The CALUC is a volunteer committee that researches community opinion on land use in our neighbourhood. The CALUC helps our neighbours engage in community planning by providing opportunities and processes to collect and forward residents’ comments to City Council. The CALUC reviews a variety of development applications & proposals for rezoning in the Fairfield and Gonzales areas, and hears and records public input on these matters.  The CALUC has no decision-making authority over proposed developments, and all decisions are made by the city.  Residents may also provide input by writing to City Council, attending Council meetings, as well as talking to City councillors.  Community Meeting General Info.

CALUC membership:
CALUC members serve for a one year term.  If you are interested in serving on the CALUC, click here to apply.
 

COVID-19 update

  • The FGCA CALUC is hosting both preliminary and public meetings for all prospective developments as per established practice. Meetings will be held either in person, online, or both. Please check this page regularly for updates. Applicants for all developments are to contact CALUC at planandzone@fairfieldcommunity.ca. For further information on notification and application procedures and other matters, please see The City of Victoria website and their development tracker.
 

Meeting Dates and Time (meetings may be cancelled if no projects come forward):

4th Monday of the month (Dates may change according to needs, please check dates below)
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: in person: Arbutus Room, Fairfield Community Place, 1330 Fairfield Rd OR online via Zoom

2021: June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug 12, Aug 26, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 13*

2022: Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30, Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 23, Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Dec19.

Email planandzone@fairfieldcommunity.ca for information or to get on the agenda.

CALUC members: Joanna Fox (chair), Kevin White, Don Monsour, Michael Hirsch, Dave Thompson, Owen Sieffert

Zoom link:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82644985760?pwd=Qm9ybkRVTVRHZ252bTVWd0h1a2k0Zz09

Meeting ID: 826 4498 5760
Passcode: 314589

 

Next Meeting: Nov. 22: Community Meeting

Temporary Use Permit for 320 Cook/1075 Pendergast; Rezoning applications for 1160 Oxford Street (2-storey duplex with secondary suites) and 349-351 Kipling/1440 Fairfield Ave. (8 townhouses).


Making CALUC meetings more accessible for all community members

FGCA has run its CALUC meetings successfully throughout the COVID pandemic. We recently heard from community members that they would like more options to participate, especially those who can’t make the scheduled times (7:00pm) because of childcare and other commitments. We heard suggestions that we record the meetings, make the recordings available online, and invite input via email. We are pleased to announce that we will be testing this with our next meeting, and hope to make it a permanent feature of our CALUC process.


Past Meetings

 
We now provide recordings of meetings so that members of the public who are unable to attend (e.g. parents of young children who have 7pm bedtimes) can review the meeting, and provide their comments and questions via email. 
 
We are happy to receive emails on any proposal, at any time, at planandzone@fairfieldcommunity.ca and we will include all such emails with our report to the City on the Community Meeting. 
 
515 Foul Bay: community meeting October 25, 2021
Please note that due to technical issues, the video was interrupted; there are 3 separate videos for this meeting.  

City of Victoria ~ Sustainable Planning & Community Development

Visit the above link to find information and direction around development, zoning and Community Association Land Use Committees (CALUC)

The City of Victoria’s Terms of Reference for all CALUCs can be found here.

City of Victoria ~ on-line tool to access information portals

The  Development Tracker follows the progress of rezoning applications and will be of interest to both applicants and neighbourhood residents. Once a proposal has been filed with the City, the status of current Fairfield-Gonzales projects (as well as all others) may be reviewed by clicking the link above

City of Victoria ~ Maps

To view all City of Victoria neighbourhoods on one map, visit this link.

Also see individual maps of:

Fairfield Neighbourhood Boundary

Gonzales Neighbourhood Boundary