Infill renderings coming soon
Our Official Community Plan has been updated with new housing policies and guidelines specific to infill housing. These will help meet our community’s evolving housing needs in a manner that is sensitive to the character of Central Saanich. (See OCP on website; section 4 for policies, 11.1 for guidelines.)
We will be sharing specific building regulations, such as building placement (property line setbacks) and height restrictions; we will share physical models as well as architectural renderings online to show you what infill will look and feel like. This will include small lot, accessory cottages & carriage houses, panhandle lots, duplexes, pocket neighbourhoods, small scale townhouses and the heights for apartment/condominium buildings.
With COVID-19 social distancing measures in place, we’re exploring a range of public engagement activities so everyone can provide their input.
Why is infill important?
We project the District needs 375 new dwellings by 2036 to keep up with growth; these policies for infill and densification will allow us to focus the development in a way that creates the variety of housing options we heard you want, including opportunities for affordable housing and options for seniors to age in place.