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.

Help to Save Kings Road Park!

You.leadnow.ca has posted an online petition for you to sign and a plea to our Saanich Mayor and Council, Directors of the CRD and the MLAs of British Columbia to preserve the BC Hydro property known locally as Kings Road Park … Continue reading

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November 2021 Newsletter and Update

Please enjoy the CCA newsletter and update for this month at this link. Highlights include: A survey on the recent sale and planned sale by SD61 of sections of school property at, respectively, the main Lansdowne Middle School location and … Continue reading

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Survey on SD61 Land Sales

The CCA has posted a survey on Facebook regarding the two recent land sales by School District 61 that directly affect school properties within the CCA boundaries. The first sale of land at Lansdowne Middle School is to provide space … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Middle School south campus giving up land to Hospice

The Times Colonist newspaper has reported that the Greater Victoria School District has agreed to sell a portion of the Lansdowne Middle School south campus – formerly Richmond Elementary School – to the Victoria Hospice Society. Although the TC states … Continue reading

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Deadline for Lansdowne Middle School land sale feedback: June 14

The June 14 deadline for feedback regarding the Lansdowne Middle School land sale to Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CSF) for a future new school is upon us. Here is the link for the feedback Lansdowne/CSF. Here is our earlier posting … Continue reading

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1647 McRae Ave development proposal project update

On May 12 2021, Abstract Developments met with the community to provide an update on changes to their proposal for the development of 1647 McRae Avenue. A video of the proposal updates is presented on this page. Feedback on the … Continue reading

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Abstract presents revisions to 1647 McRae / 1641 McRae / 3226 Shelbourne proposal

Abstract Developments has made revisions to their planned development for the properties making up 1647 McRae, 1641 McRae, and 3226 Shelbourne. They are seeking feedback from the community via two hour-long Microsoft Teams virtual meetings to be held on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Info session: sale of 7.3 acres of land at Lansdowne Middle School

As posted earlier, the Greater Victoria School Board is planning to sell a major section of the Lansdowne Middle School grounds. They are hosting an information session for the community to learn more and provide feedback on the sale of … Continue reading

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Saanich Housing Strategy Survey

A word about the housing strategy recommendations developed for Saanich by the Housing Strategy Task Force, and a chance to win some gift cards! What are your thoughts on the Housing Strategy Task Force recommendations? Complete the survey today! The … Continue reading

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Saannich Planning Department and Integrity: the sad case of 1544 Christmas Ave.

A Saanich resident who lives in the neighbourhood of 1544 Christmas Ave. is taking the Saanich Planning Department to task, and for good reason. From 2012 until 2017, Saanich-led planning efforts identified the subject property as a target for acquistion … Continue reading

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