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DRA’s Letter to Council RE: Safe Streets & Active Transportation Priorities

Posted on April 3rd, 2015 · Posted in City Hall, Letters

The following letter outlines the DRA’s priorities on safe streets and active transportation. 14 February 2015 Re: Priorities Related to Safe Streets and Active Transportation Dear Mayor and Council, The.. Read more

Committee Name Change

Posted on March 20th, 2015 · Posted in Urban Livability

To better reflect its purpose, the DRA’s Healthy Living Committee is now known as the Urban Livability Committee. This amendment was approved by the DRA Board on March 16, 2015… Read more

613 Herald Street

Posted on March 19th, 2015 · Posted in Land Use, Letters

19 March 2015 Re: 613 Herald Street Dear Ms Wain, The Land Use Committee has reviewed the latest Drawings for the proposed condominium development proposed by Magellan Properties at 613.. Read more

819 Yates

Posted on March 16th, 2015 · Posted in Land Use, Letters

March 16, 2015 Re: 819 Yates Street – Text Amendment to Zoning Bylaw CA-62 Dear Mayor Helps and Council, The DRA LUC has reviewed the documents and drawings for the.. Read more

Action Requested: Stakeholders Meeting on Proposed JSB Public Realm Plans

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Land Use, Letters

March 2, 2015 Re: Stakeholders Meeting on Proposed JSB Public Realm Plans Dear Mayor Helps and Council, It has been over seven months since the Governance & Priorities Committee met.. Read more

Application to Transfer Liquor Primary Licence

Posted on February 18th, 2015 · Posted in Land Use, Letters

February 18, 2015 Re: Application to Transfer Liquor Primary Licence – Infiniti to #27-560 Johnson Street Dear Manager Bylaw and Licensing Services, The DRA Land Use Committee has reviewed the.. Read more

Custom House 816 Government Street

Posted on February 10th, 2015 · Posted in Land Use

The DRA’s Land Use Committee received the latest drawings for the 816 Government Street ‘Custom House’ development, dated December 22, 2014, and a booklet outlining the proposed alterations to the.. Read more

595 Pandora Avenue – Development Permit Review

Posted on November 27th, 2014 · Posted in Land Use, Letters

November 27, 2014 Re: 595 Pandora Avenue – Development Permit Review Dear Mayor Fortin and Council, The DRA LUC has recently met with the applicant and reviewed the drawings for.. Read more

Recap: Election 2014 Downtown Mayoral Debate

Posted on November 4th, 2014 · Posted in Community Development, Community Events, Public Forums

When: Wednesday Oct 29th from 7 pm – 9 pm Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street This event was co-sponsored by the DRA, DVBA, and GVPL. Four of the.. Read more

Recap: Downtown Victoria Livability Solutions Town Hall Meeting

The CRD projects that the residential community in the Downtown Core Area will grow by approximately 10,000 people in the next 30 years. On Wednesday October 1, 2014, the Victoria.. Read more

Election 2014: Meet the Candidates – Downtown Open House

Posted on October 9th, 2014 · Posted in City Hall, Community Events, Public Forums

Drop by the open house and meet the candidates running in this year’s municipal election. This event is co-sponsored by the Downtown Residents Association, the Downtown Victoria Business Association, and the.. Read more

Submit Your Questions! Election 2014 Downtown Mayoral Debate

Posted on October 8th, 2014 · Posted in Community Development, Community Events, Events, News, Public Forums

The DRA is co-sponsoring an all-mayoral candidates debate with the Downtown Victoria Business Association and the Greater Victoria Public Library. This is an opportunity for everyone who lives, works, or owns.. Read more

Town Hall Meeting: Livability Solutions in Downtown Victoria

Posted on September 4th, 2014 · Posted in Community Development, Events, News, Public Forums

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, the DRA’s Healthy Living Committee will host a discussion forum in the City Hall Antechamber, for the purpose of developing solutions to present and future livability issues.. Read more

Draft Harbour Vitality Principles: Your feedback wanted!

Posted on August 5th, 2014 · Posted in City Hall, Community Development

The City of Victoria has just prepared the draft Harbour Vitality Principles based on the public comments and ideas heard by engaging over 700 people through the Harbour Dialogue Open House, Ideas.. Read more

Letter to Council: Proposed Speed Reductions

Posted on July 15th, 2014 · Posted in City Hall, Letters, News

The following letter regarding proposed speed limit reductions was sent to City Council on July 16, 2014. Mayor and Council City of Victoria No.1 Centennial Square Victoria, BC V8W 1P6.. Read more

DRA calls for review of the Johnson Street Bridge landscaping plan

Posted on July 4th, 2014 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The Public Realm and Landscape Design Strategy for the Johnson Street Bridge came before City Council for review at a Governance and Priorities Committee meeting of a few weeks ago,.. Read more

Bartholomew’s Pub Liquor License Application: Public Meeting Review

Posted on July 4th, 2014 · Posted in Public Forums

Thirty-six members of the community, including Councillors Charlayne Thornton-Joe and Shellie Gudgeon, and two board members from the Downtown Residents Association, attended the Public Information Session at the Colwood Room.. Read more

Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge: Roving Refinery Review

Posted on July 4th, 2014 · Posted in Roving Refinery

Our most recent Roving Refinery took place on June 23rd at Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge. Our host for the evening was founder and owner Natasha Grau-Ensminger. Natasha was born in Winnipeg but was raised right here.. Read more

DRA Comments on Johnson Street Bridge Approaches

Posted on June 26th, 2014 · Posted in Land Use, Letters

Letter sent to Victoria City Council on June 25, 2014:   Dear Mayor Fortin and Councilors, It is our understanding that council will review the Public Realm and Landscape Design.. Read more

June Roving Refinery: Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge

Posted on June 14th, 2014 · Posted in Roving Refinery

Our next Roving Refinery, the last until September, is scheduled for Monday, June 23. It will be hosted at Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge, 1320 Broad Street, by founder and owner Natasha Grau-Ensminger, who has promised.. Read more