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#1461 Matt R.

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Posted 09 May 2024 - 02:23 PM

Maybe you’re on to something. Looks like they already have the er access sorted, let’s pivot and turn this into a hospital with 80 beds.
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#1462 Citified.ca

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 07:23 AM

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A rendering looking south depicts GT Mann's proposal for 346 Island Highway in View Royal, with the E&N Rail Trail running along the northern portion of the property. Kitty-corner from the proposal is a recently approved three-building rental community, depicted in white. View Royal's future town centre is earmarked for this area.

 

View Royal's future 'town centre' tracking for more density with new rental proposal next to Fort Victoria RV Park

https://victoria.cit...ctoria-rv-park/


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#1463 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 07:25 AM

A six-storey rental building has been proposed adjacent to View Royal’s Fort Victoria RV Park, and kitty-corner from a recently approved three-building rental project for an area designated as the municipality’s future town centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How did VR get along without a town centre before this?   I've got news, there is much less need/demand for a town centre today than there was 15 or 30 years ago.  View Royal was incorporated in 1988.


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#1464 Mike K.

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 07:33 AM

I think some of your ideas about what is and what isn't necessary are from the perspective of someone who has an overall fairly unique view/vision of social needs and wants. It's nice to have commercial services nearby, that you don't have to drive to. It's nice to have shops and offices in clusters of mixed-use buildings. Why not?

 

I remember, when I was in university, all the rage was the paperless office. The experts gushed over how paper would be disappearing very soon. 


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#1465 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 07:36 AM

I think some of your ideas about what is and what isn't necessary are from the perspective of someone who has an overall fairly unique view/vision of social needs and wants. It's nice to have commercial services nearby, that you don't have to drive to. It's nice to have shops and offices in clusters of mixed-use buildings. Why not? 

 

I agree with all of this.  But declaring it a "town centre" does not make these things magically appear.  In fact they are unlikely to ever appear.


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#1466 Mike K.

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 07:38 AM

How it helps is developers are given the nod to propose high density projects, that will create the conditions to support future retail. It just takes time, and requires a long-term vision. The RV Park is where the retail centre of the area is eventually going to go. The RV park isn't closing any time soon, though, at least not as far as I know. So we're not looking at anything immediate but more like a 15-25 year outlook.


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#1467 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 07:42 AM

In 15-25 years I really cannot see us doing much window shopping or visting any office, save for maybe medical.



#1468 Citified.ca

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 08:41 AM

Gordon 'N Gordon Interiors is now developing its own rental block, to both provide worker housing for its employees, and rentals to the broader market.

 

106-unit workforce rental complex gets underway in downtown Langford

https://victoria.cit...ntown-langford/


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#1469 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 08:54 AM

There is a company that he been around FOREVER.


1986.

https://gordonngordo.../about/#history

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#1470 Mike K.

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 09:05 AM

Yes. They’ve since expanded off the island, too.

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#1471 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 10:06 AM

At the very least, I'd expect a white speckled carpeting in the halls.



#1472 Matt R.

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 11:26 AM

Staff housing, what a concept.

#1473 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 11:38 AM

Not sure you can restrict your rental to a particular work group, can you? Dunno. If they leave your employ, must they move out?

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#1474 Matt R.

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 12:49 AM

Nice try, fed.

 



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