300-units of affordable seniors and workforce rentals planned for West Saanich Road at Keating Cross Road in Central Saanich
MIKE KOZAKOWSKI, CITIFIED.CA
Published February 22, 2021
Approximately 300-units of affordable seniors and workforce housing have been proposed for the 6800-block of West Saanich Road in the District of Central Saanich.
Developer TL Housing Solutions, on behalf of the South Vancouver Island Housing Society, has submitted plans to the district for a three-building, three phase
project that could deliver some 230 homes for seniors, including 30-units for seniors requiring memory care, and between 60 and 70-units of workforce housing across four properties on West Saanich Road at Kersey Road near the intersection of West Saanich Road and Keating Cross Road.
According to the site plan, two of the three buildings will centre on a private green space, while workforce housing will rise south of them adjacent to a Co-op gas station and a commercial building. Parking will be in the form of underground and surface stalls.
Central Saanich is in the midst of its Official Community Plan (OCP) review, and as part of that effort TL Housing Solution’s concept will be assessed in-keeping with the municipality’s vision for growth and densification patterns. The development site, consisting of three parcels along West Saanich Road and one along Kersey Road, is currently outside of the Urban Containment Settlement Boundary and will require an OCP amendment to transition out of a rural land-use designation.
The municipal process, including input from the Capital Regional District, is anticipated to extend into late 2021 or early 2022, according to a TL Housing Solutions representative.
Multiple residential projects are currently working their way through the civic process in Central Saanich, one of three municipalities of Victoria’s Saanich Peninsula region.
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