Council has referred the draft Affordable Housing Strategy and Policy to the District of North Saanich planning commissions for review and comment. A staff report will be considered by Council later this summer which will include the commission review comments.
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.
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
|Staff Report (Jun 20/16): Community Survey Final Report (May 30, 2016)||2016-06-27 COW Meeting|
|Staff Report (May 9/16): District of North Saanich 2016 Community Survey Draft Report (May 4, 2016)||2016-05- Council Meeting|
|Staff Report (Feb 17/15) : Bylaw No. 1352 Options and Interim Policy||2015-02-23 COW Meeting|
|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 Meeting|
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