A lot at 9395 East Saanich Rd. is currently zoned for four lots but the developer proposes to create 40 lots and up to 40 carriage houses or suites.
They are offering to pay $27,000-plus for each lot so North Saanich will receive more than one million-plus. That’s the proposal that has been passed by the municipal council. Is this a dream, a fairy tale or bribery under the name of affordable or young people’s housing?
Does anyone believe this is going to be anything other then market priced housing? Where is the park or playground for these young families?
If the developer or municipality were sincere about affordable housing they could use the money or the lots and involve Habitat for Humanity or some other non-profit to build houses for low income families.