Rockland

A rendering shows the front building planned for 1201 Fort St. as part of the newly christened Bellewood Park development. Abstract Developments’ proposal for a multi-faceted condo/townhouse project on the former Victoria Truth Centre property was approved Thursday in a 6-3 vote by city council. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

MOMENT OF TRUTH: Abstract prepares to transform Fort/Pentrelew property

By a 6-3 vote at council, Bellewood Park condo/townhouse project approved for 83 units

 

Neighbouring resident Michelle Dobie stands next to a giant scented cedar tree on the Pentrelew Place edge of the former Victoria Truth Centre property at 1201 Fort St., which is the subject of a development proposal. One reader writes that large trees are an integral part of the ecosystem. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Big trees, like those on Rockland property in Victoria vital to cities

Large trees serve many roles, have climate benefits, reader writes

  • Jul 20, 2017

 

Rockland neighbourhood residents protesting a proposed development on the site of the former Victoria Truth Centre at 1201 Fort St. make their point to passersby on Fort Street during a rally on Sunday. Proponent Abstract Developments has an open house on the project scheduled for Tuesday evening at the Fairfield Hall beside Fairfield United Church. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria residents rally support for Rockland re-do

Neighbours protest in front of Fort Street site development site

 

Linden Avenue apartment resident Michelle Dobie worries about the future of the once-lush greenery surrounding the former Victoria Truth Centre just metres beyond her balcony. The property, home to a number of large, mature trees, has been sold and a major residential development is in the works for the site. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Rockland rally planned to protest Victoria development

Scale of project, urban forest removal among main concerns

Linden Avenue apartment resident Michelle Dobie worries about the future of the once-lush greenery surrounding the former Victoria Truth Centre just metres beyond her balcony. The property, home to a number of large, mature trees, has been sold and a major residential development is in the works for the site. Don Descoteau/Victoria News