Updated: Jun 21, 2021
The DRA has long expressed concerns about how the R-48 zone has been egregiously gamed far beyond current OCP maximums and the original intent of the Council that created the zone. It is strongly felt that allowing R-48 applicants to cherry pick to their advantage the one OCP/DCAP policy that allows extra height and then ignore all of the other limiting policies of our core planning bylaws has to stop. Council needs to decline any height variance that facilitates any configuration that doesn’t comply 100% with DCAP policy for height, setbacks and floor plate sizes and OCP density maximums…period.
This application facilitates the undermining of our core planning documents and is a perfect demonstration of the wrong kind of development for our community. It is high time for Council to support liveability for Victoria’s downtown.