development

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)
Rendering of the 86-unit development planned for 4096 Torquay Dr. at Shelbourne Street in Saanich. Council has forwarded the application to a public hearing. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Public to weigh in on Torquay Drive development in Saanich

Tenure of rental suites in 86-unit project too short, say two councillors

Rendering of the 86-unit development planned for 4096 Torquay Dr. at Shelbourne Street in Saanich. Council has forwarded the application to a public hearing. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
A rendering of the proposed Mateah development at Glanford and Enterprise Crescent. The project comes to public hearing along with two others on June 21. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)

5 p.m. start Tuesday for Saanich’s 3 public hearings

Residents, other interested parties invited to participate in discussions

A rendering of the proposed Mateah development at Glanford and Enterprise Crescent. The project comes to public hearing along with two others on June 21. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)
A rendering of the purposed plan for the former Jasmine Family Restaurant property in Colwood. Council is considering rezoning the property, which fronts Island Highway. (Courtesy of WA Architects)
A rendering of the purposed plan for the former Jasmine Family Restaurant property in Colwood. Council is considering rezoning the property, which fronts Island Highway. (Courtesy of WA Architects)
The Capital Region Housing Corporation is looking to replace its 1983-built Campus View Court townhouses on McCoy Road with two larger buildings. (crd.bc.ca)

Capital Region Housing targets Saanich for its next subsidized redevelopment

McCoy Road proposal would replace 12 townhomes with 119 units of varying sizes

The Capital Region Housing Corporation is looking to replace its 1983-built Campus View Court townhouses on McCoy Road with two larger buildings. (crd.bc.ca)
The Cedarwood Inn and Suites location off Lochside Drive in Sidney has emerged as a specific focus of debate as the OCP review continues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Split Sidney council looks to divide Cedarwood Inn property with two OCP designations

Hotel owner just looking to keep lights on as council deliberates

The Cedarwood Inn and Suites location off Lochside Drive in Sidney has emerged as a specific focus of debate as the OCP review continues. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich planning staff are looking to clarify with council whether future developments targeted for reduced community amenity contributions should be charged for units built above the height limits listed for their area in the official community plan. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Saanich looks to nail down amenity payment schedule for developments

Interim community amenity policy meant to encourage rental, below-market housing

Saanich planning staff are looking to clarify with council whether future developments targeted for reduced community amenity contributions should be charged for units built above the height limits listed for their area in the official community plan. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Presenter Dr. Richard Guthrie reveals some of the findings of a study on Saltair slope stability. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Saltair study guides development in areas that may be subjected to natural hazards

Abundant landslide activity in the past factoring into future decisions

Presenter Dr. Richard Guthrie reveals some of the findings of a study on Saltair slope stability. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The former Oak Bay Lodge site at 2251 Cadboro Bay Rd., pictured May 31, will receive a 2023 budget of $300 million for a redevelopment that will likely include senior-focused health and housing services. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay Lodge falls to its end: What lies ahead for the property?

Site gets $300 million for possible senior health care redevelopment

The former Oak Bay Lodge site at 2251 Cadboro Bay Rd., pictured May 31, will receive a 2023 budget of $300 million for a redevelopment that will likely include senior-focused health and housing services. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
The District of Sooke is adding a parking lot at John Phillips Memorial Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The District of Sooke is adding a parking lot at John Phillips Memorial Park. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A row of wrapped containers sits on the Loblaw property at 760 Tolmie Ave., the long-vacant site of the former Mayfair Lanes bowling alley. Loblaw says the site may be used for temporary storage, but does not have plans for modular housing there. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Containers on Tolmie property in Saanich may be for storage, Loblaw says

Company has no plan to build modular homes on former Mayfair Lanes site

A row of wrapped containers sits on the Loblaw property at 760 Tolmie Ave., the long-vacant site of the former Mayfair Lanes bowling alley. Loblaw says the site may be used for temporary storage, but does not have plans for modular housing there. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)