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News/Blog: GVHS Bayview Roundhouse project: Show your support

If you believe in building new affordable housing in Victoria, will you communicate to Victoria Mayor & Council in support of the Bayview rezoning application?

The Roundhouse at Bayview Place is a master planned community being developed by Focus Equities, who have graciously donated a plot of the land to GVHS for the development of affordable housing on site. GVHS plans to build a tower of up to 24 storeys with approximately 200 units. The whole project aims to include approximately 1,870 residential units including market condominiums and rental homes and affordable below-market homes located in nine buildings ranging in height from 10 to 32 storeys.

The proposed GVHS affordable housing development would feature a mixture of studios, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom suites to provide needed rental homes to low-to-moderate income households who are not currently being served in the private rental market such as working families, seniors, couples and singles who enable our economy and communities to thrive.

The proposal is going to Public Hearing at the City of Victoria on January 11, 2024.

We cannot miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build affordable rental housing on this site. You can help by showing your support at the public hearing on January 11, 2024.

When preparing your participation,  you may want to mention that the development would provide close to 200 affordable rental homes, which would be provided by GVHS, a trusted, local non-profit housing association. We encourage you to use a respectful, professional tone. A draft letter is provided here for your use. Reference rezoning application REZ00729.

Letter of Support Template – GVHS – Bayview

How to Participate:

1. Attend in-person
:: Council Chambers, Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC
:: Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 6:30 pm. Note that this meeting may go to 10 pm or later.

2. Watch the meeting live at the following link:
:: victoria.ca/councilmeetings

3. Submit written comments:
:: Email: [email protected]
:: Mail: Legislative Services, #1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6
:: Drop off: to the Ambassador in City Hall Lobby (entrance off Pandora Avenue)
:: Written submissions must be received by 12:00 p.m. the date of the meeting

4. Submit a pre-recorded video:
:: Email submission to [email protected]
:: Maximum 5 minutes in length
:: Must be received by 2:00 p.m. the Tuesday before the meeting

5. Speak via telephone
:: Email [email protected]
:: Maximum 5 minutes to address Council
:: Register by 2:00 p.m. the day before the meeting
:: Alternatively, you may watch the meeting live stream and call to speak during the public hearing by calling 778-698-2440: participation code 1551794#

Learn more at the City of Victoria website.

Learn more about the historic donation of land in this video: