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Nanaimo city council, at a meeting April 6, unanimously approved issuing a development permit to Denciti Development Corporation for a 108-unit residential building at 6117 Uplands Dr. (Integra Architecture Inc./Denciti Development Corp. image)

Council approves permit for 100-unit residential building in north Nanaimo

Five-story building with 108 units planned on Uplands Drive

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting April 6, unanimously approved issuing a development permit to Denciti Development Corporation for a 108-unit residential building at 6117 Uplands Dr. (Integra Architecture Inc./Denciti Development Corp. image)
Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property

Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property

Cowichan Valley Regional Disrict gives Vic Tyler until March 15 to remove Cowichan riverfront home

Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property
The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, are on the market. (CBRE Victoria)
The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, are on the market. (CBRE Victoria)
Sooke School District 62 Trustee Ravi Parmar announced the new names of two West Langford schools, set to open in Sept. 2022. PEXSISEN Elementary and Centre Mountain LELLUM Middle were names gifted by Songhees and Beecher Bay First Nations. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

New Langford school names influenced by local First Nations

Sooke School District middle and elementary buildings to open in September 2022

Sooke School District 62 Trustee Ravi Parmar announced the new names of two West Langford schools, set to open in Sept. 2022. PEXSISEN Elementary and Centre Mountain LELLUM Middle were names gifted by Songhees and Beecher Bay First Nations. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
An artist rendering of Parkshore Projects’ long-term vision for the neighbourhood around Haliburton Street, which the developer is calling the Harbourview District. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism)

Developer shows off long-term vision for downtown Nanaimo neighbourhood

Parkshore Projects aims to bring 1,500 units of housing in 10-year high-desnity buildout

An artist rendering of Parkshore Projects’ long-term vision for the neighbourhood around Haliburton Street, which the developer is calling the Harbourview District. (D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism)
Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)

New Victoria development to feature 104 guaranteed below-market homes

Chard Development’s Cook Street Plaza will create 211 new residences total

Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)
The properties at the 700-block of Fort Street and 1100-block of Blanshard Street may soon be transformed into a high-rise hotel. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

High-rise hotel proposed for downtown Victoria location

A 15-storey hotel could be coming to the Fort and Blanshard streets area

The properties at the 700-block of Fort Street and 1100-block of Blanshard Street may soon be transformed into a high-rise hotel. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Dec. 12, 2019 – Brun Dahlquist, owner of Pluto’s Restaurant, was happy to learn he’d get a one-year lease extension after he was told the restaurant would be demolished to make way for condominiums. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria restaurant gets one-year extension after facing renoviction

Pluto’s Restaurant set to stay at its Cook Street location until March 2021

Dec. 12, 2019 – Brun Dahlquist, owner of Pluto’s Restaurant, was happy to learn he’d get a one-year lease extension after he was told the restaurant would be demolished to make way for condominiums. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A digital rendering of what the Harris Green Development could look like. (File contributed/ IBI group for Starlight Developments)

Up to 1,500 new rental units proposed for Victoria

More than a million square feet of rental units proposed for downtown Yates Street development

A digital rendering of what the Harris Green Development could look like. (File contributed/ IBI group for Starlight Developments)
UVic Properties and Chard Development have partnered on a proposal to redevelop 1312, 1314 and 1324 Broad Street, as well as 615-625 Johnson Street into a 134-room hotel. (Black Press Media File)

New downtown Victoria hotel slated to replace two heritage buildings

A development on Yates, Broad and Johnson Streets is going to a public hearing

UVic Properties and Chard Development have partnered on a proposal to redevelop 1312, 1314 and 1324 Broad Street, as well as 615-625 Johnson Street into a 134-room hotel. (Black Press Media File)
The number of condo units in downtown Victoria has increased by 10-times since 2016. (Black Press files)

Downtown Victoria sees 10-fold increase in condo units since 2016

A report by the Downtown Victoria Business Association details ongoing construction trends

The number of condo units in downtown Victoria has increased by 10-times since 2016. (Black Press files)
A digital rendering shows what the new residential and commercial space at 1050 Pandora Ave. could look like (City of Victoria)

Century-old grocery business set to close for new development

Wellburn’s Market closes in 2020 when a new development takes over

A digital rendering shows what the new residential and commercial space at 1050 Pandora Ave. could look like (City of Victoria)
One month after the downtown fire not much information has been released (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Developer looks to demolish building remnants of downtown Victoria fire

Victoria staff recommend demolishing the former Plaza Hotel ‘as soon as possible’

One month after the downtown fire not much information has been released (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Pluto’s restaurant has been in place at 1150 Cook St. for 30 years, but will soon be moving out. (Facebook/ Pluto’s )

Longtime downtown Victoria restaurant gets renovicted

Pluto’s Restaurant has until April 2020 to move out to make way for a development

Pluto’s restaurant has been in place at 1150 Cook St. for 30 years, but will soon be moving out. (Facebook/ Pluto’s )
The Harris Green Village will undergo a makeover and the developer, Starlight Investments, is asking for public input (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

A Toronto developer looks to develop two blocks in downtown Victoria

Public input needed for Harris Green Village redevelopment

The Harris Green Village will undergo a makeover and the developer, Starlight Investments, is asking for public input (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The stretch of Highway 1 between Leigh Road and the Westshore Parkway will see a fourth lane installed (Google Maps)

Highway 1 just south of Malahat Drive to see lane expansion

Langford stretch between Leigh Road and Westshore Parkway will see additional lane and median

The stretch of Highway 1 between Leigh Road and the Westshore Parkway will see a fourth lane installed (Google Maps)
Inspired People with Musician Calvin Lechner

Inspired People with Musician Calvin Lechner

Moving from music to marketing in the Okanagan

  • Sep 24, 2018
Inspired People with Musician Calvin Lechner
The Jawl Properties building under construction at 1515 Douglas St., in combination with the company’s farther-along project adjacent at 750 Pandora Ave., will add approximately 300,000 square feet of class A office space and retail space to downtown Victoria. Much of the space is already spoken for; the B.C. Investment Management Corporation is moving its head office from the Selkirk neighbourhood to the Pandora building, while three expanding tech firms are taking space in the Douglas site. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

2018 prognosis for commercial real estate markets good for Greater Victoria

Rising development costs, end-user pricing will peak, but optimism remains for success in aftermath

The Jawl Properties building under construction at 1515 Douglas St., in combination with the company’s farther-along project adjacent at 750 Pandora Ave., will add approximately 300,000 square feet of class A office space and retail space to downtown Victoria. Much of the space is already spoken for; the B.C. Investment Management Corporation is moving its head office from the Selkirk neighbourhood to the Pandora building, while three expanding tech firms are taking space in the Douglas site. Don Descoteau/Victoria News