Alberg family farm in Saanich's Blenkinsop Valley sold to developers
The Alberg family farm in Saanich's Blenkinsop Valley has been purchased by Victoria-based real-estate developers Tri-Eagle Development and Jawl Residential for an undisclosed sum.
The four acre parcel at 1516 Mount Douglas Cross Road was removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) in 2015 following a decade of rejected development plans and political wrangling as the Alberg family tried to adapt their land to the realities of a growing residential district in a former farming community.
Last fall council voted to rezone the farm into a housing subdivision on the eve of the Agricultural Land Commission's decision to support its removal from the ALR, a necessary break from municipal protocol to ensure the land could not be caught in a state of limbo having lost its ALR designation without support for an alternate use. [Full article]