development

GMC Projects CEO Jordan Milne, left, and vice-president of development, Tonny Kiptoo flank a Lydia Beauregard art piece that will embrace future tenants of the Adelphi Block building in downtown Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Heritage revitalization project in downtown Victoria a labour of love for developers

The tiny Adelphi Block offers unique living spaces, urban lifestyle on busy Old Town corner

GMC Projects CEO Jordan Milne, left, and vice-president of development, Tonny Kiptoo flank a Lydia Beauregard art piece that will embrace future tenants of the Adelphi Block building in downtown Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Rendering shows the concrete materials storage silo proposed for the new Trio Ready Mix waterfront plant in Rock Bay on the Gorge Waterway. On Thursday, Victoria councillors recommended sending the proposal to public hearing for more input. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria councillors like company’s light-covered waterfront silo idea

The public will have a chance to weigh in on Trio Ready Mix’s industrial waterway project soon

Rendering shows the concrete materials storage silo proposed for the new Trio Ready Mix waterfront plant in Rock Bay on the Gorge Waterway. On Thursday, Victoria councillors recommended sending the proposal to public hearing for more input. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Rendering of the concrete materials storage silo and loading wharf proposed for the new Trio Ready Mix waterfront plant in Rock Bay on the Gorge Waterway. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Proposal for 32-metre illuminated silo up for discussion in Victoria

Silo would form part of Trio Ready Mix’s environmentally friendly waterfront concrete plant

Rendering of the concrete materials storage silo and loading wharf proposed for the new Trio Ready Mix waterfront plant in Rock Bay on the Gorge Waterway. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Tenants of a new Langford development were unable to move in on schedule due to a setback in the developer obtaining an occupancy permit from the City of Langford. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)

No occupancy permit for Langford build on move-in day

Delays with occupancy permit force apartment building tenants into a hotel

Tenants of a new Langford development were unable to move in on schedule due to a setback in the developer obtaining an occupancy permit from the City of Langford. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)
Townhome sales at Heron View have surged in recent months as the impacts of COVID-19 leave homebuyers with a renewed appetite for semi-rural and small-town real estate offerings. The housing development is entering its second-to-last phase of construction. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke housing development sees fast sales during pandemic

Success at Heron View is duplicated in other areas of the real estate industry

Townhome sales at Heron View have surged in recent months as the impacts of COVID-19 leave homebuyers with a renewed appetite for semi-rural and small-town real estate offerings. The housing development is entering its second-to-last phase of construction. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Council inquiries about underground power lines, the number of electric vehicle charging stations and the prospects for installing a daycare will be addressed before a public hearing happens on the University Heights shopping centre redevelopment proposal. (Photo courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)

Saanich’s University Heights redevelopment may see changes before public hearing

Council wants more detail on underground power lines, EV charging stations, daycare flexibility

Council inquiries about underground power lines, the number of electric vehicle charging stations and the prospects for installing a daycare will be addressed before a public hearing happens on the University Heights shopping centre redevelopment proposal. (Photo courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)
An artist rendering of the atrium and exterior of the proposed Wintergarden Hotel submitted to the City of Victoria in a development application. (Renderings by D’Ambrosio Architecture)

20-storey hotel proposed for downtown Victoria

Wintergarden Hotel proposed for block of Blanshard Street between Fort and View streets

An artist rendering of the atrium and exterior of the proposed Wintergarden Hotel submitted to the City of Victoria in a development application. (Renderings by D’Ambrosio Architecture)
Saanich council is asking for more information before fully endorsing the Uptown-Douglas development plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich council seeks more information after hearing Uptown-Douglas plan

Council asks for further reports on economic, housing, transportation plans for corridor

Saanich council is asking for more information before fully endorsing the Uptown-Douglas development plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
The wood frame, mass timber commercial building in Esquimalt Town Square utilizes green technologies and features 10-foot, ground-floor ceilings. It will eventually be home to a new library and a neighbourhood pub/restaurant. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

Excitement building around Esquimalt Town Square

Residential, commercial and library project will add vibrancy, amenities to area, mayor says

The wood frame, mass timber commercial building in Esquimalt Town Square utilizes green technologies and features 10-foot, ground-floor ceilings. It will eventually be home to a new library and a neighbourhood pub/restaurant. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
New owners of Sooke Harbour House want to bring a modern look to the historic property built in 1929 that formerly attracted movie stars was the backdrop for movie-set locations. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
New owners of Sooke Harbour House want to bring a modern look to the historic property built in 1929 that formerly attracted movie stars was the backdrop for movie-set locations. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Ben Mycroft, senior development manager with GableCraft Homes, stands before the Royal Bay Latoria South lands development. The Latoria South development is aimed to be transformed into a new hub for Colwood, with 2,100 new homes planned, along with parks and pathways, bike routes, an elementary school and and a neighbourhood core with a grocery store, and other businesses. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

Royal Bay development in Colwood looks towards next phases

Developer predicts community project to be ongoing over next 10 years

Ben Mycroft, senior development manager with GableCraft Homes, stands before the Royal Bay Latoria South lands development. The Latoria South development is aimed to be transformed into a new hub for Colwood, with 2,100 new homes planned, along with parks and pathways, bike routes, an elementary school and and a neighbourhood core with a grocery store, and other businesses. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
Instead of being demolished, two Fairfield houses found new homes this week. The structures were moved to make way for a town house development. (Courtesy of Ryan Goodman)

Victoria houses take barge to San Juan, Gulf Islands

Fairfield homes moved to make way for townhouse development

Instead of being demolished, two Fairfield houses found new homes this week. The structures were moved to make way for a town house development. (Courtesy of Ryan Goodman)
A rendering of what the new Wellburn’s Building, called ParkWay, will look like. (Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture).

Architect plans to revitalize Victoria ‘gateways,’ including Wellburns building

Wood-construction apartments planned for Scott, Wellburn’s buildings

A rendering of what the new Wellburn’s Building, called ParkWay, will look like. (Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture).
Langford resident J Scott and over a dozen neighbours are upset over a proposal for two 11-storey buildings along Fairway Avenue. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford residents concerns rise over proposal for two 11-storey buildings

Group calls for more green space, independent traffic feasiblity study

Langford resident J Scott and over a dozen neighbours are upset over a proposal for two 11-storey buildings along Fairway Avenue. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A B.C. Supreme Court judge says the City of Langford’s decision to move ahead on a development without a certified architect was ‘unreasonable.’ (Google Maps)

No architect for Langford building ruled ‘unreasonable’ by B.C. Supreme Court

Legal action brought against City in 2019 for permit issued on Hoffman Avenue building

A B.C. Supreme Court judge says the City of Langford’s decision to move ahead on a development without a certified architect was ‘unreasonable.’ (Google Maps)
Downtown Victoria development proposes co-living suites for students

Downtown Victoria development proposes co-living suites for students

Townline Homes Inc. proposes 16-storey tower with 121 rental units

Downtown Victoria development proposes co-living suites for students
Digital renderings show what the new Roundhouse at Bayview Place development could look like. (File contributed/ Focus Equities).

Vic West development proposes high-rise condos, hotels and affordable rental units

The Roundhouse development at Bayview Place is revived after a 12-year hiatus

Digital renderings show what the new Roundhouse at Bayview Place development could look like. (File contributed/ Focus Equities).
The development at 324/328 Cook Street and 1044, 1048, 1052/1054 Pendergast Street comes before committee of the whole on Thursday. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Victoria considers four-storey building for former Pic-A- Flic site

Victoria city councillors to discuss development on Thursday

The development at 324/328 Cook Street and 1044, 1048, 1052/1054 Pendergast Street comes before committee of the whole on Thursday. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property

Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property

Cowichan Valley Regional Disrict gives Vic Tyler until March 15 to remove Cowichan riverfront home

Vancouver Island man refusing to move bylaw-defying tiny home from his property
Sooke School District 62 Trustee Ravi Parmar announced the new names of two West Langford schools, set to open in Sept. 2022. PEXSISEN Elementary and Centre Mountain LELLUM Middle were names gifted by Songhees and Beecher Bay First Nations. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

New Langford school names influenced by local First Nations

Sooke School District middle and elementary buildings to open in September 2022

Sooke School District 62 Trustee Ravi Parmar announced the new names of two West Langford schools, set to open in Sept. 2022. PEXSISEN Elementary and Centre Mountain LELLUM Middle were names gifted by Songhees and Beecher Bay First Nations. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)