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#1241 Mike K.

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 12:00 PM

Who was the 1 pro vote, do you know?

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#1242 marks_28

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 12:18 PM

Who was the 1 pro vote, do you know?

 

Jacob Helliwell



#1243 Mike K.

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 12:19 PM

Thank you.

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Posted 22 August 2021 - 08:03 PM

Wow that is terrible. This was a great project...

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 07:53 AM

That was a strange vote against what appeared to be a solid project of a size that fits right in with the moderate buildings around it. I’ll be interested to see the video and minutes of the meeting to hear from the naysayers. Council has been pretty good with development proposals. I hope they’re not losing their nerve.



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Posted 03 September 2021 - 06:54 AM

It sounds like council was not comfortable turning a single-family-zoned property into a fully maximized 12-unit project. The massing was the biggest hold-up, it sounds like.


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Posted 07 September 2021 - 07:09 AM

21,000 square-feet in 4 buildings: Big retail proposal for Langford’s Happy Valley

Development would sit on Happy Valley and Latoria roads near the Metchosin-Langford border

 

https://www.vicnews....s-happy-valley/



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Posted 12 September 2021 - 05:20 AM

A Calgary company has bought 14 single-family houses in the heart of Esquimalt, where it proposes to replace the older homes with two five-storey rental buildings.

 

Plans call for a total of 213 units rented at market rates at the Marin. The existing public art walkway in neighbouring Esquimalt Town Square would extend into the development, running between Carlisle Avenue and Lyall Street.

 

https://www.timescol...malt-1.24357236


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#1249 Lapis Homes

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 01:31 PM

It sounds like council was not comfortable turning a single-family-zoned property into a fully maximized 12-unit project. The massing was the biggest hold-up, it sounds like.

A little late but, yes, that seemed to be part of it, at least from my (the developer's) perspective. They also had concerns over the shade the building would cast on the neighbouring properties and about the amount of hardscape with the coffee shop on the front.

 

I'll likely propose something else for the property, but it'll have to be a much smaller building (three storeys), with no real family units, no elevator and no commercial space as the numbers barely worked for me in the building I had proposed. Smaller projects on in-fill sites are super challenging to make financial sense, particularly in a location like this (busy street, and next to older apartments). 

 

The alternative is buying up the neighbouring single families and duplex and proposing six storeys with underground parking (you'd need six storeys to make the $4-$5 million+ land costs and underground parking work). But man, I'd never do that in this location with the message council just sent to me. Although, I'd be happy to chat with another experienced developer if they feel like that's an option here.

 

I'm pretty disappointed about the loss of the potential family units in my proposed building. Probably a discussion for another message board, but I haven't seen developers propose a substantial percentage of family housing in condos. It's something we need to shift to if we're going to reduce our limited land issues. 


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Posted 29 November 2021 - 11:12 AM

Langford's Masonic lodge on Goldstream Avenue will be moving aside for an affordable rental project.

 

Langford’s Goldstream Avenue Masonic hall slated for redevelopment into affordable housing

https://victoria.cit...rdable-housing/


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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:46 PM

Interesting Goldstream was one local lodge that was thriving and generally growing in terms of membership. Wonder if they have another location in mind or whether they will just meet in the downtown temple on Fisgard going forward....



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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:49 PM

...Wonder if they have another location in mind....

From the Citified article "Masonic Lodge #161 will occupy space within the project."



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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:53 PM

Ah - and there you go! Missed that. Makes perfect sense its a good location for an AFAM lodge that is expanding and in the midst of an area that is growing.


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#1254 Mike K.

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 04:40 PM

The downtown location is showing its age too, no?

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#1255 AllseeingEye

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 07:28 PM

The downtown location is showing its age too, no?

 

For the age of the building its actually in good shape although naturally I can't speak to it foundationally or structurally. I presume its not on the verge of collapsing during a meeting and wiping out a cohort of the brotherhood, lol.

 

Inside the lodge room itself, and the upstairs social room, all is good insofar as I know. The sub-basement is a bit musty but no surprise given it stores a 140 years of history in terms of documents, pictures and portraits (sorry there is no alien mother-ship down there that I've seen!)

 

Of course given its ornate design and above all its arcane purpose and function naturally its interior design is not the same as your typical Broadmead or Ardmore Estate :)

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#1256 Mixed365

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 09:50 AM

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I don't think any of these projects have threads here:

Colwood:
Condominium Tower
Leston Holdings (1980) Ltd. Ph: (250) 478-5590 (Colwood City)
Proposed 29 storey, 105 m high tower containing 163 units, at 1945 Sooke Road. Architect: Davidson Yuen Simpson Architects. Rezoning is approved.
Status: Proposed
Start: Fall 2007
Est. Cost ($ million): 90
Finish: Spring 2009
First Entry: Jun 2006
Last Update: Sep 2007
Project ID: 1782

Royal Bay Housing Development
Construction Aggregates Ltd. Ph: (250) 478-8311
Multi-phase (2,800 homes) development on 250 ha site on Metchosin Rd over 20 years. Phase 1, now well underway, consists of approximately 650 residential units on 92 ha. (227 acres) spread over a number of individual developments and featuring single family homes, townhomes, parks and walkways. Phase 2 started construction in Jun 2005, and will include an additional 1,500 residential units, some units in the Hatley, Delora and The Woods subdivisions are complete with construction ongoing in The Woods and The Bluffs. Project will include in excess of 75,000 square meters (800,000 sq. feet) of mixed use in an oceanfront village, a secondary school, more parks, trails and playing fields. Primary planning consultant: Cityspaces Consulting. Website: www.royalbaydevelopmentlimited.com
Status: Construction started
Est. Cost ($ million): 150
First Entry: Dec 1997
Project ID: 7
Start: Mar 2000
Finish: 2020
Last Update: Mar 2007

Langford:
Aerie Resort Expansion
HRG International Ph: (250) 592-3838
Options are being considered for an expansion to the existing 35-suite resort on 36 ha on Malahat Mountain, to possibly include a hotel addition, up to 120 condominiums, and other amenities. Very preliminary.
Status: Proposed
Est. Cost ($ million):
First Entry: Jun 2007
Project ID: 2024
Start: ?
Finish: ?
Last Update: Jun 2007

Lakeview Estates (Lakewood Neighbourhood)
Associated Building Credits Ph: (250) 727-2325
Proposed 400,000 sq ft townhouse, condominium and single-family development containing 923 units, 17,500 sq ft of commercial space, and park and school space at 1220 Parkdale Dr. Site servicing complete. Zoning permits have been approved. Property sold to Associated Building Credits.
Status: Proposed
Est. Cost ($ million): 50
First Entry: Mar 1999
Project ID: 550
Start: Fall 2007
Finish: 2010
Last Update: Jun 2007

Goldstream Meadows Residential Development
Goldstream Meadows Ltd. Ph: (250) 474-6919
The project includes 240 modular homes and 180 townhouses, a park, preservation of a wetland, and approximately 86,000 sq m of commercial space on a 59 ha site adjacent to Langford Lake. Site servicing underway. Subdivision process underway. The business park and industrial development at the north end of the site will be built first.
Status: Proposed
Est. Cost ($ million): 36
First Entry: Sep 1997
Project ID: 1222
Start: ?
Finish: ?
Last Update: Sep 2007

North Saanich:
The Meadows Residential Development
Peninsula Properties Ltd. Ph: (250) 655-5470
The development located at 10520 McDonald Park Rd. consists of 59 townhouse units. 25 units and a clubhouse are underway. Phase 1 and 2 have completed with phase 3 completing in Summer 2007 and phase 4 expected to complete in Fall 2007. Website: www.livingatthemeadows.com
Status: Construction started
Est. Cost ($ million): 15
First Entry: Dec 2005
Project ID: 1576
Start: Jul 2005
Finish: Fall 2007
Last Update: Jun 2007

Saanich:
Mixed Use Development
Wessex Project Management Ph: (250) 412-3180
Proposed mixed use development on Helmcken Road. Rezoning underway.
Status: Proposed
Est. Cost ($ million): 40
First Entry: Sep 2006
Project ID: 1867
Start: Fall 2007
Finish: Late 2008
Last Update: Sep 2007

773 Cordova Bay Road Residential Project
Trio Ready Mix Ltd. Ph: (250) 658-5235
Proposed 110 residential units and mini-warehouses on 26.2 ha site at 773 Cordova Bay Rd. Subdivision application remains pending for boundary adjustment. Project is currently on hold. Architect: Number 10 Architect Group.
Status: On hold
Est. Cost ($ million): 15
First Entry: Sep 1997
Project ID: 25
Start: ?
Finish: ?
Last Update: Sep 2007

Richmond Gate Condominiums
Palermo Athome Inc. Ph: (250) 380-9191
Development of 54 unit condominiums and six unit townhouses located at 3614 Richmond Rd. Construction is complete on the first building Fall 2007, the second building and townhomes are expected to complete by Summer 2009. Architect: D’Ambrosio Architecture & Urbanism.
Status: Construction started
Est. Cost ($ million): 24
First Entry: Dec 2005
Project ID: 1621
Start: Sep 2006
Finish: Summer 2009
Last Update: Sep 2007

Central Saanich:
Central Saanich Municipal Facilities
Regional District Central Saanich Ph: (250) 652-4444
A design and feasibility study is being conducted for selected major municipal facilities to include: municipal hall, police, fire, public works yard and library. Request for expressions of Interest closed Oct 2005. Public Consultation took place in Fall 2006. New Saanich Centennial Library has started site work in Jun 2006.
Status: Proposed
Est. Cost ($ million): 15
First Entry: Dec 2005
Project ID: 1594
Start: Spring 2008
Finish: 2010
Last Update: Sep 2007

Sooke:
Grouse Nest Resort
Ken Mariash Ph: (250) 642-1634 (District of Sooke)
A 93-acre proposed Hotel and Marina complex on Gillespie Rd. It is currently in the concept and design stage. An open house was held Sep 05 to present several possible options for the development. Project is currently in rezoning.
Status: Proposed
Est. Cost ($ million): 265
First Entry: Dec 2005
Project ID: 1567
Start: ?
Finish: ?
Last Update: Sep 2007

View Royal:
Six Mile Road (Lakeside Village) Mixed Use Development
Unity Developments Ltd. Ph: (250) 388-5588 (Owner’s Rep.)
Proposed mixed use development on a 23 acre site. Plans include 2 acres for retail/commercial, 1.25 acres for a 100 room hotel, and 188 residential units in townhouses, cluster homes and condominiums. Currently re-designing a land use plan. Architect: John A. Neilson
Architects Inc.
Status: On hold
Est. Cost ($ million): 60
First Entry: Dec 2004
Project ID: 1258
Start: ?
Finish: ?
Last Update: Sep 2007

Victoria:
Residential Tower
Wessex Project Management Ph: (250) 412-3180
Proposed residential tower at 924 Yates Street. Rezoning is underway.
Status: Proposed
Est. Cost ($ million): 24
First Entry: Sep 2006
Project ID: 1866
Start: Fall 2007
Finish: Summer 2008
Last Update: Jun 2007

Leiser Building Condominium Development
LeFevre Group Ph: (250) 361-0382 (City of Victoria)
Renovation of the former Capital Regional District buildings at 524 - 534 Yates St for retail space and condominiums. One building will be demolished and replaced to link with adjacent buildings. Retail space will be developed on the ground floor of these buildings. 100 condominiums will be developed in the 500-block of Yates St. with ground level retail units. Demolition completed in Oct 2006. Tendering of project is underway. Project is registered to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
Status: Proposed
Est. Cost ($ million): 30
First Entry: Dec 2005
Project ID: 1619
Start: Fall 2007
Finish: Late 2008
Last Update: Mar 2007
(^ that has been mentioned but there's no thread yet)

923 Burdett Residential Development
Cielo Properties Ph: (250) 360-6311
Proposed 94 unit seniors housing development with an additional 5-storey wing at 923 Burdett St. Project is in final stages of rezoning with request to increase density.
Status: Proposed
Est. Cost ($ million): 30
First Entry: Mar 2005
Project ID: 1369
Start: Spring 2008
Finish: 2009
Last Update: Sep 2007

Victoria Recreation Complex
City of Victoria Ph: (250) 361-0365
New recreation facilities are planned to replace the Crystal Pool facility at 2275 Quadra Street, to include gymnasium, pool, and other recreational facilities. Initial proposal has been rejected and preliminary planning of a new concept is underway.
Status: Proposed
Est. Cost ($ million): 18
First Entry: Mar 2004
Project ID: 1092
Start: 2009
Finish: 2010
Last Update: Mar 2007

I found it all in the Ministry of Economic Development's major projects inventory. (A major project is one whose capital costs are at least $15 million, or $20 million in the Vancouver area). I might have missed some & although I searched for existing threads I may have included some that already have threads. The inventory was last updated in Sept so the status of some of the projects (like the Conductor) seems to have changed since then.
http://www.gov.bc.ca...ry_sept2007.pdf

Funny to look back on. 

It aged well, but also didn't. 

 


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#1257 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 December 2021 - 12:00 PM

A Victoria developer is moving forward with plans for its first-ever project on the West Shore, having recently purchased property on Sooke Road.

 

Abstract Developments is seeking to redevelop a property it purchased at 2621 Sooke Rd. into a townhome community, after 23 years of building projects in Saanich, Victoria and Oak Bay.

 

“The West Shore is booming and that attracted us to expand into new communities like Langford,” said president/CEO Mike Miller in a news release. “We are excited to begin working with local governments who are doing everything they can to address the housing supply crisis in Greater Victoria.”

 

The Sooke Road lot is home to a long boarded-up single-family home and was assessed in July 2020 at $2.001 million.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....-of-a-property/


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#1258 Castera

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Posted 10 January 2022 - 08:46 PM

Saanich has approved 2931-2394 Qu'Appelle Street, a five and three-storey rental complex.

This is our project and it is well underway and flying below the radar it seems.

 

Fall 2022 completion due to various permitting delays and supply chain and or trade delays.

 

44 rental apartments.  Although we are a private developer, we are taking part in the CMHC Flex rental apartment financing program so the project's rents are on average 10% below market rent appraisal and this for a period of 10 years.  Some units will have larger percentage reductions and others smaller reductions.

 

There will be a mix of units: 

1 bedroom units

2 bed 1 bath

2 bed 2 bath

3 bed 2 bad

2 bed + den and 2 bath units 2 level units.  (that's a mouthful)

 

Units will have A/C and in suite laundry.

 

No marketing website yet.

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#1259 Mike K.

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Posted 10 January 2022 - 08:47 PM

Nice! Thank you.


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