Located at 330, 332, 334, and 336 Michigan Street in James Bay, Michigan Square is a 62-unit housing development owned by the Capital Region Housing Corporation since 1985. The site currently features a heritage building with 6 units, a stacked townhouse with 12 units and two apartment buildings each with 22 units. Redevelopment will include replacing the three buildings abutting Michigan Street with two new apartment buildings and renovations to the existing heritage townhouse building. The final build-out will provide 106 affordable housing units. The site is in very close proximity to schools (James Bay and South Park Elementary), recreation areas (Beacon Hill Park and Ogden Point) and very close to transit and shopping centres.
Proposed Features include:
- Affordable housing
- Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units
- Underground parking
- Designed to step code 3
- Sustainable landscape design featuring regional plants
July 5, 2019: Development Permit application submitted to the City of Victoria. Design development will commence in Q1 2020, targeting a construction start of Q3 2020.
In 2019 following CRHC Board approval, the project will progress through the planning phase and submission of the rezoning and development permit application.
December 12, 2018: Approval by the CRHC Board for the Major Capital Plan (2019-2023) including redevelopment of the Michigan Square site.
August 23, 2016: CRHC board approved the Renewal, Redevelopment and Development Strategy which identified redevelopment of Michigan Square as a priority.