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

Construction cranes going up at long-delayed Colwood project – Oct 31, 2018
After a year of cleanup and preparation, building is about to start at Colwood Corners, a site that since 2013 has been little more than a hole in the ground at 1913 Sooke Rd.

Sacramento waives fees on affordable housing projects; how much will it cost? – Oct 30, 2018
Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday to stop charging most city-imposed fees to developers who build new affordable housing.

Tillicum Road strip mall home to El Greco Restaurant slated for redevelopment – Oct 30, 2018
Redevelopment plans have been submitted to the District of Saanich for a commercial property currently anchored by El Greco Restaurant at Tillicum Road and Gorge Road West

Rental game bereft of incentives for investors, property managers – Oct 26, 2018
Back in 1990, on their first real date, Ash and Monique Knightley spent the day clearing trees that had fallen across the fence of his Metchosin acreage.

Housing series part 1: What the @#&* is zoning and how is it impacting housing in Victoria – Oct 25, 2018
When Victorians think of the biggest issues to plague the city, housing is usually one of the first topics that come to mind, but what many people don’t realize is that a lot of the reasons why the crisis is so bad has to do with city policies dating back to the 1960s.

Bank of Canada raises lending rate to 1.75%; Victoria renters won’t escape impact of rising mortgage rates – Oct 24, 2018
The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate a quarter of a percentage point to 1.75%, marking the third increase of 2018 and setting a path for even higher rates in 2019.

Developer pulls out of Sidney Crossing development – Oct 23, 2018
Sidney Crossing, a proposed $35-million shopping centre on a parcel of land owned by Victoria International Airport, has failed to launch.

The Difference Between Mobility and Accessibility. – Oct 17, 2018
When I’m introducing people to the Strong Towns movement, one of the surest ways I’ve found to elicit a “Wait, what?!” is to start talking about slowing down traffic.

Why older homes become more unaffordable if new homes cost more to build – Oct 16, 2018
The cost of housing is rapidly on the rise in nearly every corner of the country

Angled 15-storey highrise pitched for Johnson at Vancouver could rise as Victoria’s own leaning tower – Oct 15, 2018
Victoria-based Cox Developments has submitted a proposal to the City of Victoria with plans to build one of the most architecturally unique residential towers in the Capital Region

113 rental units proposed for Quadra and Johnson – Oct 5, 2018
A proposal to build 113 units of rental housing in a 14-storey mixed-use tower at the corner of Quadra and Johnson streets will go to a public hearing.

BC Housing-backed Vivid at the Yates condominium in downtown Victoria reaches sold-out status – Oct 5, 2018
Chard Development’s 135-suite Vivid at the Yates condominium tower has reached sold-out status

Developer pulls Northern Junk proposal from council meeting; further community consultation planned – Oct 4, 2018
Reliance Properties has pulled its Wharf Street development proposal from this morning’s Committee of the Whole meeting following a discrepancy between a neighbourhood association meeting and a subsequent non-support letter submitted to council

Save-On-Foods, 600 upcoming residences set new course for North Park’s and Harris Green’s Pandora Avenue – Oct 3, 2018
Downtown Victoria’s Pandora Avenue corridor in the Harris Green and North Park neighbourhoods is in-store for major changes as developers turn their focus towards the overlooked area.