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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)
A rendering of the Telus Ocean building that would sit at the corner of Douglas and Humboldt streets in downtown Victoria. (Courtesy of Telus)

Telus Ocean proposal set for downtown Victoria approved despite divided public

Telecom’s office building will transform triangular lot at Douglas and Humboldt streets

A rendering of the Telus Ocean building that would sit at the corner of Douglas and Humboldt streets in downtown Victoria. (Courtesy of Telus)
A rendering of Townline’s proposal for the southwest corner of Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue in Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Townline)

Rentals, ‘co-living’ units in design of proposed 16-storey development in Victoria’s Harris Green

Proposal for tower at Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue moves to public hearing, no date set yet

A rendering of Townline’s proposal for the southwest corner of Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue in Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Townline)
Construction is beginning on a new housing development along Wadams Way in Sooke. A local advocacy group wants the district to pause new development to review its commitment to climate actions. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Group calls for moratorium on new development in Sooke

Transition Sooke fears town can’t meet its greenhouse gas emission guidelines

Construction is beginning on a new housing development along Wadams Way in Sooke. A local advocacy group wants the district to pause new development to review its commitment to climate actions. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
This rendering emerged from a Cadboro Bay design charrette held a few years ago. The District of Saanich is in the final phases of community consultation for the Cadboro Bay local area plan, but at least one resident worries that the public’s wishes are not being heard. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

LETTER: Cadboro Bay resident worries about village’s future

Points to online community survey as being open to outside commercial interests

  • Dec 13, 2021
This rendering emerged from a Cadboro Bay design charrette held a few years ago. The District of Saanich is in the final phases of community consultation for the Cadboro Bay local area plan, but at least one resident worries that the public’s wishes are not being heard. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
A joint venture has shared its preliminary vision for Sidney’s Cedarwood Inn property with the community as it continues to shape its plan for the redeveloped waterfront site. (Black Press Media file photo)

Preliminary vision for Sidney’s Cedarwood Inn redevelopment shared with community

A joint venture hopes to bring diversity of housing, locally-owned shops to the waterfront site

A joint venture has shared its preliminary vision for Sidney’s Cedarwood Inn property with the community as it continues to shape its plan for the redeveloped waterfront site. (Black Press Media file photo)
Goldstream Masonic Lodge has been working on developing its property for more than a decade, a spokesperson says. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Masonic association working with Langford to update lodge development plans

Lodge spokesperson says council rejection in March put proponents back to square one

Goldstream Masonic Lodge has been working on developing its property for more than a decade, a spokesperson says. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Rendering shows a portion of a proposed townhome development for Drummond Way in Colwood. At public hearings for this and one other proposal Dec. 1, residents raised multiple concerns with the developments in their current form. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Royal Bay proposal goes against original plan, Colwood homeowner association says

Community airs beefs at public hearings for Ryder Hesjedal Way, Drummond Way projects

Rendering shows a portion of a proposed townhome development for Drummond Way in Colwood. At public hearings for this and one other proposal Dec. 1, residents raised multiple concerns with the developments in their current form. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Rendering of the three-storey proposal for 713 St. Patrick St. in Oak Bay. Council approved first three readings of a housing agreement ahead of looking at the development. (Novus Properties report)

Housing agreement cements rental status for proposed Oak Bay development

Units will remain rental with no age restrictions and no vacation rentals allowed

Rendering of the three-storey proposal for 713 St. Patrick St. in Oak Bay. Council approved first three readings of a housing agreement ahead of looking at the development. (Novus Properties report)
Residents are worried about future traffic along Erskine Lane in View Royal, where multiple developments have been approved in the past six months, including the multi-building project illustrated here. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

View Royal adding roundabout to combat traffic concerns for Erskine Lane

Residents worry about effect of multiple residential developments on dead-end street

Residents are worried about future traffic along Erskine Lane in View Royal, where multiple developments have been approved in the past six months, including the multi-building project illustrated here. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
Rendering shows a portion of a proposed townhome development for Drummond Way in Colwood. A public hearing for this and one other development proposal will be held Wednesday (Dec. 1) starting at 6 p.m. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Public hearings Wednesday night for pair of Colwood developments

Proposals include a five-storey, 57-unit apartment building, and a 43-townhome subdivision

Rendering shows a portion of a proposed townhome development for Drummond Way in Colwood. A public hearing for this and one other development proposal will be held Wednesday (Dec. 1) starting at 6 p.m. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
The official community plan review in North Saanich cleared one, but not all hurdles during a special council meeting to consider the next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)

Familiar critics accuse North Saanich of ignoring public concerns about density

Public correspondence also shows support for more housing in community

The official community plan review in North Saanich cleared one, but not all hurdles during a special council meeting to consider the next moves. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Royal Mayor David Screech said changes to the town’s community amenity contribution policy shows that council recognizes the importance of quality of life improvements for residents. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal council votes to boost amenity funding from developers

Higher per-unit rates for projects needing rezoning; CRD housing fund to receive more help

View Royal Mayor David Screech said changes to the town’s community amenity contribution policy shows that council recognizes the importance of quality of life improvements for residents. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford council has given second and third reading to a rezoning application that, if passed, calls for the construction of a 24-storey residential tower on this site at 2746 Peatt Rd. It was one of several applications for large developments moved forward by council at last week’s meeting. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Plans for 20-plus storey buildings in Langford’s core move closer to approval

Densification on the horizon as multiple new developments in the works

Langford council has given second and third reading to a rezoning application that, if passed, calls for the construction of a 24-storey residential tower on this site at 2746 Peatt Rd. It was one of several applications for large developments moved forward by council at last week’s meeting. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A 19-year-old covenant on this property (outlined in red) at 2684 Selwyn Rd. prevents it from being subdivided. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Support for Langford landowner’s covenant removal plan absent around council table

Owner wants to develop Selwyn Road property with houses, parkland; mayor not convinced

A 19-year-old covenant on this property (outlined in red) at 2684 Selwyn Rd. prevents it from being subdivided. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
A rendering for a proposed six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that would replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Wexford Developments)

105-unit apartment proposal for Esquimalt’s West Bay survives public hearing

The six-storey building requires rezoning for a site that includes five properties

A rendering for a proposed six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that would replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Wexford Developments)