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Oakwoods, building A
Use: condo
Address: 429 Lampson Street
Municipality: Esquimalt
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
Condo units: (1BR, 2BR)
Sales status: in planning
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[Esquimalt] Oakwoods (English Inn) | Condos; townhomes; hotel | Up to 6-storeys | Under construction


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#21 Nparker

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:32 PM

... I'm not against development but this development is not a good fit for the area! 

You may want to get in touch with the NPNA; I suspect you have much in common.


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#22 madeincanada

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:49 PM

Especially as it is not in your back yard I presume.

I was also considering the size of both developments...385 units over a 26 acre area vs 218 units over a 3.5 acre area...not comparable as far as density is concerned.



#23 lanforod

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 09:40 PM

You can't compare this to Cordova bay. Most of that development is SFH and some townhomes.



#24 jklymak

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 05:56 AM

They are mashing this into the middle of a residential block, with SFHs to the north and south inside the same block.   Unless this has been zoned MFD for years, the owners of the homes on Wychbury and Bewdley have every right to be upset.  

 

This isn't like Mason St, where the development was across the street with a setback. This is a major development, almost to the lot line, right in peoples' back yards.  The developer should be told to buy out either the neighbors to the north or south, or to scale back their ambitions.  



#25 sdwright.vic

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 06:12 AM

Not only that but it is a horrendous layout and horrid use of property.
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#26 tedward

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 08:10 AM

I gotta say this does not seem all that out of whack. My parents live nearby and I drive down Lampson every time I visit. That area of Lampson is a strip of apartments and is separate from the single family homes that make up the neighbourhood between there and Saxe Point park.

 

The only concern I would have is that it seems like an awful lot of traffic being funneled through a single entrance/exit but that is a design challenge for the developers rather than an objection as it mostly would affect the residents of the complex.


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#27 madeincanada

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 09:22 AM

You can't compare this to Cordova bay. Most of that development is SFH and some townhomes.

This is why I'm comparing them. The developer is keeping the density of that development more in line with that of the surrounding neighborhood. The density of the English Inn development is way out of line compared to the surrounding neighborhood. 



#28 Kach

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 11:58 AM

This is why I'm comparing them. The developer is keeping the density of that development more in line with that of the surrounding neighborhood. The density of the English Inn development is way out of line compared to the surrounding neighborhood. 

And house prices remain extremely high.  Densify, or build out...those are the options....we are running out of "out".


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#29 E2V

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:55 AM

Construction at this site is well under way. I’m not sure of it’s final form after approval from Esquimalt City Council. Can anyone provide specifics?

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:22 AM

Construction at this site is well under way. I’m not sure of it’s final form after approval from Esquimalt City Council. Can anyone provide specifics?

 

The approved drawings are here: https://www.esquimal...ts/DP000072.pdf

 

Not much info there other than the site plan, though



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Posted 17 July 2023 - 02:57 PM

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#32 Nparker

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Posted 17 July 2023 - 04:09 PM

Construction at this site is well under way...

And 4 years later it's still under way.


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Posted 05 October 2023 - 07:38 PM

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#34 aastra

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Posted 05 October 2023 - 08:00 PM

Do you have any other pics of this one?



#35 MarkoJ

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Posted 06 October 2023 - 03:27 AM

Do you have any other pics of this one?

 

No, difficult to take photos of this one from public property.


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#36 MarkoJ

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 01:53 PM

The largest condo project in Victoria continues to be a mystery.....zero marketing? One of the completed vacant buildings has been sitting for such a long time roof is getting mossy :) French doors on some of the balconies which you don't see too often on condo projects (typically slides). 

 

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#37 Mike K.

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 02:15 PM

The sales campaign is launching soon  :wave:


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#38 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 May 2024 - 05:21 AM

Lenny Moy is at $13 million and counting for renovations to the heritage Rosemead House, previously Esquimalt’s English Inn.

 

He’s taking on details large and small in the countdown to a June opening for the restaurant, to be followed by 28 hotel rooms and the Salt and Ivy spa in September.

 

“I’m helping design the bar because that’s what we need in order to have it open in June,” he said of the renovation, which has become a passion project.

 

“Either I let somebody else do it, which will take another month, or I get involved.”

 

Last week, he met with representatives supplying soda and draft beer to work out issues such as where supply lines will run, how they will fit in the bar and the size of holes needed.

 

Vancouver-based Aragon Properties, which bought the site in 2016, has developed close to 100 projects, including Esquimalt Town Square, but this is the company’s first hotel. It will be owned and operated by Aragon, the company Moy founded 30-plus years ago.

 

The three-storey building at 429 Lampson St. is an Esquimalt landmark, designed by architect Samuel MacLure and originally built as a home — dubbed Rosemead — for businessman Thomas Henry Slater and his wife, Elizabeth, in 1906.

 

 

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#39 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 May 2024 - 05:57 AM

 

Lenny Moy is at $13 million and counting for renovations to the heritage Rosemead House, previously Esquimalt’s English Inn.

 

He’s taking on details large and small in the countdown to a June opening for the restaurant, to be followed by 28 hotel rooms and the Salt and Ivy spa in September.

 

“I’m helping design the bar because that’s what we need in order to have it open in June,” he said of the renovation, which has become a passion project.

 

“Either I let somebody else do it, which will take another month, or I get involved.”

 

Last week, he met with representatives supplying soda and draft beer to work out issues such as where supply lines will run, how they will fit in the bar and the size of holes needed.

 

Vancouver-based Aragon Properties, which bought the site in 2016, has developed close to 100 projects, including Esquimalt Town Square, but this is the company’s first hotel. It will be owned and operated by Aragon, the company Moy founded 30-plus years ago.

 

The three-storey building at 429 Lampson St. is an Esquimalt landmark, designed by architect Samuel MacLure and originally built as a home — dubbed Rosemead — for businessman Thomas Henry Slater and his wife, Elizabeth, in 1906.

 

 

https://www.timescol...veloper-8699695

 

 

 

 

Rosemead House is only one part of Aragon’s development on the 4.3-acre Lampson property, where multi-family upscale condominiums are under construction. A total of 178 units are planned, including six townhouses, bringing the total overall budget to $180 million.

 

Aragon is hoping for the first occupancy permit this fall, Moy said. Aragon has not carried out pre-sales. It only sells completed projects.

 

The second building will follow about three months after that, and a third building in another three months. Underground parking will serve both residents and guests.



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Posted 06 May 2024 - 02:38 AM

One example: “When we first started we did not envision replacing all the siding, all the roofs. That’s what we ended up doing because as soon as we started doing one part, [we discovered] it was falling apart,” said Moy, who had originally estimated the renos would cost $1 million.






So if the original projection was $1 million but the project comes in at 13x the cost, what does that do to the financials?

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