Saanich gathers public input on garden suite regulations

Open houses are set for May 4, 7, 9 and 16 across the District of Saanich

Following a series of sessions to gather input on garden suites, the District of Saanich is now seeking feedback on the proposed regulatory framework that would permit garden suites in the community.

“Looking at ways to increase housing options is a key priority for Saanich,” said Mayor Fred Haynes. “We know that finding suitable rental housing, options to house extended family members, or opportunities to downsize and age in place can be very challenging. This is why we’re working to develop guidelines for garden suites in an effort to help bridge the gap.”

RELATED: Saanich closes wallet for additional garden suite study

Staff will use the feedback gathered from the open houses and online survey to revise the proposed regulations to present to council.

Open houses will be held Saturday, May 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre (3220 Cedar Hill Rd.); Tuesday, May 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Greek Community Centre (4648 Elk Lake Drive); Thursday, May 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pearkes Recreation Centre (3100 Tillicum Rd.) and Thursday, May 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Gordon Head Recreation Centre (4100 Lambrick Way).

A virtual open house and online survey will be available at saanich.ca/gardensuites.

Just Posted

Victoria woman experiencing homelessness wants systematic changes as she faces losing her truck

Willi Boepple fears losing one of her last possessions after being inundated with parking tickets

WATCH: Marine security company posts live seal cam at Oak Bay Marina

Seals tend to loiter near the fish-cleaning table

UPDATED: Two-sailing wait at BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminal

Passengers destined for Tsawwassen without a reservation should allow for extra time at terminal

Bacteria counts lead Island Health to warn swimmers off Elk/Beaver Lake beach

As a precautionary measure it is not recommended for people or pets to enter the water

Tour de Victoria: The downlow on detours in the region

Thousands of cyclists participating in ninth Tour de Victoria

WATCH: Family dog missing after fire tears through Metchosin home

Firefighters continue to monitor for hot spots

Victoria Shamrocks open WLA finals at Q Centre in Colwood

Team is evenly matched in championship series against Maple Ridge Burrards

‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dies at 79

Actor and writer was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the 1969 psychedelic road trip movie

Excavators help cute kid who copied their dig with his toys stay “safe at work”

Carson Carnegie wakes up at 7:00 am every morning to watch construction work on his street

Bob Lenarduzzi out as Vancouver Whitecaps president

MLS team is at the bottom of the Western Conference standings

B.C. daycare operator denies negligence in death of ‘Baby Mac’

Infant died in early 2017 after biting an electrical cord, according to a lawsuit filed by his mom

BC SPCA reopens animal cruelty investigation at Abbotsford pig farm

Additional alleged footage released from Excelsior Hog Farm sparks new investigation

RCMP on Vancouver Island seek information on alleged ‘breaking out’ bandit

Man alleged to have hid in Nanaimo business washroom ceiling overnight, took monitors

POLL: What is the main thing you would like to see improved on BC Ferries?

BC Ferries passengers are sounding off on what they would like to… Continue reading

Most Read