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MAPLEWOOD GEM 1234 PALMER RD $1,249,000 Substantially updated 4 Bdr, 2 Bth home with gorgeous architectural features on a quiet, no-thru road. This 1946 home is surrounded with beautiful gardens, and its 845sf unfinished walk-out basement awaits your ideas. Close to parks, walking trails, & Cedar Hill Golf Course. MLS # 919235

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Bright and spacious 1 bed 1 bath condo, located on the quiet side of the building. Open concept floor plan featuring 9′ ceilings, quartz counters, s/s appliances, vinyl plank flooring, in-suite washer & dryer, secure underground parking! Rentals and pets allowed. Steps away to transit, recreation, shopping, restaurants, & more! MLS # 915168

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608-5332 SAYWARD HILL CRES. $1,699,900 Top Floor Penthouse with incredible views over the Ridge Golf Course and out to the ocean and Mt Baker! Finest in interiors and decor!! Boasting almost 2,000 sq.ft. of living space, 2 bed, primary ensuite offers soaker tub and separate shower. MLS#915611

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29-6340 CERANTES RD. $265,000

B4–920 WHITTAKER RD $419,900

The Botanical RV Resort! Gated community beside Botanical Beach, Port Renfrew. Carport for up to a 40 foot Recreational Vehicle. Additional storage in Bunk-Shed with bed in loft. Access to sheltered wharf, heated Clubhouse with laundry/shower/washroom facilities. Parking and storage of boat and truck. Moorage maximum is 24 feet.

Tastefully renovated in 2012. Private home with a tall hedge, extra large lot, workshop and shed. 3 bed/2 bath with jetted tub and granite tops. Open concept living/dining/kitchen area, wood burning fireplace and a 3 seater island. Short walk to Spectacle lake swimming, kayaking & trails. Quick commute to Mill Bay shopping, Brentwood ferry, Langford & Victoria.

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137 EDGEWOOD DR. $829,900 plus GST

3152 SUNSET DR. $699,900

3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1810sqft. A new Executive, Rancher in a pristine Development in a natural setting. Spacious open floor plan. 11 ft coved ceilings in living room, floor to ceiling electric brick fireplace. Custom White Maple Kitchen trimmed in quartz countertops, large island, walk-in pantry. Large MB with 4pc ens double his/hers and trail systems.

This property holds great potential, on a large double wide rectangular lot, accessible from 2 street frontages, Zone R3, single family with a secondary suite, or a two family dwelling. The existing home on the property is a rancher, 1346 sq.ft, with single car garage, and double wide driveway, plenty of room for the RV, and the toys. MLS # 91758

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107- 1924 MAPLE AVE N. $674,000

45-486 ROYAL BAY $824,999

203-399 TYEE RD. $375,000

3 BR 4 BR, well-maintained, arts & crafts styled townhouse with a FLEX room. Private outdoor space. Well-laid out kitchen with breakfast nook, huge living & dining room combo with gas fireplace, MASSIVE garage. Walking distance to shopping, parks, beaches, & amenities. Pet friendly. MLS # 918842

$11k closing bonus to the successful buyer courtesy of the Armed Forces! Freshly painted 3 BR 3 BA sunny end unit in a quiet community with beautiful landscaping. Open concept living. Primary bedroom on the main offers one level living. Ample parking, massive crawlspace. 2021 HWT. 3 pets are allowed including 2 large dogs! MLS # 919549

Great opportunity at Dockside Green. Market-affordable unit is where you can live, work & play. Floor-toceiling windows give this one-bed, one-bath unit a bright, spacious-feel overlooks Triangle Park next to Westside Village, you’ll find shops, services, eateries & cafes. MLS # 914302

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421 TERRAHUE RD. $980,000 Lovinly restored family 3 bedroom house features cove ceilings,remodeled kitchen & bathroom, refinished Solid Oak-Flooring,Slate Hearth Heatilator Fireplace. A charming breakfast area, and a comfortable family room with its own gas fireplace and rec room in the basement. Fully fenced South facing rear yard with a deck. Large two-car Powershop. Natural gas forced-air Heating system. Extra large garage/workshop w/ wood stove, updated wiring, air lines, and an extra large attic. Built-in vac system. Irrigated and landscaped front yard. Gas line to the basement CALL TODAY: & Deck Barbecue plumbed & included. TWO 250.686.9814 driveways, RV parking. MLS # 918344

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Saanich approves city’s first-ever development with zero parking Nine-unit townhouse complex to replace single-family home at corner of Richmond Road and Allenby Street

Urban Thrive’s nine-unit townhouse complex at 2859 Richmond Rd. in Saanich is the first development to be approved by council that doesn’t offer parking. (Courtesy Urban Thrive Developments) AUSTIN WESTPHAL News Staff

A nine-unit townhouse development in Saanich designed to provide much-needed density – all while encouraging a car-free lifestyle – has passed the council hurdle. Council unanimously approved the required zoning and official community plan changes for a nine-unit townhouse complex that will replace a single-family home at the corner of Richmond Road and Allenby Street. The vote followed an almost five-hour public hearing Nov. 29 which saw overwhelming support voiced for the multi-family residential development. According to the district, it’s the first development permit application approved by council that doesn’t offer any parking. Developer Urban Thrive says the townhouse complex is specifically tailored for middle-income families and individuals who want to live without a car, which is why no parking is being proposed for the site at 2859 Richmond Rd. The site will include storage for 18 bicycles and

additional space for nine cargo bikes. Residents will also receive a Modo car-share membership, while a dedicated car-share stall and electric vehicle charging station are planned nearby on Allenby Street. “These homes reflect what Saanich aspires to be – a leader in sustainability and community well-being,” Julian West, Urban Thrive founder, said. “This is what meaningful progress towards our housing and climate goals looks like.” Situated near cycling paths on Foul Bay Road, as well as major bus routes along Richmond and Lansdowne roads, West said the location is ideal for car-free living. He added that it’s close to services and amenities like Royal Jubilee Hospital and Hillside Shopping Centre. Despite concerns from nearby residents that the project is too big for the predominately single-family home neighbourhood – and skepticism that people who move in won’t own vehicles – the project was supported by a number of speakers residing in other municipalities across Greater Victoria during the public hearing. Coun. Colin Plant acknowledged residents’ fears of change, but said nine units is simply not that big. Plant

said, however, that it is a step in the right direction. “To me, this is a form of Saanich trying to find its own missing middle housing,” he said. “And this is a unique project that in many ways is going to be a pilot. I recognize that a lot of the proximal neighbours are not thrilled … but on balance for the entire municipality, I think this a good direction. And if we want to make change to our community climate emissions, we know that transportation and highquality buildings are the way to do that. The status quo isn’t going to cut it.” Coun. Zac de Vries also spoke in favour of the development, saying that the nine-unit townhouse complex offers an entirely new vision for Saanich. “If we’re reinforcing the current pattern of built environment, we’re also reinforcing the lack of affordability, sustainability and equity that we’re experiencing,” de Vries said. “This application, however, is a departure from what we’ve seen traditionally in Saanich … it really asks the question of what types of styles of life are out there that we can accommodate.” Work on the project is not anticipated to begin for another six to nine months and construction is expected to take 12 months.

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421 Terrahue Rd Colwood $980,000 MLS 918344 Saturday, December 10, 1-3pm Clayton Morris, 250.686.9814 Pemberton Holmes

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This custom-built home is ready for you to enjoy!! Open plan living, dining and kitchen areas enjoy vaulted ceiling, cozy wood stove and easy access to multilevel sun-soaked decks with peaceful forest views. Primary bedroom features 4-piece ensuite. Ofce is ideal for working from home and easily becomes a third bedroom. Separate laundry room leads to attached garage. 0.63-acre of easy care property is nicely landscaped and offers plenty of area for RV and Boat storage.

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