A few days back, The New York Times profiled
an uber-green mixed-use development project that’s been on my radar — and perhaps yours — for a while now: Victoria, British Columbia’s Dockside Green
If you’ve heard of Dockside Green before it might be because the 15-acre, harbor-front development is the largest development of city land — when completed it will include 26 buildings and house 2,600 residents — in the history of B.C.’s capital city.
Ring a bell? If not, head on over to the New York Times to read more
about this remarkable urban revitalization project in a scenic but rather subdued city that's perhaps better known for its Miniature Museum
and afternoon tea at a historic hotel
and not groundbreaking green building projects. As Deborah Day, Victoria's director of planing, tells the Times, the project has given the city "a bit of a morale boost."
Also be sure to take a gander at Dockside Green’s comprehensive website
that details all of the development’s sustainable features. British Columbians: Have you had a chance to check out Dockside Green in the flesh yet?