land use committee


LAND USE COMMITTEE

Introducing the North Park Community Survey: Open for responses!

The North Park Neighbourhood Association wants to know what you think of the neighbourhood and how you think it should look as we move into the future. The results of the survey will help the NPNA advocate for what’s important to our residents, make budget and resource decisions, and guide land use decisions as new developments are proposed for the neighbourhood.

The community survey will take 10-20 minutes to complete. We appreciate you taking the time to contribute your thoughts. At the end of the survey, you have the option to add your email to be entered in a draw to win one of four $50 gift certificates to a local business!

If you would like to complete a paper copy instead of an online version, please contact landuse@npna.ca.

Take the survey here! 


Local Area Plan (LAP) – update process

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.

Meeting schedule

The LUC meets on an as-needed basis – depending on what rezoning applications or development variance permits are in process. Contact the LUC 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.

More Information

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

Here are some interesting City links:

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

Agenda and Minutes

January 16, 2020 – Solid Outreach Society – temporary use permit. Here is the community notice. See the updated agenda here. January 16, 2020 Public Meeting Minutes, and here is the CALUC letter to Mayor and Council.  

May 15, 2019 – BlueSky (Bosa) – rezoning to allow Air Space Parcel configuration – Here are the minutes.

March 20, 2019 – Wellburns redevelopment proposal – Here are the minutes.

February 13, 2019 – Proposed development at 1029 Queens Avenue. Here are the minutes.

December 13, 2018 – Redevelopment proposal for 2220 Cook (at corner of Queens Ave). Here are the minutes.

August 2, 2018 – Community Meeting Report – Proposed redevelopment 919 & 923 Caledonia

August 2, 2018 – Community Meeting Report – Proposed Redevelopment 1050 Pandora & 1518 Cook

November 28, 2018 – City-wide Land Use Committee Mtg minutes

March 26, 2018 – Community Meeting report – proposed redevelopment 945 Pembroke