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 the meeting by reporter Don Descoteau on this Black Press Media news site spoke to the issues causing contention for the area residents and Saanich councillors. This article records CCA President Lisa Timmons expressing the concerns and preferences of the CCA residents we’ve surveyed on this issue.
In a subsequent report by Don Descoteau from Saanich News on the proposal, we read that Saanich council has chosen to send this proposal to public hearing. The proposal exceeeds by two stories the current zoning height restriction, includes no “affordable” units, and appears to fall short on delivering amenities to the community for the variances to zoning being requested. Expect a well attended public hearing.