit townhome project proposed for 630 Gorge Rd. West was approved by Saanich council July 12 after a public hearing. (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)

Loss of Garry oaks not enough to derail Gorge Road development in Saanich

Council votes 7-2 to approve waterview townhome project

A 25-unit townhome project proposed for 630 Gorge Rd. West was approved by Saanich council July 12 after a public hearing. (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)
Rendering shows a four-storey mixed-use building (in centre) proposed for 2060 White Birch Rd. Current plans call for 63 rental units as well commercial space. (Screencap)

Public, councillors ask tough questions about proposed Sidney waterfront development

White Birch Road plan calls for 63 rental units, but all at market rate, councillors hear

Rendering shows a four-storey mixed-use building (in centre) proposed for 2060 White Birch Rd. Current plans call for 63 rental units as well commercial space. (Screencap)
A property at 630 Gorge Rd. W., currently home to 19 units in multiple configurations, is the subject of a public hearing Tuesday, July 12, starting at 7 p.m. (Google streetview)

Gorge Road property redevelopment topic of Saanich public hearing Tuesday

Townhomes would replace existing 1950s-era 19-unit rental apartment complex

A property at 630 Gorge Rd. W., currently home to 19 units in multiple configurations, is the subject of a public hearing Tuesday, July 12, starting at 7 p.m. (Google streetview)
The southwest corner of Shelbourne Street and McRae Avenue will see a six-storey condominium project, after council approved Abstract Developments’ application for the site following a lengthy public hearing on July 5. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Six storeys it is for Shelbourne Street development in Saanich

87-unit market condominium project approved by council after 4-hour hearing

The southwest corner of Shelbourne Street and McRae Avenue will see a six-storey condominium project, after council approved Abstract Developments’ application for the site following a lengthy public hearing on July 5. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The District of Sooke is installing a new 200-metre sanitary main on Church Road for the new Aragon Properties development over the next three to four weeks. (Contributed - District of Sooke)

More traffic delays expected in Sooke area

District installing sanitary main along Church Road

  • Jul 6, 2022
The District of Sooke is installing a new 200-metre sanitary main on Church Road for the new Aragon Properties development over the next three to four weeks. (Contributed - District of Sooke)
The possible expansion of residential development in Cadboro Bay Village is on the table in Saanich. Residents and others are encouraged to take an online survey open now. (Google Streetview)

Saanich seeks input on housing options for Cadboro Bay Village

Online survey open to public; results will help council determine way forward

The possible expansion of residential development in Cadboro Bay Village is on the table in Saanich. Residents and others are encouraged to take an online survey open now. (Google Streetview)
The public hearing and possible council decision on a six-storey mixed-use building at the corner of Shelbourne Street and McRae Avenue in Saanich was rescheduled for 7 p.m. on July 5. (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)

Public hearings on tap for Saanich fire hall project, McRae/Shelbourne proposal

Shelbourne hearing reset to 7 p.m. July 5, Royal Oak fire hall discussion July 12

The public hearing and possible council decision on a six-storey mixed-use building at the corner of Shelbourne Street and McRae Avenue in Saanich was rescheduled for 7 p.m. on July 5. (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)
Work on Viewpointe Estates in Sooke is progressing. The developer and district signed a new covenant last week. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke, subdivision developer rejigs covenant to add parkland

New document dedicates more land for park use and additional building lots

Work on Viewpointe Estates in Sooke is progressing. The developer and district signed a new covenant last week. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
A rendering of the proposed Mateah development at Glanford and Enterprise Crescent. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)

Variety of new housing options, amenities spur approval of Saanich development

Mateah proposal for Glanford Road, Enterprise Crescent to add 250 new homes

A rendering of the proposed Mateah development at Glanford and Enterprise Crescent. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)
A rendering of the proposed development for 520 Normandy Rd. at Elk Lake Drive, which was approved by Saanich council June 21 after a public hearing. (Courtesy Aryze Developments)

Lack of tenant subsidies for rental project no barrier for Saanich council

4-storey, 68-unit Normandy Road proposal approved after 5 years, many design changes

A rendering of the proposed development for 520 Normandy Rd. at Elk Lake Drive, which was approved by Saanich council June 21 after a public hearing. (Courtesy Aryze Developments)
Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions, right, and other council members Ron Corbeil, left, city director of development services Scott Smith, councillors Cindy Solda, Ron Paulson, Deb Haggard and Helen Poon (missing: Dan Washington) gather on a foggy winter day to celebrate the city officially taking oer the Somass Sawmill lands. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The areas noted in yellow are the five properties included in the sale of the Somass Sawmill to the City of Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Somass sawmill site a gem to be honed on the Port Alberni waterfront

Leaders see the land as a vital piece of the city’s future

Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions, right, and other council members Ron Corbeil, left, city director of development services Scott Smith, councillors Cindy Solda, Ron Paulson, Deb Haggard and Helen Poon (missing: Dan Washington) gather on a foggy winter day to celebrate the city officially taking oer the Somass Sawmill lands. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The areas noted in yellow are the five properties included in the sale of the Somass Sawmill to the City of Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)