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[Langford] Langford Ridge | 1.3 million square feet of residential/commercial space | For sale


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#41 PraiseKek

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:46 AM

Oh no there goes the narrative



#42 2F2R

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:02 PM

>>>I think we've learned a little bit about clear-cutting since Victoria was first developed<<<

 

I believe the timbers for the fort were transported from near Mt Doug, a place called Cedar Hill, by the natives ... the rest is history !!! I don't think there are any giant cedars in that area now other than Mt Doug park ...


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#43 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:39 AM

Trees have now been cut down.


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#44 jdsony

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:48 PM

Why is this site so Pro-Development rather than Pro-Smart-Development? It's not like the mayor is trying to do us any favors. Every decision he has made benefits developers and every decision they have made benefits their pockets. Cities are important, community is important, maximum profits for developers doesn't make for a good community. They're cutting corners. Stripping land and blasting it flat so you can use generic blueprints based on level ground and two-dimensional property maps with no natural topography is nothing to be proud of, it's lazy. 

The Mayor may be a businessman but most on the cutting edge of business/economics have realized that last centuries models no longer apply. Infinite growth as a way to pay for infrastructure is completely unsustainable and American retail chains & big box stores have very questionable economic/social benefits to local communities. It's great that so many of you are pro-development but wake up and demand more. 


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#45 lanforod

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:11 PM

Maybe he's more of the mind 'get the tax base', then fix the issues later. I'm not sure whether its the right approach, but doing it 'smart' as you say, also means doing it a whole lot slower, probably.



#46 Mike K.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 05:13 AM

Wake up and demand more of what, exactly? I’m not sure I understand what your issues are or what you want changed, and how those changes would be financed and supported by the local economy.

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#47 jonny

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 05:41 AM

This site is generally pro free enterprise. If somebody proposes something reasonable for the land they own, most of us are unlikely to oppose.

Many of us also recognize that part of the reason for our crazy real estate prices is that we have created a supply shortage over years via never ending opposition to projects.

Most of us also live in the core, not Langford, so generally we have less skin in the game out there.

#48 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:02 AM

Stripping land and blasting it flat so you can use generic blueprints based on level ground and two-dimensional property maps with no natural topography is nothing to be proud of, it's lazy. 

 

Blasting costs an awful lot more than spending more time on blueprints that include sloping land.  I'm not sure laziness is the reason for blasting. 



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:07 AM

^I think it's more people would like a batch of grass outside their back sliding glass door than a sheer rock wall.
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#50 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:23 AM

Batch Of Grass would be a decent band name.  I could see them opening for Tinto Rocks on a limited tour in a few years.


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#51 Mike K.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:24 AM

There are also mobility issues to content with building on sloped sites.

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#52 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:26 AM

There are also mobility issues to content with building on sloped sites.

 

Sloped Sites could also open a few select dates in smaller markets.


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#53 moretrain

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:15 AM

So, since this is a master planned community, is there any renderings / site plans? I think before tearing the development apart, some knowledge of the development plans would be useful. I hate it when developers just clear cut a site and leave it for years prior to development, it is an eyesore and ecologically unsound. With regards to blasting, it is usually essential for the safety of the community, mitigating land slides and such (obviously wouldn't have been an issue if they hadn't clear cut to begin with).

 

For this development, it would make absolute sense to start a BRT line here running to downtown. It is right off the Hwy 1 and which means easy integration into the road network. I mean, in 13 million ft2, the number of people that could be housed could totally alleviate the housing issue with a combination of rentals, condos and townhouses (leave the SFH to Royal Bay IMO). Obviously, unlikely.



#54 Mike K.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:17 AM

Just to confirm, it's 1.3 million square feet (not thirteen) of total space including commercial, industrial and residential.


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#55 LJ

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:06 PM

So, since this is a master planned community, is there any renderings / site plans? I think before tearing the development apart, some knowledge of the development plans would be useful. I hate it when developers just clear cut a site and leave it for years prior to development, it is an eyesore and ecologically unsound. With regards to blasting, it is usually essential for the safety of the community, mitigating land slides and such (obviously wouldn't have been an issue if they hadn't clear cut to begin with).

 

For this development, it would make absolute sense to start a BRT line here running to downtown. It is right off the Hwy 1 and which means easy integration into the road network. I mean, in 13 million ft2, the number of people that could be housed could totally alleviate the housing issue with a combination of rentals, condos and townhouses (leave the SFH to Royal Bay IMO). Obviously, unlikely.

You would have to talk to Amazon to get the site specific plans.


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#56 moretrain

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:24 AM

Just to confirm, it's 1.3 million square feet (not thirteen) of total space including commercial, industrial and residential.

 

Yep, my bad. Despite that, still a very large space.

 

You would have to talk to Amazon to get the site specific plans.

 

You know something we dont? lol



 



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