In response to housing supply and affordability issues, the District of Central Saanich is seeking feedback on what redevelopment of existing sites with higher density will look like, such as small lots, carriage homes, townhomes, apartment heights and more. Staff will use the feedback gathered from the open houses and online survey to revise the proposed policies and guidelines to present to Central Saanich Council. This work will also inform housing policy for the upcoming Official Community Plan review.
The draft policies and guidelines are based on a housing needs analysis and input gathered from the community last spring; the community feedback is available on the project’s website, letstalkcentralsaanich.ca/housing.
The guidelines will be used to help create compact, walkable communities, which is key to climate action work. A variety of housing options would assist residents in being able to stay in Central Saanich, whether they are renters, first time home owners and those looking to downsize.
Thursday, June 13, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Municipal Hall, 1903 Mount Newton Cross Road
Saturday, June 22, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Cultural Centre, 1209 Clarke Road.
If you’re unable to make it, a virtual open house will launch June 12, 2019, at LetsTalkCentralSaanich.ca/housing.