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Victoria Airport Authority Announces a Development Exclusivity Agreement with Omicron

Jul 17, 2015

Victoria Airport Authority announced today that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Omicron, one of the largest integrated development, design and construction firms in Western Canada to construct a new commercial retail centre at the intersection of the Patricia Bay Highway (Highway 17), Beacon Avenue and Stirling Way. 

The proposed Sidney Gateway development will feature ten buildings spread across approximately 7.5 acres with proposed services that include an anchor grocery tenant, integrated healthcare services, pharmacy, banking and restaurants. 

A large portion of the development land is consistent with the Town of Sidney’s Official Community Plan (OCP), the VAA’s Master Plan, and considers the feedback collected during the VAA’s community consultation last summer.  The VAA will now begin working through the next steps of the development process, which include requesting a change to the OCP for a portion of the property along with amendments to the Town of Sidney zoning bylaw.  The VAA is making an application to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) to exclude a portion of the lands that are currently in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).    

About Victoria International Airport

Victoria International Airport (Airport Code: YYJ) is the 10th busiest airport in Canada with over 1.64 million passengers per year.  Victoria is well served with more than 120 daily flights throughout North America.  YYJ was rated among one of the top ten most-loved airports in the world by CNN Travel and is the 2012 and 2014 winner of ‘Best Regional Airport in North America’ by Airports Council International.

Media Contact - Victoria Airport Authority
James Bogusz, Vice President Operations & Development
(250) 953-7570

Associated Links
Link to Omicron News Release

Link to Agricultural Land Reserve Exclusion Application