development

The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, are on the market. (CBRE Victoria)
The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, are on the market. (CBRE Victoria)
Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)

City gives green light to downtown affordable housing development

Chard Development’s Cook Street Plaza will include 104 below-market units

Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)
85 new homes are coming to Langford with the latest development at Belmont Residences East. Mayor of Langford Stew Young says citizens won’t see a slowdown in development. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

85 new homes coming to Langford’s Belmont neighborhood

Development includes bike repair station, electric vehicle charging, pet grooming station and more

85 new homes are coming to Langford with the latest development at Belmont Residences East. Mayor of Langford Stew Young says citizens won’t see a slowdown in development. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Bosa Development is proposing three towers as the next phase of the Dockside Green development. (File provided/City of Victoria)

Victoria developer reveals proposed next phase of Dockside Green

Bosa Development is proposing three towers, ranging from 13 to 16 storeys

Bosa Development is proposing three towers as the next phase of the Dockside Green development. (File provided/City of Victoria)
The City of Langford and the Maritime Museum of B.C. are planning to build an all-in-one facility that houses a planetarium, sky deck, conference centre, performing arts theatre and museum. The site they have their eyes on is at 790 McCallum Rd., nearby the Costco Langford location. (City of Langford)

Langford sets sights on cultural development

Museum, conference centre and performing arts theatre proposed for McCallum Road property

The City of Langford and the Maritime Museum of B.C. are planning to build an all-in-one facility that houses a planetarium, sky deck, conference centre, performing arts theatre and museum. The site they have their eyes on is at 790 McCallum Rd., nearby the Costco Langford location. (City of Langford)
2330 Sooke Rd. is the proposed site in Colwood for 18 townhomes, 27 condos and 32 rental apartments. Developers were seen preparing the land on Wednesday. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Development will bring 77 new homes to Colwood

Developers preparing land for six-storey, four-storey and two three-storey buildings on Sooke Road

2330 Sooke Rd. is the proposed site in Colwood for 18 townhomes, 27 condos and 32 rental apartments. Developers were seen preparing the land on Wednesday. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The properties at the 700-block of Fort Street and 1100-block of Blanshard Street may soon be transformed into a high-rise hotel. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

High-rise hotel proposed for downtown Victoria location

A 15-storey hotel could be coming to the Fort and Blanshard streets area

The properties at the 700-block of Fort Street and 1100-block of Blanshard Street may soon be transformed into a high-rise hotel. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Standing Stone Developments has switched its Corvette Landing project from a condo to a rental development. (corvettelanding.com)

Mass-timber project in Esquimalt switches from condos to rentals

Corvette Landing will now offer rental units in the area

Standing Stone Developments has switched its Corvette Landing project from a condo to a rental development. (corvettelanding.com)
Dec. 12, 2019 – Brun Dahlquist, owner of Pluto’s Restaurant, was happy to learn he’d get a one-year lease extension after he was told the restaurant would be demolished to make way for condominiums. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria restaurant gets one-year extension after facing renoviction

Pluto’s Restaurant set to stay at its Cook Street location until March 2021

Dec. 12, 2019 – Brun Dahlquist, owner of Pluto’s Restaurant, was happy to learn he’d get a one-year lease extension after he was told the restaurant would be demolished to make way for condominiums. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A digital rendering of what the Harris Green Development could look like. (File contributed/ IBI group for Starlight Developments)

More than a million square feet of rental units proposed for downtown Victoria development

The Harris Green development is proposed to take over two large lots on Yates Street

A digital rendering of what the Harris Green Development could look like. (File contributed/ IBI group for Starlight Developments)
UVic Properties and Chard Development have partnered on a proposal to redevelop 1312, 1314 and 1324 Broad Street, as well as 615-625 Johnson Street into a 134-room hotel. (Black Press Media File)

New downtown Victoria hotel slated to replace two heritage buildings

A development on Yates, Broad and Johnson Streets is going to a public hearing

UVic Properties and Chard Development have partnered on a proposal to redevelop 1312, 1314 and 1324 Broad Street, as well as 615-625 Johnson Street into a 134-room hotel. (Black Press Media File)
Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are fees collected from developers to help fund the cost of growth-related infrastructure and parks. Nvision’s five-storey, 95-unit rental building at 433 Boleskine Rd. in Saanich. (Black Press File Photo)

New Saanich bylaw to reduce cost to taxpayers for infrastructure upgrades

Bylaw governing development cost charges has not had a major update since 1998

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Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are fees collected from developers to help fund the cost of growth-related infrastructure and parks. Nvision’s five-storey, 95-unit rental building at 433 Boleskine Rd. in Saanich. (Black Press File Photo)
A new 102-unit residential building is being proposed for the property at 1100-1108 Esquimalt Rd and 610-612 Lampson St. (File contributed/Township of Esquimalt)                                A new 102-unit residential building is being proposed for the property at 1100-1108 Esquimalt Rd and 610-612 Lampson St. (File contributed/Township of Esquimalt)

Six-storey, 102-unit residential complex proposed for main Esquimalt intersection

Praxis Architects Inc. wants to see the development at Lampson Road and Esquimalt Street

A new 102-unit residential building is being proposed for the property at 1100-1108 Esquimalt Rd and 610-612 Lampson St. (File contributed/Township of Esquimalt)                                A new 102-unit residential building is being proposed for the property at 1100-1108 Esquimalt Rd and 610-612 Lampson St. (File contributed/Township of Esquimalt)
A five-storey, mixed-use development at 43, 45 and 55 Gorge Rd. East and 2827, 2829, and 2831 Irma St. could house 157 residential units. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

More than 150 rental units proposed for Gorge Road neighbourhood

The City of Victoria is set to hear of a new five-storey project

A five-storey, mixed-use development at 43, 45 and 55 Gorge Rd. East and 2827, 2829, and 2831 Irma St. could house 157 residential units. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
An adjusted proposal to the property at899 Esquimalt Rd. sees the main tower pared down to 10 storeys from 12 (File contributed/ Lexi Developments)

Proposed 12-storey building in Esquimalt pared down to 10, medical clinic no longer prioritized

Esquimalt council heard from Lexi Development about proposed changes to plans

An adjusted proposal to the property at899 Esquimalt Rd. sees the main tower pared down to 10 storeys from 12 (File contributed/ Lexi Developments)
Sakura Development and 66 Developments Ltd. are putting forward plans for a 15-storey mixed-use complex at 1150 Cook St., the former site of Pluto’s Diner. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Fifteen-storey condominium project proposed to replace Pluto’s Diner

The downtown property at 1150 Cook St. could see 105 units and ground-floor commercial space

Sakura Development and 66 Developments Ltd. are putting forward plans for a 15-storey mixed-use complex at 1150 Cook St., the former site of Pluto’s Diner. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Sonja Trauss (left) and Adrian Crook will be speaking at Tuesday night’s Yes in My Back Yard event. (File contributed/ Urban Development Institute)

YIMBY: Yes, in My Back Yard discussions held in downtown Victoria

Housing density advocates to explore different solutions to affordable housing

Sonja Trauss (left) and Adrian Crook will be speaking at Tuesday night’s Yes in My Back Yard event. (File contributed/ Urban Development Institute)
Traffic delays expected at Foul Bay and Lansdowne Roads due to water main installation
Traffic delays expected at Foul Bay and Lansdowne Roads due to water main installation
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from until the end of November. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Portions of Galloping Goose Trail remain closed until end of November

Pedestrians and cyclists can take detours around the area near the McKenzie Interchange

The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from until the end of November. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Mount St. Angela’s development at 913-929 Burdett Avenue and 914-924 McClure Street is looking to become a 106-unit senior’s residence (plus 26 assisted living units). (File contributed/ Arcata Collective Ltd)

City of Victoria considers proposed senior rental development

The Mount St. Angela’s complex aims to include affordable rental units

The Mount St. Angela’s development at 913-929 Burdett Avenue and 914-924 McClure Street is looking to become a 106-unit senior’s residence (plus 26 assisted living units). (File contributed/ Arcata Collective Ltd)