development

View Royal council approved a development permit for a 234-unit rental project at the corner of Burnside and Helmcken roads at its Tuesday meeting. (Rendering courtesy of de Hoog & Kierulf Architects)

View Royal greenlights 234-unit rental project at Helmcken and Burnside roads

Design calls for mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units in three 5-storey buildings

View Royal council approved a development permit for a 234-unit rental project at the corner of Burnside and Helmcken roads at its Tuesday meeting. (Rendering courtesy of de Hoog & Kierulf Architects)
A pair of under-construction water reservoirs caught the eyes of curious residents in Langford recently, with speculations as to their true purpose ranging from an indoor soccer field to an alien landing site. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Alien landing site or water reservoir? Langford domes spark social media curiosity

Twin structures will in future link into Westhills subdivision’s water system

A pair of under-construction water reservoirs caught the eyes of curious residents in Langford recently, with speculations as to their true purpose ranging from an indoor soccer field to an alien landing site. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Sooke district council gave three readings to a motion that amends a zoning bylaw to reinstate an additional 10 units per hectare for increased underground parking in developments. (Metro-Creative)

Sooke councillors consider support for incentives to boost housing density

Developers urged to build underground parking in exchange for more units

Sooke district council gave three readings to a motion that amends a zoning bylaw to reinstate an additional 10 units per hectare for increased underground parking in developments. (Metro-Creative)
A rendering showing BC-Alta Development’s proposed plans for one of two properties straddling Veterans Memorial Parkway. (Photo Courtesy of BC-Alta Development Ltd.)

Residents voice mostly opposition to Colwood rezoning proposal

If approved, rezoning could set stage for apartment buildings on border of Havenwood Park

A rendering showing BC-Alta Development’s proposed plans for one of two properties straddling Veterans Memorial Parkway. (Photo Courtesy of BC-Alta Development Ltd.)
A rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)

Victoria council delays decision on 137-unit James Bay redevelopment

Deal preserving low rent for returning tenants still to be crafted

A rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)
A rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of the Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)

Public hearing on Thursday for 137-unit redevelopment in James Bay

Victoria council will make its decision on the proposal after the hearing

A rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of the Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)
Contractors dismantle the Somass Sawmill Millwork building before owners Western Forest Products turn over the property to the City of Port Alberni. (DAVID HOOPER/ Special to the AV News)

City takes ownership of ‘the most important property within the city of Port Alberni’

Strategic planning, environmental considerations for Somass industrial lands

Contractors dismantle the Somass Sawmill Millwork building before owners Western Forest Products turn over the property to the City of Port Alberni. (DAVID HOOPER/ Special to the AV News)
A rendering of a residential and commercial building proposed for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of Abstract Developments)

Esquimalt gets first look at 6-storey proposal for former Gorge Pointe Pub site

Plan includes 100 residential units, commercial space, Tillicum Road upgrades

A rendering of a residential and commercial building proposed for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of Abstract Developments)
Rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of the Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)

6-storey redevelopment in Victoria would add 92 net new rentals to apartment site

James Bay proposal off to public hearing, council seeks more supports for current tenants

Rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of the Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)
A construction worker balances on a roof beam. The District of Sooke is streamlining its building permit process to allow for quick turnaround times. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke makes ‘huge headway’ on reducing building permit delays

Municipal staff has approved 40 applications in the last three weeks

A construction worker balances on a roof beam. The District of Sooke is streamlining its building permit process to allow for quick turnaround times. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)

Floating Nordic-style spa proposed for Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Features would include saunas, hot and cold pools, green space

A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)
A rendering of the two proposed mixed use buildings on Dunford Avenue, which will contain 352 residential units and over 1,000 squared metres of commercial space. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Residential development proposals would add over 400 units in Langford

Council considers Dunford Avenue, Lone Oak Place projects; concerns heard over both

A rendering of the two proposed mixed use buildings on Dunford Avenue, which will contain 352 residential units and over 1,000 squared metres of commercial space. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
A visual showing BC Alta Developments’ proposed plans for one of two properties straddling both sides of Veterans Memorial Parkway on the northern border of Havenwood Park in Colwood. A March 8 public hearing on the zoning change necessary to allow the development was cancelled and rescheduled to March 24. (Photo Courtesy of BC Alta Developments)

Colwood public hearing on Havenwood area proposal rescheduled to March 24

Technical difficulties prevented some from accessing hearing on Tuesday night

A visual showing BC Alta Developments’ proposed plans for one of two properties straddling both sides of Veterans Memorial Parkway on the northern border of Havenwood Park in Colwood. A March 8 public hearing on the zoning change necessary to allow the development was cancelled and rescheduled to March 24. (Photo Courtesy of BC Alta Developments)
RidgeView Place, formerly known as Danbrook One, is undergoing structural remediation work to allow it to welcome back renters in the near future, owner Centurion Asset Management Inc. said. (Photo Courtesy of Centurion Asset Management Inc.)

‘Structural systems upgrade’ nearing completion on Langford highrise, owner says

Work being conducted by companies not involved with the original Danbrook One build

RidgeView Place, formerly known as Danbrook One, is undergoing structural remediation work to allow it to welcome back renters in the near future, owner Centurion Asset Management Inc. said. (Photo Courtesy of Centurion Asset Management Inc.)
Avi Friedman presented his vision for the urban centres of the future Saturday in Langford. The leading urban planner and architect has been working with the City of Langford on its planning for years. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Densification, sustainability key to Langford’s downtown: Avi Friedman

The renowned urban planner presented his vision for the city Saturday morning

Avi Friedman presented his vision for the urban centres of the future Saturday in Langford. The leading urban planner and architect has been working with the City of Langford on its planning for years. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The District of Sooke hopes a zoning bylaw amendment will encourage developers to build underground parking. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s density bonus program being tweaked

Bylaw change aims to increase underground parking, housing options

The District of Sooke hopes a zoning bylaw amendment will encourage developers to build underground parking. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The updated plan for Victoria Hospice Society work on Bowker Creek should the School District 61 Lansdowne land sale be approved. (Victoria Hospice Society). (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice Society)

Greater Victoria School District defers land sale discussion two weeks

Victoria Hospice presentation, potential third reading of bylaw set for March 14 meeting

The updated plan for Victoria Hospice Society work on Bowker Creek should the School District 61 Lansdowne land sale be approved. (Victoria Hospice Society). (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice Society)
The District of Sooke is reviewing its building permit approval process. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Bylaw change could hold key to building permit backlog in Sooke

It currently takes district planners up to three months to approve permits

The District of Sooke is reviewing its building permit approval process. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Abkhazi Garden will be permanently protected from development if a proposal from Aryze Developments and the Land Conservancy of B.C. is approved by the City of Victoria. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)

Proposal could permanently protect Victoria’s Abkhazi Garden from development

Aryze Developments looks to purchase density rights from garden site, transfer to nearby property

Abkhazi Garden will be permanently protected from development if a proposal from Aryze Developments and the Land Conservancy of B.C. is approved by the City of Victoria. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)
Rachael Sansom of Grayland Consulting speaks with a group of around 30 residents Saturday about a proposed rezoning of 350 Lone Oak Pl. in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Residents share concerns with developer on proposed Langford rezoning

Rezoning application would allow for apartment proposal on Lone Oak Place

Rachael Sansom of Grayland Consulting speaks with a group of around 30 residents Saturday about a proposed rezoning of 350 Lone Oak Pl. in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)