December 10, 2020

Council Highlights provide a snapshot of the progress made on City programs, initiatives and on Council decision-making. For more information on each initiative, please visit the accompanying link where noted. The items are selected highlights from the November 26, December 3 and 10, 2020 Council Meetings. To review all the topics discussed, click here to see the full agenda and webcast.

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PUBLIC HEARING: 2800 Bridge Street: Development Permit with Variance Application
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Development Permit with Variance Application for 2800 Bridge Street. This application will allow for construction of a new material receiving and storage facility.
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PUBLIC HEARING: 1050-1058 Pandora Avenue and 1508-1518 Cook Street (Wellburn’s Site): Rezoning Application, Heritage Designation Application and Heritage Alteration Permit
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Rezoning Application, Heritage Designation Application and Heritage Alteration Permit for 1050-1058 Pandora Avenue and 1508-1518 Cook Street (Wellburn’s site). This application will allow for construction of a six-storey, mixed use development consisting of commercial and rental homes.
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PUBLIC HEARING: 43, 45, and 55 Gorge Road East and 2827, 2829, and 2831 Irma Street: Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variance Application
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variance Application for 43, 45, and 55 Gorge Road East and 2827, 2829, and 2831 Irma Street. This application will increase the density and construct a five-storey, mixed-use building consisting of ground floor commercial and rental homes.
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PUBLIC HEARING: 1908, 1916, and 1920 Oak Bay Avenue: Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variance Application
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variance Application for 1908, 1916, and 1920 Oak Bay Avenue. This application will increase the density to facilitate the development of an approximately four-storey, mixed-use building with ground-floor commercial and residential above.
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PUBLIC HEARING: 1023 Tolmie Avenue: Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variance Application
Following a Public Hearing, Council voted to approve a Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variance Application for 1023 Tolmie Avenue. This application will allow for subdivision of the existing lot to two small lots while retaining existing house on one lot.
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PUBLIC HEARING: 324/328 Cook Street and 1044, 1048, and 1052/1054 Pendergast Street: Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variances Application
Following a public hearing on November 26, Council voted to decline a Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variances Application for 324/328 Cook Street and 1044, 1048, and 1052/1054 Pendergast Street. On December 10, Council directed staff to work with the applicant to try to address affordability in the project and report back to an upcoming Committee of the Whole.
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Get Growing, Victoria!
Council has directed staff to report back on options for increasing the cultivation of food plants and pollinators on municipal land in 2021.

Local Government Recommendation for Trees Cannabis at 1545 Fort Street and 103-230 Cook Street
An application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for provincial cannabis retail store licences for Trees Cannabis at both 1545 Fort Street and 103-230 Cook Street has been endorsed by City Council, subject to the applicant’s compliance with City bylaws and permits. Council added that it wishes for the Province to make its own deliberations about the fact that these operations remained open following legalization.

Council Member Motion: Extension of Council Committee Appointments to the End of January 2021
Council has extended committee and neighbourhood liaison appointments to the end of January 2021, and will determine appointments for 2021-2022 at the January 14 Committee of the Whole meeting.