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, 2018Community Meeting report – proposed redevelopment 945 Pembroke
November 28, 2018City-wide Land Use Committee Mtg minutes
August 2, 2018Community Meeting Report
Proposed Redevelopment 1050 Pandora & 1518 Cook
August 2, 2018Community Meeting Report
Proposed redevelopment 919 & 923 Caledonia
December 13, 2018Redevelopment proposal for 2220 Cook (at corner of Queens Ave)
Here are the minutes.
February 13, 2019Proposed development at 1029 Queens Avenue
Here are the minutes.
March 20, 2019Wellburns redevelopment proposal
Here are the minutes.
May 15, 2019BlueSky (Bosa)
Rezoning to allow Air Space Parcel configuration
Here are the minutes.
January 16, 2020Solid Outreach Society – temporary use permit.
Here is the community notice. 
See the updated agenda here. 
January 16, 2020 Public Meeting Minutes,
here is the CALUC letter to Mayor and Council.  
Wednesday,  February 2, 2021, ZoomSee meeting notes here 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:30pm, Zoom See meeting notes here
Wednesday,  April 21, 2021, 6:30pm, Zoom See meeting notes here 
Wednesday,  May 26, 2021, 6:30pm, ZoomSee meeting notes here 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 6:30pm, Franklin GreenWalkshop of North Park 
Monday, July 26, 6:30pm, Central ParkPre-application meeting with the proponent of 2120 Quadra
The proponent is applying to the City for a Development Permit to replace an existing warehouse with a new warehouse building for a self-storage facility at 2120 Quadra Street. 
More information can be found here: https://tender.victoria.ca/webapps/ourcity/Prospero/Details.aspx?folderNumber=DPV00178 
Thursday, August 5, 2021, 7:00pm, ZoomJoint meeting with Fernwood Community Association Land Use Committee re: Local Area Plan 
Wednesday,  September 15, 2021See meeting notes here
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, 2021See meeting notes here
Downtown Core Area Plan information and discussion 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 See meeting notes here 
Pre-application land use committee meeting
Wednesday, February 9, 2022See meeting notes here