A sampler of major developments approved by council

These are some of the high-profile projects passed in the current term, often by the same vote count of 6-3. This reflects a split between members who vote “For” in most, or nearly all, cases and those who vote “Against” more frequently.

Canada Customs Building passed — Sept. 10, 2015

A project to replace the Canada Customs building at 816 Government St. with a 7-storey mid-rise tower with office and retail space and 43 high-end residential rental units. The adjoining heritage building that faces Wharf Street has been gutted to the walls and will be rebuilt for mixed-use development.

For: Helps, Alto, Loveday and Young
Against: Isitt and Madoff.


Former St. Andrews School site — Oct. 8, 2015

A mixed-used of 209 rental units development on the former St. Andrews School at Pandora and Vancouver. The public hearing took two nights with more than 100 people speaking about the six- and four-storey complex that will include 11 non-market rental units.

For: Helps, Alto, Coleman, Lucas, Thornton-Joe, Young.
Against: Isitt, Loveday, Madoff.


Cook Street Village — Dec. 8, 2016

A 53-suite, five-storey housing development at Cook and Oliphant. The project has ground-floor commercial with townhouses and 17 rental units, nine of which will be rented at 10 per cent below market rates. More than 60 people spoke at the public hearing on a snowy winter night.

For: Helps, Alto, Coleman, Loveday, Lucas, Thornton-Joe.
Against: Isitt, Madoff, Young.


777 Herald St. condo project — April 12, 2018

Victoria’s tallest building at 26 storeys, five higher than the Promontory in Vic West. It will include 1,500 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and 176 condominiums above. There were no speakers at the public hearing.

For: Helps, Coleman, Lucas, Thornton-Joe, Young
Against: Isitt, Loveday, Madoff.


Truth Centre on Fort in Rockland — May 3, 2018

The former Truth Centre, now called Bellewood Park, a two-acre property at 1201 Fort St. will become an 83-unit residential development. More than 100 people spoke at the public hearing. The project will include nine townhouses along Pentrelew Place and the other units in a four-storey and a six-storey buildings.

For: Helps, Alto, Coleman, Loveday, Lucas, Thornton-Joe.
Against: Isitt, Madoff, Young