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#3221 Mike K.

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 06:17 AM

Westview is also selling a collection of townhomes, with quite amazing views.

Details: https://victoria.cit...stview-phase-3/

Then there is the Lookout condo on the north side of BM Blvd from Westview: https://victoria.cit...okout-langford/

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#3222 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 12:45 PM

Here's an updated rendition of the senior's housing planned for 50 Douglas Street by Amica.  The development is "Douglas House" and would expand the existing facility.

 

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#3223 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 25 August 2022 - 12:16 PM

Starlight Investments is proposing a 90-unit, 6 storey apartment block to be built at 350/360 Douglas Streets.  The site is currently a surface parking lot for the 13-storey rental towers they own at the SE corner of the block; part of the surface parking would be removed and new parking would be placed underground.

 

Here are a few renderings:

 

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Posted 25 August 2022 - 01:02 PM

Vampire culture is alive and well.



#3225 AllseeingEye

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Posted 25 August 2022 - 01:11 PM

Ah Goodacre Towers - the last place I ever lived in as a rental; great location, It'll be interesting to see how this one flies as back in the day there was once a proposal at one time for I believe a ~ 16 floor building that went over like the proverbial lead balloon with the neighbors and never got out of the gate.



#3226 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 25 August 2022 - 01:16 PM

Ah Goodacre Towers - the last place I ever lived in as a rental; great location, It'll be interesting to see how this one flies as back in the day there was once a proposal at one time for I believe a ~ 16 floor building that went over like the proverbial lead balloon with the neighbors and never got out of the gate.

 

Yeah, the tower proposal didn't go well, and then JBNA asked for townhouses but I doubt that these were economically feasible (recall that the land is worth a substantial amount of $; if they built much less density than allowed, Starlight would still be paying property taxes on the land value but wouldn't have as much rental revenue to offset the property taxes).  So this is the 3rd proposal I'm aware off.

 

I'm a bit wary of the JBNA, which also makes me wary of Marg Gardiner...


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#3227 Nparker

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Posted 25 August 2022 - 01:19 PM

I too am concerned about Ms Gardner's potential effect on local development.
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#3228 AllseeingEye

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Posted 25 August 2022 - 01:23 PM

Yeah, the tower proposal didn't go well, and then JBNA asked for townhouses but I doubt that these were economically feasible (recall that the land is worth a substantial amount of $; if they built much less density than allowed, Starlight would still be paying property taxes on the land value but wouldn't have as much rental revenue to offset the property taxes).  So this is the 3rd proposal I'm aware off.

 

I'm a bit wary of the JBNA, which also makes me wary of Marg Gardiner...

 

 

Right: the townhouses were to be built where the covered parking stalls are at the rear of the parking lot, I remember now. Of course this was 20 years ago when little "quaint, special" Victoria still ruled :). From the exaggerated almost spasmodic response from the JBNA at the time you would have sworn 16 floors were in fact 116......


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#3229 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 25 August 2022 - 02:13 PM

The presentation to the community can be found here:  https://tender.victo...815161947820790



#3230 Nparker

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Posted 25 August 2022 - 02:35 PM

This proposal couldn't be more innocuous if it tried. 

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The JBNA will probably massacre it. After all, it would be a tragedy for the community to lose this swath of heritage asphalt

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#3231 BikeLaneLover

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Posted 27 August 2022 - 09:18 AM

The design is as bland and dull as they come, but it’s much better than an ashphalt wasteland.

#3232 G-Man

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Posted 28 August 2022 - 07:15 AM

Those are terrible. They should be building something that stands out and is taller especially next to the park.

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#3233 G-Man

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Posted 28 August 2022 - 07:16 AM

Also another commercial space for a restaurant by the park would be nice.

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#3234 Mike K.

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Posted 28 August 2022 - 08:20 AM

It’s a mid-range rental complex in one of the most expensive places to build housing. It looks fine to me.

Look at those balconies, they’re huge. Those ground level townhouse-styled units look awesome.

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#3235 G-Man

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 09:45 AM

Next to Beacon Hill Park should be high density and expensive IMO


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#3236 Mike K.

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 09:56 AM

It is currently a liability to live next to Beacon Hill Park.

Let’s see what the election brings, then we can talk prices. :)
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Posted 30 August 2022 - 10:46 AM

Over the long term it will be a massive perk. Plus I mean along a park is a perfect place for density as it has less neighbours to disturb. Plu the building that is already there is tall. They should be penalized for wasting density.


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#3238 Mike K.

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 10:50 AM

It was a massive perk, certainly. Parks, going forward, are now areas for activism. So much of the angst we experienced over the last four-plus years revolved squarely around urban parks.
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Posted 30 August 2022 - 02:28 PM

A blip in the history of cities.

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#3240 Mike K.

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 02:44 PM

Dude, it ruined lives. People were assaulted and threatened, homes were broken into, properties were damaged, and the public lost a valuable green space to violent individuals who arrived from all over, all under the guise the park was a safe haven for homeless Victorians.

The events that took place there were a flash point in Victoria history. It is a big reason why five Victoria politicians, so far, are leaving politics.

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