The WBRA works to stay informed about developments proposed for our neighbourhood, and plays a consultative role in new developments.

When engaging with developers and municipal staff, we are guided by the standards and guidelines defined in the Township of Esquimalt's Official Community Plan, and the West Bay Neighbourhood Design Guidelines.

For a full list of projects and proposals in Esquimalt, see the Township of Esquimalt's Development Tracker.

Current Projects

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900 Carlton Place & Esq Road

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Developer GMC Projects has purchased the old Carlton Club building near the corner of Head Street and Esquimalt Road. They are currently in negotiations with adjacent building owners and discussions with the Township as to what will be proposed. They advise that any possible start will not be until 2024 earliest. See article in the March edition of the West Bay Newsletter.

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2024 at the earliest to start.

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Unknown at this time

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Unknown at this time

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445 Head Street

The Salish Seas RV Park, located at the entrance to the West Bay harbour, is owned and operated by the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. The current land use/zoning designations do not accurately describe the past or current use of the land and as such the proponent has applied for a change. There is no expectation of change of use and Township staff advise that they are drafting a new zone description that better reflects that of the RV park.

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Salish Seas RV Park

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No change

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861, 865 Esquimalt Road

M McLash, G Vink, M Phillips Developers

The developer, McLash Development Ltd, purchased 861-865 Esquimalt Road in April 2021 and submitted an application for rezoning August 2021. They revised their rezoning package in January for a 6 - storey, 43 suite market condo building project. The name of the Building will be Crestview Residences.

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Crest View Residences

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43 car stalls and proposed 56 bike storage spaces

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856 - 858 Esquimalt Road

P.C. Urban

PC Urban is proposing 2 purpose-built, 200 unit rental buildings on what is currently known as the “Cask and Keg” site on the north side of Esquimalt Road. A development Variance Permit is required. The first building is to be mixed use with ground floor commercial retail (includes redevelopment of future Cask and Keg). Second building is planned as residential only. Plan to donate a public art piece based on a request for proposals from local artists. Dev proposal has been submitted to Township. Design Review and Advisory Planning Committees review in Nov.

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Two 6-storey buildings

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Consultant advises that 200 residential/30 visitor and business spots proposed

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200 condo style rental units with balconies

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530, 534, 538 West Bay Terrace and 877, 879 Dunsmuir Road

Wexford Developments/DHK Architects

Wexford is building a 6 storey, 105 unit, purpose built market rental building over 5 city lots on the corner of West Bay Terrace and Dunsmuir Rd. Mayor and council approved the project Nov 15 21. Covenant requirements to be put on property title. Development permit application has been received by the township. Current residents have been served eviction notice.

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530 West Bay Terrace

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6 storeys and roof top social area

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early 2024

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87 off street spaces proposed

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734 Sea Terrace

Scala Development Consultants Ltd.

Scala Developments is proposing a 5 storey, 19 unit, market condo building situated on the corner of Sea Terrace and Dunsmuir Road at 734 Sea Terrace. The developer has been consulting with the community and the Township. A formal meeting is planned at the end of March and a Public Hearing will be held but is not yet scheduled. A webpage has been set up by Scala for community comments at hyperlink: www.seaterrace.ca

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5 storeys

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Once approved, end of 2022

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16 proposed

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19 proposed

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464 Head Street

Tenfold Projects

Developer advises a mix of residential, commercial and retail units are to be built. First phase’s Topaz building is 6 storeys and Lapis building is 2 storeys with occupation end of 2021. Marketing for what is being called the ‘ultra-luxury’ new Sapphire building, 5 stories, began in May 2021. Project is approved and is currently under construction.

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Westbay Quay

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5 and 6 storeys

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Construction of final building underway

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819 Esquimalt Road, 821 Esquimalt Road, 823 Esquimalt Road

Avenir Construction Group

The 8 storey building will be market-level rental, targeted at seniors. The developer confirmed rents will be $2500 to $3200 for a one bdrm and $3600 to $4200 for a 2 bdrm. Approximately 1000 sf of commercial space planned for the first floor. Proposal did not receive a recommendation for approval from either DR Committee or AP Committee. The proposal and request for OCP/zoning amendments was then presented to Council. Council forwarded it to a public hearing August 30th, 2021 and approved the proposal and amendments at that time.

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Hythe Point

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8 storeys and roof top structure and deck

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62

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92 plus 1 commercial unit

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820 Dunsmuir Road

Large & Co.

A 7 - townhouse development is proposed for this site, which spans the eastern ends of both Dunsmuir Road and Wollaston Street. On May 3, 2021, Esq Council approved the demolition of the existing 'Tyn-y-Coed' heritage house once a building permit is issued. Council encouraged the developer to incorporate some elements of the heritage house into the new development's design. While the townhouse development will likely be a nice addition to the neighbourhood, many in the community are saddened to be losing yet another piece of West Bay's history. The application for rezoning went to a public hearing March 7, 2022 and Council provided approval at that time.

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3 storey townhouses

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Once approved, 12 to 14 months

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10 spaces proposed

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7 townhouses

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876, 880 Dunsmuir Road

Jim Penner

4 – 3 storey townhouse units have been approved for this site. The developer advises they are anticipating applying for a building permit soon.

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3 storeys

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2022

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5

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4 units

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899 Esquimalt Road

Lexi Development Group Inc.

OCP and zoning amendments approved by Council in 2019. Presales began in summer 2021. Number of amenity requirements stipulated on the land titles covenant must be met including the construction of a 4000 square foot purpose built medical clinic as defined by the covenant. A building permit application has been received by the Township.

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Pacific House

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9 storeys on Esquimalt Road, 12 storeys down Head St. and facing Wollaston with 3 – 3 storey townhouses along Wollaston

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66 condo and townhouse units (3 townhouses)

Developments

West Bay is growing alongside Esquimalt's other neighbourhoods, while maintaining a sense of community and preserving its unique heritage.