Big changes are proposed for a well-known intersection of downtown Victoria!
BC Housing has proposed a large re-development for the Capital City Center Hotel and the surrounding area, including the former White Spot location.
The hotel is currently operated by the Our Place Society after the province purchased it as a temporary housing facility in early 2020.
Now, BC Housing has partnered with local developer Chard Development Ltd., in hopes to rezone the properties at 710, 722 and 732 Caledonia and 1961 Douglas street to create a multi-purpose development.
This includes the Capital City Center Hotel and surrounding area including the building that previously housed White Spot for 50 years.
The proposal includes purpose built and designed supportive housing, market rental units, below-market rental units, office units, childcare, a public plaza, commercial retail, a grocery store and condominiums.
If successful, the proposal would happen in stages:
- The empty parking lot at 722 and 726 Discovery Street would become a replacement supporting housing building
- Current residents of the Capital City Center Hotel would have the opportunity to move into that replacement supporting housing
- Once the Capital City Center Hotel is empty, the hotel and other buildings on the Douglas street lot (including the old White Spot) would be demolished
- The bulldozed lot would become affordable housing, offices, stores, a childcare centre and market housing
A virtual, public community land use meeting will be held on February 7th by the Burnside Gorge Road Association to provide neighbours an opportunity to learn more, ask questions and provide feedback.
Nearby neighbours of the proposed redevelopment will receive invitations sent by the City of Victoria.
Anyone with questions or comments can submit them via the redevelopment’s information page or by email to email@example.com.