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#7681 Mike K.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:15 AM

Or the amount the City was asking for the land wasn't economic for Reliance.

 

The City's most recent ask, from what I understand, was very high but that aside there is now a movement afoot at the council table to thwart public land sales.

 

And the developer would still be on the hook for costly soil remediation. Ultimately the significantly higher ask, the remediation and political wrangling that's emerging made for a difficult situation and Reliance backed out.


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#7682 spanky123

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:36 AM

The City's most recent ask, from what I understand, was very high but that aside there is now a movement afoot at the council table to thwart public land sales.

 

And the developer would still be on the hook for costly soil remediation. Ultimately the significantly higher ask, the remediation and political wrangling that's emerging made for a difficult situation and Reliance backed out.

 

Well presumably if the City extended an offer then Reliance could either accept or reject that offer and what council's future opinion might be wouldn't be an issue!

 

Having said that I think that council is right in wanting more oversight when past practices seem to have been to sell property to developers for x and then buy it from land owners/developers for 3x-4x


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#7683 aastra

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:57 AM

 

...council is right in wanting more oversight when past practices seem to have been to sell property to developers for x and then buy it from land owners/developers for 3x-4x

 

For sure. It goes without saying that they're just trying to help out the beleaguered CoV taxpayers.


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#7684 laconic

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 12:33 PM

The cables are being strung on the handrails for the new pedestrian walkway underpass. It is getting very near completion.


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#7685 Mike K.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 12:34 PM

Nice! Are you able to snap a photo of the work from your place?


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#7686 laconic

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 12:54 PM

Here you go

 

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#7687 Mike K.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 01:08 PM

Thanks laconic!


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#7688 Nparker

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 01:10 PM

The cables are being strung on the handrails for the new pedestrian walkway underpass. It is getting very near completion.

Won't be long now before the fencing goes up to keep people out 8-12 hours each day.



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 01:20 PM

Won't be long now until it's covered with grafitti tags vibrant street art.  Unless it's already begun.  



#7690 laconic

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:43 PM

Usually the COV is quick on graffiti. The crews probably aren't allowed access until it is no longer a construction site.

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#7691 DustMagnet

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:00 PM

Such vibrancy!


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#7692 sam

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 09:41 AM

This new walkway is the best place to ponder the bridge engineers' decision to put three large openings in the bascule pier about 2 metres above current hide tides.

 

For the record: https://www.focusonv...unami-proof-r8/



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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:49 AM

This new walkway is the best place to ponder the bridge engineers' decision to put three large openings in the bascule pier about 2 metres above current hide tides.

 

For the record: https://www.focusonv...unami-proof-r8/

The entire sales pitch for the new bridge was built around the old bridge being vulnerable to an earthquake, even though it was relatively immune from the effects of a tsunami.

So now we have a bridge that will likely be condemned after a tsunami ... a phenomenon that can't happen without an earthquake happening first.

 

COV brain trust strikes again.


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Posted 07 May 2019 - 07:47 AM

Well Victoria generally has a lower risk for tsunami than for earthquake due to the off shore shape.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 09:52 AM

^ as I recall from the map, the inner harbour and gorge are high risk though.



#7696 laconic

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:13 AM

It appears they are doing so yearly maintenance on the bridge. Several lanes are closed on either side of the bridge.

 

In addition, one lane is blocked on the west side while they fling dirt onto the landscaping.

 

They've also closed the south side pedestrian walkway completely without prior notice.



#7697 Brantastic

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:03 PM

Also, the pedestrian underpass appears to be complete, but is still blocked off. I assume it should be open soon!



 



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