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Firehall Project – Letter to the Times Colonist

Posted on October 22nd, 2019 · Posted in General, Letters, News

The new city Firehall proposal is going to Council on Thursday (October 24) but it is just a small part of a massive residential development project for the Pacific Mazda.. Read more

CALUC Letter – Abstract Developments – Rezoning for 1010 Fort Street – Revised Application

Posted on October 19th, 2019 · Posted in General, Land Use, Letters, News

Public feedback not to support this application or others like it in this location has been consistently expressed over the two public meetings held for this application. The OCP states.. Read more

CALUC Letter Northern Junk – Rezoning for 1314 Wharf Street

Posted on October 19th, 2019 · Posted in General, Land Use, Letters, News

The Old Town Design Guidelines were recently updated to provide clear guidance and certainty for development within our world-recognized heritage resource that is Victoria’s Old Town. They were unanimously approved.. Read more

CALUC Letter – Chard Developments/University of Victoria – Rezoning with OCP Amendments for 1306-1424 Broad Street & 615-625 Johnson Street

Posted on October 19th, 2019 · Posted in General, Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA fully supports the construction of additional hotel rooms within the Old Town neighbourhood, which will no doubt enhance hospitality and retail business opportunities in the immediate area. The.. Read more

September Newsletter

Posted on September 15th, 2019 · Posted in General, News

Read the latest issue of the DRA’s monthly newsletter at this link. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox (we will not sell or share your contact information with.. Read more

August Newsletter

Posted on August 15th, 2019 · Posted in News

Read the latest issue of the DRA’s monthly newsletter at this link. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox (we will not sell or share your contact information with.. Read more

Yates Street Community Garden August Newsletter

Posted on August 9th, 2019 · Posted in News

You may have noticed the addition of our new boulevard garden located just outside the gate of the front entrance. A big thanks to our group of volunteer gardeners who.. Read more

July Newsletter

Posted on July 15th, 2019 · Posted in News

Read the latest issue of the DRA’s monthly newsletter at this link. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox (we will not sell or share your contact information with anyone.. Read more

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

Posted on June 27th, 2019 · Posted in General, Letters, News

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, Letters, News

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, Letters, News

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.

May Newsletter

Posted on May 11th, 2019 · Posted in News

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VCAN Statement on OCP Amendments

Posted on May 10th, 2019 · Posted in City Hall, Land Use, Letters, News

The member associations of the Victoria Community Association Network (VCAN) are united in requesting Council and Staff follow best practices in land use planning by unequivocally upholding the Official Community Plan (OCP). The.. Read more

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

April Newsletter

Posted on April 19th, 2019 · Posted in News

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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

March Newsletter

Posted on March 23rd, 2019 · Posted in News

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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