The tallest structure of BC Housing's Nigel Valley Development in Saanich could rise to 16-storeys and will contain a mix of market and affordable rental apartments.
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It's not quite that bad. I don't think the visuals do the actual design much justice, at least the current stock of visuals.
The project is called Nigel House and will be located near Greater Victoria Housing Society's phase.
To be fair, the small print on the elevation sheets notes that, while the materials are pretty much locked down, all colours are TBD.
It's weird to see on that same page that the Superstore proposal from 9 years ago is still on the list of active proposals, with an "in progress" status...
The first two projects collectively include 156 residences. Just under 800 will be built once the entire project is completed.
Garth Homer Foundation has a three-storey proposal lined up, although it has yet to appear as a formal proposal. That building will include 18-units.
First proposals emerge for 800-unit Nigel Valley affordable and supportive housing community
D'Ambrosio and TownSquare Planning have been recognized by the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) for the Nigel Valley Neighbourhood Plan. They beat out City of Vancouver for gold in the "Excellence in Planning Practice - City and Urban Areas" category. All winners of PIBC awards are posted here: https://www.pibc.bc.ca/press/pibc-announces-winners-2019-awards-excellence-planning-and-individual-achievement
156-units of affordable and supportive housing destined for Saanich's Nigel Valley are making their way through the municipal planning process.
The affordable, supportive and market housing development will more than triple the Vernon Avenue district's housing density.
BC Housing's Nigel Valley Development in Saanich will yield some 500-units of subsidized and market rental housing, and expanded social service programming spaces.