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#3021 Mike K.

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Posted 15 December 2021 - 10:36 AM

Then homeownership might not be the best option for those individuals. Owning a home comes with many hidden costs, and there’s nothing but debt if you can’t service those costs.

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#3022 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 10:36 AM

Again: you are making an enormous assumption here in conflict with all available evidence about rising homelessness, increasing housing costs, inflation of cost of living, and stagnant wages. You keep saying people will be fine - can you substantiate that at all? 

 

I notice that there was no response to my previous post pointing out that people being removed from their homes is renoviction regardless of how legal the demolition is. You've conceded that argument. What we're arguing now is if renoviction negatively affects tenants. Unbelievably, you seem to think it does not. The burden here rests on you to produce ANYTHING to support that.

 

You should know, as a person who regularly reads this website, that housing costs are going up for both renters and prospective buyers. It is embarrassing for you that you do not see a link between that and the negative effects experienced by renters when they are removed from their existing housing and rent rates. 

Corvus, I am not a thread moderator, but with all due respect:  would it be possible to have this discussion in the "Affordable Housing in Victoria" thread (under Urban Issues) or "Victoria's Residential Rental Market" thread (under Victoria and South Island Economy)?  I know you are not the only forum member engaging in this discussion, but you rekindled this topic after it went silent for a few days. 

 

Moving the topic to one of those threads will have the advantage of allowing more people to read it and participate (I imagine that many people who are interested in the topic don't think to check the "Rumours" thread).  Thanks!


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#3023 Mike K.

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 01:10 PM

The discussion on rental rates and renovictions has been moved to: https://vibrantvicto...-market/page-61


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#3024 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 22 December 2021 - 04:50 PM

Amica would like to redevelop its property at 50 Douglas Street (originally built in the 1960s as a hotel and nearing end-of-life) with an 8 storey building for memory-impaired and independent senior living.

Here are some images of the proposed building :

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#3025 Nparker

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Posted 22 December 2021 - 05:49 PM

I see red brick. APPROVED! 

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#3026 Nparker

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Posted 22 December 2021 - 05:53 PM

Currently this:

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#3027 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 03:30 PM

Urban Thrive, a local developer specializing in car-free living developments, is proposing a 6-unit development @ 633 Belton. 

 

Details can be found here:  https://www.urbanthrive.ca/633belton


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#3028 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 03:35 PM

Why so ugly?  Doesn't anyone around here like modern building styles?

 

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I have to give the developer some credit.  "Look, it's a car-free building!" 

 

Known until recently as a project asking for ridiculous variances on site coverage and parking requirements. That no sane council would allow.  But hey, this is Victoria.   They might like to approve this to show how their missing middle thing will work.


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#3029 Mike K.

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 05:36 PM

“3 Modo cars will be within a leisurely 6-minute walk.”

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#3030 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 05:40 PM

There is no shortage of "residential parking only" on the street.  So I guess residents can just park there.



#3031 Nparker

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 06:00 PM

“3 Modo cars will be within a leisurely 6-minute walk.”

That'll make it convenient for getting the kids to hockey practice, the dog to the vet and bringing home a week's worth of groceries for a family of 4.



#3032 Casual Kev

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 07:48 PM

How do you even "specialize" in car-free developments? It would kinda make sense if they were buying out an entire block and building a walkable community, but here it seems more like they're maximizing finished square footage then using the lack of parking as a marketing tool.


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#3033 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 09:55 AM

A 16-unit development is being proposed for the corner of Edward and Mary Streets in Vic West.  It will be a strata development but will consist of 6 townhouses, 6 basement suites, and 4 studio units (these studios will be rentals).

 

Rendering:

 

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#3034 Nparker

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 09:59 AM

Who is the developer behind this proposal? The look is somewhat Aryze-ish.


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#3035 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:05 AM

Who is the developer behind this proposal? The look is somewhat Aryze-ish.

The site owner is listed as Stefan Kalenchuk (not Aryze).



#3036 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 10:47 AM

The 20-unit apartment building proposed for 1451 Bay Street is going back to CALUC with a revised design.

 

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#3037 Mike K.

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 02:55 PM

Seems odd to enclose windows with overhangs like that, and with pillars. What would be the purpose of that? Privacy from the balconies?


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#3038 Matt R.

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 08:35 PM

Anyone know what this is going to be? Looks like a giant cup and straw on the right side. New burger place?

Corner on Vanalman and Glanford.. where the old Glanford Automotive shop was.86A48359-3B15-47A7-A386-628FC5135C8B.jpeg

#3039 Mike K.

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 08:38 PM

I’ve put in a request with Saanich. Hopefully they don’t mind that this is in the Victoria rumours thread.
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#3040 Nparker

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 08:42 PM

Anyone know what this is going to be? Looks like a giant cup and straw on the right side. New burger place? Corner of Vanalman and Glanford...

A better location for Pluto's 2.0?  :confused:


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