A collection of development related articles from various newspapers and magazines.

Plans for 100-unit Fort Street rental complex include two heritage façade restorations – Nov 13, 2018
A proposal to build a 100-unit rental complex along downtown Victoria’s Antique Row will go before council later this month

CFAX interview with Kathy Hogan, executive director, Urban Development Institute – Nov 9, 2018
A radio interview following council’s decision to amend the Interim Inclusive Housing Policy

Victoria eases housing stance amid backlash – Nov 9, 2018
In the face of huge backlash from the development community, Victoria councillors Thursday eased off a proposal that would have immediately required all new condo projects to include between 10 and 15 per cent “affordable” units.

Councillors’ push for affordable housing will halt building, city told – Nov 8, 2018
New housing development in Victoria will grind to a stop if city councillors push ahead today with a proposal mandating “affordable” units in all new condo projects, warns the Urban Development Institute.

Victoria council’s affordable housing agenda could derail the supply of new homes – Nov 8, 2018
Real-estate developers are sounding the alarm ahead of a vote by the City of Victoria’s newly-minted council to move towards a housing policy which could inadvertently derail the supply of new rentals and condos within the municipality.

Housing measures aim for ‘bold action’ – Nov 6, 2018
Victoria’s newly elected council is wasting no time looking for ways to introduce more affordability into the city’s housing market.

Why’s the Rent So High for New Apartments in Seattle? – Nov 5, 2018
An audit of where the rent check goes reveals the simple answer: Housing is expensive to build and operate.

When Millennials Battle Boomers Over Housing – Nov 5, 2018
In Generation Priced Out, Randy Shaw examines how Boomers have blocked affordable housing in urban neighborhoods, leaving Millennial homebuyers in the lurch.

Demand for tiny homes is getting bigger – Nov 2, 2018
More than half of Americans would consider living in a home that’s less than 600 square feet