Notes from City of Victoria

Submitted by the City of Victoria

Bylaws for Rezoning Application Development Permit for 701 Belleville Street

Council approved the application and related bylaws for the rezoning and development permit for 701 Belleville Street. The development permit allows the construction of a 15 storey mixed use building, including seniors housing for independent and assisting living uses on the upper floors and commercial uses on the ground floor.

Protecting Dallas Road Bluffs

Council has requested that the Capital Regional District’s Core Area Wastewater Treatment Project Board ensure mitigation measures will be put in to place to protect the Dallas Road Bluffs during construction of facilities related the wastewater treatment plant. These measures include assembling an interdisciplinary team to study and address the protection of the bluffs, and a plan for preservation.

Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan

Council has approved the Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan as presented by staff. Council has also directed staff to provide active support for food systems in implementing the plan including: policies and programs to support pollinators; expansion of community gardens into each neighbourhood; and increased selection of native, edible and medicinal plant species within the municipal park system.

David Foster Harbour Pathway

Construction of the Raymur and Heron Cove bridges and Heron Cove Special Place has been deferred until more favourable industry conditions, due to the single over budget bid received. Further work will continue to look at funding required to support Ship Point structural/geotechnical remediation and repairs, and funding required for an assessment and risk analysis of Laurel Point soil contamination.

Street Vending Review

Council has approved a seasonal pilot for 2017 to allow bicycle food vending on streets in the City and parks as well as another pilot for storefront displays as part of a Government Street event, and have asked staff to report back in 2018 with street vending policy and regulatory recommendations for Council’s consideration.

Community Picnic June 14 – Fun for a Good Cause

Community Picnic June 14 – Fun for a Good Cause

Niagara Grocery closed indefinitely; new store to open in June