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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

COVID-19 Resources

Posted on May 19th, 2020 · Posted in General

The Victoria Downtown Residents Association has compiled a list of COVID-19 support resources to inform and assist residents. We will do our best to keep this as up-to-date as possible.. 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

Municipal By-Election 2020 – Questions for Candidates

Posted on March 15th, 2020 · Posted in General

UPDATE – March 19 The Municipal By-Election has officially been postponed. We will maintain this document and encourage those Candidates who have not yet responded to do so. When we know.. Read more

CALUC Letter re Starlight Investments – Rezoning for 1205 & 1209 Quadra, 910 View, 903 & 911 Yates & 1045 Yates

Posted on March 12th, 2020 · Posted in General

The DRA LUC hosted a CALUC meeting for this application on 3 December 2019. In summary, it is our opinion that the impact of this proposal is far too significant.. Read more

CALUC Letter re Chard Developments/University of Victoria – Rezoning for 1306-1424 Broad Street & 615-625 Johnson Street – The Duck’s Block

Posted on February 15th, 2020 · Posted in General

The OCP intentionally provides protection to the Old Town heritage conservation area through the prescribed density maximum of 3:1 FSR and maximum height of 15 meters. These numbers were not.. Read more

CALUC Letter re 937 View Street – Development Permit with Variance

Posted on February 15th, 2020 · Posted in General

The DRA has long expressed concerns about how the R-48 zone has been egregiously gamed far beyond current OCP maximums and the original intent of the Council that created the.. 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

CALUC Letter – Gateway Green – Temporary Use Permit for 1620 Blanshard Street

Posted on December 16th, 2019 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The DRA LUC reviewed the proposal for a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) at 1620 Blanshard Street. A number of comments and concerns were raised by Land Use Committee members. these.. Read more

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

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

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