University Heights Renewal Project Open Meeting


Members of your executive met with representatives from the company that owns the shopping centre to review their proposals for its redevelopment.


The developer made significant changes to the project from their previous proposal and would like to get community reaction to the new plans. They held an open house for members of the community on December 4, that was attended by about 200 residents.


The GHRA held a general meeting about this development for all residents of our area.

on January 21 in the Feltham room of the Gordon Head Recreation Centre. About 65 residents were in attendance.



This was an opportunity to get information on the project and to provide the GHRA with feedback that we can use in our presentations to Saanich Planning Department and Saanich Council.


The agenda for the meeting was:

7:00-7:10 - Overview of the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan and how the proposal relates to this plan. (GHRA Board member Alastair wade presenting)

7:15-7:30 - Overview of the University Heights Development Proposal (representatives from the developer, Wesbild).

7:30-8:00 - Clarification questions by residents

8:00-9:00 - Open discussion and comments from residents


NOTE:  Saanich has posted plans and drawings for this project: https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/local-government/development-applications/active-development-applications/gordon-head.html


You will need to scroll to the bottom of the list as the University Heights proposal is the third one from the end. Look for the project’s address: 3956 Shelbourne St, 3955 Cedar Hill Rd