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London Arbor
Use: townhome
Address: 2636 Shelbourne Street
Municipality: Victoria
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Sales status: sold out / resales only
London Arbor is a 12 unit townhome development situated along Shelbourne Street in the City of Victoria's Oakl... (view full profile)
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[Oaklands] London Arbor | 12 townhomes | Under construction


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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 01:47 PM

London Arbor is Abstract Development's 12 townhome project in the 2600-block of Shelbourne Street.

 

Excavation has begun and construction is expected to begin by late spring/early summer.

 

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:57 PM

If it *actually* ends up looking like this - bravo! So many renderings end up just that - renderings but the final outcome is a let-down. This looks gorgeous compared to so many townhome developments along that stretch.

 

Although I have always wondered how the garages/vehicle traffic situation is day-to-day in some of these developments - there is one near the Royal Athletic Park that I can see being a nightmare to actually attempt to park one's car in their garage.


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#3 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 03:10 PM

Has much of Shelbourne Street north of Bay been rezoned for townhouses? 



#4 Mike K.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:23 PM

It's done project-by-project, but that sort of density is what the City wants to see. They'll even consider bigger projects.


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#5 G-Man

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 06:43 AM

I am pretty sure the zoning for the whole stretch from bay north is for townhouses.

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#6 Mike K.

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 07:10 AM

Abstract had to rezone the land for London Arbor. I think what is in place is a vision/desire by the City to see higher density along that corridor, but individual parcels still require rezoning.


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#7 G-Man

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 07:15 AM

Perhaps it is just the OCP but every new development is townhouses so there has to be direction on that from the city. Perhaps the reasoning was a density lift for the amount of units.

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 07:39 AM

If it *actually* ends up looking like this - bravo! So many renderings end up just that - renderings but the final outcome is a let-down. This looks gorgeous compared to so many townhome developments along that stretch.

 

Although I have always wondered how the garages/vehicle traffic situation is day-to-day in some of these developments - there is one near the Royal Athletic Park that I can see being a nightmare to actually attempt to park one's car in their garage.

 

The driveway of that townhouse complex by RAP is super tight.

 

I think they're all a bit tight. Ours is pretty spacious in comparison to some, but I wouldn't recommend owning a F350 or anything.



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 07:47 AM

I think this looks great.  Here's the website for the project: http://abstractdevel.../london-arbour/


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#10 Mike K.

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 08:12 AM

Oops, thanks for linking that. I forgot to do it.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 12:37 PM

Looks like Shelbourne is going high-end compared to many of the complexes built in the 1990s...


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 07:29 PM

Perhaps it is just the OCP but every new development is townhouses so there has to be direction on that from the city. Perhaps the reasoning was a density lift for the amount of units.

 

It isn't the OCP, it is the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan. 


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 07:09 AM

It isn't the OCP, it is the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan. 

 

Which is Saanich-only and still draft.



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:12 AM

Looks like Shelbourne is going high-end compared to many of the complexes built in the 1990s...

 

It's interesting because the area has a number of postwar "starter homes",  many of which are in rough shape...



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 01:09 PM

It's interesting because the area has a number of postwar "starter homes",  many of which are in rough shape...

 

As do all neighborhoods in Victoria (the City of, anyway). Esquimalt and Saanich are similar.


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#16 Mixed365

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 01:55 PM

Which is Saanich-only and still draft.

Right. This is in Victoria. Thanks for the clarification. 


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 02:38 PM

My building's driveway is only about 4m wide clear once cars are parked, and I have to back out of that 90 degrees from my garage.  Sometimes if I really really get within millimetres of the truck that parks outside my garage I can do it in a 3-point turn, but usually it's takes at least 2 goes.  People can manage tight spaces where they live.  Would absolutely not work if it was a public/commercial parking area though.


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 04:11 PM

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#19 Nparker

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 05:20 PM

Is the existing house shown in these photos coming down as well?



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 07:45 PM

Must be, no? The sign is right in its front yard!

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