On Thursday December 10 the City of Victoria approved the Rezoning and Development Permit for the Renewal of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by a 7:1 vote. LWPAC, Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture and Culture + Studio 531 Architects Inc., Associated Architects for the Renewal Project, congratulate the Community at large, the Board, all members of the AGGV, and the redevelopment team in achieving this important milestone in the Gallery’s Renewal Project and for their vision of a landmark Cultural Facility for Victoria.
This entitlement secures the future of the Gallery and its Renewal at its current location for decades to come and sets the stage for the next phase of Fundraising and the construction of the renewed Gallery. Director Jon Tupper said the art gallery hopes to obtain funding from the provincial and federal governments, along with local donations.
“It’s going to be a remarkable building,” he said. “It’s nice to be able to say: ‘This is a city that values art and sees itself participating in the world of ideas.’ ”
Well done Team!!!!