development

A concept of a Fielding Road multi-use active transportation corridor. (Seacliff Properties image)

Sandstone project could transform southern face of Nanaimo

Seacliff Properties touting 3,000 homes, new commercial and industrial districts

A concept of a Fielding Road multi-use active transportation corridor. (Seacliff Properties image)
GMG Projects vice-president of development, Tonny Kiptoo, perches atop the loft ladder in a suite in the Adelphi Block. An original back-of-building cigarette ad was discovered and preserved and adds a unique decorative element to the room. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Heritage revitalization project in downtown Victoria a labour of love for developers

The tiny Adelphi Block offers unique living spaces, urban lifestyle on busy Old Town corner

GMG Projects vice-president of development, Tonny Kiptoo, perches atop the loft ladder in a suite in the Adelphi Block. An original back-of-building cigarette ad was discovered and preserved and adds a unique decorative element to the room. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The French Creek House Ltd. development, in yellow, located near the French Creek Marina. (Bob Colclough map)
The French Creek House Ltd. development, in yellow, located near the French Creek Marina. (Bob Colclough map)
Judicial review is underway of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit to the VIMC. (File photo)

Judicial review of Motorsport expansion rejection could cost taxpayers up to $60 million

North Cowichan denied Duncan-area Motorsport Circuit a development permit last year

Judicial review is underway of North Cowichan’s decision to deny a development permit to the VIMC. (File photo)
New affordable seniors’ housing is opening at 77 Mill St. this month. (D-Architecture image)

Two affordable housing projects opening this month in Nanaimo

57 apartments for seniors opening on Mill Street, 28 townhomes opening on Uplands Drive

New affordable seniors’ housing is opening at 77 Mill St. this month. (D-Architecture image)
Rendering of the concrete materials storage silo and loading wharf proposed for the new Trio Ready Mix waterfront plant in Rock Bay on the Gorge Waterway. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Proposal for 32-metre illuminated silo up for discussion in Victoria

Silo would form part of Trio Ready Mix’s environmentally friendly waterfront concrete plant

Rendering of the concrete materials storage silo and loading wharf proposed for the new Trio Ready Mix waterfront plant in Rock Bay on the Gorge Waterway. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
The planned marina appears in the upper left corner in this graphic showing the First Nation’s extensive plans for the area. (Submitted graphic)

Feds fork over $300,000 for Cowichan Lake marina project

First Nation project on North Shore Road to be completed this fall

The planned marina appears in the upper left corner in this graphic showing the First Nation’s extensive plans for the area. (Submitted graphic)
Townhome sales at Heron View have surged in recent months as the impacts of COVID-19 leave homebuyers with a renewed appetite for semi-rural and small-town real estate offerings. The housing development is entering its second-to-last phase of construction. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke housing development sees fast sales during pandemic

Success at Heron View is duplicated in other areas of the real estate industry

Townhome sales at Heron View have surged in recent months as the impacts of COVID-19 leave homebuyers with a renewed appetite for semi-rural and small-town real estate offerings. The housing development is entering its second-to-last phase of construction. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
An artist rendering of the atrium and exterior of the proposed Wintergarden Hotel submitted to the City of Victoria in a development application. (Renderings by D’Ambrosio Architecture)

20-storey hotel proposed for downtown Victoria

Wintergarden Hotel proposed for block of Blanshard Street between Fort and View streets

An artist rendering of the atrium and exterior of the proposed Wintergarden Hotel submitted to the City of Victoria in a development application. (Renderings by D’Ambrosio Architecture)
The wood frame, mass timber commercial building in Esquimalt Town Square utilizes green technologies and features 10-foot, ground-floor ceilings. It will eventually be home to a new library and a neighbourhood pub/restaurant. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

Excitement building around Esquimalt Town Square

Residential, commercial and library project will add vibrancy, amenities to area, mayor says

The wood frame, mass timber commercial building in Esquimalt Town Square utilizes green technologies and features 10-foot, ground-floor ceilings. It will eventually be home to a new library and a neighbourhood pub/restaurant. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
New owners of Sooke Harbour House want to bring a modern look to the historic property built in 1929 that formerly attracted movie stars was the backdrop for movie-set locations. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
New owners of Sooke Harbour House want to bring a modern look to the historic property built in 1929 that formerly attracted movie stars was the backdrop for movie-set locations. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Ben Mycroft, senior development manager with GableCraft Homes, stands before the Royal Bay Latoria South lands development. The Latoria South development is aimed to be transformed into a new hub for Colwood, with 2,100 new homes planned, along with parks and pathways, bike routes, an elementary school and and a neighbourhood core with a grocery store, and other businesses. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

Colwood climbing: How Royal Bay will remake Greater Victoria’s West Shore

Developer pitching 2,100 single family homes and up to 40,000 square metres of non-residential

Ben Mycroft, senior development manager with GableCraft Homes, stands before the Royal Bay Latoria South lands development. The Latoria South development is aimed to be transformed into a new hub for Colwood, with 2,100 new homes planned, along with parks and pathways, bike routes, an elementary school and and a neighbourhood core with a grocery store, and other businesses. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
A concept for development of the Green Thumb property in north Nanaimo. (Barefoot Planning and Design image)

Green Thumb developer asking to extend north Nanaimo’s ‘urban node’

Proposal asks to extend existing retail with a focus on boutiques rather than large-format retail

A concept for development of the Green Thumb property in north Nanaimo. (Barefoot Planning and Design image)
An artist’s rendering of a proposed development at 1300 Junction Ave. (WestUrban Developments/Thuja Architecture and Design image)

Designs come in for more than 200 apartments in Chase River in Nanaimo

Development permit application has been submitted for 1300 Junction Ave.

An artist’s rendering of a proposed development at 1300 Junction Ave. (WestUrban Developments/Thuja Architecture and Design image)
Instead of being demolished, two Fairfield houses found new homes this week. The structures were moved to make way for a town house development. (Courtesy of Ryan Goodman)

Victoria houses take barge to San Juan, Gulf Islands

Fairfield homes moved to make way for townhouse development

Instead of being demolished, two Fairfield houses found new homes this week. The structures were moved to make way for a town house development. (Courtesy of Ryan Goodman)
Artist rendering of proposed apartment buildings at 4745 Ledgerwood Rd. (West Urban Developments)

Province providing financing to help get apartments built in Nanaimo’s Wellington area

120 apartments on Ledgerwood Road intended to be affordable for ‘middle-income’ households

Artist rendering of proposed apartment buildings at 4745 Ledgerwood Rd. (West Urban Developments)
An artist’s rendering of a new apartment building at 1125 Seafield Cres. (D-Architecture image)

More than 100 apartments for seniors approved in Nanaimo’s hospital area

Development permit issued for 1125 Seafield Cres.

An artist’s rendering of a new apartment building at 1125 Seafield Cres. (D-Architecture image)
Langford resident J Scott and over a dozen neighbours are upset over a proposal for two 11-storey buildings along Fairway Avenue. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford residents concerns rise over proposal for two 11-storey buildings

Group calls for more green space, independent traffic feasiblity study

Langford resident J Scott and over a dozen neighbours are upset over a proposal for two 11-storey buildings along Fairway Avenue. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A rendering of what the new Wellburn’s Building, called ParkWay, will look like. (Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture).

Architect plans to revitalize Victoria ‘gateways,’ including Wellburns building

Wood-construction apartments planned for Scott, Wellburn’s buildings

A rendering of what the new Wellburn’s Building, called ParkWay, will look like. (Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture).
A B.C. Supreme Court judge says the City of Langford’s decision to move ahead on a development without a certified architect was ‘unreasonable.’ (Google Maps)

No architect for Langford building ruled ‘unreasonable’ by B.C. Supreme Court

Legal action brought against City in 2019 for permit issued on Hoffman Avenue building

A B.C. Supreme Court judge says the City of Langford’s decision to move ahead on a development without a certified architect was ‘unreasonable.’ (Google Maps)