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

Evening of celebration will mark historic rise of Vancouver Island’s tallest building – May 31, 2019
An evening commemorating two milestones at a landmark downtown Victoria residential project has been scheduled for next week at the Hudson District.

Toronto developer plans to remake two blocks of downtown Victoria – May 31, 2019
Public input sought into reimagining of parcels between Yates, View; rentals would be in the mix

Harris Green Village shopping centre and nearby Chrysler dealership slated for redevelopment – May 30, 2019
Downtown Victoria’s Harris Green Village shopping, home to retailers that include London Drugs, the Market on Yates and Bosley’s, is the focus of one of the largest downtown Victoria redevelopment efforts in recent history.

Industrial land, jobs facing a squeeze – May 29, 2019
Development pressure and demand for land for housing projects have some heavy-industry users and landowners concerned about the shrinking size of the region’s industrial land base.

Three 12-storey towers pitched for downtown Langford – May 29, 2019
Three 12-storey residential and commercial towers on a downtown Langford block are being recommended for approval by the city’s planning committee.

Council supports motel remake into 153 affordable housing units – May 24, 2019
A proposal to transform the former Tally Ho motel site at Douglas Street and Burnside Road East into a mixed-use development with 153 units of affordable rental housing will go to public hearing.

UVic-partnered Broad Street condo and rental complex transitions into hotel proposal – May 24, 2019
A partnership between the University of Victoria (UVic) and Chard Development to repurpose multiple UVic-owned Broad Street properties into university housing, condominiums and retail space has taken a new direction.

Waive development fees for affordable housing? – May 23, 2019
View Royal town council has issued development permits for the town’s first not-for-profit affordable housing project but remains undecided about waiving almost $1 million in associated development-cost charges.

Developer seeks to build 152-units of affordable rentals adjacent to Thetis Lake Park – May 23, 2019
The first phase of a multi-building redevelopment of the Thetis Lake Campground in View Royal will include 152 below and near-market affordable rental apartments, Citified has learned.

73-unit rental complex pitched for Fifth Street at Malaview Avenue in downtown Sidney – May 21, 2019
Vancouver-based District Investments Group has unveiled plans to redevelop a vacant parcel near Sidney’s town centre into rental apartments.

Plans to redevelop historic Plaza Hotel complex into condos and storefronts cancelled after fire – May 21, 2019
A redevelopment application for the fire-ravaged Plaza Hotel property in downtown Victoria has been cancelled, according to City of Victoria records.

Building in region remains robust – May 16, 2019
Victoria’s construction sector is firing on all cylinders, according to numbers compiled by the Vancouver Island Construction Association.

Mixed-use residential and retail complex pitched for Cordova Bay gas station property – May 15, 2019
A residential complex with a ground floor commercial component has been pitched for the site of a former gas station in Saanich’s Cordova Bay neighbourhood.

National awards handed down for City of Victoria’s Old Town design guidelines and UVic’s cycling plan – May 15, 2019
The City of Victoria’s design guidelines for real-estate development projects throughout Old Town have received an award from the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).

I Wanted to Build a Town, Not a Development -May 13, 2019
What comes to mind when you close your eyes and picture the word “town” or “village”?

New study shows NIMBYism is the biggest multifamily construction barrier – May 10, 2019
National Apartment Association releases new report on apartment construction barriers

Affordable housing a low priority in View Royal according to resident survey – May 7, 2019
Affordable housing in the Town of View Royal is one of the least pressing issues among the municipality’s residents, according to a newly released survey conducted by NRG Research Group

6 Things Canada Could (But Won’t) Do To Solve The Housing Crisis – May 5, 2019
What cost are we willing to pay for lower house prices?

Colwood Corners affordable housing complex to deliver 139-units, including family-sized four-bedroom apartments – May 2, 2019
The Greater Victoria Housing Society (GVHS) has unveiled plans to redevelop its Colwood Lodge property on Belmont Road with a near-tripling of affordable rental units and the inclusion of four-bedroom suites

Region’s real estate sales, prices slipping in slow start to spring – May 2, 2019
The number of sales and the selling price of homes in the region continues to lag behind last year’s pace, according to data released Wednesday by the Greater Victoria Real Estate Board.