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The Emerson
Use: condo
Address: 1015 Rockland Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 4
Condo units: 14 (1BR, 2BR)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
The Emerson is a four-storey, 14-unit luxury condominium residence in the City of Victoria's Fairfield neighbo... (view full profile)
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[Fairfield] The Emerson | Condos | 4-storeys | Built - completed in 2016


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#21 Nparker

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:11 PM

The above sketch seems pretty rough; I can't imagine it represents the absolute final design. I agree with G-Man, patios would make more sense at ground level.



#22 Rob Randall

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 03:31 PM

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#23 Nparker

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 03:37 PM

Thanks for the updated renderings Rob. When you see the existing house in the context of the other MFDs it looks terribly out of place*. This new project should be a good fit for the neighbourhood. That being said, this is Victoria, so I am sure some NIMBY will object to it.

 

* the 3 houses on the block directly south (Burdett?) would seem to be likely candidates for higher density development at some point in the future.

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#24 Rob Randall

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 03:46 PM

It will be strata titled (condos) but only 12 parking spaces for 14 units and no visitor parking. Abstract agreed to give five units Car Share memberships but neighbours think that is not enough parking and that it will put strain on already meagre street parking availability. Mind you, some of those angry neighbours own old single-family heritage homes that have been converted into eight-unit apartment complexes but you didn't hear that from me.

 

An interesting side note: The Planning Department thought the overall design was nice enough that it did not need to be forwarded to Advisory Design Panel.


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#25 Nparker

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 03:49 PM

...Abstract agreed to give five units Car Share memberships but neighbours think that is not enough parking and that it will put strain on already meagre street parking availability...

Ahh...well there you go; the NIMBYs have already lit their torches and are grabbing their pitchforks. :farmer:



#26 Mixed365

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:43 PM

It will be strata titled (condos) but only 12 parking spaces for 14 units and no visitor parking. Abstract agreed to give five units Car Share memberships but neighbours think that is not enough parking and that it will put strain on already meagre street parking availability. Mind you, some of those angry neighbours own old single-family heritage homes that have been converted into eight-unit apartment complexes but you didn't hear that from me.

 

An interesting side note: The Planning Department thought the overall design was nice enough that it did not need to be forwarded to Advisory Design Panel.

Do you know how many 1bedroom and 2bedrooms? Could be the difference between a strained Meagres street and an unstrained Meargres street. 


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#27 Baro

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:05 PM

This project is right across the street from me and will be further blocking my view from the bedroom.  What's the most effective way to be a YIMBY in this case? Do the rental peasants actually living here get a say or just home owners?


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#28 Coreyburger

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:45 AM

This project is right across the street from me and will be further blocking my view from the bedroom.  What's the most effective way to be a YIMBY in this case? Do the rental peasants actually living here get a say or just home owners?

 

Everybody has the right to speak at a public hearing and you don't need to identify that you are a renter. Just say where you live, it will make an impression with council.



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Posted 31 January 2015 - 03:58 PM

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#30 Nparker

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:21 PM

Just received the following from Abstract:

 

The Emerson is a boutique collection of 1 and 2 bedroom residences situated on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of Fairfield.
A new interpretation on the classic brownstone, each home at The Emerson is designed to celebrate the traditions of days past,
with the sophistication of modern city dwelling. 


Previews Begin March 2015
The Emerson Sales Centre will be located at 1015 Rockland Avenue. 


 



#31 Mike K.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:03 PM

This sounds very promising. A modern building with old world design? That piques my interest.

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#32 Ben

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:01 AM

Looks like they tore the existing house down over the weekend. (Sorry for the terrible photo.)

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#33 Baro

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 03:35 PM

House is gone as of this morning.


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#34 johnk

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 03:40 PM

Can't say I'm impressed by the renderings. Looks like a generic box design downloaded from somewhere.
Abstract continues to disappoint. Terra Rose was/is beautiful but most of what I've seen since is uninspired.

#35 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:05 PM

I'm just happy that someone has taken up this niche of filling SFH sites in Fairfield, With 8 on the Park and now The Emerson. I don't really mind how nice they are. They are small projects, but are adding valuable density to their streets and neighbourhoods.


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#36 Nparker

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 09:48 AM

Just received the following from Abstract:

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#37 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 10:53 AM

I was walking down Cook St and noticed some activity on site this morning. Looks like they are moving quickly.



#38 Ben

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 11:46 AM

I was walking down Cook St and noticed some activity on site this morning. Looks like they are moving quickly.

Today was the first day this week I noticed activity at the site. They've got an on-site office just about built.


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#39 Mixed365

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 02:18 PM

Website just became life. Show centre opens March 14th. 

http://www.emersonvictoria.com/


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#40 Nparker

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 02:55 PM

Website just became life. Show centre opens March 14th. 

http://www.emersonvictoria.com/

And Abstract emailed me again too!



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