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#1001 jonny

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:31 PM

Not really a rumor per se, but since we are talking about churches, Glad Tidings church, who owns a massive amount of land at Quadra/North Park/Caledonia, has some pretty ambitious plans for remodeling/expansion of their buildings and redevelopment of their surface parking lots.



#1002 Nparker

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:38 PM

...Glad Tidings church...has some pretty ambitious plans for remodeling/expansion of their buildings and redevelopment of their surface parking lots.

Details please???  :construction:



#1003 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:40 PM

That's the genius of the Christian church:

 

-Mosque: services five times a day

-Church: service once per week on Sunday, rest of week, Robbins Parking income

 

Churches in the north Downtown area hold a staggering amount of real estate in up and coming neighbourhoods.


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#1004 jonny

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:52 PM

Well, Glad Tidings has services pretty much every day and at least 3 on Sundays plus daycare, etc.
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#1005 jonny

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:05 PM

Details please??? :construction:


OK the stuff that is happening in the short term are:
Move the main entrance to Caledonia. Construct atrium public space off new entrance complete with coffee shop area.
Consolidate children's programs into one area.
Improve outdoor areas / beautification.
Rooftop patio area.

They do have renderings inside the main Quadra St entrance of this shorter term stuff. My phone no longer takes pictures, though.

They want the church to be a Monday to Sunday hangout place more than just a Sunday place.

Longer term, the parking will go underground. Residential towers are envisaged. The Lead Pastor envisions as high as 20 floors. GT owns most of those big lots on Caledonia as well as the Szechuan restaurant and of course the Quadra St lot.
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#1006 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:06 PM

Thanks for the scoop Jonny!
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#1007 Nparker

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:37 PM

...Longer term, the parking will go underground. Residential towers are envisaged. The Lead Pastor envisions as high as 20 floors...

This would create a significant change to my western view, but I am 100% in support of it!



#1008 Jackerbie

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:35 PM

And while we're talking churches, the SDA church at Pandora and Vancouver is looking to move. They already have property in Saanich, but need to sell the existing church to fund construction of the new one.



#1009 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:51 PM

And while we're talking churches, the SDA church at Pandora and Vancouver is looking to move. They already have property in Saanich, but need to sell the existing church to fund construction of the new one.

 

Gee, why would they want to move?   :whyme:



#1010 sdwright.vic

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:53 PM

Because the property next door is sold.... so cash in?

Oh and a few other issues.
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#1011 Jackerbie

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:23 PM

^ I believe the print shop next door has a purchase agreement with the guys who bought the funeral home on Johnson, so there's the potential for assembling a sizable development site


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#1012 AllseeingEye

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:41 PM

Well, Glad Tidings has services pretty much every day and at least 3 on Sundays plus daycare, etc.

Yup ditto for our parish - services every day of the week except Mondays, with two/day Fridays -> Sundays. When I say "our" parish I mean my wife's of course. I'm not Catholic. I just show up for the good grub at the social luncheon's.... :)



#1013 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:13 AM

Anybody know why Barclay's Exchange is closing at the end of this month?

 

Casino for that location?



#1014 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:06 AM

Anybody know why Barclay's Exchange is closing at the end of this month?

Casino for that location?

Maybe the site has been pawned off to a developer?
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#1015 lanforod

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:19 AM

Yup ditto for our parish - services every day of the week except Mondays, with two/day Fridays -> Sundays. When I say "our" parish I mean my wife's of course. I'm not Catholic. I just show up for the good grub at the social luncheon's.... :)

 

Yep, same here. However, Protestant churches don't have services (for a Catholic parish, mass) daily, normally.



#1016 jonny

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:29 AM

Churches in the north Downtown area hold a staggering amount of real estate in up and coming neighbourhoods.

 

This is a valid point, though. Glad Tidings in particular has substantial property holdings that are currently used as surface parking lots. This space, on the one hand, earns them a lot of parking revenue, but also holds significant and growing real estate value.



#1017 jonny

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:31 AM

Yep, same here. However, Protestant churches don't have services (for a Catholic parish, mass) daily, normally.

 

True enough. Services was probably the wrong word. Stuff is going on every day. Childcare, addictions recovery, youth groups, women's groups, international groups, choir, etc.



 



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