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#7801 sebberry

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:51 AM

It is helpful to report that stuff to parks@victoria.ca.  They are usually very good at getting to issues like this.

 

Thanks.  If it's discovered that the tree is on private property will they order the owner to trim it?


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#7802 Ismo07

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:36 PM

Thanks.  If it's discovered that the tree is on private property will they order the owner to trim it?

 

Exactly...  I think they allow some time to get it done then they might do it and send a bill.  I'm not sure.



#7803 LJ

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:31 PM

Our city planted tree gets trimmed every few years, we don't get a bill for it.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:56 PM

Why are they moving it again?


Why do they need art there again? Bridge not dramatic enough?

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#7805 tedward

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:26 AM

Why do they need art there again? Bridge not dramatic enough?

 

Because it is a huge empty space that looks barren and desolate?

I wish they had built a small 3-4 story building in that spot. Something quirky to fill the slightly odd shape with a retail space on the ground floor. For some reason a small version of the Flatiron Building popped into my head while walking through the area this summer.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:30 AM

Because it is a huge empty space that looks barren and desolate?

I wish they had built a small 3-4 story building in that spot. Something quirky to fill the slightly odd shape with a retail space on the ground floor. For some reason a small version of the Flatiron Building popped into my head while walking through the area this summer.

 

Here's what they're apparently tucking in beside BC Place, complete with colour changing LEDs and fake palm trees

 

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via https://dailyhive.co...energy-westbank


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:04 AM

Ooh, I like it, like a stack of poker chips after your third dry martini :D

 

Given it was a Danish architectural firm, I wouldn't be surprised if that's literally how the concept came about.


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#7808 shoeflack

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:05 AM

Wouldn't a building in that space then block the view of drivers merging onto the bridge from Pandora and Wharf lanes? You'd need another traffic light to control that and ensure no accidents.



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Posted 13 September 2019 - 10:32 AM

^ Build it on stilts so you could see under it?

 

EDIT: Scratch that, a much simpler solution is to put a large screen on one side and a camera on the other, so you can see "through" the building at traffic level.


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#7810 todd

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 03:28 PM

Because it is a huge empty space that looks barren and desolate?
I wish they had built a small 3-4 story building in that spot. Something quirky to fill the slightly odd shape with a retail space on the ground floor. For some reason a small version of the Flatiron Building popped into my head while walking through the area this summer.


Why not a tree for the agoraphobic?

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#7811 todd

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 03:52 PM

They got something similar down in Las Vegas but looks more like a carnivorous trumpet plant:  https://goo.gl/maps/3p35epNWVBtK6E2X6


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#7812 Gary H

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 04:10 PM

Irrigated sod being added to the east pedestrian path slope...

 

They tore up the hydroseeded stuff from last year and put in a thick layer of topsoil and then rolled out real grass sod.  Odd that sign says it's temporary since they added an irrigation system to keep it green.

 

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#7813 Nparker

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 04:56 PM

It's pretty but terribly uninspired.


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 09:10 AM

The City of Victoria is set to hear the most up-to-date design plans for the waterfront area near the Johnson Street Bridge.

 

Since the new bridge opened in 2018, the city has continued to work on the surrounding areas, with plans to target six separate spots. So far the completed areas include the David Foster Harbour Pathway pedestrian underpass – which goes under the bridge near the Janion building – the Janion Plaza, which sits just south of the Janion building, and the Boulevard Landscaping, which is composed of the concrete divider and trees on Esquimalt Road.

 

Still underway are plans for Triangle Island (the space across from the Market Square buildings), the Songhees Park Expansion (on the southwest side of the bridge) and the Northern Junk Plaza (the space adjacent to Reeson Park).

 

https://www.vicnews....eas-hit-delays/

 

 

 

a big ferris wheel on triangle island would be neat.


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#7815 todd

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 12:12 PM

It's pretty but terribly uninspired.


Do you need constant stimulation you can't just be content? I like the contrast I find grass very stimulating probably so do those thousands upon thousands of small blade shaped organisms. Maybe that’s what they think of us.

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#7816 Nparker

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 12:15 PM

Do you need constant stimulation you can't just be content?...

I think for the astronomical amount of my tax dollars that have been spent on this project the CoV should have come up with something more interesting than turf.


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 01:08 PM

I think for the astronomical amount of my tax dollars that have been spent on this project the CoV should have come up with something more interesting than turf.


Grass is usually relatively cheap. Do you want to pay even more for this rip off?

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#7818 todd

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:37 PM

I like to watch the fight in the lawn between the weeds and the grass.

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:45 PM

Apparently 4 months after it was "fixed", the bridge is still having hydraulic issues resulting in it operating at 1/2 speed.

 

https://www.focusonv...for-trouble-r8/



#7820 Nparker

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:49 PM

Grass is usually relatively cheap. Do you want to pay even more for this rip off?

Of course not, but for what we have already paid the grass should be plated in gold leaf.


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