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.

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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Lansdowne Middle School property: a new French school?

The Times Colonist‘s Jeff Bell has reported on the strong possibility of a new French school being built within the 10 hectare green space that makes up the playing fields next to Landsdowne Middle School. The Conseil solaire[sic] francophone de … Continue reading

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Housing Strategy Task Force: Final Report

The Saanich Housing Task Force has completed their report on HousingStrategy and direction for Saanich to expand housing options, increasehousing supply, and improve housing affordability. Recommendations in the report will outline strategies and associated actions for implementation over a 10-year … Continue reading

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2859 Richmond Road virtual open house: March 10, 7 pm – 8 pm

The houses surrounding this proposed development will be receiving or have already received news of this event. For those outside the normal canvassing area but interested, here’s the info: When Wed, March 10, 2021 7:00pm – 8:00pm PST Where Zoom … Continue reading

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Storm Water Management Concerns Prompt Survey

An application related to 1971 Ernest Ave to use a water retention system in lieu of a municipal storm water connection prompted the CCA to survey residents in that area. The CCA canvassed the neighbourhood to gain broader insight on … Continue reading

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