development

The researchers studied two Australian cities and gathered data from the last 20 years. (Photo: Paulo Ramos/UBC Faculty of Forestry)

Young people the ‘missing middle’ of park planning, development: B.C. study

Sara Barron and Emily Rugel created a way to evaluate parks based on order, seclusion and diversity

 

Westerly file photo

Ucluelet wins legal dispute over Wyndansea development

BC Supreme Court sends Onni Group back to the drawing board

 

Land owners Janice and Ken Hiles have been trying since 2018 to donate Little Beach on the Cowichan River to the CVRD as parkland, but bureaucratic red tape has delayed the land transfer for years. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Bureaucratic quagmire stalling gift of Vancouver Island riverfront property

Red tape ties up Little Beach land donation on the Cowichan River for almost 5 years

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, front right, and Squamish Nation councillor Khelsilem arrive for an announcement and groundbreaking at the First Nation’s Senakw housing development site in Vancouver on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. A Vancouver residents association has launched a legal bid to quash the services agreement between the city and the Squamish Nation relating to the largest Indigenous-led housing and retail development in Canadian history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lawsuit targets largest Indigenous-led housing and retail development in B.C. history

Group argues services deal for Squamish Nation’s Senakw project in Vancouver unlawfully approved

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, front right, and Squamish Nation councillor Khelsilem arrive for an announcement and groundbreaking at the First Nation’s Senakw housing development site in Vancouver on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. A Vancouver residents association has launched a legal bid to quash the services agreement between the city and the Squamish Nation relating to the largest Indigenous-led housing and retail development in Canadian history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s high court won’t hear dispute over $1B Vancouver waterfront development

Dispute centred on one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)

Most land on Langley City SkyTrain route already bought by developers: realtor

Langley City land assemblages are ready to be redeveloped over the next few years

Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)
The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )

Carbon dating: Victoria mandates zero carbon standard for new construction by 2025

Provincial requirement for new construction likely to take effect in 2030

The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )
Some residents are terminating their leases early and without penalty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATED: Developer hopes to welcome tenants back when Cowichan apartment building defects fixed

Municipality points the finger at developer’s engineers

Some residents are terminating their leases early and without penalty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)

Make way: 46-storey campus housing tower gets green light in Kelowna

Council passed the newly created CD28 zone making way for the tower

The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)
A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)

Floating Nordic-style spa proposed for Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Features would include saunas, hot and cold pools, green space

A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)
A 16-home community is being pitched in Tofino. (Screenshot from Dec. 14 council meeting)

Unique residential neighbourhood proposed in Tofino

A steeply sloped lot would be equipped with funicular to move residents up and down

A 16-home community is being pitched in Tofino. (Screenshot from Dec. 14 council meeting)
The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)

Group getting into gear in push to develop replacement Vancouver Island racetrack

Group working in advance of impending closure of Westshore Speedway after 2022 season

The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)
Lot 16 Marine Drive is located across from the Ucluelet Community Centre. (District of Ucluelet photo)

Ucluelet council adopts zoning for Lot 16 Marine Drive

“We want to try our best to go as local as possible. We want people that want to plant roots”

Lot 16 Marine Drive is located across from the Ucluelet Community Centre. (District of Ucluelet photo)
The roughly 800 year old Eik Cedar no longer stands alone in Tofino’s Significant Tree Bylaw and the district plans to protect more trees in the future. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino adds $10K fine to Significant Tree Bylaw

More trees could be added to protected list next year

The roughly 800 year old Eik Cedar no longer stands alone in Tofino’s Significant Tree Bylaw and the district plans to protect more trees in the future. (Andrew Bailey photo)
After over a decade of sitting vacant, the District of Ucluelet is preparing to recommission site services to Onni Wyndansea lands on the outskirts of town. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet gets ready to recommission site services to Onni Wyndansea lands

Mayor Noel presses on for a comprehensive development plan

After over a decade of sitting vacant, the District of Ucluelet is preparing to recommission site services to Onni Wyndansea lands on the outskirts of town. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Family cheers a bride and groom on a sunkissed Sunday afternoon at Terrace Beach as they walk together for the first time as newlyweds. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet votes on three major developments

Town’s municipal council briefs from Aug. 17 on Lot 16, Terrace Beach and Onni Wyndansea

Family cheers a bride and groom on a sunkissed Sunday afternoon at Terrace Beach as they walk together for the first time as newlyweds. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)

$89.6-million engineering, computer science expansion coming at University of Victoria

Two new facilities on campus will create room for 500 more students

A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)
An artist rendering of ‘The Lookout’ at Big Beach, a proposed 112-unit development across from the Ucluelet Community Centre. (Macdonald Gray image)

Public Hearing for a major Ucluelet development on Lot 16 at Marine Drive coming up June 8

The 112 unit proposal includes a rental apartment and attainable single family lots

An artist rendering of ‘The Lookout’ at Big Beach, a proposed 112-unit development across from the Ucluelet Community Centre. (Macdonald Gray image)
The Village on Third in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (Photo submitted)

Top developments north of the Malahat honoured by Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Nanaimo’s Village on Third takes top honour at VIREB Commercial Building Awards

The Village on Third in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (Photo submitted)
Onni Group representative Robert Vrooman addresses Ucluelet mayor and council and district staff during the April 14 regular meeting via Zoom. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet council sends Onni Group back to the drawing board

Requests to open up stalled Wyndansea lands denied

Onni Group representative Robert Vrooman addresses Ucluelet mayor and council and district staff during the April 14 regular meeting via Zoom. (Nora O’Malley photo)