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Published on Apr 6, 2011
VICTORIA - Victoria has an adequate model to move forward with, but the city is looking to become even more sustainable, and a great place to live in by 2041. Releasing the first Official community plan since 1995; it covers more topics and focuses on better land management.
The City is looking to centre development around a dense downtown core, as well as village settings throughout the region, which will allow people to walk to work and amenities.
Improving transit and cutting greenhouse emissions are also initiatives in the plan, while it gives clearer guidance for Council to proceed with development.
Some height restrictions on new buildings have received the go ahead to rise. The downtown core will now accept plans for buildings up to 24 stories, while apartment dense areas could see changes from 4 to 6 storey heights.
The City Of Victoria will now be holding a series of open house discussions in which to public are welcome to attend and participate in. For information on specific times and dates go to www.shareyourfuturevictoria.ca