Pandora development decision pushed back

Victoria city council's decision to approve or reject a proposed development on the St. Andrew's school site has been deferred to October.

  • Sep. 22, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Due to overwhelming attendance during a public hearing last week, Victoria city council’s decision to approve or reject a proposed development on the St. Andrew’s school site has been deferred to October.

The development at 1012 Pandora Ave. in the North Park neighbourhood calls for 209 rental units amongst two buildings — one six storeys and the other four.

There has been much controversy surrounding the project from residents against the development, citing a concern with traffic volumes, the height of the tower overshadowing the Mason Street Farm and a lack of green space.

Residents in favour believe it could revitalize the area.

During the first public hearing in late August, roughly 40 names were on the list of people wanting to speak about the development, while last Thursday’s continuation drew dozens more.

The decision has been deferred until Thursday, Oct. 8. The meeting will be held in council chambers at 7 p.m.