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 considering 6 storey apartment heights

The local Times-Colonist has an article that speaks to Saanich council considering to allow 6 storey apartment heights in all apartment zoned properties. The need for more housing is well understood by all. How does this impact the area of … Continue reading

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3405 Shelbourne Project Update: view recorded meeting

Abstract Development has made the recording of the Feb 24th , 2022 community meeting on their proposal for 3405 Shelbourne St. available for viewing. Please see the recorded session available at this link.

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Lie Down for Lansdowne:: Sunday, March 13, 1 pm – 2 pm

Community members opposed to the proposed sale of almost 2 acres of land from the south campus of Lansdowne Middle School have organized an event to focus the spotlight on this issue. Please join us on SUNDAY, MARCH 13th, 1:00 pm at Lansdowne south … Continue reading

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Community Members Organize in Opposition to Proposed Public Land Sale by School District 61

Community members opposed to the proposed land sale by SD61 of almost 2 acres of the Lansdowne school south campus have issued a media release. On Feb 27 th , over 100 local residents gathered near the Lansdowne Middle School … Continue reading

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Rally to Stop SD61 Proposed Sale of 2 acres of Natural Area on Bowker Creek

Please attend our community’s family friendly rally to loudly and visibly tell School District 61 trustees that they should stop the proposed sale of almost 2 acres of the Lansdowne School South Campus that today is a natural area alongside … Continue reading

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Local community to SD61: do NOT sell school land!

Residents of the neighbourhood and community near to the Lansdowne school south campus have started a petition to reinforce what we’ve heard from many people at SD61 board meetings: Please do NOT sell this school land. From the petitioners: Dear … Continue reading

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SD61 Board Meeting Feb. 23 re: south campus Lansdowne Middle School proposed land sale

A recent email from SD61 contained a media release, as shown below. This is your chance to speak to the SD61 Trustees regarding this land disposal! To speak at this meeting, you must register (please see details below). Wednesday, February … Continue reading

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Community Members: Keep up to Date on the Proposed Land Disposal of 1.9 Acres at Lansdowne South Campus SD 61 Board Meeting Feb 14, 2022

View and listen to speaker Jody Watson of the Bowker Creek Initiative at the 30 Minute Mark. Community Feedback at the 2 hour 22 minute mark and beyond Replay of meeting here SD61 – Operations Policy and Planning Committee Meeting, … Continue reading

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FoBC: Petition to stop sale of south campus LMS land

The Friends of Bowker Creek have launched a petition asking School District 61 to stop the sale of the southwest portion of the land that makes up the south campus of Lansdowne Middle School. … Lansdowne South site is unsuited … Continue reading

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Abstract update on 3385 – 3405 Shelbourne rezoning & development

Abstract Developments will be hosting a Community Update for their new multi-family housing proposal at the corner of Freeman Ave and Shelbourne St. This is a significant rezoning and development application, described as: To rezone from RS-6 (Single Family Dwelling) to a … Continue reading

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