Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan


Thank you to everyone who came out to the Cook Street storefront!

Close to 400 people attended over the course of two weeks to find out more about Gentle Density and to look at future plans for the Village.

Congratulations and thank you to the members of the two steering committees that led this initiative. These committed residents and business owners worked tirelessly over the last three months with the City to develop the information and engage with the community.

Next steps: A report will be prepared by the Steering Committees to go to Council in September.

Gentle Density

Gentle Density” is a strategy for responding to changing conditions and growth by supporting a variety of housing forms that absorb growth and change while minimizing their impacts.

We want to hear what you think about how different housing types fit into Fairfield. The Gentle Density Survey provides information about this growth model and links to videos made by your neighbours to help explain.

Complete the Gentle Density Survey

Note: The survey closes on Sunday, August 19 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Learn more about Gentle Density

Neighbourhood Plan Update ~ March 2018

On Thursday, March 15, City Council approved motions from a Council workshop on the draft Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan (held on February 22 and March 1, 2018). The motions provide direction to staff on changes to the plan content and further engagement with the neighbourhood. Review the motions here.

Based on Council direction, we will be engaging further on Cook Street Village, Ross Bay Village (Fairfield Plaza) and the gentle density model. Check back here for updates on next steps or sign-up to receive email updates on the plan at engage@victoria.ca.

Draft Plan Engagement

Thank you to everyone who attended events, completed the online survey and sent feedback about the Draft Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan! This was the first opportunity for the community to provide feedback on the directions for the future of Fairfield.

Read the Engagement Summary here.

Read the Feedback Matrix here.

Read the Draft Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan (November 2017)

View the Fairfield Key Directions brochure

Email engage@victoria.ca to be added to the list for email updates about the plan.

How did we get here?

Apr - Dec 2016: Phases 1, 2 & 3 - In conjunction with Gonzales

Apr - May 2017: Growth Options, Housing and Heritage

Jun 2017: Design Workshop

Nov 2017 - Jan 2018: Draft Plan Engagement

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Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Working Groups - Fairfield & Gonzales

Background Documents