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

Saanich velodrome plan grows into $120M complex – March 29, 2019
What started life as a plan to build a replacement velodrome for the aging facility on the West Shore has ballooned into a concept that could result in a $120-million multi-use complex in Saanich.

42,000 square foot office and industrial complex planned for Saanich core – March 29, 2019
A four-storey office and industrial complex from CMM Industries is nearing its construction start along the 400-block of Dupplin Road just off the northern Douglas Street corridor.

The Death of the Suburban Fourplex – March 28, 2019
With recent master plans such as Minneapolis 2040 and even state governments reassessing the viability of single-family residential zones, the small-scale multifamily apartment building seems to be back on the menu in many cities across the nation.

Rental proposal at Cook and Hillside switches gears in pursuit of BC Housing-backed condo project – March 27, 2019
A year following the unveiling of a 46-unit rental complex at Cook Street and Hillside Avenue, proponent NVision Properties is shifting gears to pursue a BC Housing-backed condominium project instead.

Victoria welcomes commercial real estate traffic – March 26, 2019
Strong return on investment drives activity in the capital city’s industrial and office sectors

Sooke to add ten public electric vehicle chargers in bid to lower GHG’s, aid in Highway 14 travel – March 26, 2019
Travel to southern Vancouver Island’s seaside tourism hot-spots between Sooke and Port Renfrew will soon be more practical for drivers of electric vehicles.

City of Victoria announces two more affordable housing projects – March 22, 2019
The city commits nearly $2M to projects in James Bay and Hillside-Quadra neighbourhoods

Six-storey condo to overlook Saanich’s Tillicum Road and TCH intersection – March 22, 2019
Big changes are coming to the crossroads of Tillicum Road and the Trans Canada Highway at the nexus of Saanich’s Carey, Tillicum and Saanich Core neighbourhoods.

Anne McMullin: More must be done to create affordable communities – March 20, 2019
As the provincial government approaches the halfway point in its mandate, it’s a natural time to take stock and assess its biggest commitment: To make housing in B.C. more affordable.

Budget 2019: Impact on Victoria Housing – March 19, 2019
The federal budget was released today and as expected, it has some housing measures in it.

Seattle upzones 27 neighborhood hubs, passes affordable-housing requirements – March 18, 2019
Taller buildings in the hearts of more than two dozen neighborhoods, denser housing on some nearby blocks and requirements that developers help create affordable housing.

Le Fevre & Co. to announce buyer incentives for The Railyards’ move-in ready condos – March 14, 2019
Market-leading purchase incentives announced for un-sold condominiums at The Railyards development’s Horizon 2 building are targeting buyers in search of a move-in ready residence or investment property.

Land buys on the table as Sooke Road/Highway 14 re-alignment draws closer – March 13, 2019
The Ministry of Transportation (MoT) has begun engagement proceedings with landowners who may be affected by upcoming Highway 14 road improvements and expansion plans

Province gives go-ahead for 12-storey mass timber-designed highrises – March 13, 2019
The province is adopting changes to B.C.’s building code that will permit woodframed buildings to rise as tall as 12-storeys.

$68 million in affordable housing earmarked for Sooke on Victoria’s Westshore – March 9, 2019
244-units of affordable rentals will start construction in the Westshore suburb of Sooke this year as part of the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) Regional Housing First Program

First proposals emerge for 800-unit Nigel Valley affordable and supportive housing community – March 5, 2019
The first two phases of nearly 800 affordable, supportive and market rental residences destined for a redeveloped Nigel Valley are making their way through Saanich’s municipal approvals process

Langford’s pet-friendly Danbrook One rental tower brings highrise living to the Westshore – March 1, 2019
A condo-quality, pet-friendly highrise rental tower in the heart of Langford is ready to welcome its first residents as construction of the 90-suite project winds down

83-unit rental redevelopment in Fairfield gets green light – March 2, 2019
A proposal to replace the 1965built Beacon Arms apartment with a six-storey, 83-unit rental apartment and four affordable townhouses has been approved by Victoria council following a public hearing