UVic parkade goes back to the drawing board

Open houses end for university – public reaction is mixed to the five parkade options

Three open houses have come and gone, and now the University of Victoria will decide where and how hundreds more vehicles will park on campus.

The meetings were well-attended, and feedback on the five proposed designs varied, according to Kristi Simpson, UVic’s associate vice-president of campus planning.

“People want to understand what it all means,” she said, referring to such things as the financial implications and location of each of the five designs.

Attendees and community members are invited to submit feedback online at www.uvic.ca/carsa until March 30. The input will then be vetted, and the university will create a detailed design for their final proposal.

Simpson says another round of open houses will come in late April or May, for interested parties to provide further input.

This is the third time UVic has gone to the community with a parkade proposal, after Saanich council twice denied approval to the university, citing such issues as height and location of the parkade, and a lack of meaningful community consultation.

Two area community associations told the News this week they weren’t happy with the new designs.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Autism support dog helps Langford boy hold his head high

Family shares story for Autism Awareness Month

Give your immunity a boost for National Immunization Awareness Week

Immunize Canada calls on Canadians to stay up to date with their immunizations

Bear sightings historically rare in Langford: City staff

51 bear complaints or sightings in last year

Families hop over to Easter celebrations at Millstream Village

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza had lineups before 11 a.m.

Parishioners bear the weight of a large wooden cross on Good Friday

Good Friday Passion Procession winds through streets of Victoria

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Most Read