January 24, 2024

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: January 22, 2024

Sidney BC

Highlights from regular Council meetings provide a brief summary of some items of broad public interest. The summary is not inclusive of all agenda items. Please refer to www.sidney.ca for the full agenda, minutes, and webcast.

Council approves four-storey residential building on White Birch Road

Council has approved plans to develop a four-storey 60-unit apartment building at 2060 White Birch Road, including one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. The existing marina will continue to operate alongside the residential building. As a result of feedback from Council and community members, the building design has undergone several changes since a previous development application was submitted to the Town in 2022; changes included reductions in site coverage and building height.  The proposal aligns with the Multi-Unit Residential Land Use Designation in the Official Community Plan.

Zoning Bylaw Amendment                                  Video (1:16:27)


Up to sixteen electric vehicle charging stations planned for Downtown Employee Parking Lot

Council has approved BC Hydro’s proposal to install up to 16 new electric vehicle charging stations in the Downtown Employee Parking Lot by the Mary Winspear Centre. The proposal includes both DC fast charging stalls and Level 2 charging stalls. Council have directed staff to consult the Saanich Peninsula Accessibility Advisory Committee to identify opportunities to make public EV chargers more accessible.

BC Hydro will cover all costs associated with constructing, operating, and maintaining the stations, and will collect user fees to offset these costs. The installation of the charging stations is part of a broader effort to offset greenhouses gas emissions by meeting rising demand for electric vehicle use.

Staff Report                              Video (3:10:26)