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DRA Land Use Committee letter to Mayor and Council re proposed inclusionary housing policy

Posted on June 27th, 2019 · Posted in General

Downtown-Harris Green is currently the main supplier of housing growth for the City. All of this growth is occurring without any of the requisite and essential investment in community amenities… Read more

DRA Land Use Committee comments on the application for a new Liquor Primary Licence for Leopold’s Tavern at 570 Yates

Posted on May 29th, 2019 · Posted in General

The Committee is concerned that the insertion of a new late night liquor establishment within a residential building will create conflict between operators and residents. The LUC points out that.. Read more

DRA statement re proposed development at 950 Kings Avenue

Posted on May 24th, 2019 · Posted in General

The Board of the Downtown Residents Association has sent a letter to Mayor and Council to add their voice of support to those of other neighbourhood associations regarding the purchase.. Read more

Land Use Committee Responses to Liquor Licence Extended Hours Applications

Posted on May 16th, 2019 · Posted in General, Letters, News

Read the responses of the DRA Land Use Committee to applications from Clarke & Co. and from Chuck’s Burger Bar for extension of their liquor service hours.

Crystal Pool Replacement

Posted on May 8th, 2019 · Posted in City Hall, General, Land Use, News

On May 2, the City advised that efforts to locate the new Crystal Pool on the arena parking lot (city-owned land managed by RG Properties) had failed. A staff report.. Read more

Letter to Council Re: 506-508 Herald St – Brew Pub – Further Comment

Posted on March 28th, 2019 · Posted in General, Land Use, Letters, News

Mayor Helps and Council City of Victoria No.1 Centennial Square ictoria, BC V8W 1P6 March 27, 2019 Re: 506-508 Herald St – Brew Pub – Further Comment Dear Mayor Helps.. Read more

Letter to Council Re: 506-508 Herald St – Brew Pub – Further Comment

Posted on March 21st, 2019 · Posted in General, Letters

Mayor Helps and Council City of Victoria No.1 Centennial Square Victoria, BC V8W 1P6 March 14, 2019 Re: 506-508 Herald St – Brew Pub – Further Comment Dear Mayor Helps.. Read more

Island Voices: Why funding VicPD fairly is essential

Posted on February 18th, 2019 · Posted in General, News

The following op-ed letter was published in the Times Colonist on Sunday February 17, 2019 The Downtown Residents Association recognizes that Victoria City Council faces many challenges in setting the.. Read more

Letter to Council: Re: Casinos

Posted on January 18th, 2019 · Posted in General, Letters, News

Mayor and Council  City of Victoria  No.1 Centennial Square  Victoria, BC, V8W 1P6  January 16, 2019    Re: Indicate to BCLC that Victoria is Not Interested in Hosting a Casino  Dear Mayor Helps and Council, The Board of the Downtown Residents Association is fully supportive of Council’s proposed motion to indicate to BCLC that Victoria is.. Read more

December Newsletter

Posted on December 9th, 2018 · Posted in General, News

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Volunteer with the DRA!

Posted on July 6th, 2018 · Posted in General, News

Are you interested in actively participating in the DRA? Some of the current opportunities include: Helping out at Carfree YYJ Day (June 17) – DRA booth set up and/or take.. Read more

Downtown Livability Survey

Posted on April 18th, 2018 · Posted in General

The survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated! Check back for results soon. In 2014, the Victoria Downtown Residents’ Association (DRA) hosted a town hall meeting – Downtown Livability.. Read more

Get Downtown YYJ – Veneto Kitchen + Bar

Posted on April 18th, 2018 · Posted in General

Get Downtown YYJ Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Veneto Kitchen + Bar The Downtown Residents’ Association invites you to: Get up Get out Get Downtown.. Read more

Letter to Council: Amenity Transfer from 1201 Fort Street to 1010 Fort Street

Posted on April 11th, 2018 · Posted in General, Land Use, Letters

Mayor Lisa Helps and Council City of Victoria No.1 Centennial Square Victoria, BC V8W 1P6 April 11, 2018 Re: Amenity Transfer from 1201 Fort Street to 1010 Fort Street Dear.. Read more

Letter to Council: Cannabis Retail Rezoning Policy

Posted on December 16th, 2016 · Posted in General

Mayor and Council City of Victoria No.1 Centennial Square Victoria, BC V8W 1P6 December 10, 2016 Re: Cannabis Retail Rezoning Policy Dear Mayor Helps and Council, The DRA understands the.. Read more

Fiesta On Fort – Wednesday, August 10

Posted on July 20th, 2016 · Posted in General

For Immediate Release Fiesta On Fort – Wednesday, August 10   5:00 – 8:30 pm – 700 Block Fort Street The Downtown Residents Association and the Fort Street Business Association are.. Read more

City of Victoria Survey: How to Improve Parking Downtown

Posted on April 12th, 2014 · Posted in General

The City of Victoria invites you to learn more and provide feedback on the recommended improvements to downtown parking and to share your thoughts and experiences of parking downtown by.. Read more

September Roving Refinery at Foo

Posted on October 4th, 2013 · Posted in General, Social Events

After a few wet days we were relieved to have fine weather for our latest Roving Refinery at Foo Asian Street Food on Yates Street.  Co-owner Sterling Grice greeted twelve.. Read more

July Mystery Photo – solved!

Posted on July 8th, 2013 · Posted in General

Congratulations to DRA member Rob Caunter for guessing that month’s mystery photo is the Patch at 719 Yates Street. Rob wins a $10 gift card from Bon Macaron Patisserie. Want.. Read more

Upcoming Roving Refinery: TBA

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Events, General, Social Events

Roving Refinery Details about our next event will be confirmed soon! Will be at the end of May, stay tuned for details. For updates check our Facebook page or follow.. Read more