Creating transportation options in large developments

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011

Kicking the car habit By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News Saanich is getting serious about changing the municipality’s current car culture. Last week, council started the process to create a policy to ensure alternative transportation funding is expected anytime a developer wants a parking variance for a multi-family residential unit in the municipality. “We want […]

Traffic troubles around Uptown

Posted by on Jan 15, 2011

Uptown gets earful over layout, traffic Difficult to judge final product in mid-construction, says developer By Kim Westad, Times Colonist January 12, 2011 Uptown Shopping Centre has been touted as the design of the future when it comes to malls, but critics say it looks like more of a white elephant. “It’s badly designed, focusing […]

Is Uptown on the right track?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2011

Editorial: Uptown centre’s bumpy start Thursday, January 13, 2011 Times Colonist There was plenty of optimism four years ago, when Saanich council approved a massive $150-million retail complex to replace the tired Town and Country shopping centre. “It’s a significant investment for the entire region,” Mayor Frank Leonard said. “It shouldn’t be a place to […]

Saanich neighbourhoods need better transit service

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010

Rapid transit on Douglas is great but other Saanich neighbourhoods need better service, council says Kyle Slavin, Saanich News Douglas Street will be the future home of rapid transit now that both Saanich and Victoria councils have thrown their support behind the route. However, Saanich needs to be more critical of B.C. Transit’s 25-year plan […]

Saanich Council unanimously support rail-based rapid transit

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010

SAANICH COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTS RAIL-BASED RAPID TRANSIT Nov 1, 2010 – CFAX 1070 SAANICH COUNCIL VOICED IT’S SUPPORT FOR RAIL BASED RAPID TRANSIT ALONG THE DOUGLAS CORRIDOR , THIS AT A COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY NIGHT COUNCILLOR DEAN MURDOCK SAYS IT WAS A UNANIMOUS DECISION TO PUT SAANICH COUNCIL’S STAMP OF SUPPORT ON RAIL BASED TECHNOLOGY […]

Support for Rail-based Rapid Transit

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010

The BC Transit rapid transit plan offers huge opportunities for economic development, environmental sustainability, and social benefits for Saanich and the Capital Region. Saanich Council has a limited opportunity to convey its support for a rapid transit solution that will ensure that our community capitalizes on the full range of available economic, environmental, and social […]

A project the community can be proud of

Posted by on Aug 21, 2010

Deadline set for demolishing eyesores on Inverness and Cloverdale By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News A half-block of derelict buildings will soon no longer be an eyesore for passing motorists or nearby residents. Four vacant houses on the corner of Cloverdale Avenue and Inverness Road will be demolished by August 2011 to make way for […]

Making density work for Rutledge

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010

Public hearing adjourned after marathon session By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News Saanich council will next Tuesday readdress a 42-unit apartment complex with commercial space that stalled following a marathon public hearing this week. Coun. Dean Murdock said he was “disappointed” at the level of committment from the developer to capitalize on alternative transportation opportunities […]

Transportation hub at Uptown

Posted by on May 19, 2010

MAJOR TRANSPORTATION HUB COULD BE IN THE WORKS FOR UPTOWN May 18, 2010 CFAX 1070 ONE SAANICH COUNCILLOR IS CONFIDENT A MAJOR TRANSPORTATION HUB WILL BE FACTORED INTO THE NEW DEVELOPMENT AT UPTOWN. SPEAKING ON CFAX 1070 TUESDAY WITH MURRAY LANGDON, DEAN MURDOCK SAYS NOW THAT PHASE ONE OF THE CONSTRUCTION IS NEARING COMPLETION, THE […]

Major centre with major signs

Posted by on May 15, 2010

SAANICH DOUBTFUL ABOUT UPTOWN SIGNAGE REQUEST May 13, 2010 CFAX 1070 SAANICH COUNCIL HAS DEFERRED DECISION ON A REQUEST FROM THE UPTOWN CENTRE DEVELOPERS FOR RELAXATION OF THE MUNICIPAL SIGN BY-LAW. COUNCILLOR DEAN MURDOCK IS AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE MORGUARD INVESTMENTS REQUEST…WHICH HE SAYS COULD RESULT IN ALMOST FIVE HUNDRED SIGNS IN […]