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#1021 LJ

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:17 PM

What is the big empty field on the south side of Hillside just east Blanshard? Looks like a couple of View Towers could be built right there. Lots of other green space around.


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#1022 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:31 AM

It’s getting an extended care facility now. The replacement for Oak Bay Lodge.

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#1023 Jackerbie

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:24 AM

They are "market rent".   Developer gets free land and the council chooses the best offer. That's the end of government involvement.

 

Gotta be very careful with "free land," as the BC Community Charter forbids municipalities from parting with land for less than fair market value except in certain circumstances. Housing development is not one of those circumstances, so any aid given to a private developer could land the CoV in court.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:53 AM

What is the big empty field on the south side of Hillside just east Blanshard? Looks like a couple of View Towers could be built right there. Lots of other green space around.

 

The school playing field?


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:01 PM

What is the big empty field on the south side of Hillside just east Blanshard? Looks like a couple of View Towers could be built right there. Lots of other green space around.

 

 

It’s getting an extended care facility now. The replacement for Oak Bay Lodge.

 

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#1026 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

The school playing field?

 

No school left, no?


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#1027 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:47 AM

We should build a second and maybe even a third View Tower.

One where the second one was to be, if the current crazy owner will give up the land. And one on the north side of View St. That’s 1,200 studio units right there. And they hide the existing building.

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#1028 Nparker

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:51 AM

We should build a second and maybe even a third View Tower... they [will] hide the existing building.

Hide the CoV's ugliest building behind 1 or 2 equally ugly towers? I fail to see how that improves anything.



#1029 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:05 AM

I never said the new ones would be ugly. But they’d hide the existing pretty well from north and south.
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#1030 Nparker

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:19 AM

Anything with the massing and proportions of VT will be ugly. Implode VT and start all over.



#1031 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:29 AM

Oh please, a building of any shape can be made beautiful. View Towers is private property unless they can be bought out it’s not moving.
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#1032 tedward

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:15 AM

No school left, no?

 

Since that hasn't been empty for  a while now I wondered if he was mixing it up with the SJ Willis school field on the North side of Hillside.


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#1033 tjv

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:36 AM

Oh please, a building of any shape can be made beautiful. View Towers is private property unless they can be bought out it’s not moving.

BC Housing could buy it and use some of that $90 million.  Its probably worth $55 to 60 million



#1034 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:47 AM

Total Value
Assessed as of July 1st, 2017 $43,838,000
Land/Buildings
$16,599,000/$27,239,000

Previous Year Value
Land/Buildings
$34,592,000
$14,860,000/$19,732,000
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#1035 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:48 AM

I don't understand how the value of that building could go up?
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#1036 Jackerbie

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

I don't understand how the value of that building could go up?

 

2017 valuation would reflect the renovations, right?



#1037 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:56 PM

Yeah... sure "renovations"!
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#1038 tjv

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:48 PM

yup and we all know BC Assessment values are pathetically low, so I stick to my value of $55 to 60 million

 

anybody who offers BC Assessment value on my house will get a door in the face



#1039 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:00 PM

^I would of been more willing to believe land value went up and building value stayed about the same.
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#1040 LJ

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:21 PM

Since that hasn't been empty for  a while now I wondered if he was mixing it up with the SJ Willis school field on the North side of Hillside.

No, just going with google satellite view, I guess they haven't updated recently. 


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