I would generally transfer the land to local governments. I would trust Saanich and Victoria to do as good or better a job as the PCC has done with the properties.
In Saanich the PCC owns Cuthbert Holmes Park, Glencoe Cove park, lands around Rogers Elementary and part of Portage Inlet. I would transfer all of these to the municipality of Saanich.
|PCC owned parking lot in Victoria|
The parking lots off of Wharf Street have been a cash cow for the PCC. They have also seemed to have the intent to develop this land at some point. I suspect that this land will be sold for development by the province at some point
The PCC owns the building at 613 Pandora Street, Crystal Garden and St Ann's Academy. All three make more sense being owned by the City of Victoria. 613 Pandora is right by City Hall and ownership of it would allow the City more office space. The City also runs the convention centre, which the Crystal Garden is part of it, it only makes sense for the City to own the building. The PCC has collected around $700,000 a year from the Crystal Garden. Finally St Ann's Academy is currently used as provincial government offices but the grounds are a defacto extension of Beacon Hill Park.
These transfers would reduce the costs of the City of Victoria which is a good thing for the capital.
|PCC owned lands in Langford|