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#41 Zimquats

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 10:28 AM

^^ air must be getting pretty thin up there...

#42 Koru

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:06 AM

^^ air must be getting pretty thin up there...


what can I say?...i just go by my adoring female fans that walk by and wave and holler at me...*shrugs* you can't argue with concrete results. Now perhaps the brickies are making me go a little delirious but not that badly, the country music keeps me sane :D

#43 Mike K.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:50 AM

A separate thread was created for Victoria rumours not related to construction. Please find the posts related to that discussion at http://vibrantvictor...read.php?t=4473 .

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#44 D.L.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:16 PM

Found this on the Chow Low Hammond website.

This would be the corner of Government and Herald.

Chinatown Care Facility - http://www.clha.ca/p...own-care-centre

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Probably old though.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:58 PM

That would be awesome!

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:14 PM

Pam will have kittens if that ever gets approved for Chinatown. :P

#47 D.L.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:18 AM

Looks like the Dave Wheaton GM dealership on Douglas at Topaz is being torn down. Anyone know what the rebuilding plans are?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:23 AM

http://www.timescolo...0322/story.html

The renovation will be massive. While it will not significantly change the floorplan of his showroom or administrative offices it will tear the existing building down to studs. "We're changing everything - the flooring, the walls, we're ripping off the roof, it's fairly extensive," he said.


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#49 G-Man

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:02 AM

That building at Pembroke and Govt is done. Thought we had a thread on it but it seems to be gone or I am blind.

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#50 Linear Thinker

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:42 AM

The house at 408 Dallas (map) is scheduled to move tonight, May7/8.
House will move west on Dallas to Dock St. then onto a barge.
Starts a 10PM-ish, high tide is at 3:30AM Tuesday.
Similar to this as seen on HGTV's Massive Moves.

#51 Holden West

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:26 PM

Looks like the Dave Wheaton GM dealership on Douglas at Topaz is being torn down. Anyone know what the rebuilding plans are?


It's being gutted right to the steel frame so I assume it's being rebuilt from the ground up.
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#52 G-Man

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:57 PM

The house at 408 Dallas (map) is scheduled to move tonight, May7/8.
House will move west on Dallas to Dock St. then onto a barge.
Starts a 10PM-ish, high tide is at 3:30AM Tuesday.
Similar to this as seen on HGTV's Massive Moves.


That is great. I would like to barge away 2/3rds of the homes along Dallas Road. Hopefully something more in scale with the preeminence of the road will be built.

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#53 D.L.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:57 PM

The house at 408 Dallas (map) is scheduled to move tonight, May7/8.
House will move west on Dallas to Dock St. then onto a barge.
Starts a 10PM-ish, high tide is at 3:30AM Tuesday.
Similar to this as seen on HGTV's Massive Moves.


neato!

#54 Linear Thinker

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:04 PM

That is great. I would like to barge away 2/3rds of the homes along Dallas Road. Hopefully something more in scale with the preeminence of the road will be built.

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#55 Nparker

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

Don't let the folks in Oak Bay see this picture, or they will be out with their pitchforks and torches.:farmer:

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:10 PM

^^ Not bad. Would be happier if it were about 5 - 7 storeys taller with ground floor commercial but certainly better than a SFD.

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#57 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:31 PM

Don't let the folks in Oak Bay see this picture, or they will be out with their pitchforks and torches.:farmer:


Oh, that protest has already happened. You gotta stay on your toes if ya wanna get in on all the protests around here.

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Neighbours prepare to fight for old tree
By Danielle Pope - Monday Magazine

Published: April 04, 2012 9:00 AM


Construction project worries Dallas Road residents

One of the last original trees in a Dallas Road neighbourhood is stirring up controversy as an oncoming construction project could decide its fate.

The tree, planted at least 80 years ago along the Ogden Point strip of lower Dallas Road, is nestled on the boulevard of city property. Yet over the last eight decades, weather, health and construction projects have turned what used to be a tree-lined area into the sparser street residents and tourists know today. Now, community members are asking for the remaining arbor to be kept safe against the newest demolition project.

“It seems like everything has happened very quickly — one day people were living in the property beside me, then the next there was a notice alerting the neighbourhood the house was going to be torn down,” says Susan Enefer, who lives beside the construction project and was one of the first to draw attention to the fate of the tree. “I’m all for development, but we’ve seen these trees disappear in the past, and it’s such a lovely old thing — I just want to know it’s going to be OK.”

Don Mann Excavating Ltd, the construction company now in possession of the property, sent out notices to residents informing them of a public forum to be held on the site at 408 Dallas Road, set for April 4 at 5 p.m. The discussion will answer all questions about the upcoming project, which will see the old heritage building formerly known as “Marine Court” be replaced with a proposed townhouse development.


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Some residents’ worst fears were confirmed last week when a public forum alerted neighbours that a beloved old elm tree on city property will be on the chopping block to make way for a new development project slated for Dallas Road.

Last week, Monday reported on the 80-year-old tree that has seen locals lace its trunk with yellow ribbons and a “Please Do Not Cut” sign in mind of the oncoming demolition project, which will replace a now-condemned heritage building with a new townhouse development — if developers have their way.

Over 20 residents attended the forum held by Don Mann Excavating Ltd., who now has possession of the property, with questions ranging from building and landscaping plans to the old tree’s status. A representative stated that the tree would have to be removed to make way for the driveway and landscaping plans, and said that its root system runs too deep and would be too damaged by the construction to survive. While some residents parroted a desire to see the tree removed due to its encroaching root system and its age, multiple neighbours were visibly upset by the announcement.


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How do you like the tone of that reporting? Some neighbours (agreeing with the removal) "parroted", while the sensitive ones (not agreeing with removal) were "visibly upset".
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

Looks like the Dave Wheaton GM dealership on Douglas at Topaz is being torn down. Anyone know what the rebuilding plans are?


They are rebuilding a new sales office.



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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Anyone know what's going on with that little 1 story building between the ministry of health and the serious coffee on Blanshard?
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#60 Nparker

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

Anyone know what's going on with that little 1 story building between the ministry of health and the serious coffee on Blanshard?


I've heard (I believe it was here on VV) that a gym is going in there. There was lots of activity there last fall then nothing for months and now very busy again in the past 2 weeks.

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