Speed Ave. residential | 12- & 12-storeys | Proposed
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The proposal calls for a two 9-floor tower residential development between 605-629 Speed Avenue and 606-618 Frances Avenue. Initial plans were for a tower of 14-floors and a shorter tower of 8-floors, followed by a design for two 12-floor towers. The design was then further reduced to two 9-storey towers, only to be redesigned once again as two 12-storey towers.
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Below are the five latest responses to the dedicated discussion thread for this project:
Mike K.Oct 16, 2012 at 10:01 am
I used to walk 1.5km to my elementary school. No big deal.
RobbOct 16, 2012 at 10:44 am
Quote: I used to walk 1.5km to my elementary school. No big deal.
I think it's more an issue of the major roads being crossed than the distance.
I don't think I'd want my elementary aged child walking or riding a bike by themselves form Speed Ave. to Ecole Quadra.
Not a huge barrier to density here, but the location may limit it's attractiveness to families.
Dylan LeblancOct 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm
With regards to not having enough park space in the neighbourhood, it's too bad that the dead-end of Speed Ave. couldn't be turned into a small park with a playground.
RobbOct 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm
Quote: With regards to not having enough park space in the neighbourhood, it's too bad that the dead-end of Speed Ave. couldn't be turned into a small park with a playground.
The Brizo 19 plans call for a green space at the end of the street, but nothing in the way of a play area that I can see.
martiniOct 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm
Quote: If you ask me, 1/2 of kids don't walk to school anymore, they get a drive. And from this project to Quadra school is not very far, walking. It's about the distance I rode my bike to elementary school for 6 years. EDIT: it's 1.0km, I rode 1.3km each day.
Also unfortunately Burnside School was closed in 2006. Many of those kids did walk to school.
That was an issue once they had to go further to Tillicum and Quadra schools.
Now I think a lot of 'fear' have parents driving their kids.