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#3741 Mike K.

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Posted 27 November 2023 - 03:50 PM

Kapten!!

 

Nice to see you again!


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#3742 HarrisonGreene

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Posted 27 November 2023 - 04:14 PM

I've got to say, that's a terrible looking add-on.


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#3743 Nparker

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Posted 27 November 2023 - 04:23 PM

I've got to say, that's a terrible looking add-on.

It looks like some has tacked on a giant outhouse.


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#3744 Matt R.

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Posted 27 November 2023 - 09:07 PM

Man, that building was just awful when I worked there. You could take entire bricks out of the walls and put them back.
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#3745 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 28 November 2023 - 09:31 AM

Kapten!!

Nice to see you again!


I relocated to Vancouver earlier this year (for work)! I’ll try to drop in on development conversations from time to time.
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#3746 Mike K.

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Posted 28 November 2023 - 09:32 AM

Oh right on. How is Vancouver? What part of town are you in?


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#3747 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 28 November 2023 - 10:13 AM

Oh right on. How is Vancouver? What part of town are you in?


Vancouver’s great! I live in the city of Vancouver, not too far from the Joyce Collingwood SkyTrain station.
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#3748 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 December 2023 - 06:07 AM

A plan for a 31-unit housing development to replace three single-family homes in the Fairfield-Gonzales neighbourhood will go to public hearing.

 

Victoria council has agreed to send the proposal to a hearing, along with a linked proposal to downzone land at nearby Abkhazi Garden.

 

The two sites, just blocks apart, are linked by a density-swap deal between Abkhazi Garden and Aryze Developments, the developer behind the proposed multi-family residential project.

 

Under the deal, the density rights of the gardens’ site at 1964 Fairfield Rd. would be transferred a few hundred metres to the west to 1733-1737 Fairfield Rd., where Aryze wants to build the four-storey residential building.

 

The rezoning applications and official community plan amendments would, if approved by council, downzone Abkhazi — currently zoned for a dozen townhomes — and ensure it holds heritage designation, while allowing Aryze to start work on the multi-family project.

 

Under the agreement, The Land Conservancy, which owns Abkhazi Garden, would also receive $300,000 from Aryze.

 

Council was split by the application, eventually voting 7-2 to move it forward to a public hearing, with councillors Marg Gardiner and Stephen Hammond voting against the move.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...hearing-7947959

 

 

 

 

I think Fairfield is a fine location for this.


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#3749 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 December 2023 - 02:02 PM

An 11-unit townhouse development is being proposed for 624 and 628 Manchester Road.  I believe this is a rental proposal (which is sometime unique in the city as I can't recall many townhouse proposals that are exclusively rental); there are 7 3-bedroom townhouses, 2 4-bedroom townhouses, and 2 2-bedroom townhouses.

 

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An 11-unit townhouse project that will replace two single-family homes is coming to the Burnside-Gorge neighbourhood.

 

After a brief public hearing Thursday where only supporters of the project at 624 and 628 Manchester Rd. turned up to speak, Victoria council voted unanimously to move forward with the townhouse development.

 

 

https://www.timescol...e-gorge-7991995


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#3750 scotto203

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Posted 17 January 2024 - 09:57 AM

 

An 11-unit townhouse project that will replace two single-family homes is coming to the Burnside-Gorge neighbourhood.

 

After a brief public hearing Thursday where only supporters of the project at 624 and 628 Manchester Rd. turned up to speak, Victoria council voted unanimously to move forward with the townhouse development.

 

 

https://www.timescol...e-gorge-7991995

 

Been keeping an eye on this one - the website for it is now up at https://www.manchesterliving.ca


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#3751 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 January 2024 - 09:58 AM

Anyone that’s actually been to Manchester would not consider that name a positive.
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#3752 Nparker

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Posted 17 January 2024 - 10:04 AM

It seems they will be nice, but despite the original rhetoric from the "missing middle" proponents, I am not sure theses units will solve the affordability "crisis".

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#3753 scotto203

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Posted 17 January 2024 - 10:12 AM

It seems they will be nice, but despite the original rhetoric from the "missing middle" proponents, I am not sure theses units will solve the affordability "crisis".

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And these prices are on the lower end compared to new townhouse developments I've seen in some of the "nicer" neighbourhoods :1954_dancing:


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#3754 Mike K.

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Posted 17 January 2024 - 01:09 PM

That area is tricky, for sure.

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#3755 Mike K.

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Posted 18 January 2024 - 08:50 AM

Does anyone know if 727 Yates has completed? That's where St. Frank's is now. The building underwent a conversion with residences added to the rear. https://victoria.cit...7-yates-street/


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Posted 31 January 2024 - 01:25 PM

Thread for 1885 Government Street: https://vibrantvicto...tail-6-storeys/


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#3757 Mike K.

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Posted 07 February 2024 - 01:59 PM

Aryze is planning this new 5 storey strata condo at 544-588 Toronto Street in James Bay. 54 units are planned for this site on the NE corner of Toronto and Parry Sts; most of the units will have underground parking.

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Aryze has listed this project for sale, $8.6 million. Unit count is up from 54, to 68.


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#3758 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 08 February 2024 - 11:07 AM

A 12-storey Hampton Inn with 198 guest rooms is proposed for the old Plaza Hotel site at Pandora/Government.

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#3759 aastra

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Posted 08 February 2024 - 11:26 AM

It must be April Fool's Day. Come on, even if you had never seen the site in person, even if the proposal was being prepared by some automated process with no human intervention whatsoever, there's still no way it should ever come out looking like that. What possible relevance could 1980s airport-hotel architecture have at Government Street and Pandora?

 

Methinks this particular site might actually be one of the easiest sites in the entire world to get right. There are lots of crystal clear examples of what to do and what not to do. Thus, we should probably all prepare ourselves for a botch job worthy of the ages.



#3760 Nparker

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Posted 08 February 2024 - 11:28 AM

This is a significant change from previous proposals for this location.
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Obviously, the above plan was before the fire.

Historically, a 12-storey building would be a non-starter in this location. It's hard to say anymore. If it were a residential rental project I am sure it would get green-lighted immediately.



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