land use committee


LAND USE COMMITTEE

Purpose

The Land Use Committee (LUC) is an important part of the development application process. One of the main roles of the LUC is to facilitate dialogue between applicants and the community in order to identify and resolve issues (both positive and negative) regarding land use applications.

The procedure for processing Rezoning Applications require that applicants attend a pre-meeting with the LUC to initiate the application process, and then attend a community/public meeting hosted by the LUC in order to hear feedback from the community on the proposed development. Applicants must complete and present this checklist at the community meeting.

Development Variance Permits are referred to LUCs for review within a 30-day period.

The Land Use Committee also:

  • Acts as a resource to developers who want to learn about the neighbourhood’s interpretation of Official Community Plan policies and whether development applications fit with the spirit and intent of the Neighbourhood Plan; and,
  • Liaises with the City, the Board, and the neighbourhood about land use policy.

For more information on how LUCs operate, please consult the following City of Victoria Documents:

Land Use Committee Members

Are you interested in land use issues in North Park? Consider joining the Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) to stay up to date with developments happening in the neighbourhood.

CALUC members may expect to help coordinate and attend neighbourhood meetings with developers/proponents and provide feedback on proposed developments. You can also expect to work with the City and other local residents on community land use plans and initiatives.

Other roles/activities are dependent on members’ interests, skills, and time commitment.

We welcome a wide range of interests and skills on the land use committee. You do not need to have prior experience or knowledge of land use matters to get involved! Contact Eleni Gibson, Land Use Planning Advisor at landuse@npna.ca if you would like to know more, or join the CALUC.

Meeting schedule

The Land Use Committee meets on a monthly basis. Contact the Land Use Committee Chair to be placed on a meeting agenda, or if you are interested in attending an LUC meeting.

Contact

For more information about the North Park Neighbourhood Association LUC or for the next scheduled meeting, contact the LUC Chair at caluc@npna.ca and/or Eleni Gibson, Land Use Planning Advisor at landuse@npna.ca

Tracking Development Applications

To track current development applications in North Park, check out the City of Victoria’s development tracker.

CALUC letters 

Here are some letters from the NPNA CALUC about specific development proposals:

Agenda and Minutes

March 26, 2018

Community Meeting report – proposed redevelopment 945 Pembroke

November 28, 2018

City-wide Land Use Committee Mtg minutes

August 2, 2018

Community Meeting Report

August 2, 2018

Community Meeting Report

December 13, 2018

Redevelopment proposal for 2220 Cook (at corner of Queens Ave)

February 13, 2019

March 20, 2019

Wellburns redevelopment proposal

May 15, 2019

BlueSky (Bosa)

January 16, 2020

Solid Outreach Society – temporary use permit. 

Wednesday,  February 2, 2021, Zoom

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:30pm, Zoom 

Wednesday,  April 21, 2021, 6:30pm, Zoom 

Wednesday,  May 26, 2021, 6:30pm, Zoom 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:30pm, Franklin Green

  • Walkshop of North Park 

Monday, July 26, 6:30pm, Central Park

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 7:00pm, Zoom

  • Joint meeting with Fernwood Community Association Land Use Committee re: Local Area Plan 

Wednesday,  September 15, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021: 6:30pm 

 

  • See meeting notes here 
  • Regarding 1048 North Park Street 
  • Construction of a new purpose built 5 storey building to be operated by VIHA that will deliver 39 long term residences and supporting amenity to vulnerable and underserved population within our community. 
  • https://tender.victoria.ca/webapps/ourcity/Prospero/Details.aspx?folderNumber=CLC00352

Thursday,  November 18, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021