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#2241 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 08:53 AM

There are no renderings yet, but a rezoning application has been filed for 2440 and 2448 Richmond Road just inside the city limits of Victoria near Royal Jubilee.  A developer is requesting a rezoning to build apartment buildings rental, I assume) on this site.

Plans are up on dev tracker now.  22 units of workforce housing are planned (2 buildings with 11 suites each); 9 parking stalls are required and 9 are provided.  The developer is Cadillac Developments.

 

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#2242 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:56 PM

The application for this development notes that the buildings are copies of their newly-constructed 'workforce housing' building on Doncaster.  That building is also located across the street for an employment centre (Hillside Mall), and so in both cases they are providing small units for rent in location that would allow potential tenants to walk to work, assuming that the worked at these employment centres.  However, there's no 'requirement' in place to work at Hillside Mall or RFH, and presumably you don't even have to work at all, i.e. a retiree could theoretically be a tenant at these buildings. 



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Posted 26 November 2019 - 01:06 PM

The application for this development notes that the buildings are copies of their newly-constructed 'workforce housing' building on Doncaster.  That building is also located across the street for an employment centre (Hillside Mall), and so in both cases they are providing small units for rent in location that would allow potential tenants to walk to work, assuming that the worked at these employment centres.  However, there's no 'requirement' in place to work at Hillside Mall or RFH, and presumably you don't even have to work at all, i.e. a retiree could theoretically be a tenant at these buildings. 

 

Also the same as the one proposed in Sidney, which is the same architect for a different client



#2244 sebberry

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 01:07 PM

Is that really a way to 'grow roots' though?  I presume the jobs this so-called 'workforce' is engaged in aren't temporary.  

 

I looked at the plans - these are basically bachelor suites.  I suppose they serve a purpose, but anyone living there will grow out of them in a hurry.  It's not solving the long-term housing problem.  


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#2245 Nparker

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 01:37 PM

The application for this development notes that the buildings are copies of their newly-constructed 'workforce housing' building on Doncaster...

Which is one of the fugliest structures to go up in the CoV in some time.



#2246 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 01:45 PM

Is that really a way to 'grow roots' though?  I presume the jobs this so-called 'workforce' is engaged in aren't temporary.  

 

I looked at the plans - these are basically bachelor suites.  I suppose they serve a purpose, but anyone living there will grow out of them in a hurry.  It's not solving the long-term housing problem.  

Let's not make assumptions about outgrowing places; you're a polar bear and I'm a black bear, so skeptics could assume that we require larger 'dens'..



#2247 Mike K.

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:30 PM

Lol...


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#2248 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 05:49 AM

can't anyone actually finally confirm the walmart hillside thing?


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#2249 sebberry

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:20 AM

I've moved the discussion on the affordability aspect of 'workforce' housing to the Affordable Housing thread to try to keep things tidier.  We can discuss the construction of said workforce housing here :)


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#2250 MarkoJ

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:24 AM

Plans are up on dev tracker now.  22 units of workforce housing are planned (2 buildings with 11 suites each); 9 parking stalls are required and 9 are provided.  The developer is Cadillac Developments.

 

A rendering:  

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You are going to see a lot of these applications going forward as it is one way to make the numbers work for the developer. The thing about building studios is you can rent them out at approx +/- $4,000/month per 1,000 sq/ft.

 

You would never achieve that number building two bedroom units per sq/ft.

 

When I started buying pre-sales units as an investment 10 years ago I quickly figured the smaller it is the higher the return. Even wrote an article on it for citified -> http://victoria.citi...do-in-victoria/

 

Same concept applies to rental buildings.


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#2251 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:32 PM

Does anyone know if the 5-storey condo proposed at 1811 Oak Bay Avenue passed council last week?


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#2252 IPH

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 03:28 PM

Yes, 8 hands for, none apposed.


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#2253 aastra

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 03:38 PM

 

...none apposed.

 

They were all sitting in different rooms when they voted?


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#2254 IPH

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 05:50 PM

No but they were wearing their monkey see, monkey do outfits!



 



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