Category Archives: Development

Each year, the CCA provides feedback on development applications in the community. Applications range from rezoning proposals to development permits to antenna permits. A full explanation of the types of development applications that receive public input can found in the following powerpoint presentation, provided by the District of Saanich Planning Department:

Saanich Development_Presentation_2012

The CCA is committed to ensuring that neighbours of development applications are properly consulted. The CCA may report to Saanich Planning and Council and provide recommendations on proposals. To help work with residents, Saanich staff, and development proponents, the CCA uses the following working document as guidelines:

CCA development guidelines

When making a decision on development applications, Saanich considers feedback from the community in addition to relevant land use plans and policies. For more info, visit our Land Use Planning section.

Saanich survey for early public input on the Strategic Official Community Plan Update

Saanich has invited residents to participate in a survey to provide early input to the strategic update of the Official Community Plan. The focus of the initial public survey is on preliminary ideas around changes to District land use policies … Continue reading

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Community Update re: 2859 Richmond Rd. on July 26

Urban Thrive is hosting a virtual community update on Tuesday, July 26 at 7 pm regarding their development proposal for 2859 Richmond Rd. Register here for the Community Update session Review the project page on the Urban Thrive website  Review the process … Continue reading

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Allenby Park Improvements: starting mid July

You may recall we posted about a planned redo of Allenby Park some time ago. It looks like shovels in dirt are due to be seen soon at Allenby! Details on the planned changes and improvements may be viewed on … Continue reading

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May 18, 2022 board minutes

The minutes of the May 18, 2022 meeting of the CCA board of directors may be found here.

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June 21: public hearing on 1641-1647 McRae Ave. and 3226 Shelbourne St.

Although unable to verify via the District of Saanich web site, the Saanich News web site says the Abstract Developments proposal to redevelop the properties at 1641-1647 McRae Ave. and 3226 Shelbourne St. will be one topic of discussion at … Continue reading

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April 14, 2022 board minutes

The minutes of the April 14, 2022 meeting of the CCA board of directors may be found here. Some highlights include discussion of: the 55+ BC Games starting September 13, 2022 and hosted by Victoria. citizens’ assembly to consider the … Continue reading

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CCA in the news

Proposed development within the CCA has received coverage from local news sources. The topic is the 87-unit Abstract Developments proposal for 3226 Shelbourne St. and 1641-1647 McRae Ave, about which we’ve written in the past. Earlier coverage in advance of … Continue reading

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March 10, 2022 board minutes

The minutes of the March 10, 2022 meeting of the CCA board of directors may be found here.

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FoBC appeal to SD61: Stop unauthorized land disposal

The Friends of Bowker Creek society has put on record in correspondence to the SD61 trustees the view that the trustees are proceeding to dispose of school property without legal authority to do so. As such, the FoBC have asked … Continue reading

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UBCM reviews Housing Completions & Population Growth 2016-2021

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) has issued a report that looks at the pace and volume of housing construction within BC with respect to population growth in BC. The drastic and steady incease in house prices across BC … Continue reading

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