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Cordova Bay and Cadboro Bay LAPs to be completed, after all

Eric Dahli, Chair of the Cadboro Bay Residents Association, reports: 

At a meeting last night (Monday), by a vote of 6 to 3, Saanich councillors voted for the Local Area Plans of Cordova Bay and Cadboro Bay be completed in the coming year. 

In addition to Council, 19 members of the public spoke on this agenda item.

The council had recently decided to “pause” completion of all Local Area Plans for between 20 to 24 months, to free up resources to be applied to Saanich broader housing needs. The decision to rescind this decision in relation to Cordova Bay and Cadboro Bay is in response to pressure and protests from those two associations and their residents. 

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Saanich Local Area Plans: update

In response to concerns about Saanich’s contemplation of suspending the LAP updates, Cameron Scott, Manager of Community Planning at Saanich District’s Planning Department writes: 

Dear Cadboro Bay LAP Advisory Committee members,

Given you are actively working on a Local Area Plan update, we wanted to keep you apprised of a relevant discussion at a recent Council meeting.

As you may be aware, Council at their meeting on Monday night discussed future community planning work, including whether to pause the Local Area Plan updates after the completion of the Cadboro Bay and Cordova Bay Local Area Plan updates.  The discussion was not concluded and has been referred to the December 16th Committee of the Whole meeting.  

Should you want further information on the reports presented on Monday, they are available at the following link:  https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/local-government/mayor-council/schedule-agendas-minutes.html.  

Staff are continuing to work on the Cordova Bay and Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan updates, with Draft Plans to be presented for public feedback early next year.

Should you have any further questions, please contact me.

Best Regards,

Cam

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Saanich mulls suspension of Local Area Plan updates

From Eric Dahli, Chair Cadboro Bay Residents Association warns: 

The future of our local area plans are in doubt.

The so called “Check-in on Local Area Plan updates” (agenda item K-4) was
debated on Monday night, with the addition of the following paragraph from Agenda item # I, 2:

That it be recommended to Council that at the time the report
comes to Council regarding the first set of Local Area Plans , include an
approach for a possible pause in ongoing updates to Local Area Plans to
enable resources to be applied to Saanich Wide housing needs and the pros
and cons of doing so.

This paragraph – and the entire LAP check-in Report – will be on the agenda of a yet-to-be-determined December Council meeting.

This possible change in the updating of Local Area Plans is very disturbing,
and even if Council agrees to complete the two Local Area plans that are
currently being updated (for Cadboro Bay and Cordova Bay), that  will leave nine other Local Area Plans plans on hold.

This item will be on our agenda for our regular meeting on November 27th, and
I request it be added to the agenda of the next SCAN (Saanich Community Associations Network) meeting on December 4th.

Eric Dahli, Chair

Cadboro Bay Residents Association

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Publish results of community engagements re Local Area Plan

Hi There

As a resident of Cadboro Bay, I think it would be good idea for the Cadboro bay residence association to post ( on the website ) the results of community engagements regarding the updated plan that is currently in the works . This way residence and business owners can get an advance look at what’s being contemplated for the community at large .

I would think this information would be of high value to members of the site.
Perhaps including a photo or Jpeg of the proposed land use changes  as seen below would also help simplify this exercise. See the Public engagement summary report.

I look forward to hearing your response .
Best Regards

Darren Leith

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Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan: Update

From Silvia Exposito, of Saanich Planning: 

Thank you to all who participated at the November workshop on housing and land use! The Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) will guide growth and future development in the local area and the Cadboro Bay Village for the next 20to 30 years.

This was a well-attended event where more than 155 participants took part in the two-day event’s community walk, open house and hands-on workshop activities.  Presentation slides from the workshop are now available on the project website at saanich.ca/cadboro

Join us in 2019 as we continue the conversation and plan for the future with two new workshops:

  • January 26, 2019     Workshop 2:  Natural Areas and Community Amenities
  • February 26, 2019    Workshop 3:  Transportation

More information coming soon.

Seasons greetings and best wishes as we start the new year!

saanich.ca/cadboro

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Housing & Land Use Community Workshop, Nov 27-28

A reminder that the District of Saanich is holding a Community Workshop: Housing and Land Use, on November 27 (6 pm onwards) and 28 

It is important that our voices be heard especially with issues in and around the village.    Please make sure you come out, bring a neighbour, bring a friend. We need to hear lots of voices. 

For more information, see: 

https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/community/community-planning/local-area-plans/local-area-plan-updates/cadboro-bay-local-area-plan-update.html

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Residents invited to walk & workshop on LAP, Nov 27-28

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The District of Saanich invites local residents to a Community Walk of the “Village Edges” (Ten Mile Point/Queenswood)—followed by an Open House and workshop. 

This is part of a planned programme of community consultation over the coming months for the revised Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan (LAP), which will guide growth and future development in the local area and the Cadboro Bay Village for the next 20 to 30 years. 

Tuesday, November 27:

  • 1:30 to 3:30 pmCommunity Walk—Exploring Village Edges
    • Meet at Olive Olio’s
    • Dress warmly!
  • 4:30 to 7:30 pmCommunity Open House & Workshop
    • Goward House. 2495 Arbutus Road
    • 5:30 pm: Workshop Registration*
    • 6:00 pm: Presentation of Village Charette Results*

Wednesday, November 28

  • 6 to 7:45 pmPresentation & Group Discussion
    • at Goward House

For more information: saanich.ca/cadboro


*Revised times: was originally posted as half an hour later. 

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Residents invited to walk & workshop on LAP, Nov 27-28

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The District of Saanich invites local residents to a Community Walk of the “Village Edges” (Ten Mile Point/Queenswood)—followed by an Open House and workshop. 

This is part of a planned programme of community consultation over the coming months for the revised Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan (LAP), which will guide growth and future development in the local area and the Cadboro Bay Village for the next 20 to 30 years. 

Tuesday, November 27:

  • 1:30 to 3:30 pmCommunity Walk—Exploring Village Edges
    • Meet at Olive Olio’s
    • Dress warmly!
  • 4:30 to 7:30 pmCommunity Open House & Workshop
    • Goward House. 2495 Arbutus Road
    • 5:30 pm: Workshop Registration*
    • 6:00 pm: Presentation of Village Charette Results*

Wednesday, November 28

  • 6 to 7:45 pmPresentation & Group Discussion
    • at Goward House

For more information: saanich.ca/cadboro


*Revised times: was originally posted as half an hour later. 

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Saanich invites input on its Local Area Plan for Cadboro Bay

From the District of Saanich Cadboro Bay LAP page

The local area plan update is underway!

Your input is essential! Please sign up for notifications to receive updates about upcoming events.

Great neighbourhoods are great because of community involvement, careful planning, and thoughtful urban design.  The Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan (LAP) will guide growth and future development in the local area and the Cadboro Bay Village for the next 20 to 30 years.

Please stay posted for upcoming community workshops this fall.

Focus on Village Design Charrette: thank you for participating!

The Cadboro Bay Village Design Charette took place on June 19 & 20, 2018.   A description of the Village Design Charrette program is available in the Design Brief.  Overall, 184 community members participated in event activities, sharing ideas, and developing concepts for the future of Cadboro Bay Village.
View our presentation summary of the ideas gathered during this two-day event. Please note that the Village Design Charrette is one of the components of the Local Area Plan Update.