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Dianna Claus sits on her bed in the small room she rents at 1122 Collinson St., where she has given notice. The landlord is applying to the City to rezone the property to convert the light housekeeping units – bachelor apartments with shared bathrooms – into six regular apartment units.                                Lauren Boothby/                                VICTORIA NEWS                                Dianna Claus sits on her bed in the small room she rents at 1122 Collinson, where she has given notice. The landlord is applying to Council for rezoning to convert the light housekeeping units — bachelor apartments with shared bathrooms — into 6 regular apartment units. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Low-income tenants in Victoria reno project worry where they’ll end up

Council considering upgrade proposal that would likely price renters out of homes

Dianna Claus sits on her bed in the small room she rents at 1122 Collinson St., where she has given notice. The landlord is applying to the City to rezone the property to convert the light housekeeping units – bachelor apartments with shared bathrooms – into six regular apartment units.                                Lauren Boothby/                                VICTORIA NEWS                                Dianna Claus sits on her bed in the small room she rents at 1122 Collinson, where she has given notice. The landlord is applying to Council for rezoning to convert the light housekeeping units — bachelor apartments with shared bathrooms — into 6 regular apartment units. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Living room rendering for a Customs House suite shows spectacular harbour views through large floor to ceiling windows. Site work for the luxury homes project is due to start this fall, with the projected completion time early 2020.                                Courtesy Edelman

HOMEFINDER: Customs House envisions Inner Harbour luxury in Victoria

Residential project blends heritage features with modern design

Living room rendering for a Customs House suite shows spectacular harbour views through large floor to ceiling windows. Site work for the luxury homes project is due to start this fall, with the projected completion time early 2020.                                Courtesy Edelman
Esquimalt Town Centre development is growing

Esquimalt Town Centre development is growing

Township announces purchase of property on adjacent block, mayor calls it ‘huge opportunity’

Esquimalt Town Centre development is growing
The owners of this heritage registered Rockland neighbourhood home on Shasta Place have been forced to halt deconstruction work for 60 days while the City discusses other options with the owners.                                Photo courtesy of Victoria Heritage Foundation

Rockland homeowner asked to halt deconstruction plans by City of Victoria

Pub owner Matt MacNeill and his family have lived in heritage-registered home for 17 years

The owners of this heritage registered Rockland neighbourhood home on Shasta Place have been forced to halt deconstruction work for 60 days while the City discusses other options with the owners.                                Photo courtesy of Victoria Heritage Foundation
Rendering of the proposed development at 1201 Fort St. shows larger building fronting directly onto Fort Street and with a public pedestrian pathway runing alongside. Courtesy Abstract Developments

Rockland neighbours remain unhappy with Fort Street project

Proponents of a multi-phase development at 1201 Fort St. were peppered with…

Rendering of the proposed development at 1201 Fort St. shows larger building fronting directly onto Fort Street and with a public pedestrian pathway runing alongside. Courtesy Abstract Developments
Bayview Place in Victoria West is already home to a pair of condominium towers, with a third on the way. It will eventually be home to a senior aging-in-care residence, with 155 units split between condos, rental units and licensed care spaces. Courtesy Focus Equities

HOMEFINDER: Bayview in Vic West adding a senior’s element

Vancouver’s Element Lifestyle Retirement buys into master-planned neighbourhood

Bayview Place in Victoria West is already home to a pair of condominium towers, with a third on the way. It will eventually be home to a senior aging-in-care residence, with 155 units split between condos, rental units and licensed care spaces. Courtesy Focus Equities
This version of Hither Green Park was turned down by Esquimalt council last month after residents spoke out against the design, part of the redevelopment of the English Inn. Developer Aragon Properties is currently working on a new design.                                Rendering by Aragon Properties

English Inn developer working on new plan for fire access lane in Esquimalt

Neighbours convince council to reject redevelopment of Hither Green Park for project

This version of Hither Green Park was turned down by Esquimalt council last month after residents spoke out against the design, part of the redevelopment of the English Inn. Developer Aragon Properties is currently working on a new design.                                Rendering by Aragon Properties
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps.

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Victoria to remain a human-scale city, Lisa Helps says

High density development areas targeted in previous consultation with residents, businesses

  • Aug 31, 2017
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps.
Construction for the first of the two towers going up between Johnson and Yates streets near Vancouver Street is well underway. One reader uses the 989 project to illustrate how new buildings cater to more affluent buyers and renters. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria building developers cater to upper-end renters, buyers

City’s moderate wage earners being shut out of housing market

  • Aug 29, 2017
Construction for the first of the two towers going up between Johnson and Yates streets near Vancouver Street is well underway. One reader uses the 989 project to illustrate how new buildings cater to more affluent buyers and renters. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
Artist rendering of the proposed 29-storey tower Hudson Place 1 at the corner of Blanshard and Herald Streets.                                 Courtesy of Townline

Victoria’s skyline could soon be reaching higher

Half of Townline’s Hudson Place project could extend up to 29 storeys high.

Artist rendering of the proposed 29-storey tower Hudson Place 1 at the corner of Blanshard and Herald Streets.                                 Courtesy of Townline
Work continues on the Capital Park development in James Bay, with crews closing down the sidewalk on Superior Street between Menzies and Government streets. Arnold Lim/Black Press

Capital Park development in Victoria moving closer to fruition

Neighbourhood library and Red Barn Market slated to open in January

Work continues on the Capital Park development in James Bay, with crews closing down the sidewalk on Superior Street between Menzies and Government streets. Arnold Lim/Black Press
Construction is booming in Victoria, due in part to a new approach by city hall. Tim Collins/Victoria News

City hall more development friendly in Victoria

Municipal planners, developers collaborating on better design, workable solutions

  • Jul 13, 2017
Construction is booming in Victoria, due in part to a new approach by city hall. Tim Collins/Victoria News