February 22, 2018

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. We welcome anyone who would like to receive Council Highlights to email us at engage@victoria.ca.

Heritage Designation Application for 1120 Faithful Street
Following a public hearing, Council voted to approve the Heritage Designation application for the exterior of 1120 Faithful Street, also known as the Yaxley. Constructed in 1912, the residence is one of the best examples of Edwardian-era Georgian Revival style in Victoria. The appearance of a Heritage Designation building may not be altered without the formal approval of City Council.  This designation ensures the distinguishing features of heritage buildings are conserved.

Heritage Designation Application for 35 San Jose Avenue
Following a public hearing, Council voted to approve the Heritage Designation application for the exterior of 35 San Jose Avenue, also known as the Prescott Residence. Constructed in 1891, the residence is valued for its very rich Carpenter Victorian architectural detailing, and for its representation of James Bay’s transition from the Beckley farmland to Victoria’s first Garden City suburb.

Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variances Application for 1120-1128 Burdett Avenue
Following a public hearing, Council voted to decline the rezoning application and development permit with variances for a 4-storey , 44-unit purpose built rental building.

Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variances Application for 737 Belton Avenue and 1137 Dominion Road
Following a public hearing, Council voted to approve the rezoning application and development permit with variances to subdivide the existing lot into two small lots, replace the existing house with a new single family dwelling and convert the existing store to a single family dwelling.

Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variances Application for 3110 Doncaster Drive
Following a public hearing, Council voted to approve the rezoning application and development permit with variances to subdivide the existing lot into two small lots, while retaining the existing house on one lot and proposing a new house on the other lot.

Making Victoria City Hall a ‘Stigma Free Zone’
Council endorsed making City Hall a ‘Stigma Free Zone’ by taking the necessary steps and participating in an evening mental health awareness event, tentatively scheduled for March 20, 2018. The City of Victoria will include awareness of mental health and other perceived stigmas in support of a healthy workplace culture in the 2018 human resources corporate learning needs assessment being developed with guidance and contributions from the Stigma-Free Society.

Point Hope Shipyard - Development Permit Application
Council authorized a Development Permit for the plans to redevelop the Point Hope Shipyard, based on the development meeting all Zoning Regulation Bylaw requirements.

Short Term Rentals Home Occupations
Councilapproved the proposed short term rental annual business licence fee of $150for principal residences and $1,500 for all other short term rentals, and Council approved sending the Short Term Rental Regulation Bylaw to a public hearing on Mach 8 in conjunction with the public hearing on the Zoning Amendment (Short Term Rental Home Occupations) Bylaw.

Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 4017 – Referral for Municipal Acceptance
Council to advise the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board that the City of Victoria accepts CRD Bylaw No. 4017 to enact the 2018 Regional Growth Strategy for the Capital Region.