520 Normandy Road is a proposal for a four-storey rental complex with a standalone townhome component along the 500-block of Normandy Road at Elk Lake Drive in the District of Saanich of Victoria's urban core.
As part of the project, a wetland will be constructed to the north of the buildings adjacent to Normandy Creek.
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Further south on Elk Drive, residents have mobilized against Aryze Developments’ proposal for eight townhouses and a six-storey building with 65 rental units at 520 Normandy Rd., beside Saanich Commonwealth Place.
“It’s too tall and too dense and it doesn’t fit with the character of the neighbourhood,” said Heather Banister, who lives in a single-family home near the proposed development site. “It’s going to be a wall against one-storey homes.”
But Luke Mari of Aryze said the development was scaled to deliver the type of housing desperately needed in Saanich. Fifteen of the units would be designated as affordable — seven in perpetuity and eight for 10 years.
“The status quo is not working,” he said.
“It’s too tall and too dense and it doesn’t fit with the character of the neighbourhood,”
I believe this is the subtitle of Chapter One of the NIMBY Guide to Better Living.
Looks like 6 storeys was denied. Here's a render of the updated 4 storey redesign.
That is really unfortunate as it seemed well suited to the area given the transit hub nearby, the rec center, and mutli-storey condo developments around the corner.
Saanich is taking housing affordability very seriously.
1968 called - it wants its design back.