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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

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