Keating Business District
The Keating Business District is an industrial and commercial land base that supports local businesses and jobs, generates revenue for the District, and contributes to a diversified tax base. The area currently supports 3,140 jobs in industries, including wholesale trade, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing and logistics, and construction.
A recent (2017) business analysis of the area provided an overview of strategic benefits and provided a framework for retaining, enhancing, and growing the employment lands. Based upon the study and growth projections, there is the potential to generate 3,470 new jobs over 25 years (to 2041). The final implementation plan is available here.
- The area is in close proximity to Brentwood Bay and Saanichton Village, both of which have commercial and retail centres. There are a number of nearby neighbourhoods that offer a range of residential housing in close proximity.
- Primarily designated as light industrial with complimentary designations for commercial uses. (Typical uses include: agricultural processing, light manufacturing and processing, business offices, research and development, storage, warehousing and distribution, wholesale, recycling, and transportation.)
- Utilities infrastructure has been constructed to support future growth opportunities in the area.
- Central location on southern Vancouver Island supported by transportation infrastructure, including:
- Pat Bay Highway (#17) connecting the Keating Business District to the Greater Victoria area and the rest of Vancouver Island,
- intermodal freight services (BC Ferries Terminal and private barge operations at Swartz Bay), and
- Victoria International Airport.