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1008 Pandora
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 1008 Pandora Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 6
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#1941 aastra

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 04:51 PM

From "Bike parking at a premium" in the Victoria News:

 

 

One of the best examples is the Save-On-Foods grocery store now open at the corner of Pandora Avenue and Vancouver Street. When it opened recently, a lot of people rejoiced for simple reasons, said Gornall.

It is on the way home, along the Pandora and (coming) Vancouver bike lane route and makes it easy to get groceries, he said.

 

Is it just me or have Victorians toned down the negativity somewhat regarding this development? My memory is hazy but I seem to recall this project wasn't warmly received in the beginning.



#1942 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 05:52 PM

I saw part of the public hearing. A lot of the opposition came from NPNA; I don’t think that the DRA had significant concerns (although their CALUC would not have weighed in on it).

The project was approved on a 5-4 vote with Helps casting her vote in favour.

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#1943 Nparker

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:48 PM

...Is it just me or have Victorians toned down the negativity somewhat regarding this development?...

I saw part of the public hearing. A lot of the opposition came from NPNA...

As KK suggests, a majority of the opposition to this project came from the NPNA, who are thoroughly anti-gentrification, and seem to believe there is some sort of nobility about living in squalor. This project actually received quite a bit of support from other Victorians.



#1944 Mike K.

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 05:33 AM

One can make a case about dysfunction at the community association level when such a slam dunk project supported by the community at-large was described as a community-harming mega-project.

We saw the same level of animosity for 200 Cook.

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#1945 Nparker

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 05:53 AM

And we'll see it again with the Wellburn's redevelopment proposal. 



#1946 Brantastic

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 05:56 PM

There's a new bike repair station including a bike pump, similar to what's on the Galloping Goose in a few locations, at the plaza in front of the Save on Foods, and bike parking for 22 bikes now. The new bike lane on the northbound side of Vancouver seems complete as well (save for maybe some paint markings).



#1947 Mike K.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:03 PM

I noticed that the separated bike lane on Vancouver along the 1008 Pandora frontage is only wide enough to permit travel in one direction.
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#1948 Mike K.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 07:03 PM

We've talked about the prevalence of vinyl siding/cladding appearing in downtown Victoria as of late, including at this project.

 

Here's what they're doing out in Langford, where the current crop of rental buildings are appearing with this smooth metallic/possibly vinyl siding.

 

Thoughts?

 

(The completed building is here, the u/c building is here).

 

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#1949 Coreyburger

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 07:39 PM

I noticed that the separated bike lane on Vancouver along the 1008 Pandora frontage is only wide enough to permit travel in one direction.

 

Vancouver St has one-way protected bike lanes, one on other side of the street.



#1950 Mike K.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 07:42 PM

It does!? Like along its entire length?


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#1951 Coreyburger

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 07:43 PM

It does!? Like along its entire length?

 

For all the sections that are protected, yes. That is Balmoral to Meares, currently


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#1952 Mixed365

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 07:12 AM

Living on the top floor, it would have been nice to get covered balconies... 

 

 

We've talked about the prevalence of vinyl siding/cladding appearing in downtown Victoria as of late, including at this project.

 

Here's what they're doing out in Langford, where the current crop of rental buildings are appearing with this smooth metallic/possibly vinyl siding.

 

Thoughts?

 

(The completed building is here, the u/c building is here).

 

Langford-rental-buildings.jpg


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#1953 NinVic

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 06:22 PM

We've talked about the prevalence of vinyl siding/cladding appearing in downtown Victoria as of late, including at this project.

 

Here's what they're doing out in Langford, where the current crop of rental buildings are appearing with this smooth metallic/possibly vinyl siding.

 

Thoughts?

 

(The completed building is here, the u/c building is here).

 

attachicon.gifLangford-rental-buildings.jpg

I'm not sure that's vinyl, more likely smooth cement fiber panels with easytrim alumium around or some bent sheet metal. I'd have to see it again to be more sure.  I'm pretty sure vinyl siding does not have the fire combustion resistance rating required for 4 or 6 storey buldings.  Smooth shiplap hardie or other cement fiber panels can look pretty smooth/plastic like.

 

 

I'm more interested in the Crosslam CLT beams being used in building nextdoor instead of convention floor trusses.  We need to see more of that.


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