The area around Mitchell and Granite Streets Oak Bay has had a problem of insufficient parking for years.
If the OBUC development proceeds as planned, approximately 200 people will have to share 53 parking spaces. The rest will compete for parking on the street.
Oak Bay zoning requires 2 parking spaces per unit in a multi-residential development, 1 visitor parking space for 4 units and 1 parking space for 10 square metres of church and community space.
This means the development should have 335 parking spaces, not the 115 proposed.
Please note that 3 of the proposed parking spaces are identified as "Drop Off Stalls" so are not available for parking by residents, visitors or parishioners.
For a full analysis of the bylaws and the calculations behind the 335 parking spaces, click here
The project must provide 3 times as many parking spaces or reduce the number of units.
Click on the above for a slide show of existing parking congestion.