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Abstract staff were seen on site at 1561 York Pl. while neighbours looked on in anger at the demolition of a 122-year-old-wall. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Greater Victoria developer rushes to demolish historic wall before Oak Bay applies heritage permit

Abstract Development punches holes in one of Oak Bay’s oldest stone walls

Abstract staff were seen on site at 1561 York Pl. while neighbours looked on in anger at the demolition of a 122-year-old-wall. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The City of Victoria is continues to discuss options for the location of the Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre. (File Photo)

Victoria city staff start from square one on Crystal Pool project

Victoria staff need direction on revised plans for the Crystal Pool and Wellness Project

The City of Victoria is continues to discuss options for the location of the Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre. (File Photo)
A digital rendering shows what the new fire hall and residential property will look like at 1025 Johnson St. (File contributed/ Jawl Residential Properties)

Last tweaks to new Victoria fire hall project coming to city council

The property at 1025 Johnson St. will be part of a 12-storey mixed-use development

A digital rendering shows what the new fire hall and residential property will look like at 1025 Johnson St. (File contributed/ Jawl Residential Properties)
Mike Chiu (left) Doug Grant,Farooq Moosa, David Craik, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins, Jason Craik, Steve Mo andChris Fitzpatrick put the first shovels to the ground at the upcoming Vista project at 622 Admirals Rd. (File contributed/Rep Lab)
Mike Chiu (left) Doug Grant,Farooq Moosa, David Craik, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins, Jason Craik, Steve Mo andChris Fitzpatrick put the first shovels to the ground at the upcoming Vista project at 622 Admirals Rd. (File contributed/Rep Lab)
A digital rendering shows what the 200 Cook St. development will look like. A 388 square-foot studio apartment will rent for $1,600. (File contributed/ Urban Core Ventures)

‘Affordable’ a matter of perception for downtown Victoria development

Local residents confused about prices at new rental complex in Cook Street Village

A digital rendering shows what the 200 Cook St. development will look like. A 388 square-foot studio apartment will rent for $1,600. (File contributed/ Urban Core Ventures)
A digital rendering shows what the new development at 1314 Broad St. will look like. (File contributed/CHARD Development)

New downtown Victoria hotel to offer car elevator, bee sanctuary

A ‘well-known’ hotel chain will operate the 137-room development on Broad Street

A digital rendering shows what the new development at 1314 Broad St. will look like. (File contributed/CHARD Development)
The Vancouver Island School of Art is to receive a new home at the Ross Terrace development at 2566, 2570 and 2560 Fifth St. (File contributed/Aryze Developments)

Vancouver Island School of Art gets new home approved

A new rental complex by ARYZE and The Purdey Group will also house the new art campus

The Vancouver Island School of Art is to receive a new home at the Ross Terrace development at 2566, 2570 and 2560 Fifth St. (File contributed/Aryze Developments)
The property at 1712 and 1780 Fairfield Rd. has been approved for development by the City of Victoria. Residents are upset about the decision since the proposed development is 2.5 storeys, where the Official Community Plan only allows two. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

Victoria neighbourhood takes City to court over variance approvals

Some members of the Gonzales neighbourhood are unhappy about a new development

The property at 1712 and 1780 Fairfield Rd. has been approved for development by the City of Victoria. Residents are upset about the decision since the proposed development is 2.5 storeys, where the Official Community Plan only allows two. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
A digital rendering shows what a new, 10-storey building could look like from 819-827 Fort St. (File contributed/ The Salient Group)

City seeks public input on proposed 10-storey building on Fort Street

The mixed-use building is part of the block-long project proposed by The Salient Group

A digital rendering shows what a new, 10-storey building could look like from 819-827 Fort St. (File contributed/ The Salient Group)
Esquimalt gives six-storey rental complex the green light

Esquimalt gives six-storey rental complex the green light

A new apartment building is set to go up on Admirals Road

Esquimalt gives six-storey rental complex the green light
Lexi Development has proposed the installation of an urgent care facilty, with the caveat that it can extend the area’s zoning measurements to allow for 12 storeys instead of six (File contributed/ Township of Esquimalt)

Township of Esquimalt puts 12-storey development on hold

The proposed project at 899 Esquimalt Rd. would house a two-storey urgent health care centre

Lexi Development has proposed the installation of an urgent care facilty, with the caveat that it can extend the area’s zoning measurements to allow for 12 storeys instead of six (File contributed/ Township of Esquimalt)
Victoria city council voted for mandate that developers include 20 per cent affordable units in projects which include more than 60 units. (File photo)

Developers say Victoria’s affordable housing mandate will further drive rental housing crisis

Large-scale developers must make 20 per cent of projects affordable housing units

Victoria city council voted for mandate that developers include 20 per cent affordable units in projects which include more than 60 units. (File photo)
The number of condo units in downtown Victoria has increased by 10-times since 2016. (Black Press files)

Downtown Victoria sees 10-fold increase in condo units since 2016

A report by the Downtown Victoria Business Association details ongoing construction trends

The number of condo units in downtown Victoria has increased by 10-times since 2016. (Black Press files)
One month after the downtown fire not much information has been released (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria city council approves demolition of former hotel razed by fire

The property at 603 Pandora Ave. was the subject of a suspicious fire on May 6

One month after the downtown fire not much information has been released (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The registered heritage building housing Wellburn’s Market has stood at the corner of Cook Street and Pandroa Avenue since 1914. (File photo)

Century-old grocery business set to close for new development

Wellburn’s Market closes in 2020 when a new development takes over

The registered heritage building housing Wellburn’s Market has stood at the corner of Cook Street and Pandroa Avenue since 1914. (File photo)
One month after the downtown fire not much information has been released. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Developer looks to demolish building remnants of downtown Victoria fire

Victoria staff recommend demolishing the former Plaza Hotel ‘as soon as possible’

One month after the downtown fire not much information has been released. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
One month after the downtown fire not much information has been released (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Developer looks to demolish building remnants of downtown Victoria fire

Victoria staff recommend demolishing the former Plaza Hotel ‘as soon as possible’

One month after the downtown fire not much information has been released (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Pluto’s restaurant has been in place at 1150 Cook St. for 30 years, but will soon be moving out. (Facebook/ Pluto’s )

Longtime downtown Victoria restaurant gets renovicted

Pluto’s Restaurant has until April 2020 to move out to make way for a development

Pluto’s restaurant has been in place at 1150 Cook St. for 30 years, but will soon be moving out. (Facebook/ Pluto’s )
City council will hear suggestions about shifting plans for two turf fields at Topaz Park, to one at Topaz and one at Vic High. Photographed, the City of Delta is took steps to build a second artificial turf sports field at Mackie park. (File photo)

City considers shifting plans at Topaz Park to install turf field at Vic High

Splitting design costs for two separate fields would save time and money, staff say

City council will hear suggestions about shifting plans for two turf fields at Topaz Park, to one at Topaz and one at Vic High. Photographed, the City of Delta is took steps to build a second artificial turf sports field at Mackie park. (File photo)
A previous digital rendering of what the final phase of the Railyards development would look like was presented to the city in 2018. Since then, plans have dropped form nine floors to seven floors. (City of Victoria)

Victoria city council to hear pitch for last phase of Vic West development

The final stage of the Railyards development on Tyee Road will be presented at council

A previous digital rendering of what the final phase of the Railyards development would look like was presented to the city in 2018. Since then, plans have dropped form nine floors to seven floors. (City of Victoria)