I have written before concerning the need for co-ordinated expansion for single family residential development in the North Saanich area.
Young families whose parents work in this area should have a nice place to live and raise their kids.
I feel that the Sandown Park area could be an area where such a residential development could successfully happen.
This land where the now defunct Sandown Racetrack exists has been offered to North Saanich. It is a wonderful gift.
Many other communities have developed small residential enclaves with great success. I think about my former home of Abbotsford and the development of Auguston just east of the city. This residential oasis was well planned and offered affordable housing for young families.
North Saanich council should consider a proposal like this for the Sandown Park area. Council could be in the driver’s seat regarding this controlled development. It could have a huge benefit for everyone in this part of the South Island.