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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)
A 16-home community is being pitched in Tofino. (Screenshot from Dec. 14 council meeting)

Unique residential neighbourhood proposed for Tofino hillside

A steeply sloped lot would be equipped with funicular to move residents up and down

A 16-home community is being pitched in Tofino. (Screenshot from Dec. 14 council meeting)
Coun. Sara Duncan has concerns about the potential conversion of a condominium building in downtown Sidney to a hotel. (Photo courtesy Sara Duncan)

Sidney councillor concerned about conversion of condo into hotel

Coun. Sara Duncan worries about housing supply

Coun. Sara Duncan has concerns about the potential conversion of a condominium building in downtown Sidney to a hotel. (Photo courtesy Sara Duncan)
The University Heights redevelopment project is an example of a compact, multi-family living space that accommodates other community needs nearby, Mayor Fred Haynes said. (Rendering courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)

Saanich council hopes broader planning approach will address urgent need for housing

Council supports priority shift from local area plans to focus on high-growth areas

The University Heights redevelopment project is an example of a compact, multi-family living space that accommodates other community needs nearby, Mayor Fred Haynes said. (Rendering courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)
The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)

Non-profit developing plan for new motorsports park on West Shore

Group working in advance of impending closure of Westshore Speedway after 2022 season

The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)
Abstract Developments’ Bellewood Park townhome development is seen in this photo. The developer has announced its hopes to expand into the West Shore for the first time with a townhome development in Langford. (Photo courtesy of Abstract Development/Facebook)

Victoria firm looks at first West Shore development on ‘gem’ of a property

Abstract Developments purchases Sooke Road property, looks to build 64 townhomes

Abstract Developments’ Bellewood Park townhome development is seen in this photo. The developer has announced its hopes to expand into the West Shore for the first time with a townhome development in Langford. (Photo courtesy of Abstract Development/Facebook)