Saanichton Village Design Plan

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We are reaching out to the community as we develop a design plan for Saanichton Village. The plan will help guide future developments and investments in the area to support a well-planned neighbourhood.

We want to know what you think about the look, feel, and function of the village, as well as how it can be enhanced over the long term through the design of buildings, public spaces, and transportation routes for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles.

We are reaching out to the community as we develop a design plan for Saanichton Village. The plan will help guide future developments and investments in the area to support a well-planned neighbourhood.

We want to know what you think about the look, feel, and function of the village, as well as how it can be enhanced over the long term through the design of buildings, public spaces, and transportation routes for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles.

  • Design Plan Now Published For Your Feedback

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    24 August, 2020
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    For more than a year, we've been working with stakeholders and consulting the community while we create a design plan for Saanichton Village. The plan will help shape the design for buildings, public spaces, and transportation routes for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles--guiding future developments in the area to support a well-planned neighbourhood.

    Highlights of the Saanichton Village Design Plan

    • The plan provides a 30-year vision for the Saanichton Village core.
    • The plan’s proposed policies and guidelines will guide private and public investment and redevelopment.
    • The plan envisions a compact, people-focused Village with more green spaces, public gathering spaces and pedestrian-oriented design. The village at the moment is characterized by car-centric development.
    • The plan calls for a range of multi-use, multi-storey buildings (three to five storeys) with an emphasis on street-level storefronts and a residential units above.
    • Off-street parking (underground or at the rear of buildings) would minimize impacts on the pedestrian realm.
    • Incorporate permeable surfacing and trees to manage rainwater, provide shade and provide urban habitat.

    Providing Input

    You are invited to provide input to staff and Council. Due to COVID-19 our typical procedures for input have been modified. Please email comments by September 30, 2020, to: planning@csaanich.ca, or send by mail: Planning Department, District of Central Saanich, 1903 Mt Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1N3.

    You can view the plan here. Please share your feedback with us by emailing planning@csaanich.ca by September 30.

    We will take community feedback to Council when they review the plan later this fall.

  • Rescheduled Open House -January 29

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    16 January, 2020
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    An overall approach to the draft Village design guidelines, streetscape concepts, and public space enhancements are available for the public to review at two upcoming displays.

    Wednesday, January 29, 3 -7 pm
    Municipal Hall, 1903 Mount Newton Cross Rd

    Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 pm
    Display at the Saanichton Village Association’s AGM,
    Saanich Pioneer Museum, 7910 Polo Park Crescent

  • Open House to be rescheduled

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    15 January, 2020
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    The open house scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2020, is being rescheduled do to the snowy and icy conditions. A new date will be set for the open house soon.

    If you haven't subscribed for updates on this project, you can do so on the right hand side of the page and you will get an email when the new date is set.

  • See the draft design approach for the Saanichton Village core

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    07 January, 2020
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    An overall approach to the draft Village design guidelines, streetscape concepts, and public space enhancements are available for the public to review at two upcoming displays.

    Wednesday, January 15, 3 -7 pm
    Municipal Hall, 1903 Mount Newton Cross Rd

    Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 pm
    Display at the Saanichton Village Association’s AGM,
    Saanich Pioneer Museum, 7910 Polo Park Crescent

  • We want your feedback

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    09 October, 2019

    If you missed the engagement opportunities so far, please feel free to email: planning@csaanich.ca

    This week we're meeting with stakeholders and wrapping up the first phase of engagement. From here, a set of scenarios will be developed for a public gallery in January which will be open to the public and the corresponding online survey will allow residents to share feedback on the directions generated from the first phase.

    Please stay tuned for January 2020 engagement dates.

  • Join the project team Wednesday, Sept 25

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    23 September, 2019
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    Members of the project team will be in the parking lot of Thrifty Foods to talk with you about your vision for the village, ideas for improvements, transportation solutions, and environmental enhancement.
    Wednesday, September 25, 3 pm to 5 pm



  • We're on the streets, Saturday, Sept 21

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    19 September, 2019
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    Join us in the Spelt's parking lot to talk about your vision for the village, including ideas for improvements, transportation solutions, and environmental enhancement. Saturday, September 21 from noon to 2 pm.

  • Great turnout for first Ideas Fair!

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    16 September, 2019
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    Thank you to everyone who was able to stop in at the Ideas Fair and talk with us about Saanichton's village core. The conversations were interesting, positive and exciting!

    If you're interested in seeing some of the ideas generated and feedback received, please see our Photo Gallery.

    A background report on the project is also online.

    If you missed us, we will be out on the streets of the village core on Sept 21 from noon to 2 pm and Sept 25 from 3-5 pm. Locations to be posted here soon!

    Following public engagement in Central Saanich, we publish a What We Heard Report so you can see the collective feedback of participants.


  • Stop by the Ideas Fair!

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    22 August, 2019
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    Join the project team to share your vision for the village, ideas for improvements, transportation solutions, and environmental enhancement.

    This drop-in event will include interactive display boards, mapping exercises, optional "walkshops", and the opportunity to talk with the project team.

    Saturday, September 14, 11 am -3 pm

    Municipal Hall, 1903 Mount Newton Cross Rd

    Can’t make it? The project team will also be on the street gathering feedback September 21 and 25.