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#3461 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 March 2023 - 05:35 PM

Not to nitpick. But “solar noon” is around 1:15pm around here on June 21.
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#3462 Mike K.

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Posted 24 March 2023 - 06:15 PM

I’m surprised that site is already zoned for a six-storey building.

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Posted 26 March 2023 - 08:16 AM

I’m surprised that site is already zoned for a six-storey building.


It may not be. The property is currently zoned R3-2 which looks like setbacks and heights do not line up with the web page details.

It would appear that there are some approval processes that need to be done according to the development tracker.

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Posted 26 March 2023 - 08:26 AM

R3-2 has a maximum height of 22m, or 6-7 floors in a residential design. So the height statement is accurate, but they will need council’s blessing to build a structure of their proposed massing and density.

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#3465 Nparker

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Posted 26 March 2023 - 08:32 AM

It's a hideous design. The neighbourhood should really be allowed some say in the matter.



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Posted 26 March 2023 - 08:42 AM

The CALUC process is just beginning. I’m sure the JBNA will have plenty of feedback for the applicant.

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Posted 26 March 2023 - 08:45 AM

Ya 6 stories on a single lot seems like a bit of a stretch.

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Posted 26 March 2023 - 08:51 AM

It's rather obvious from the renderings that a 6-storey building on this lot is entirely inappropriate.


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Posted 26 March 2023 - 10:31 AM

The zoning permits it, but not with that amount of massing, which is by design to require setbacks between buildings in that neighbourhood. Other zones don’t have setback required to the extent they are required here.

The applicant may be required to purchase an adjacent lot. It’s unlikely the City will allow a maximum height, and significantly higher massing, in this setting. But we shall see.

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Posted 26 March 2023 - 12:10 PM

The allowed site coverage for a 6 storey building under the existing zoning is 20%.  Based on the stated  setbacks and lot dimensions it looks like the proposed site coverage is likely over 50%.  I suspect they will have to go to council for rezoning.



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Posted 26 March 2023 - 12:27 PM

Might as well completely re-imagine this dog of a project before going ahead with rezoning.



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Posted 26 March 2023 - 04:25 PM

We swung by 50 Government at midday today to get a more accurate feeling of the neighbourhood. 

 

I can't for the life of me comprehend a building that would be 3 times as tall as the existing one. This is a nice little 4-plex rental that would seem to already meet the goals of the proverbial missing middle. 

 

A six story structure would shade much of the block in the mornings and in the winter.

 

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#3473 grantpalin

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 07:58 PM

The white building on Quadra across from the Crystal Pool has been reduced to rubble. I seem to recall seeing something about a storage rental complex going in there?



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Posted 29 March 2023 - 08:13 PM

The white building on Quadra across from the Crystal Pool has been reduced to rubble. I seem to recall seeing something about a storage rental complex going in there?

I believe this is what is going to be built there. It is a new Target self-storage facility.

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...The new building proposed for the property will be a modern self-storage facility. During the consultation process a café was proposed on the Quadra/Princess corner as well as artisan style units along Quadra and these have been incorporated into the building design...

https://tender.victo...715101702825402

Full plans here: https://tender.victo...715101702825402


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#3475 Mike K.

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 08:18 PM

Small units and insufficient in-building storage requires facilities like this. And council doesn’t want people owning cars, so they have to be close to where people live.

Another one is coming to 2300 Douglas.
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Posted 29 March 2023 - 08:23 PM

The white building on Quadra across from the Crystal Pool has been reduced to rubble...

Here is what was demolished.

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#3477 Nparker

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 08:26 PM

...Another one is coming to 2300 Douglas.

Remember this?

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#3478 Mike K.

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 08:27 PM

Yup! It was a nice design.
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#3479 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 03:45 PM

Sakura Developments is proposing a 56-unit mixed-use condo & light industrial building at 1055 Alston Road in Vic West. The site has a significant change in gradient between Tyee and Alston Roads (10 metres); light industrial would face Tyee Road (the higher street). The units would be smaller and targeted to first-time buyers.

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#3480 Nparker

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 04:12 PM

Esthetically speaking, this can only be considered a step-up.
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