3977 Rainbow Street is a proposal to build 25 townhomes along the 3900-blocko of Rainbow Street at Sevenoaks Road in the District of Saanich of Victoria's urban core.
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The developer of a controversial townhouse project near Swan Lake has finally been able to get the green light from Saanich council.
Tuesday’s public hearing saw a split council voting five to four in favour of proceeding with the three-storey, 25-unit townhouse development that’s been met with intense opposition by the neighbourhood’s residents, with some demanding the project be reduced to 12 or 13 units.
Couns. Colin Plant, Judy Brownoff, Nathalie Chambers and Mena Westhaver echoed those concerns, voting to reject Abstract Developments’ application.
This is why blank rezoning (such as the MMHI) that doesn't allow for neighbourhood input is dangerous. Local feedback can lead to a better outcome.