We are committed to increasing affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families in our region.

Below is a summary of new developments planned and underway. 

Michigan Square

michigan-square

Located in James Bay, Michigan Square is a 62-unit housing development owned by the Capital Region Housing Corporation since 1985.  Redevelopment will include replacing the three buildings fronting Michigan Street with two 4-storey apartment buildings to provide 97 new affordable rental units.

The site is in close to James Bay and South Park Elementary schools, recreation areas Beacon Hill Park and Ogden Point as well as nearby transit and shopping centres.

The project began in December 2021 with completion estimated in Q2 of 2024.

Learn more and subscribe for updates on the Michigan Square project page.

Proposed Building Features

  • Affordable rentals
  • 3 studio units
  • 4 studio accessible units
  • 30 1-bedroom units
  • 3 1-bedroom accessible units
  • 47 2-bedroom units
  • 10 3-bedroom units
  • Existing 68 vehicle parking structure will be retained
  • 132 bicycle parking spots will be provided
  • Close to parks, shopping and schools
  • Close to public transportation
  • Designed and constructed to achieve BC Energy Step Code 3

Caledonia

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Located at 1211 Gladstone Avenue, Caledonia is an 18-unit townhouse complex at the end of its service life and requiring replacement. The redevelopment area has been expanded to include the former site of the Fairey Tech building.

This redevelopment in the heart of Fernwood will feature 158 new affordable rental housing units within 2 apartments and 3 townhouse buildings. The project features large expanses of landscaped space, featuring rain gardens and urban agriculture components, and provides an amenity room for use by a non-profit neighbourhood group.

Caledonia will be constructed and operated under the terms of the Community Housing Fund (CHF) program in partnership with BC Housing and will offer 32 units at provincial assistance rates.

The project is scheduled for completion in Q2 2025.

Learn more and subscribe for updates on the Caledonia project page.

Proposed Building Features

  • Affordable rentals
  • 14 studio units
  • 38 1-bedroom units
  • 7 1-bedroom accessible units
  • 57 2-bedroom townhouse units
  • 13 2-bedroom units
  • 5 2-bedroom accessible units
  • 2 2-bedroom accessible townhouse units
  • 11 3-bedroom units
  • 2 3-bedroom townhouse units
  • 1 3-bedroom accessible units
  • 6 4-bedroom units
  • 2 4-bedroom townhouse units
  • 117 vehicle parking spots including 16 visitor stalls
  • 224 bicycle parking spots will be provided
  • Close to parks, shopping and schools
  • Close to public transportation
  • Pathway leading to Victoria High School
  • Private and shared patio areas
  • Playground
  • Sustainable landscape design featuring regional plants
  • 121 new trees will be planted
  • Designed to BC Energy Step Code 3

 

Pandora 

Stret view of 2A003 Mason Street Pandora Capital Project

The CRHC, BC Housing and the City of Victoria are working together to build approximately 205 new homes and a community space at 930/926 Pandora Avenue.

The land is owned by the City of Victoria and will include approximately 16,000 square feet of ground-floor space managed by the City of Victoria and used for community programs and childcare.

The 205 new non-market rental homes will be a mix of 158 affordable rental housing units and 47 supportive housing units. The affordable rental homes will be operated by the CRHC. BC Housing will engage a non-profit operator to manage the supportive housing.

To learn more about this project go to BC Housing's Let's Talk page.

Proposed Building Features

  • 158 affordable units (CRHC)
  • 47 supportive units (BC Housing)
  • Community space (City of Victoria)
  • Childcare spaces

Village on the Green 

Artist Rendering of the Village on the Green Building

Village on the Green is an existing 38-unit Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) complex, located in the Fernwood neighbourhood of Victoria. The proposed redevelopment would see the number of homes on site increase from 38 to 140 units of affordable housing. The start date of the project is targeted for Q2 2025, with a likely completion date 32 months later. The conceptual budget for the Campus View project is $65 million.

Learn more and subscribe for updates on the Village on the Green project page.

Proposed Building Features

  • Affordable rentals
  • 40 studio units
  • 47 1-bedroom units
  • 28 2-bedroom units
  • 25 3-bedroom units
  • 43 vehicle parking spaces (including visitor and accessible)
  • 195 bicycle parking spaces
  • Close to parks, shopping and schools
  • On public transportation route
  • Private balcony space for 2- and 3-bedroom units
  • Children's playground area
  • External courtyard with raised garden beds
  • Designated amenity room
  • Targeting BC Energy Step Code 4

Campus View 

Artist Rendering of the Campus View building

Campus View is an existing 12-unit Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) townhouse complex, located in the Gordon Head neighbourhood of Saanich. The proposed redevelopment would see the number of units on site increase from 12 to approximately 119 units of affordable housing.  The start date of the project is targeted for Q2 2025, with a likely completion date 31 months later. The conceptual budget for the Campus View project is $52 million.

Learn more and subscribe for updates on the Campus View project page.

Proposed Building Features

  • Affordable rentals
  • 17 studio units
  • 55 1-bedroom units
  • 12 2-bedroom units
  • 35 3-bedroom units
  • 65 vehicle parking spaces
  • 132 bicycle parking spaces
  • Close to parks, shopping and schools
  • Close to public transportation
  • Private balcony space
  • Playground
  • Designated Amenity Room