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#421 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 January 2022 - 06:14 AM

^^^ Where did you get that picture of the airstrip sign? I couldn’t find it on the web.

That would look good on the side of the garagemahal.

 

 

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#422 Sparky

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Posted 22 January 2022 - 07:03 AM

Darn. I was hoping you found it on used Victoria.


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#423 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 09:54 AM

Reliance it is. More details soon.


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#424 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:22 AM

Press release and renderings: https://victoria.cit...ld-2-850-homes/

 

$1.2 billion, 15-year build-out of Colwood's Royal Beach development will yield 2,850 homes


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#425 lanforod

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:23 AM

^ seems like a repeat / revision of previous announcements, just more concrete?


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#426 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:36 AM

Yes, now it's actually nailed down and ready to go, and of course, involving a major player in BC real-estate development.

 

Reliance is going to bring significant know-how to the execution.

 

Now just wait for the eventual port to be constructed. Where will cruise ships want to dock? At a warehouse in a concrete parking lot in James Bay, or at a modern, oceanside community with stores, restaurants, pubs, etc? The GVHA has to step things up a bit or they might be outpaced by a future West Shore port.


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#427 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:38 AM

Oh come on. Cruise passengers have lots of downtown to go to. Can’t replicate that with a few seasonal shops in nowheresville.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 January 2022 - 10:39 AM.

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#428 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:42 AM

For more than 100 years, the site was a rock and gravel mine, one of the region’s largest employers.



^ I’m not sure employment there was too high. They just sort of loaded it as people needed it. I never remember more than a dozen cars in the HQ parking lot.

Anyway it’s great we have that new quarry in Highlands.

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#429 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:43 AM

It's a 30 minute walk.

 

There is no other port of call along a cruise excursion (likely anywhere in the world) that requires people to hoof it that far to hit a bar. That's why the GVHA wants to redevelop Ogden Point, and Royal Beach is going to be the driver to do it.


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#430 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:44 AM

They run buses. Don’t stats show only 25% hoof it in on foot?

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#431 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:46 AM

They run buses.

 

The highlight of any cruise.


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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:47 AM

...There is no other port of call along a cruise excursion (likely anywhere in the world) that requires people to hoof it that far to hit a bar...

I am guessing you haven't been on too many cruises. There are plenty of ports that make Ogden Point seem luxurious.



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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:49 AM

I'd be very surprised if a port is part of this at all. Maybe a wharf of sorts; seems like this could be a good area to add a place to go crabbing.


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#434 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 10:55 AM

It's not part of the $1.2 billion, but the shore can already accommodate a deep sea port. If Colwood wants its ferry to operate from there, that will require a proper port, not just a dock.

 

We sometimes get too complacent with thinking that what is today, must be tomorrow. It's a no brainer to build a port in Colwood.


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#435 lanforod

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 11:15 AM

Thats supposed to be a passenger ferry, right? A dock would work just fine.



#436 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 11:22 AM

It's not part of the $1.2 billion, but the shore can already accommodate a deep sea port. If Colwood wants its ferry to operate from there, that will require a proper port, not just a dock.

We sometimes get too complacent with thinking that what is today, must be tomorrow. It's a no brainer to build a port in Colwood.


The problem is that today we don’t do ambitious projects. Even when it’s infrastructure upgrade. Too much opposition.

#437 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2022 - 01:02 PM

Sure we do. It just has to involve the right players.

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