Target Tillicum ok with upgrades for pedestrians

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012

Saanich Council approved a new retail giant coming to Tillicum mall in Monday night’s meeting. CFAX July 22, 2012 Councillor Dean Murdock confirms that Target will move into the shopping centre. Murdock is pushing for better pedestrian access in the parking lot, “Do some pedestrian improvements so that people can find their way through that […]

Accelerating planning in the Douglas corridor

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012

Saanich teams with Victoria on gas tax funding application By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News Saanich and Victoria councils are hoping for a $1 million grant to help them plan for a new-and-improved Douglas Street corridor. Saanich council last week unanimously supported a joint application with the City of Victoria seeking federal gas tax money […]

Saanich Voice Online looks at green roofs

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Up On The Roof P.C. King, Citizen Journalist In earlier times the area known as Central Saanich was considered the breadbasket for what is now the Capital Regional District (CRD). Today, the breadbasket for our region could extend to the rooftops, according to Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock. By developing rooftop gardens, communities could begin utilizing […]

Greening Saanich rooftops

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Saanich to consider encouraging green roofs for future developments CFAX 1070 February 12, 2012 Roofs in Saanich could get a little greener, this after council supported a recommendation on considering the encouragement of including rooftop gardens on multi-family or commercial developments in the district. Councillor Dean Murdock says the recommendation was brought forward by the […]

Future green space could be up on the roof

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Saanich rooftops could provide local food security Kyle Slavin, Saanich News Saanich councillor Dean Murdock is pushing to make rooftop gardens much more commonplace in the municipality. Murdock, who chairs the Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee, was expected on Monday to ask for support on a recommendation to have green roofs become part of the development […]

3-storey commercial building offers early preview of Shelbourne Valley transformation

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011

Signature building to serve as catalyst for Shelbourne renewal By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News While staffers plan out the future of Shelbourne Valley – complete with dense centres and walkable villages – council OK’d what it hopes will be the “catalyst” for that change Monday night. A small three-storey building – which will house […]

A place to live, work, and for kids to play

Posted by on May 21, 2011

Council approves daycare with rooftop playground By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News Roofs are not somewhere children should play, said two Saanich councillors last week during discussions about a rezoning request that would allow a daycare with a rooftop play area. “I don’t think that is an appropriate place for kids to play,” said Coun. […]

Building complete communities includes places for kids to play

Posted by on May 8, 2011

Daycare above pub supported for Shelbourne development Kyle Slavin, Saanich News A new daycare centre is planned for a yet-to-be-built four-storey project behind Tuscany Village. Saanich council agreed to rezone the property, at 3959 Shelbourne St., to include one-and-a-half floors of daycare, a rooftop play area, office space and a restaurant-style pub downstairs. “When you […]

Proposed community recycling centre stalls

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011

Saanich tables recycling depot proposal after neighbours voice concerns Kyle Slavin – Saanich News Not in their backyards… yet The difference between a NIMBY and an impassioned group of residents hinges on the ability to justify your position. The Royal Oak neighbourhood fell into the latter category, after somewhat successfully lobbying council to reject rezoning […]