Over the past three months, residents of Dockside Green and neighbouring community members were introduced to Catalyst Community Developments, a not-for-profit organization committed to delivering Affordable Housing at Dockside Green.
The proposal for the Affordable Housing development includes 49 units, contained in two, three-story wood frame buildings. Unit type ranges to include studio apartments to three bedroom townhomes. The buildings are proposed to be located on the R4 and R5 sites – between the existing commercial building on Harbour Road, and the Greenway.
Building upon Dockside Green’s community engagement process facilitated through the summer of 2014, Catalyst Community Developments sought community and resident input to the Affordable Housing plan from residents and from the broader catchment of the Victoria West Community Association through the organization’s Land Use Committee.
Insight, input and general feedback from residents and community members was welcomed and documented during these November sessions providing the Catalyst and Dockside Green design the opportunity to revisit, re-evaluate and implement changes to the proposed plan.
An update to the proposed development was brought back to residents in late January incorporating solutions and addressing concerns brought forward during prior meetings. As the project continues to evolve, pending approvals from the City of Victoria, Catalyst and Dockside green hope to maintain open dialogue with residents and community members.
The integration of Affordable Housing at Dockside Green contributes to Dockside Green’s commitment to deliver an inclusive a neighbourhood that welcomes a diverse range of housing, activities, and amenities.
Dockside Green welcomes the opportunity to add to the important economic, social and environmental fabric of the City of Victoria in years ahead. The continued progress of Catalyst’s Affordable Housing component at Dockside Green is an integral part of moving forward.