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Archive for the 'Land Use' Category

CALUC Letter re 611 Chatham St/610 Herald St – – Development Permit with Variances

Posted on December 1st, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA Land Use Committee met on site with the applicant’s representatives to discuss this project and reviewed the drawings submitted to the City for the proposed building. Based on.. Read more

CALUC Letter re 535 Yates – Development Variance Permit

Posted on November 13th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

Five Star Permits – Development Variance Permit application to vary the sign bylaw. The Sign By-Law for Old Town prohibits signage above the sill of the second storey of buildings… Read more

CALUC letters re 1150 Douglas and 901 Gordon – Applications for Storefront Cannabis Retail

Posted on October 20th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA Land Use Committee reviewed applications to permit the use of a Storefront Cannabis Retailer at 1150 Douglas Street and at 910 Gordon Street. In both cases, the LUC.. Read more

CALUC Letter Re: 1244 Wharf Street, Yates Block – Rezoning Application

Posted on September 29th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

Since May 2020, the DRA LUC has been in discussions with the Applicant, Mr. Robert Fung, and the City planning department regarding the proposed Rezoning at 1244 Wharf Street to.. Read more

CALUC Letter re 506 Herald Street – Application for a Structural Change to a Lounge Endorsement for a Manufacturing Licence

Posted on September 29th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The applicant is now applying for an additional 99-person roof top patio that was held back from the original application for the 178-person interior capacity that was approved by Council.. Read more

CALUC Letter re 1150 Cook Street – Development Permit with Variance

Posted on September 18th, 2020 · Posted in General, Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA LUC met with the applicant in 2017 prior to application to discuss an earlier version of this application. The DRA has expressed ongoing concerns regarding the loopholes of.. Read more

Press Release re Sheltering in Centennial Square

Posted on September 9th, 2020 · Posted in General, Land Use, News

Victoria Downtown Residents Association Frustrated by Proposed Resumption of Sheltering in Centennial Square The Victoria Downtown Residents Association expresses frustration with the decision made by City Council at its meeting on.. Read more

Managing Neighbourhood Construction Project Impacts

Posted on August 26th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, News, Urban Livability

 By nature, construction activity is often noisy, dirty and generally incongruent with neighbourhood life. The impacts of development can be significant to adjacent businesses and residences over many months of.. Read more

CALUC Letter re Rezoning Application No 00738 for 1400 Quadra Street and 851 Johnson Street

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA LUC would like to offer support for the Staff recommendation to decline the application. As observed by Staff, the property “is inconsistent with the Storefront Cannabis Retailer Rezoning.. Read more

CALUC Letter re Bicycle Master Plan 2020 – Government Street North

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 · Posted in General, Land Use, Letters, News

In May 2016, the DRA identified the potential conflict between the OCP priority “Extend the Government Street Mall north to Pembroke Street “ and the cycling infrastructure proposed for Government.. Read more

CALUC Letter re Abstract Developments – Rezoning for 1010 Fort Street

Posted on June 26th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA LUC would like to offer support for the Staff recommendation to decline the revised application as community and committee members have expressed deep concerns and opposition to the.. Read more

CALUC Community Meetings during the Pandemic

Posted on June 13th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA participated in the recent feedback session with other CALUCs, the UDI and Staff to discuss alternatives to in-person public CALUC meetings. The DRA LUC supported having applicants’ proposed.. Read more

CALUC Letter re 506-508 Herald St – Brew Pub – Development Permit with Variance

Posted on May 20th, 2020 · Posted in General, Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA has pointed out repeatedly that the insertion of large capacity late night Liquor establishments into the centre of either existing or planned dense residential neighbourhoods such as this.. Read more

CALUC Letter re 777 Douglas Street, The Humboldt: Liquor Primary Licence Application

Posted on May 18th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

DRA LUC members met with the applicant’s representative to discuss the new liquor primary application for 777 Douglas Street. While the application is for a new standalone liquor primary license,.. Read more

CALUC Letter – re Application for Food Primary Liquor Licence with Patron Participation – January Gin Joint & Eatery

Posted on February 4th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA Land Use Committee (LUC) points out that introducing late night activities into a residential building “after the fact” should be considered through a different and much more powerful.. Read more

DRA Land Use Committee Liquor Policy

Posted on February 4th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, News, Urban Livability

The Victoria Downtown Residents Association’s Land Use Committee (“LUC”) has been very consistent in expressing concerns regarding Food Primary Applications that propose to operate after midnight and Liquor Primary Applications.. Read more

CALUC Letters re Rezoning for 1124 Vancouver, 941 View and 953 View Streets

Posted on January 25th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

J. Gordon Enterprises is proposing to construct a 154-unit, 6-storey residential building on this property. CALUC meetings were held on August 28 and November 6, 2019. A number of concerns.. Read more

DRA Letter re 1700 Blanshard Street Development Permit Application

Posted on January 21st, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The applicant has not offered the DRA LUC an opportunity to review or receive any background information on this extremely large project. This is despite the fact that variances are.. Read more

CALUC letter – Rezoning Application – 975-983 Pandora Ave., Townline

Posted on January 17th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA LUC has reviewed the application for the proposed rezoning and hosted a CALUC meeting on October 11, 2018 for the above-mentioned application. Based on the information presented by.. Read more

CALUC letter re a Food Licence Application for the Wind Cries Mary restaurant.

Posted on January 17th, 2020 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA Land Use Committee has reviewed the application to amend the Food Primary Licence for the Wind Cries Mary restaurant. The scope of change is restricted to the existing.. Read more