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#241 dasmo

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:59 PM

Lol, wow!

I think you are starting to get me!

#242 rambaldi

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 03:12 PM

Westhills Condo Survey

https://westhillsbc.com/condo-survey/



#243 Danma

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 03:36 PM

Here is some more information on this:

 

What about the beach just to the east of this location? That is also sand and already exists?



#244 Mike K.

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 04:51 PM

That’s a registration page, not a survey, btw.

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#245 rambaldi

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 10:52 AM

That’s a registration page, not a survey, btw.

 

Sorry, they are marketing it as a survey:

"At Westhills, we want to know what excites you.

We want to know what is important to you when considering calling a condo home.
In our continued and focused effort to develop your perfect home, we value your opinion and want you to tell us about the perfect condo for you.
Please take this short survey to let us know your preferences and must haves when considering a condo purchase."


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#246 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 04:48 AM

Westhills Land Corp. is asking Langford council for several zoning changes and updates to its master plan, including a new parkland agreement that proposes playing fields, traffic berms and parking areas all be considered open spaces.

 

Westhills manager Ryan McKenzie told council during a public hearing this week that as the development has grown over the past 15 years, clarity has become essential for the remaining land coming to the design table.

 

Proposed changes would affect the density, heights and types of housing, as well as various commercial uses, and tweak industrial park uses, amenity contributions to the city and what lands are considered park space under existing agreements with Langford.

 

The 500-acre Westhills development covers a long swath of the city, bordered by Langford Lake to the north and stretching west to Humpback Road, while its southernmost portion touches Sooke Road. The planned build-out will contain about 5,000 homes.

 

 

https://www.timescol...arkland-4721952


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#247 Nparker

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 05:41 AM

Traffic berms are open spaces?



#248 Danma

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 09:07 AM

Westhills Land Corp. is asking Langford council for several zoning changes and updates to its master plan, including a new parkland agreement that proposes playing fields, traffic berms and parking areas all be considered open spaces.

 

Such a brazen cash grab, ridiculous.



#249 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 01:35 PM

Why stop at a traffic berm? Just zone the Westshore Parkway as parkland while you are at it. Do kids not play street hockey these days?


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#250 Mike K.

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 05:11 AM

What exactly do they mean by traffic berm?

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#251 Nparker

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 06:50 AM

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#252 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 06:55 AM

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they do a remarkable job of sound abatement.

 

this one here is very effective, in close range to these homes.  that were mostly there well before the highway was there or in that form. 

 

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#253 Mike K.

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 06:56 AM

Ah, gotcha.

That’s a lot of real-estate that has no use for building, but can be used as a roadside trail. Why wouldn’t it be open space? Ultimately it all comes down to the money the purchasers have to pay for their housing, nothing is provided for free.

And are these berms part of future phases? I can’t picture these things anywhere within the project, at least none that I’ve seen.

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#254 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 01:22 PM

They aren't asking for it to be open space, they are asking for it to be parkland. I prefer to go hiking in the forest not the side of a road or parking lot. I'm sure this definition of parkland is shared by others.



#255 Mike K.

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 01:28 PM

But it looks like they want it to be calculated as part of its open spaces. I don’t see it described as parkland:

Westhills Land Corp. is asking Langford council for several zoning changes and updates to its master plan, including a new parkland agreement that proposes playing fields, traffic berms and parking areas all be considered open spaces.


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#256 marks_28

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 01:44 PM

But it looks like they want it to be calculated as part of its open spaces. I don’t see it described as parkland:


“Westhills is now proposing that playing fields, trails, stream-side areas, engineered fill slopes, public plazas and untouched green space be included in a new parkland deal. It is also proposing that the parking areas adjacent to the E&N railway and YMCA count toward the 40%.”

I’m guessing they were using the term open spaces as another word for parklands? Either way, the above sentence notes that they want to include the traffic berms as parkland.
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#257 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 01:47 PM

They want to build more houses on the land they have left.

No good reason Langford has to grant them the changes. No big deal.

#258 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 02:41 PM

I don’t see it described as parkland:
 

 

Did you try reading the agreement title? You won't have to go far lol...

 

 

PARKLAND DEDICATION AGREEMENT (PDA)

The PDA sets out the parameters of what kinds of parcels of land will or will not be considered Park, when dedication needs to occur, and how the areas are to be protected or improved upon. It is proposed that the 40% land dedication could include playing fields, trails, Streamside Protection Enhancement Areas, engineered fill slopes, public plazas, untouched greenspace, among others. It is also proposed that the Park & Ride area adjacent to the E&N railway and YMCA count towards the 40% subject to it remaining available for public use.



#259 Mike K.

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 03:16 PM

I dunno, parkland doesn’t really apply to what’s already been built and considered part of the PDA, like a roadside trail. Is that a roadside trail or a park? Is a bike trick track a park? You catch my drift.

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