View Royal town council approved a multi-family development this week, paving the way for hundreds of residential units at the corner of Helmcken and Burnside roads.

That’s down the street from Victoria General and comes as town officials look to create “a strong sense of place in the area surrounding the hospital,” states a report.

Sprawled out amongst three buildings, a total of 234 units will feature one, two or three bedrooms and a “west coast contemporary” style, according to developers.

Two underground parking levels will fit 300 vehicle parking spaces, 26 less than initially proposed. There will also be racks to accommodate over 234 bicycles. 

“Tonight, View Royal council approved the development permit for this project … And we even approved a small parking variance,” Mayor David Screech said Tuesday.


Designed by dHKarchitects, the new development will include indoor amenities, office space, and an outdoor courtyard.

In a presentation to council, developers provided a tree preservation plan which identifies 107 trees currently on the site. After construction, developers estimate they’ll preserve around 50 trees.

There’s no word on when construction will start. 


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