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#5621 Love the rock

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Posted 07 May 2024 - 09:22 PM

I have a question for people in apartments. Today I walked through an  apartment parking lot cutting through to save a few steps .The apartment is on the corner of cook and maplewood it was called maplewood green . They have been working on fixing it up . Where there used to be a few visitors parking stalls now there is pay visitors parking pay on your phone  I think a buck an hour. This is in a 100% residential  area no businesses around . Is this the new thing ?



#5622 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 May 2024 - 09:28 PM

I don't know.  Visitor parking often gets abused.   Often by a partner of a resident, who is not technically a resident but stays there often.

 

Seems like a reasonable fix.

 

It looks to have about 100 to 110 parking stalls.  The building has 122 suites.

 

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Better for the parking / tow company to deal with the cheaters than the apartment resident manager having to bug people, chase people, track certain cars, have people towed.  Especially if the residents have to pay monthly for parking (I'd guess they do), they do not like to see Janet's boyfriend parked night after night in the visitor parking area for free.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 May 2024 - 09:36 PM.


#5623 Love the rock

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Posted 07 May 2024 - 09:58 PM

Yeah I was just wondering I’ve never seen it before unless it’s close to businesses.



#5624 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 May 2024 - 10:07 PM

It looks as though other Starlight buildings have the same.   Managed by Devon or FirstService.

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 May 2024 - 10:09 PM.


#5625 aastra

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Posted 07 May 2024 - 10:17 PM

That parking lot would be a great candidate for maybe 6-8 stories of new construction, with the displaced parking put underground.



#5626 Nparker

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Posted 07 May 2024 - 10:22 PM

It makes more sense to tear down the racist character homes in Fairfield than to build housing on existing parking lots.
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#5627 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 May 2024 - 10:25 PM

Pretty solid rock there.

 

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(grey = rock)

 

Lots of blasting would be required.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 May 2024 - 10:26 PM.

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#5628 Nparker

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Posted 07 May 2024 - 10:29 PM

Then build 10 stories, the first 2 levels of which are above ground parking.

#5629 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 May 2024 - 10:33 PM

I like that idea.
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#5630 Nparker

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Posted 07 May 2024 - 10:39 PM

We really should be building more above ground parking that is more or less hidden under high-rise and mid-rise projects, especially those that have commercial units at street level.

#5631 Mike K.

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Posted 08 May 2024 - 06:34 AM

Yup. It makes no sense to blast work three or four storeys down, but that’s how we do it.
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Posted 08 May 2024 - 09:43 AM

 

In a bid to speed up new housing projects, address urban sprawl and tackle the environmental impact of housing, Saanich is considering a significant change to its parking requirements for new development.

 

Saanich council has directed staff to work on a bylaw amendment that will reduce the parking requirements for most residential building forms to one stall per unit.

 

Currently most housing forms require two spots per unit, while it is 1.5 stalls per unit for apartment buildings.

 

Garden suites and basement suites at single-family homes are required to have a designated space.

 

It’s just too much, said Coun. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, who co-wrote the policy framework with Coun. Zac de Vries.

 

“Our parking minimums are way too high,” he said, noting the new policy will address housing needs and environmental concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bondaroff said he was inspired by a local resident who pointed out at a previous council meeting “we are in a climate and housing crisis not a parking crisis.”

 

 

 

 

Bondaroff must have a picture of Ben Isitt on his wall.


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#5633 Nparker

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Posted 08 May 2024 - 09:55 AM

Bondaroff must have a picture of Ben Isitt on his wall.

Or maybe Susan Kim.



 



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