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Daycare above pub supported for Shelbourne development

A new daycare centre is planned for a yet-to-be-built four-storey project behind Tuscany Village. Saanich council agreed to rezone the property, at 3959 Shelbourne St., to include one-and-a-half floors of daycare, a rooftop play area, office space and a restaurant-style pub downstairs. “When you look at all of the acres of rooftop we have in Saanich and this region, this is, I think, a clever solution to providing more outdoor space for a childcare centre,” Coun. Dean Murdock said. A project like this will help Saanich move toward its goal of major urban centres along Shelbourne, he added. “This will be a place where parents can drop their kids off so they can work in the community and have their kids in the community,” Murdock said. Council is asking for a covenant on when the rooftop play area can be used, so as to not disturb neighbouring residents. The proposal still needs to go to a public hearing to allow neighbours to provide input. kslavin@saanichnews.com
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