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.