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#381 Mike K.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

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#382 Cassidy

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:11 PM

In a neighbourhood like Rockland, if somebody wants to build a new house, they'll obviously have to tear down an old one in order to do so.

There aren't any empty building lots for sale in Rockland today, nor will there ever be.

 

A quick drive through Rockland will show that a sizeable chunk of the homes date back to the 60's and 70's ... which means dozens of period homes have already been torn down in order to build the "new" homes of the decade they were built in.

 

I can appreciate the desire of Rockland residents to avoid condos and appartments, and to maintain large lots and homes ... that's all fine.

But from a practical point of view, over time, those large private homes on large private lots won't be from the 1800's and early 1900's ... because the kind of people that can afford to (and want to) live in Rockland today (as was the same "yesterday") are going to want to live in a home that reflects their status ... and often that kind of home is going to be one they've envisioned as brand new, reflecting their own design choices, and in Rockland.


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#383 tjv

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:35 AM

^but I think that really exists anywhere in the core overall.  Either they are demolishing an older home or they are subdividing some of their property to create new lots which is pretty hard to do in the core but not impossible

 

Given the high cost of real estate today, municipal councils need to have new fresh views that subdivisions and increased density are not wrong.  Greater Victoria is a desirable place to live and more and more people are moving here.  With the increased population people have to live somewhere and as the old saying goes for land - God isn't making any more of it


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#384 Nparker

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:40 AM

... and as the old saying goes for land - God isn't making any more of it

Except perhaps for the Big Island of Hawaii...which is getting bigger.


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#385 sdwright.vic

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:55 PM

^and "God" has nothing to do with that.
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#386 Lou_76

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:53 PM

Agreed. To be fair though, Rockland raised a stink about this as well. AND every other secondary suite, porch expansion, tree removal, etc.

 

So that's about 5-6 votes for Ben Isitt in 2018 on this thread alone  ;)

 

I tend to agree with Aastra and Ben Isitt on this. Where are the protests from the Rockland folks up in arms about the Church of Truth redevelopment??? This is much more of a threat to their neighborhood than building on vacant land!


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#387 Nparker

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:54 PM

Anyone have the 411 on this?

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It's the Churchill building on Yates.



#388 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:49 PM

I like how the City constantly devises new expensive ways to tell you nothing.


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#389 Jackerbie

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:32 PM

721 Yates is the new Interactivity expansion, right? Maybe there are plans to dress up the facade on the ground floor



#390 Nparker

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:40 PM

721 Yates is the new Interactivity expansion, right? Maybe there are plans to dress up the facade on the ground floor

I didn't realize that Interactivity was expanding. Good for them.  :)



 



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