Project Type Housing
Project Status Design
Project Area Victoria


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 fronting Michigan Street with two new 4-storey apartment buildings containing 97 new affordable rental housing units. Upon final build-out, Michigan Square 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. The Regional Housing Trust Fund Contribution is $570,000.

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

Project Updates

Fall 2020: At an October 22, 2020 Public Hearing, a Development Permit with Variance was granted by the City of Victoria, sending the Michigan Square redevelopment into final design which will continue through 2021. Construction is estimated to commence in November 2021.

February 27, 2020: The Development Permit with Variance was presented to Committee of the Whole, and received a recommendation to proceed to Public hearing upon execution of legal agreements, including execution of a Housing Agreement to secure the new buildings as rental tenure in perpetuity.

Fall 2019: Presentation & Attendance at the City of Victoria Advisory Design Panel. Changes to building design and unit composition were undertaken to improve the pedestrian scale of the buildings along Michigan Street, provide for direct at-grade access to townhouse style units and addition of a community garden.

July 5, 2019: An application for a Development Permit with Variance was submitted to the City of Victoria.

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.


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