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A report that is part of the OCP review process in North Saanich calls for the creation of a village centre focused on the McTavish Interchange, the intersection of McTavish and East Saanich roads and the nearby Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich council holds special meeting as district ponders future of OCP review

Issue has caused division in community, meeting set for Monday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.

A report that is part of the OCP review process in North Saanich calls for the creation of a village centre focused on the McTavish Interchange, the intersection of McTavish and East Saanich roads and the nearby Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Plans are in the works for a major redevelopment of the University Heights Shopping Centre on Shelbourne and McKenzie. (Photo courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)

Public hearing sees Saanich residents voice support, concerns about University Heights development

Split vote by council will see decision to underground hydro lines go to final hearing

Plans are in the works for a major redevelopment of the University Heights Shopping Centre on Shelbourne and McKenzie. (Photo courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)
This 71-unit apartment building currently under construction on Fifth Street between Henry Avenue and Malaview Avenue is among the residential units permitted in 2021. According to figures from the Town of Sidney, staff have issued 166 permits for 77 housing units this year through October, for a total of about $24.2 million, significantly down from the peak in 2020. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New construction in Sidney starts to bottom out after peaking in 2020

Year-to-date permits worth $24.2 million through October; 2020 total $74.5 million in 10 months

This 71-unit apartment building currently under construction on Fifth Street between Henry Avenue and Malaview Avenue is among the residential units permitted in 2021. According to figures from the Town of Sidney, staff have issued 166 permits for 77 housing units this year through October, for a total of about $24.2 million, significantly down from the peak in 2020. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Saanich staff say retaining and enhancing the unique character of the Cadboro Bay Village core is a key priority in improvement plans for the neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Derek Ford)

Saanich hosting open houses on draft Cadboro Bay neighbourhood plan

Residents can attend virtually or in person this week

Saanich staff say retaining and enhancing the unique character of the Cadboro Bay Village core is a key priority in improvement plans for the neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Derek Ford)
Shelbourne Community Kitchen board chair Clarice Dillman hoped her organization would be chosen to receive a portion of community amenity funding stemming from Wesbild’s University Heights redevelopment proposal. The amended application goes to public hearing on Tuesday (Nov. 16). (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Busy Saanich charity hoped for amenity funds from University Heights redevelopment

$1 million contribution targets more greenspace, public art, electric vehicle infrastructure

Shelbourne Community Kitchen board chair Clarice Dillman hoped her organization would be chosen to receive a portion of community amenity funding stemming from Wesbild’s University Heights redevelopment proposal. The amended application goes to public hearing on Tuesday (Nov. 16). (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
A proposed industrial development in Metchosin would be accessed off Sooke Road, west of Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
A proposed industrial development in Metchosin would be accessed off Sooke Road, west of Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin property owner adds greenspace proposal to industrial rezoning application

Half of the 52-acre property at 3659 Sooke Rd. would be set aside for green space

A proposed industrial development in Metchosin would be accessed off Sooke Road, west of Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
A proposed industrial development in Metchosin would be accessed off Sooke Road, west of Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Renderings show the future plan for a 20-storey hotel on the corner of Fort and Blanshard streets and upgrades to a heritage apartment next to it. (Courtesy of Merchant House Capital)

20-storey hotel approved for downtown Victoria

Hotel will occupy corner of Fort and Blanshard streets

Renderings show the future plan for a 20-storey hotel on the corner of Fort and Blanshard streets and upgrades to a heritage apartment next to it. (Courtesy of Merchant House Capital)
The Centre Mountain Business Park is undeveloped land south of Highway 14 and west of Happy Valley Road. (Google Maps)

Ground water supply a concern as west Langford industrial development ramps up

Centre Mountain Business Park has temporary permit to draw from aquifer until CRD water arrives

The Centre Mountain Business Park is undeveloped land south of Highway 14 and west of Happy Valley Road. (Google Maps)
The owners of Mayfair Shopping Centre are embarking on a proposed series of upgrades to the busy Victoria mall. (Photo courtesy of Central Walk)

Mayfair Shopping Centre upgrades plan moving to proposal stage in Victoria

Burnside Gorge Neighbourhood Association anticipates seeing plans

The owners of Mayfair Shopping Centre are embarking on a proposed series of upgrades to the busy Victoria mall. (Photo courtesy of Central Walk)
Coun. Zeb King says Central Saanich council should not be afraid to take a more comprehensive look at single-residential zoning. (Black Press Media File)

Central Saanich councillor calls for more perspective on single-family residential zoning

Coun. Zeb King says pressure for housing is not going to disappear

Coun. Zeb King says Central Saanich council should not be afraid to take a more comprehensive look at single-residential zoning. (Black Press Media File)
A rendering shows what a proposed residential tower, childcare centre and cafe would look like along Montreal Street in James Bay if city council approves it. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)

17-storey housing tower, childcare centre proposed for James Bay site

Old parking lot near Laurel Point would house 112 new residences

A rendering shows what a proposed residential tower, childcare centre and cafe would look like along Montreal Street in James Bay if city council approves it. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)
Nicole Bengtsson is one of the organizers of Saturday’s rally to save Beacon Wharf. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Protest scheduled for Saturday aims to save Sidney’s Beacon Wharf

Protest scheduled for 2 p.m. in Beacon Park

Nicole Bengtsson is one of the organizers of Saturday’s rally to save Beacon Wharf. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Proposed resort cottage at Pheasant Glen. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach council approves zoning for 225-unit Pheasant Glen project

Project could add $1.5 million per year to the town’s tax revenue

Proposed resort cottage at Pheasant Glen. (Submitted photo)
A judicial challenge to a setback variance for a home construction project next to Gonzales Hill Park has been dismissed, with the B.C. Supreme Court judge finding issues with the group that challenged the decision. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Preservation group’s court challenge of variance for parkside Victoria home dismissed

B.C. Supreme Court justice rules Gonzales Hill Preservation Society ineligible to seek review

A judicial challenge to a setback variance for a home construction project next to Gonzales Hill Park has been dismissed, with the B.C. Supreme Court judge finding issues with the group that challenged the decision. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
An artist’s rendering of the new development on McCallum Road. (Supplied by PC Urban Properties)

Another new industrial development on its way to Langford

Work on 160,000 square feet of industrial business space on McCallum Road will start in January

An artist’s rendering of the new development on McCallum Road. (Supplied by PC Urban Properties)
An artist’s rendering of planned student housing at 416 Wakesiah Ave. (WA Architects image)

Developer wants to more than double number of beds in Nanaimo student housing project

Public hearing will be required to change covenant on Wakesiah Avenue property

An artist’s rendering of planned student housing at 416 Wakesiah Ave. (WA Architects image)
Consultation for the redevelopment of the Oak Bay Lodge property continues. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Council airs concerns over potential uses for former Oak Bay Lodge lands

Resident concerns forwarded to Capital Regional Hospital District

Consultation for the redevelopment of the Oak Bay Lodge property continues. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A rendering of a Lantzville village south street scene looking from a new internal public road into a townhouse development with mid-block pedestrian trails. (Barefoot Planning and Design/Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)

Lantzville ponders plans for shops and hundreds of homes in village’s downtown

OCP and zoning amendment application asks for upward of 700 residential units

A rendering of a Lantzville village south street scene looking from a new internal public road into a townhouse development with mid-block pedestrian trails. (Barefoot Planning and Design/Lantzville Projects Ltd. image)
The University Heights redevelopment project is moving forward again, as Saanich council voted to send an amended proposal to public hearing. (Photo courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)

Split vote by Saanich council sends amended plan for University Heights to public hearing

Responsibility for underground hydro lines a key focus at special council meeting

The University Heights redevelopment project is moving forward again, as Saanich council voted to send an amended proposal to public hearing. (Photo courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)
Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Petr David Josek)

Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery

Coun. Sara Duncan uses debate to question the primacy of cars over people

Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Petr David Josek)