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The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s high court won’t hear dispute over $1B Vancouver waterfront development

Dispute centred on one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land

 

A drawing shows the current approved design on the left and the proposed revisions. Image, Studio 531 Architects Inc.

Heritage committee reviews Cumberland Hotel site plan changes

“They also redesigned the building to add a few more units to make it more viable.”

 

Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)

Most land on Langley City SkyTrain route already bought by developers: realtor

Langley City land assemblages are ready to be redeveloped over the next few years

 

The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )

Carbon dating: Victoria mandates zero carbon standard for new construction by 2025

Provincial requirement for new construction likely to take effect in 2030

The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )
Some residents are terminating their leases early and without penalty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATED: Developer hopes to welcome tenants back when Cowichan apartment building defects fixed

Municipality points the finger at developer’s engineers

Some residents are terminating their leases early and without penalty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)

Make way: 46-storey campus housing tower gets green light in Kelowna

Council passed the newly created CD28 zone making way for the tower

The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)
Work is under way at the Bevan Road industrial site. Council recently approved a development permit for a second lot. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland approves permit for next Bevan industrial site

Latest request for the area includes two industrial warehouse buildings

Work is under way at the Bevan Road industrial site. Council recently approved a development permit for a second lot. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)

Floating Nordic-style spa proposed for Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Features would include saunas, hot and cold pools, green space

A rendering of a proposed floating sauna for Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Courtesy Havn Experiences Ltd.)
Cumberland council is considering permits for a 56-unit manufactured home park. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland considers 56-unit manufactured home plan

Project will be referred to APC before council decides

Cumberland council is considering permits for a 56-unit manufactured home park. Photo by Mike Chouinard
As of last summer, there had been strong interest in the Bevan Road site. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland to study servicing Bevan Road industrial site

Area contains most of the available industrial land in the Comox Valley

As of last summer, there had been strong interest in the Bevan Road site. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)

Group getting into gear in push to develop replacement Vancouver Island racetrack

Group working in advance of impending closure of Westshore Speedway after 2022 season

The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)
Council considered a flat roof option but preferred the initial sloping roof proposed. Image, Village of Cumberland report

Cumberland approves variances for project at old hotel site

Council OK’s changes for height, lot coverage and some but not all parking requirements

Council considered a flat roof option but preferred the initial sloping roof proposed. Image, Village of Cumberland report
Courtenay council

Development application in Courtenay delayed a second time

Courtenay council has again asked staff for more information before considering a…

Courtenay council
Drawings show the latest view of the proposed building from the south (top) and west (bottom). Image, Village of Cumberland staff report

Building height leaves questions for Cumberland Hotel site

“The public’s concern is the mass of the building and the height of the building.”

Drawings show the latest view of the proposed building from the south (top) and west (bottom). Image, Village of Cumberland staff report
Cumberland’s council has to consider variances for some retaining walls that are too high on Bolton Street. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland council considers retaining wall height dilemma

The variance requests on maximum height will go to advisory planning commission

Cumberland’s council has to consider variances for some retaining walls that are too high on Bolton Street. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Seymour Pacific Developments is proposing a three-unit development of apartments at 801 Ryan Road in Courtenay. Photo submitted

Courtenay council to take second look at proposed apartments on Ryan Road

Seymour Pacific Developments proposing mix of nearly 250 one, two and three-bedroom units

Seymour Pacific Developments is proposing a three-unit development of apartments at 801 Ryan Road in Courtenay. Photo submitted
Cumberland council again has questions about the latest changes for Coal Valley Estates. Record file photo

Cumberland denies Fan House covenant changes for now

Developer not offering enough in exchange for revised agreement, says council

Cumberland council again has questions about the latest changes for Coal Valley Estates. Record file photo
A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)

$89.6-million engineering, computer science expansion coming at University of Victoria

Two new facilities on campus will create room for 500 more students

A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)
Cameron Yee owns the White Whale Restaurant and the former Courtenay Car Centre. Scott Stanfield photo

Business owner envisions Granville Island concept at Courtenay Slough

Cameron Yee would like to create a community space with food, arts and culture

Cameron Yee owns the White Whale Restaurant and the former Courtenay Car Centre. Scott Stanfield photo
The Village on Third in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (Photo submitted)

Top developments north of the Malahat honoured by Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Nanaimo’s Village on Third takes top honour at VIREB Commercial Building Awards

The Village on Third in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (Photo submitted)
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