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The City of Victoria is located on the homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt People

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Addendum: Additional Correspondence 5, Additional Corresondence 6 and a Letter from the Fernwood Community Association

Continuation of the Public Hearing held on August 4, 2022.

Council is considering four bylaws:

  1. A bylaw to amend the Official Community Plan to support implementation of the Missing Middle Housing Initiative, including supporting three storeys within Traditional Residential areas and establishing a new development permit area (DPA 15F, Missing Middle Housing) to regulate the design of Missing Middle developments.
  2. A bylaw to amend the Zoning Regulation Bylaw to permit houseplexes, corner townhouses, and heritage conserving infill housing forms
  3. A bylaw to amend the Land Use Procedures Bylaw to delegate approval of Development Permit applications without variances to the Director of Sustainable Planning and Community Development.
  4. A new Affordable Housing Standards Bylaw which would specify the qualifying incomes and maximum rent rates for below-market ownership and affordable rental housing.

Council is also considering approval of an updated Tenant Assistance Policy to specify the tenant assistance provisions necessary to qualify for a partial development permit fee refund, as would be established by the Land Use Procedures Bylaw amendment.

  • Motion to give 3rd reading to:
    • Zoning Regulation Bylaw, Amendment Bylaw (No. 1278) No. 22-045
    • Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2012, Amendment Bylaw (No. 42) No. 22-044
  • Motion to adopt:
    • Zoning Regulation Bylaw, Amendment Bylaw (No. 1278) No. 22-045
    • Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2012, Amendment Bylaw (No. 42) No. 22-044
    • Land Use Procedures Amendment Bylaw (No. 17) 22-057
    • Affordable Housing Standards Bylaw 22-056
  • Motion to approve:
    • Missing Middle Design Guidelines (2022)
    • Tenant Assistance Policy (July 2022)
  • Motion to rescind:
    • Tenant Assistance Policy (February 2022)