development

An artist's rendering of an auto dealership at 4900 Island Hwy. (James E. Irwin Architect image)

Nanaimo approves development permits for new Porsche and Subaru dealerships

Property at 4900 Island Hwy. was re-zoned for automobile sales three years ago

An artist's rendering of an auto dealership at 4900 Island Hwy. (James E. Irwin Architect image)
Saanichton Village is one of the areas targeted for potential higher-density development under the draft official community plan being considered by Central Saanich. (Google Street View)

Public can view draft OCP in Central Saanich, take survey

Densification in village centres proposed; rural, agricultural areas protected

Saanichton Village is one of the areas targeted for potential higher-density development under the draft official community plan being considered by Central Saanich. (Google Street View)
North Saanich will start draft its new OCP without considering housing and affordability for now. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich pushes ahead with partial OCP draft by excluding housing

Mayor Geoff Orr says review hangs by thread in defending council’s handling of the OCP review

North Saanich will start draft its new OCP without considering housing and affordability for now. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rendering shows a 162-unit apartment building proposed for the southwest corner of Vancouver and View streets. (Photo courtesy of Ciccozzi Architecture)

Public can weigh in on 6-storey, 162-unit rental proposal for Victoria’s Harris Green

Feb. 10 hearing invites input; no date yet for hearing on Harris Green Village redevelopment

Rendering shows a 162-unit apartment building proposed for the southwest corner of Vancouver and View streets. (Photo courtesy of Ciccozzi Architecture)
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by building fewer buildings, preserving green spaces for growing food and as a carbon sink, and adapting our community to a changing climate will result in a more resilient community. (Contributed - Stephen Hindrichs)

OPINION: Why pausing some development in Sooke is a good idea

Transition Sooke wants council to evaluate what growth is possible while still meeting climate goals

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by building fewer buildings, preserving green spaces for growing food and as a carbon sink, and adapting our community to a changing climate will result in a more resilient community. (Contributed - Stephen Hindrichs)
A new three-storey mixed-use commercial and multifamily residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Casey’s site development to add six rental units to Oak Bay market

Three-storey project promises commercial, residential space with ample bike parking

A new three-storey mixed-use commercial and multifamily residential building is set to rise at 713 St. Patrick St. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A visual showing proposed plans for properties straddling both sides of Veterans Memorial Parkway on the northern border of Havenwood Park in Colwood. (Photo courtesy of BC Alta Developments)

Controversial Colwood development returns to council Feb. 14

Multi-tower project adjacent to Havenwood Park moving closer to public hearing

A visual showing proposed plans for properties straddling both sides of Veterans Memorial Parkway on the northern border of Havenwood Park in Colwood. (Photo courtesy of BC Alta Developments)
The Victoria Hospice Society hopes to build a new space for grief support, education and end-of-life programs on 1.9 acres off Richmond Road. (Courtesy SD61)

School board land sale for Victoria Hospice clears first hurdles

Voices of opposition cite Bowker Creek health concerns

The Victoria Hospice Society hopes to build a new space for grief support, education and end-of-life programs on 1.9 acres off Richmond Road. (Courtesy SD61)
Redevelopment plans for the Cedarwood Inn and Suites in Sidney have yet to come to council, but the hopeful developers of the land say information gained at fall 2021 open houses have further shaped their vision for the property. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fall election, OCP review help explain apparent rush of proposals in Sidney: councillor

Committee-of-the-whole to consider Beacon Avenue proposal on March 7

Redevelopment plans for the Cedarwood Inn and Suites in Sidney have yet to come to council, but the hopeful developers of the land say information gained at fall 2021 open houses have further shaped their vision for the property. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin speaks at a	partnership announcement for the Royal Beach development on Monday (Jan. 24). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Developers to partner on $1.2 billion Royal Beach project in Colwood

Project expected to create 700 jobs per year during its 15-year construction

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin speaks at a	partnership announcement for the Royal Beach development on Monday (Jan. 24). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
This artistic rendering shows the four-storey condominium building that MGF Project Services proposes for the corner of Henry Avenue and Fifth Street in Sidney. (MGF Project Services/Screencap)
This artistic rendering shows the four-storey condominium building that MGF Project Services proposes for the corner of Henry Avenue and Fifth Street in Sidney. (MGF Project Services/Screencap)
The demolition of three older single-family homes on Lochside Drive last month made way for a planned four-storey, 36-unit multi-family condo building with underground parking. The Rise on Fifth is another notable projects that received a development permit later in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

After peaking in 2020, value of permits issued in Sidney dropped by $41 million in 2021

Permits attached to projects creating 83 units issued last year, following boom year in 2020

The demolition of three older single-family homes on Lochside Drive last month made way for a planned four-storey, 36-unit multi-family condo building with underground parking. The Rise on Fifth is another notable projects that received a development permit later in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
The province has launched a study into the redevelopment of the Evergreen Terrace complex at 2501 Blanshard St. in Victoria. The project was announced with statements from David Eby, the B.C. minister responsible for housing, on Friday, Jan. 21. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito file photo)

Plans to redevelop 175-unit, low-income housing complex in the works for Victoria

Province says Evergreen Terrace tenants won’t lose housing because of project

The province has launched a study into the redevelopment of the Evergreen Terrace complex at 2501 Blanshard St. in Victoria. The project was announced with statements from David Eby, the B.C. minister responsible for housing, on Friday, Jan. 21. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito file photo)
The Uptown-Douglas plan looks at how the area will grow over the next 20 to 30 years. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Uptown-Douglas plan in Saanich off to public hearing, works likely to start in 2022

Improvements in store for all road users; housing, transit upgrades also on action list

The Uptown-Douglas plan looks at how the area will grow over the next 20 to 30 years. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
This rendering (looking northwest) shows a residential building proposed for the corner of Beacon Avenue and Highway 17. (Courtesy Kothari Group)

Sidney staff reviews plans for five-storey building near Highway 17

Council to consider plans for 141-unit project in early March

This rendering (looking northwest) shows a residential building proposed for the corner of Beacon Avenue and Highway 17. (Courtesy Kothari Group)
Sale of a prime piece of property where the Crofton Elementary School used to be located has closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Old Crofton school site sells for $1.81 million

Multiple bids lead to final deal closure of $560,000 above the asking price

Sale of a prime piece of property where the Crofton Elementary School used to be located has closed. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Victoria-based Aryze Developments has released the concept for its latest Block x Block campaign asking the public to envision new uses for city spaces. (Courtesy of Aryze Development)

Victoria developer’s crowd-sourced design sees gas stations as distant memory

Block x Block campaign centres the general public in re-envisioning their city

Victoria-based Aryze Developments has released the concept for its latest Block x Block campaign asking the public to envision new uses for city spaces. (Courtesy of Aryze Development)
Rendering shows two six-storey rental buildings proposed by Starlight Developments for 2515 Hackett Cres. off Lochside Drive in the Marigold lands in Central Saanich. (Courtesy of Starlight Development)

Decision delayed on phase 2 of Marigold project in Central Saanich

Council to resume discussion Feb. 14; concerns heard on height, density of 6-storey buildings

Rendering shows two six-storey rental buildings proposed by Starlight Developments for 2515 Hackett Cres. off Lochside Drive in the Marigold lands in Central Saanich. (Courtesy of Starlight Development)
Artist’s rendering of Cordova Bay Plaza, a redevelopment approved by Saanich council in January 2018. (Image courtesy Alan Lowe Architect)

Cordova Bay Plaza redevelopment in Saanich nearing completion

Four years after project’s approval, finish line near for residential/commercial project

Artist’s rendering of Cordova Bay Plaza, a redevelopment approved by Saanich council in January 2018. (Image courtesy Alan Lowe Architect)
Taller buildings take longer to build. With added delays from labour shortages and supply chain issues and Langford developers are struggling to demand with new housing construction. (Black Press Media file photo)

Development-focused Langford is still seeing prices rise and supply remains low

Longer construction times means the market is being squeezed, according to CMHC analyst

Taller buildings take longer to build. With added delays from labour shortages and supply chain issues and Langford developers are struggling to demand with new housing construction. (Black Press Media file photo)