[Vic West] Tyee Co-Op redevelopment
Posted 18 April 2016 - 06:48 PM
Posted 18 April 2016 - 07:27 PM
Co-ops aren't exactly the same as social housing, but social housing is a decent reference point. There has been some talk with BC Housing about managing a redevelopment project, but they've botched Little Mountain so badly in Vancouver that I don't think the members would actually support that.
The amount of space we have right now is downright luxurious. Units range from 2 to 4 bedrooms with the majority being 3 bedrooms. That leads to a lot of people being overhoused for the sake of having them in the community: empty nesters in 2-bedrooms, couples with a baby in 3-bedrooms. But it's hard to convince people that they could live with less.
We also currently have really rich outdoor space with a lot of interesting small places. Playgrounds, sand boxes, garden plots, a fire pit, etc. Most of the higher density "community-oriented" housing developments I've looked at just have "hallways where people bump into each other" and throw in a big courtyard. I think that for spaces to get used they need to literally be on peoples' doorstep and with a lot of variety. You can't see those kind of spaces when you're just skimming through architectural briefs - what we really need is one or two model developments with reasonable costs that people can really pour over.
Posted 18 April 2016 - 08:59 PM
there was a brouhaha not too long ago about a recent project in winnipeg that some people say hasn't worked the way it was intended. i'm not trying to take a side, just that people in that co-op might be interested
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Posted 23 April 2016 - 08:57 AM
A big thanks to Chinook for providing details for this story.
Leaky condo syndrome may force redevelopment of Vic West housing co-op
Big changes could be on the horizon for one of Victoria's oldest housing co-operatives.
Built in the early 1980's, the 75-unit townhome-style Tyee Housing Co-op, nestled between the Dockside Green and Bayview Place developments, offers a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes for low-to-moderate income families. Since the early 2000's, however, the co-op's six buildings have been plagued by a problem synonymous with multi-family development from that era: leaky condo syndrome. [Full article]
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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:40 AM
I wish a leaky condo financing option like this had been available when I went through this situation in 2004-05. My only option was an additional $70,000 slapped on my mortgage.
More density in this area makes complete sense. Built up, not out I always say.
Posted 23 April 2016 - 04:57 PM
considering that it's on a hill there this flw quote comes to mind
Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:32 AM
...what we really need is one or two model developments with reasonable costs that people can really pour over.
No pun intended re: leaky condos?
Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:55 AM
Any updates on this? The article suggested the AGM occurred in late April/early May.
Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:40 PM
The decision was made at the AGM to hire a consultant to gather more information and come up with more accurate estimates to assist members in making the decision.
Posted 08 June 2016 - 03:19 PM
Thanks for the update. Please keep us posted on what happens.
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