Join us for Missing Middle Housing Information Session on July 12

Join us online or in person to learn more and ask questions about the City's Middle Missing Housing initiative at our upcoming Pre-Public Hearing Information Sessions. All are welcome.

VIRTUAL Missing Middle Housing Information Session

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from noon - 1 p.m.
Register through Eventbrite.
We will email the session link to you the day before.

IN-PERSON Missing Middle Information Session

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Drop by between 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Victoria City Hall Antechamber, #1 Centennial Square (Pandora Avenue entrance)

About the Middle Missing Housing Initiative

The Missing Middle Housing Initiative proposes to allow houseplexes and corner townhouses in addition to single-family homes in Traditional Residential areas of the city.

It will also help to conserve homes with heritage merit by allowing other homes to be built on the same lot as the heritage registered building.

Victoria’s Official Community Plan already envisions Missing Middle housing forms throughout the city. However, because much of the city is still only zoned for single-family homes, building Missing Middle housing requires a rezoning, which can be a long and complex process.

This helps explain why Victoria sees many older homes replaced by new, more expensive single-family homes far more often than Missing Middle housing is created.

Missing Middle housing will:

  • Create more homes and housing choice.
  • Expedite construction. Missing Middle homes that meet established design guidelines can proceed to construction, without the need for a rezoning, in the same way single-family homes do today.
  • Make it easier for people, especially young families and seniors, to stay in the city and live closer to where they work and shop, supporting the local economy and sustainability.

The proposed Missing Middle Housing initiative is based on input from the public received through an extensive 18-month community engagement process. 

Plan to join us on Tuesday, July 12 and learn more