Planning

District of Saanich planner Nadine Kawata and manager of community planning Cameron Scott accepted a Silver Award from the Planning Institute of B.C. on July 6 for the municipality’s housing strategy. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich housing strategy wins provincial award for excellence in planning

Award category recognizes development of leading-edge, visionary planning policy

 

The possible expansion of residential development in Cadboro Bay Village is on the table in Saanich. Residents and others are encouraged to take an online survey open now. (Google Streetview)

Saanich seeks input on housing options for Cadboro Bay Village

Online survey open to public; results will help council determine way forward

 

Calculations by Canadian demographer show Victoria CMA had a fertility rate of 0.95 in 2020, the lowest in all of Canada. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Greater Victoria delivering Canada’s lowest fertility rates

Life and societal factors contribute to fewer women expected to be expecting

 

Cadboro Bay is one of the local areas District of Saanich planners have focused on as part of the Centre, Corridor and Village plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich lays groundwork for more compact, greener communities

Corridor/village plan aims to increase affordability, reduce CO2 emissions

Cadboro Bay is one of the local areas District of Saanich planners have focused on as part of the Centre, Corridor and Village plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
The newly revised Cordova Bay Local Area Plan provides a framework to guide growth and change in the area, looking ahead 20 to 30 years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cordova Bay Village upgrades part of newest local area plan revision in Saanich

Council endorsement of document follows public hearing on March 15

The newly revised Cordova Bay Local Area Plan provides a framework to guide growth and change in the area, looking ahead 20 to 30 years. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pending approval from council, the public will have a chance to weigh in on Sidney’s draft Official Community Plan between March 1 and April 8. (Screencap)

Sidney draft OCP set for public input

Document spelling out future land use calls for new limits on building heights in downtown Sidney

Pending approval from council, the public will have a chance to weigh in on Sidney’s draft Official Community Plan between March 1 and April 8. (Screencap)
The District of Highlands continues to make progress on the South Highlands Local Area Plan, and Mayor Ken Williams said his hope is it will be completed later this year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Highlands council taking deeper dive into survey data before local area plan moves forward

More detail on public engagement sought before council gives staff direction on plan

The District of Highlands continues to make progress on the South Highlands Local Area Plan, and Mayor Ken Williams said his hope is it will be completed later this year. (Black Press Media file photo)
The University Heights redevelopment project is an example of a compact, multi-family living space that accommodates other community needs nearby, Mayor Fred Haynes said. (Rendering courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)

Saanich council hopes broader planning approach will address urgent need for housing

Council supports priority shift from local area plans to focus on high-growth areas

The University Heights redevelopment project is an example of a compact, multi-family living space that accommodates other community needs nearby, Mayor Fred Haynes said. (Rendering courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)
A view from Douglas Street eastward up Fisgard Street toward the Hudson District, from atop the nearby city parkade. The City of Victoria is asking for public input on its draft design guidelines for the downtown core. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

Have your say on the look of Victoria’s downtown core

City invites public input on design guidelines, council to review updated version this spring

A view from Douglas Street eastward up Fisgard Street toward the Hudson District, from atop the nearby city parkade. The City of Victoria is asking for public input on its draft design guidelines for the downtown core. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
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