The Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 @ 7-PM, Saanich Chambers.
Thank you to all those who have supported us, or commented on the project to this point. Your voice is an important part of the process!
The developer has worked diligently to address items raised by Councilors and members of the public at the Committee of the Whole meeting last September. We invite you to come and have a look at the amended proposal, and we encourage and ask for your support for this worthy project.
As you may be aware medium density infill developments are in short supply in the Core Areas where they are most needed as an affordable family option. Home buyers often seek such affordable, efficient human scale options close to existing transit, bike lanes, with a variety of amenities and schooling close by. However the reality is they find the selection mostly to be limited to condos not ideal for families or the occasional new single family home which are now selling for $1.1-Mil + in Saanich, putting family sized new construction well beyond the reach of families and couples thinking about starting a family.
The 1032-1042-1052 Cloverdale Town Home Proposal envisions a wide variety of unit layouts from 2-bedrm, 2-bed+den, 3-bedrm, 3-bed+den and even 4-bedrm units providing realistic new construction options for families, couples, empty nesters, retirees and investors in a location where utilizing existing transit, bike lanes, schools & parks and shopping are so close, a car will not be a necessity!
The developer will offer $1000/unit towards transportation needs (bikes, bus passes) and is currently evaluating ideas on what options would work best for residents. Perhaps as a part of the strategy a partnership with a local bike store to volume buy and make that $1000 go further is an option, or the buyer may be able to choose $1000 towards public transit, or??.... Any ideas on this would be welcome!!
If you are in favor of this type of housing for families in the Core, it is important to support infill developments such as this one at the public hearing level. Often public hearings bring out those in opposition even if the majority of the public would be in favor, and thus it is important for council to hear your voice as they make note of public support before rendering their decision.
We hope to see you Wed Jan 24-th, 2017 @ 7-PM, Saanich Chambers.
Edited by sPAZEDiN, 10 January 2017 - 02:53 PM.