development

The CRD’s Hospitals and Housing Committee heard different proposed uses for the land at 950 Kings Rd. (Google Maps)

CRD hears proposal for 200-unit complex at contentious Hillside-Quadra property

Residents beg CRD to sell the former Blanshard Elementary site to the City of Victoria

The CRD’s Hospitals and Housing Committee heard different proposed uses for the land at 950 Kings Rd. (Google Maps)
The stretch of Highway 1 between Leigh Road and the Westshore Parkway will see a fourth lane installed (Google Maps)

Highway 1 just south of Malahat Drive to see lane expansion

Langford stretch between Leigh Road and Westshore Parkway will see additional lane and median

The stretch of Highway 1 between Leigh Road and the Westshore Parkway will see a fourth lane installed (Google Maps)
The development at 1301 Hillside Ave. was originally proposed as a rental unit, but has since switched to a condo development (File contributed/NVision Properties)

Proposed Hillside rental development switched to condo project

The development at 1301 Hillside Ave. originally targeted UVic, Camosun student renters

The development at 1301 Hillside Ave. was originally proposed as a rental unit, but has since switched to a condo development (File contributed/NVision Properties)
A new Scottish heritage centre is proposed by the Victoria Highland Games Association and D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism (Township of View Royal)

Scottish cultural centre proposed for View Royal

A 10,000 square foot building is proposed for the Craigflower Manor grounds

A new Scottish heritage centre is proposed by the Victoria Highland Games Association and D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism (Township of View Royal)
A digital rendering of the upcoming Unity Commons development at 1303 Fairfield Rd (City of Victoria)

Development replacing Fairfield United Church gets final approval

The new Unity Commons Development will take over the space at 1303 Fairfield Rd.

A digital rendering of the upcoming Unity Commons development at 1303 Fairfield Rd (City of Victoria)
Lapis Homes Ltd. put forward new design changes for the proposed 10 townhouses at 939 Colville Rd. and 825 Lampson St. (Township of Esquimalt)

10 new townhouses coming to Esquimalt

Staff have approved the final elements of a project set to start this spring

Lapis Homes Ltd. put forward new design changes for the proposed 10 townhouses at 939 Colville Rd. and 825 Lampson St. (Township of Esquimalt)
Developer rendering of the proposed Quest condo building at 2326 Oak Bay Ave.. (Photo: Large & Co.)

Quest condo development back before public with changes to save Garry oak

Developers say changes will save historic oak tree

Developer rendering of the proposed Quest condo building at 2326 Oak Bay Ave.. (Photo: Large & Co.)
The PARC Residential Living development is proposed for the 800 block of Fort Street, and would offer senior living, rental space, retail space and childcare. (City of Victoria)

Senior living, mixed-use development to take over part of Fort Street

Victoria’s PARC Retirement Living is one step closer to getting shovels in the ground

The PARC Residential Living development is proposed for the 800 block of Fort Street, and would offer senior living, rental space, retail space and childcare. (City of Victoria)
Mike Miller, CEO of Abstract Developments and Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen reveal the plans for the intersection at Cadboro Bay Road and Bowker Avenue in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

Local developer funds re-construction of Oak Bay intersection

Abstract also announces 50-seat restaurant as anchor business for Bowker development

Mike Miller, CEO of Abstract Developments and Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen reveal the plans for the intersection at Cadboro Bay Road and Bowker Avenue in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/News Staff)
Inspired People with Musician Calvin Lechner

Inspired People with Musician Calvin Lechner

Moving from music to marketing in the Okanagan

  • Sep 24, 2018
Inspired People with Musician Calvin Lechner
Artist’s rendering of the proposed Corvette Landing, the first mass-timber building on the Island, to be built in Esquimalt. Photo contributed

Esquimalt council green-lights first mass-timber building on Vancouver Island

Mayor appreciates 12-storey structure’s proximity to naval base, graving dock and Seaspan

Artist’s rendering of the proposed Corvette Landing, the first mass-timber building on the Island, to be built in Esquimalt. Photo contributed
27-year-old Christopher Bauer wants to help solve Victoria’s housing crisis, through his company that creates digital floor plans for single family homes and multi-family buildings.                                Anna James/                                VICTORIA NEWS

HOMEFINDER: Young entrepreneur plans to tackle rental housing crisis

Terra Floor Plans sells digital plans for multi-family rental homes

27-year-old Christopher Bauer wants to help solve Victoria’s housing crisis, through his company that creates digital floor plans for single family homes and multi-family buildings.                                Anna James/                                VICTORIA NEWS
Victoria councillors this week approved a 10-year tax holiday for the Customs House residential/commercial project at Government and Wharf streets. Site work for the luxury homes project is due to start this fall, with the projected completion time early 2020. Courtesy Edelman

City grants 10-year tax ‘holiday’ for luxury condo building

$5.4-million tax break will offset Custom House heritage redevelopment

Victoria councillors this week approved a 10-year tax holiday for the Customs House residential/commercial project at Government and Wharf streets. Site work for the luxury homes project is due to start this fall, with the projected completion time early 2020. Courtesy Edelman
The Jawl Properties building under construction at 1515 Douglas St., in combination with the company’s farther-along project adjacent at 750 Pandora Ave., will add approximately 300,000 square feet of class A office space and retail space to downtown Victoria. Much of the space is already spoken for; the B.C. Investment Management Corporation is moving its head office from the Selkirk neighbourhood to the Pandora building, while three expanding tech firms are taking space in the Douglas site. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

2018 prognosis for commercial real estate markets good for Greater Victoria

Rising development costs, end-user pricing will peak, but optimism remains for success in aftermath

The Jawl Properties building under construction at 1515 Douglas St., in combination with the company’s farther-along project adjacent at 750 Pandora Ave., will add approximately 300,000 square feet of class A office space and retail space to downtown Victoria. Much of the space is already spoken for; the B.C. Investment Management Corporation is moving its head office from the Selkirk neighbourhood to the Pandora building, while three expanding tech firms are taking space in the Douglas site. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Illustration of the design for The Hive, a below market-rate micro-suite housing development proposed for 736 Princess St. The proposal, which would require a significant change to the City’s official community plan, was sent back to staff for more work after being discussed during committee of the whole on Thursday. Courtesy Large and Co./City of Victoria

Option for low-cost, workers housing in Victoria sent back to drawing board

Councillors not convinced Princess St. proposal is the right way to ease affordability crisis

Illustration of the design for The Hive, a below market-rate micro-suite housing development proposed for 736 Princess St. The proposal, which would require a significant change to the City’s official community plan, was sent back to staff for more work after being discussed during committee of the whole on Thursday. Courtesy Large and Co./City of Victoria
Ray Kennedy has owned and operated Bring and Buy Books for 18 years, and says he had plans to sell the business to an interested buyer but the Township purchased the building in September and will demolish it in late spring.  Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Local businesses forced out in Esquimalt Township’s purchase of building

Esquimalt Road property will serve as parking lot until Town Centre plan confirmed for site

Ray Kennedy has owned and operated Bring and Buy Books for 18 years, and says he had plans to sell the business to an interested buyer but the Township purchased the building in September and will demolish it in late spring.  Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Nick Armstrong (at centre with sign), with the City of Victoria Transportation and Operations department, alerts drivers to the new no turn right on a red light rules when the Pandora bike lanes opened in May. (Don Denton/Victoria News)

EDITORIAL: Traffic study makes sense

Development, bike lanes and demographic changes all affect traffic flow

  • Dec 8, 2017
Nick Armstrong (at centre with sign), with the City of Victoria Transportation and Operations department, alerts drivers to the new no turn right on a red light rules when the Pandora bike lanes opened in May. (Don Denton/Victoria News)
English Inn general manager Jay Smith is opening the doors during renovations for the community to see the progress of Aragon Properties’ redevelopment of the Esquimalt landmark. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

English Inn offers public tours of Esquimalt redevelopment

General manager wants to clear up miscommunications and gather community input

English Inn general manager Jay Smith is opening the doors during renovations for the community to see the progress of Aragon Properties’ redevelopment of the Esquimalt landmark. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
A backhoe doing demolition duties rips away at the former Crystal Court Motel on Belleville Street in Victoria. The site is destined for a seniors complex with a 15-storey tower and a four-storey residential commercial component. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Crystal Court demolition: End of an era in Victoria

Motel operated from 1950 to 2007 in the heart of city’s tourist area

A backhoe doing demolition duties rips away at the former Crystal Court Motel on Belleville Street in Victoria. The site is destined for a seniors complex with a 15-storey tower and a four-storey residential commercial component. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The City of Victoria is considering changes that would reduce the requirement for parking spaces in multi-family developments.                                 iStock photo

Parking requirements may be relaxed for Victoria developers

Move aims to streamline development process, reflects less need for vehicle parking in urban centre

The City of Victoria is considering changes that would reduce the requirement for parking spaces in multi-family developments.                                 iStock photo