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#3821 Mike K.

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 09:55 PM

That’s going to be a huge development for local standards, and one of many on the West Shore, of that size/scope.

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#3822 Matt R.

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:09 PM

Nparker, don’t you live in a peach stucco building?

#3823 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:13 PM

It's hideous.

 

I think it's great for that area.  Who doesn't like these ones:

 

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#3824 Matt R.

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:14 PM

Those are great looking.
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#3825 Mike K.

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:15 PM

Did we know there are apartments at 529 Pandora, in what I always thought were storefronts? I guess there is a second floor there.
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#3826 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:15 PM

Peach-ish, tan, and grey stucco with galvalum and red metal accents - but it's about as far from a shoebox shape as one could imagine.
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#3827 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:17 PM

https://victoriaheri...rnwood2006.html

 

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:19 PM

https://www.masonich...m-james-rennie/

 

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#3829 Matt R.

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:33 PM

Peach-ish, tan, and grey stucco with galvalum and red metal accents - but it's about as far from a shoebox shape as one could imagine.


Oh it sure is.

#3830 AllseeingEye

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 11:28 PM

 

That is a great website. WB Mark Anderson, who runs and administers it, is a friend and fraternity member.

 

Aside from history I would encourage anyone with an interest specifically in Victoria architecture to peruse it, there are some great photos and accompanying write-ups with them. It really is an underrated trove of "historic Victoria". I logged in to the site as I was curious about Rennie. He was not a lodge officer however he was a long time member of AFAM who attained the level of MM.



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Posted 25 June 2024 - 03:03 PM

Did we know there are apartments at 529 Pandora, in what I always thought were storefronts? I guess there is a second floor there.

 

I thought the second and third floor of Market Square is all offices. There are apartments too?


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#3832 Mike K.

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 03:29 PM

It looks like it, and they were AirBnB units, it looks like.

Odd, right?

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 05:08 PM

A selection of relevant points from the CoV's design guidelines for Fernwood:
 

 

-Classically inspired three-part building façades with a clearly defined base, middle and top.

-Well crafted façade ornamentation and detailing.

-Design façades with architectural details and materials that create shadows and depth to achieve a three-dimensional quality.



#3834 G-Man

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 08:26 PM

I like the new building on Gladstone. I just wish we were seeing some move to expand the square and maybe see the village move out in other directions too. 


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#3835 Matt R.

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 09:00 PM

I thought the second and third floor of Market Square is all offices. There are apartments too?


Like the corner with the cigar shop, this might not actually be part of market square?

#3836 Matt R.

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 09:00 PM

I thought the second and third floor of Market Square is all offices. There are apartments too?


All offices back in my day!

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 03:29 PM

I think it's great for that area.  Who doesn't like these ones:

 

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New developments should emulate these ones more. 



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Posted 01 July 2024 - 06:30 AM

Victoria council pledges $2.4M for affordable project on Johnson Street

The $29-million project, known as Village on the Green, is to be spread across two affordable rental buildings at 1132 Johnson St.

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#3839 Nparker

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Posted 01 July 2024 - 06:32 AM

More of my tax dollars down the drain.

#3840 aastra

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Posted 01 July 2024 - 11:26 AM

 

“I’d rather get the homes built and worry about how to find the next bit of money rather than clutch the money, not have the homes, and then have to build them later when it gets more expensive,” he said. “As we are seeing in a lot of areas, it doesn’t get cheaper to build housing if you wait.”

 

Normally you need a sturdy squeegee to cut through the dripping irony but in this case methinks a power washer might be more effective.



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