The long-awaited, $38,000 study on how to densify housing in North Saanich has finally surfaced. There are a lot of pages and much repetition. Page 42, however, is guaranteed to open your eyes.
It shows four “areas of opportunity to densify” — two primary areas (Pat Bay/Mctavish roundabout in all directions except east and Pat Bay highway to MacDonald Park Road. Areas three and four are considered secondary areas — encompassing all of Dunsmuir Lodge and north of Mctavish Road and the Sandown Racetrack.
The four North Saanich councillors who are very much in favour of creating Langford-north all live well away from those alarming area of proposed development. This was to be discussed at a special meeting of council on Aug. 13. That has now been delayed to Sept. 9. I would suspect the town hall will not be able to handle the crowd.