[Langford] Reflections condo | 6-storeys | Built - completed in 2009
Posted 06 January 2008 - 10:41 PM
Despite its major mistakes (Bear Mountain) and its seeming lack of an OCP, I have to admire Langford for having the courage to allow real change to take place within its boundaries. I think there is a lesson to be learned here by a few other municipalities in the CRD. Change can in fact be good.
Am I crazy to be excited to see what new development gets approved in the West Shore, while Victoria argues endlessly over every proposal over 3 metres in height? Even when those arguments don't give us better finished projects (The Wave, SoFMC,all of the Songhees pre-Shutters etc.)?
Posted 07 January 2008 - 11:24 AM
I'd have to think the Pier in Sidney is taller.
I thought of that after my post. Maybe it's just that Reflections is more dramatic for its location.
OK, so Reflections doesn't come close to Finlayson Reach, but I think the comparison shows that location makes a huge difference to a building's impact. FR seems to blend in more on Bear Mountain (not sure that is necessarily a good thing), but Reflections really jumps out at you on Millstream (Veterans' Memorial Prkwy). Maybe in time more projects near Reflections will make it seem non-descript, but at the moment I find it quite stunning.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 07:22 AM
Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:42 AM
Thanks a lot.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:17 PM
I'll think about taking some current pictures soon.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:33 PM
The houses across the main street(in front of the buildng) looked pretty nice, it was the ones behind the building that we older, but I would not say rundown.
The people who bought suites knew whether they were buying the wood or concrete framing (or should have asked) so I don't beleive that there were any suprises in quality. I bought in the tower, which is concrete, and I am glad I did. Sound proofing is important.
I can't wait to move in. Although there's still a long wait ahead.
Thanks for the pics. All up to date ones are very much appreciated.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 02:50 PM
Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:34 PM
I don't like the wood framed part trying to look like a steel and concrete building.
Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:49 PM
Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:37 PM
, and the mix of wood-frame and concrete construction is still a puzzle for me. I.
Anything over 4 stories requires concrete construction, so the "tower" portion had to be concrete. The 4 storey part will be less expensive, making ownership available to a wider spectrum.
I like the look of the building but apparently the interior is broken up with support columns a little too much.
Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:17 AM
Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:30 AM
I just can't get over the fact that their advertising campaign focuses on a woman by a pool in a bathing suit. There's no swimming pool in this complex. There's only a "reflexions" pool, or as some would call, a water fountain.
That's marketing for you. There seem to be a lot of developments/subdivisions lately using names like "River", "Park", "Farm", etc in the name. One example that really made me laugh was the area around the Pat Bay/McKenzie. It's something 'FARM' and they use to have a website that went in to details how it use to be a heritage farm with 100 years or so of history and now it's a subdivision. I wish the website was still around because I was amazing that they would use it as part of their campaign. I think I'm going to start saving up so in about 10 years I can create "The Ross Bay Cemetery Estates" built on top of an old graveyard.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 02:29 PM
Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:29 AM
Has anyone got any new pics of the development? Thanks.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:58 AM
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