A collection of development related articles from various newspapers and magazines.
First look: James Bay’s Capital Park Residences condo dev launches in September – August 30, 2018
The final phase of James Bay’s Capital Park mixed-use office, retail and residential development hits the market next month with 113-suites of condominiums and townhomes.
B.C. mall owners seek attractions over anchor tenants – August 29, 2018
Shopping centre owners are relying less on large department stores and more on innovative community events and a diverse range of compelling small tenants to attract shoppers, as e-commerce continues to transform consumer behaviour.
133 homes proposed for 10-acre property in Sooke – August 29, 2018
Vancouver-based Aragon Properties is planning to build 133 homes on a 10-acre property at the corner of Church Road and Wadams Way in Sooke.
Langford: Impressive growth rate drives up commercial and housing starts – February 21, 2018
The City of Langford population is growing at a prodigious rate of 20 per cent, driving up demand for housing and commercial projects
If You Want Less Displacement, Build More Housing – August 28, 2018
Blocking new development doesn’t keep people from moving in. It often prices residents out of the neighborhoods they’re trying to preserve.
Yes, You Can Build Your Way to Affordable Housing – September 21, 2017
Lessons from unexpected places
4 Simple Things Your Town can do Right Now to Make Life Easier for Small Scale Developers – May 16, 2018
Small-scale developers are the entrepreneurial spirits quietly working to make towns stronger across America.
Affordable housing and rental building approved for Central Saanich – August 23, 2018
90-unit proposal awaiting government funding
Industrial space hits critical low in region: Colliers report – August 23, 2018
Greater Victoria’s vacancy rate for industrial properties is at a 10-year low of 1.17 per cent as the region faces a “critical undersupply” of industrial-zoned land.
In Praise of Dumb Boxes – August 22, 2018
One of the more, ummm, interesting complaints about new buildings is that they are “too boxy”–as if their form is somehow foreign and boxy buildings are nonexistent in the history of the city.
The Bipartisan Cry of ‘Not in My Backyard’ – August 21, 2018
The housing secretary wants to encourage mixed-income, multifamily development as a way of making housing more affordable. But it’s a notion homeowners of all political leanings tend to oppose.
And the top BC housing market for affordability is… – August 20, 2018
Not one of BC’s 20 most populous housing markets is affordable any longer, a recent study from a Canadian real estate brokerage suggests — but a couple come close.
New 84-unit seniors housing in Saanich constructed to Built Green standards – August 17, 2018
Mount Doug Manor an example of Built Green on a big scale.
Proposed 24-storey Nanaimo tower wins praise from council – August 17, 2018
A 24-storey downtown condo tower is heading to public hearing in Nanaimo as its developer also rolls out plans for a four-storey condo project near Vancouver Island University.
Parking lot pitched for Blanshard and Fisgard streets – August 16, 2018
A commercial building at the intersection of Blanshard and Fisgard streets will be razed to make way for a surface parking lot prior to a redevelopment of the property
A Closer Look at the Ogden Point Master Plan – August 11, 2018
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority says its proposed Ogden Point Master Plan is critical to diversifying its revenue stream in order to maintain and upgrade some of Victoria’s key waterfront properties.
BC Housing announces replacement plans for Evergreen Terrace townhomes lost to fire – August 8, 2018
Eight residences at the Evergreen Terrace social housing community bulldozed following a 2016 fire will be replaced by 21-units of supportive housing for First Nations, Inuit and Metis women
Oak Bay United Church aims to file affordable-housing papers by Friday – August 2, 2018
Oak Bay United Church is aiming to submit by Friday its applications for municipal-government approval to build affordable housing on its property.