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Baptist Housing is building a four-storey, 97-unit seniors rental housing development on Linwood Street in Saanich, near the border with Victoria. (Courtesy Baptist Housing)

Government funding helps Baptist Housing seniors project move forward in Saanich

New rental housing development will see 97 units on Linwood Avenue

Baptist Housing is building a four-storey, 97-unit seniors rental housing development on Linwood Street in Saanich, near the border with Victoria. (Courtesy Baptist Housing)
A development permit application for a 19-storey residential tower in Royal Oak was recently received by the District of Saanich. While at least one other proposal in front of Saanich planners right now calls for a taller structure, the Royal Oak project would be among the tallest in the municipality if built as proposed. (D’Ambrosio Architects/Courtesy District of Saanich)

19-storey tower proposed for Royal Oak site in Saanich

Med Grill restaurant site proposed for structure, which could be one of Saanich’s tallest

A development permit application for a 19-storey residential tower in Royal Oak was recently received by the District of Saanich. While at least one other proposal in front of Saanich planners right now calls for a taller structure, the Royal Oak project would be among the tallest in the municipality if built as proposed. (D’Ambrosio Architects/Courtesy District of Saanich)
An excavator operator works their way through the demolition of the former Gorge Pointe Pub and Liquor Store in Esquimalt. (Photo by Mindy Demers)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt pub demolished to make way for new development

Nearby resident Mindy Demers documents teardown of the former Gorge Pointe Pub

An excavator operator works their way through the demolition of the former Gorge Pointe Pub and Liquor Store in Esquimalt. (Photo by Mindy Demers)
An artist’s rendering of a planned renovation to the Sealand Market site at Stewart Avenue and Zorkin Road. (DHK Architects image)

Nanaimo’s Sealand Market in line for significant renovation

New and revitalized commercial spaces envisioned close to Departure Bay ferry terminal

An artist’s rendering of a planned renovation to the Sealand Market site at Stewart Avenue and Zorkin Road. (DHK Architects image)
Saanich council approved an interim building height policy May 9 that allows for six- or even 12-storey development proposals to be considered under certain circumstances, where no current zoning allows for such heights. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Saanich building height policy allows council to consider 6- or 12-storey proposals

Interim strategy gives council more options to increase affordable housing in district

Saanich council approved an interim building height policy May 9 that allows for six- or even 12-storey development proposals to be considered under certain circumstances, where no current zoning allows for such heights. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Bird of Paradise pub and liquor store proprietor Diego Trozzo and longtime staffer Danielle Trosko pictured in front of the building on Glanford Avenue in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Fate of 108-year-old building uncertain as Saanich council mulls development

Glanford Avenue home of Bird pub, liquor store absent from plans for 252-unit project

Bird of Paradise pub and liquor store proprietor Diego Trozzo and longtime staffer Danielle Trosko pictured in front of the building on Glanford Avenue in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The southwest corner of the intersection of Shelbourne Street and McRae Avenue is the site of a development proposal heading to public hearing in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Saanich council moves Shelbourne Street proposal to public hearing

Two extra storeys, added density for site not seen as issues, amenity package is

The southwest corner of the intersection of Shelbourne Street and McRae Avenue is the site of a development proposal heading to public hearing in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A plan to build seven multi-family rental units in the downtown core has moved forward after Sooke council approved a requested variance. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

New housing development for Sooke moves closer to fruition as council approves variance

One-storey cluster dwelling includes seven units, each with two bedrooms and two bathrooms

A plan to build seven multi-family rental units in the downtown core has moved forward after Sooke council approved a requested variance. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A proposal for a six-storey mixed-use building at the corner of Shelbourne Street and McRae Avenue is coming to Saanich council for discussion on Monday (May 9). (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)

Residents object to height, parking variances requested for Saanich development

Six-storey proposal for Shelbourne Street at McRae Avenue comes to council Monday

A proposal for a six-storey mixed-use building at the corner of Shelbourne Street and McRae Avenue is coming to Saanich council for discussion on Monday (May 9). (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)
Scott Davies of Cube Project Management checks out his plans for four three-storey mixed use buildings at 2270 Harbour Rd., the former site of the Blue Peter Pub and Restaurant, which burned down in 2011. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Former Blue Peter Pub site in Sidney to become mixed-use development

Four 3-storey buildings to feature living space over industrial/commercial uses

Scott Davies of Cube Project Management checks out his plans for four three-storey mixed use buildings at 2270 Harbour Rd., the former site of the Blue Peter Pub and Restaurant, which burned down in 2011. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sue Moen is championing the idea of a YIMBY (Yes in my backyard) group in Campbell River. The Rose Harbour development is an example of the community coming together to show the need for beneficial housing projects. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River group wants to say “Yes in my backyard”

Those interested invited to help educate, advocate and speak for positive housing development

Sue Moen is championing the idea of a YIMBY (Yes in my backyard) group in Campbell River. The Rose Harbour development is an example of the community coming together to show the need for beneficial housing projects. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Changes to firefighting staffing that have standardized response times to structure fires prompted Sidney council to lift certain restrictions on the design of homes and buildings. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fire-related restrictions on building design lifted in Sidney

Rules for windows, doorways in new builds relaxed with increased firefighter staffing

Changes to firefighting staffing that have standardized response times to structure fires prompted Sidney council to lift certain restrictions on the design of homes and buildings. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney council sent plans for this proposed four-storey development in the 9700-block of Third Avenue for additional review, even after previous parking concerns were dealt with. The design calls for a commercial ground floor and a large residence spread across three storeys. (Courtesy of MJM Architect Inc.)

Plans for mixed-use development in downtown Sidney back on

Council forwards Third Street development for more review in narrow 4-3 vote

Sidney council sent plans for this proposed four-storey development in the 9700-block of Third Avenue for additional review, even after previous parking concerns were dealt with. The design calls for a commercial ground floor and a large residence spread across three storeys. (Courtesy of MJM Architect Inc.)
Forty-one homes will remain in a condensed portion of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, next to a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford mobile park residents waiting for answers about their future homes

Income, asset criteria could see some lose their home, fail to qualify for CRHC housing

Forty-one homes will remain in a condensed portion of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, next to a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rendering for Abstract Developments’ building expected to replace the former Gorge Pointe Pub on Tillicum Road. Following a public hearing on Monday (April 25), Esquimalt council approved the rezoning necessary for the project. (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)

Former Esquimalt pub site rezoned for 6-storey build despite neighbour concern

Change approved in a 5-2 vote to allow for 99-unit development public hearing

A rendering for Abstract Developments’ building expected to replace the former Gorge Pointe Pub on Tillicum Road. Following a public hearing on Monday (April 25), Esquimalt council approved the rezoning necessary for the project. (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)
An updated design of a residential and commercial building proposed for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site in Esquimalt. (Rendering courtesy of Abstract Developments)

Design changes to 6-storey, 99-unit proposal earns public hearing in Esquimalt

Residential, commercial building planned for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site

An updated design of a residential and commercial building proposed for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site in Esquimalt. (Rendering courtesy of Abstract Developments)
A rendering for an approved six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that will replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Wexford Developments)

6-storey apartment coming to Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood

Building mainly one-bedroom units, developer focused on reducing car dependence

A rendering for an approved six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that will replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Wexford Developments)
Map showing the proposed concept for the new Olympic View zoning. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Make Olympic View bigger? Langford hosts public hearing Tuesday night

More units, taller buildings, more green space proposed, hearing goes 5:30 p.m. April 19

Map showing the proposed concept for the new Olympic View zoning. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
A property at 528 Goldstream Ave., home to the iconic Pagoda House, is one of the properties council is considering rezoning. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Pagoda House in Langford could be saved, but move would be expensive

528 Goldstream Ave. property up for re-zoning for a six-storey tower

A property at 528 Goldstream Ave., home to the iconic Pagoda House, is one of the properties council is considering rezoning. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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LETTER: Colwood council must listen to residents on Havenwood area development

When the first announcement of a proposed rezoning of a property next…

  • Apr 16, 2022
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