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A rendering of a residential and commercial building proposed for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of Abstract Developments)

Esquimalt gets first look at 6-storey proposal for former Gorge Pointe Pub site

Plan includes 100 residential units, commercial space, Tillicum Road upgrades

A rendering of a residential and commercial building proposed for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of Abstract Developments)
Rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of the Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)

6-storey redevelopment in Victoria would add 92 net new rentals to apartment site

James Bay proposal off to public hearing, council seeks more supports for current tenants

Rendering of a 137-unit rental building proposed for the corner of the Menzies and Niagara streets in James Bay. (Photo courtesy of Primex Investments/Continuum Architecture)
A construction worker balances on a roof beam. The District of Sooke is streamlining its building permit process to allow for quick turnaround times. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke makes ‘huge headway’ on reducing building permit delays

Municipal staff has approved 40 applications in the last three weeks

A construction worker balances on a roof beam. The District of Sooke is streamlining its building permit process to allow for quick turnaround times. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)

Floating Nordic-style spa proposed for Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Features would include saunas, hot and cold pools, green space

A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)
A rendering of the two proposed mixed use buildings on Dunford Avenue, which will contain 352 residential units and over 1,000 squared metres of commercial space. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Residential development proposals would add over 400 units in Langford

Council considers Dunford Avenue, Lone Oak Place projects; concerns heard over both

A rendering of the two proposed mixed use buildings on Dunford Avenue, which will contain 352 residential units and over 1,000 squared metres of commercial space. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
A visual showing BC Alta Developments’ proposed plans for one of two properties straddling both sides of Veterans Memorial Parkway on the northern border of Havenwood Park in Colwood. A March 8 public hearing on the zoning change necessary to allow the development was cancelled and rescheduled to March 24. (Photo Courtesy of BC Alta Developments)

Colwood public hearing on Havenwood area proposal rescheduled to March 24

Technical difficulties prevented some from accessing hearing on Tuesday night

A visual showing BC Alta Developments’ proposed plans for one of two properties straddling both sides of Veterans Memorial Parkway on the northern border of Havenwood Park in Colwood. A March 8 public hearing on the zoning change necessary to allow the development was cancelled and rescheduled to March 24. (Photo Courtesy of BC Alta Developments)
RidgeView Place, formerly known as Danbrook One, is undergoing structural remediation work to allow it to welcome back renters in the near future, owner Centurion Asset Management Inc. said. (Photo Courtesy of Centurion Asset Management Inc.)

‘Structural systems upgrade’ nearing completion on Langford highrise, owner says

Work being conducted by companies not involved with the original Danbrook One build

RidgeView Place, formerly known as Danbrook One, is undergoing structural remediation work to allow it to welcome back renters in the near future, owner Centurion Asset Management Inc. said. (Photo Courtesy of Centurion Asset Management Inc.)
Avi Friedman presented his vision for the urban centres of the future Saturday in Langford. The leading urban planner and architect has been working with the City of Langford on its planning for years. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Densification, sustainability key to Langford’s downtown: Avi Friedman

The renowned urban planner presented his vision for the city Saturday morning

Avi Friedman presented his vision for the urban centres of the future Saturday in Langford. The leading urban planner and architect has been working with the City of Langford on its planning for years. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The District of Sooke hopes a zoning bylaw amendment will encourage developers to build underground parking. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s density bonus program being tweaked

Bylaw change aims to increase underground parking, housing options

The District of Sooke hopes a zoning bylaw amendment will encourage developers to build underground parking. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The updated plan for Victoria Hospice Society work on Bowker Creek should the School District 61 Lansdowne land sale be approved. (Victoria Hospice Society). (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice Society)

Greater Victoria School District defers land sale discussion two weeks

Victoria Hospice presentation, potential third reading of bylaw set for March 14 meeting

The updated plan for Victoria Hospice Society work on Bowker Creek should the School District 61 Lansdowne land sale be approved. (Victoria Hospice Society). (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice Society)
The District of Sooke is reviewing its building permit approval process. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Bylaw change could hold key to building permit backlog in Sooke

It currently takes district planners up to three months to approve permits

The District of Sooke is reviewing its building permit approval process. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Abkhazi Garden will be permanently protected from development if a proposal from Aryze Developments and the Land Conservancy of B.C. is approved by the City of Victoria. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)

Proposal could permanently protect Victoria’s Abkhazi Garden from development

Aryze Developments looks to purchase density rights from garden site, transfer to nearby property

Abkhazi Garden will be permanently protected from development if a proposal from Aryze Developments and the Land Conservancy of B.C. is approved by the City of Victoria. (The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden/Facebook)
Rachael Sansom of Grayland Consulting speaks with a group of around 30 residents Saturday about a proposed rezoning of 350 Lone Oak Pl. in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Residents share concerns with developer on proposed Langford rezoning

Rezoning application would allow for apartment proposal on Lone Oak Place

Rachael Sansom of Grayland Consulting speaks with a group of around 30 residents Saturday about a proposed rezoning of 350 Lone Oak Pl. in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The property at 840 Arncote Ave. could be the new home of Langford’s 50-plus club, pending a public hearing and council approval. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford public hearings look at proposals to transform residential lots

A social club, pitched for Arncote Avenue, would have bowling greens and a games room

The property at 840 Arncote Ave. could be the new home of Langford’s 50-plus club, pending a public hearing and council approval. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The development proposal on Happy Valley Road had residents concerned about the potential impact on the Sea Isle Centre, located at 2715 Sooke Rd. Both the applicant and the mayor said the brain trauma centre would be unimpacted. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Development round-up: Langford considers several lower density rezonings

Residents weigh in on proposals during public hearings for properties on city’s western edges

The development proposal on Happy Valley Road had residents concerned about the potential impact on the Sea Isle Centre, located at 2715 Sooke Rd. Both the applicant and the mayor said the brain trauma centre would be unimpacted. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
The City of Colwood is hosting a public hearing on Feb. 22 on a proposed bylaw amendment that would allow the construction of a six-storey apartment building. (Photo courtesy of Westcor Lands Limited)

Public hearing set for proposed 6-storey apartment building in Colwood

Feb. 22 hearing invites feedback on proposed project at Sooke Road, Veteran’s Memorial Parkway

The City of Colwood is hosting a public hearing on Feb. 22 on a proposed bylaw amendment that would allow the construction of a six-storey apartment building. (Photo courtesy of Westcor Lands Limited)
A visual showing BC Alta Developments’ proposed plans for one of two properties straddling both sides of Veterans Memorial Parkway on the northern border of Havenwood Park in Colwood. (Photo Courtesy of BC Alta Developments)

Havenwood Park area rezoning moved along by Colwood council

Controversial development proposal has drawn ire of neighbours, more consultation coming

A visual showing BC Alta Developments’ proposed plans for one of two properties straddling both sides of Veterans Memorial Parkway on the northern border of Havenwood Park in Colwood. (Photo Courtesy of BC Alta Developments)
Central Saanich council has approved 235 new rental units in two six-storey buildings in the Marigold neighbourhood of Central Saanich off Lochside Drive. (Rendering courtesy of Starlight Developments)

235-unit second phase of Marigold project to rise in Central Saanich near Hwy. 17 intersection

Central Saanich council also approved Phase 3 condominium/townhouse project for site

Central Saanich council has approved 235 new rental units in two six-storey buildings in the Marigold neighbourhood of Central Saanich off Lochside Drive. (Rendering courtesy of Starlight Developments)
Haven, a six-storey condominium project under construction at 1109 and 1115 Johnson St. will have units ranging from studio to three bedrooms, all of which will be reserved for families, seniors and individuals with middle incomes. (Proscenium Architecture/Chard Development)

Partnership aims to get middle-income earners into Victoria’s tight housing market

104 new units under construction in Johnson Street condo building

Haven, a six-storey condominium project under construction at 1109 and 1115 Johnson St. will have units ranging from studio to three bedrooms, all of which will be reserved for families, seniors and individuals with middle incomes. (Proscenium Architecture/Chard Development)
Construction continues on an affordable housing complex on Drennan Street in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke aims to slash building permit delay

Council approves staff request to hire another building inspector, clerical support

Construction continues on an affordable housing complex on Drennan Street in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)
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