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Housing Strategy

FORTHCOMING PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS
A draft Affordable Housing Strategy and Policy will be considered by Council in late 2017/early 2018.

 

HOUSING AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING STRATEGY & POLICY
In 2016 the District commissioned IPSOS Reid, a professional public opinion research company, to conduct the public opinion research to obtain feedback on the core community values and goals reflected in the District of North Saanich’s Official Community Plan (OCP) and whether Area 1 (McTavish) and Area 2 (Tsehum) is consistent with those values. Please see the District of North Saanich OCP Section 16.0: Regional Context Statement for additional information regarding Area 1 and Area 2 and Figure 2 Regional Context Statement Map for a locator map of Area 1 and Area 2.

The results of the community survey Community Survey Final Staff Report were accepted at the June 26, 2017 Committee of the Whole meeting. In 2017, after extensive public consultation on the results of the Community Survey and other housing reports, Council directed staff to prepare an Affordable Housing Strategy and Policy (AHSP). The AHSP will be considered by Council in later 2017/early 2018.

OVERVIEW
The Housing & Affordable Housing Strategy & Policy  relates to the following District of North Saanich strategic priorities:

  Maintain a Strong Sense of Community
  Maintain a Safe and Healthy Community
  Ensure Strong Leadership, Fiscal Responsibility and Transparent Government

The Housing & Affordable Housing Strategy & Policy  advances the following District of North Saanich strategic plan goals:

  The Diversity of Neighbourhoods within our Municipality is Recognized and Respected
  Housing Policies that Support Local and Regional Initiatives

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING STRATEGY & POLICY

2017  
  Staff Report and Appendixes (Feb 17/17): Housing Affordability in the District of North Saanich: A Discussion Paper to Inform Official Community Plan Deliberations 2017-02-27 COW Meeting
2016  
  Staff Report and Appendix A-H (Nov 1/16): Area I (McTavish) and Area 2 (Tsehum) - Options for Changes 2016-11-14 COW Meeting
  Letter: North Saanich Residents Association (NRSA) 2016-11-14 COW Meeting
  Letter: Ipsos Public Affairs response to NRSA 2016-11-14 COW Meeting
  Presentation: Area 1 (McTavish) and Area 2 (Tsehum) - Options for Changes 2016-11-14 COW Meeting
  CRD Presentation: An Introduction to the Saanich Peninsula Affordable Housing Needs Assessment Report 2016-10-24 COW Meeting
  Report: Saanich Peninsula Affordable Housing Needs Assessment Report (Aug 2016) 2016-10-24 COW Meeting
  Report: Saanich Peninsula Housing Data Book Technical Report 2016-10-24 COW Meeting
2015  
  Staff Report (Sep 2/15): Area 1 & 2, and Affordable Housing Review 2015-09-14 Special Council
  Report/Letter: Area 1 & 2 Harrison Response - Community Values and Housing Policy - Bylaw 1352 Revisited 2015-09-14 Special Council
  Staff Report (Apr 13/15): Bylaw 1352 Review Options 2015-04-27 COW Meeting
  Staff Report (Feb 17/15): Bylaw 1352 Options and Interim Policy 2015-04-27 COW Meeting
  Presentation: Densification 2015-04-27 COW Meeting
2013  
  Report: CRD/Community Social Planning Council Report (Nov 2012) on Affordable Housing for BC's Capital Region: Tools for the Future 2013-01-28 COW Meeting

 

HOUSING

2016
  Staff Report (Jun 20/16): Community Survey Final Report  (May 30, 2016) 2016-06-27 COW
  Staff Report (May 9/16): District of North Saanich 2016 Community Survey Draft Report (May 4, 2016) 2016-05- Council
2015  
  Staff Report (Feb 17/15) : Bylaw No. 1352 Options and Interim Policy 2015-02-23 COW
2014  
  Bylaw: District of North Saanich OCP Bylaw No. 1130, Amendment Bylaw No. 1352 (RCS) 2014-07-21 Public Hearing
  Staff Report (Jan 17/14): Housing Strategy Implementation Plan and CTQ Consultants Ltd. 2014-01-24 COW

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Planning and Community Services Department at 250.655.5470.  You can also write or e-mail Mayor and Council