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#461 G-Man

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:12 PM

I have a new post up on Sidewalking Victoria. This time on the town of Steveston. Let me know what you think!

https://www.sidewalk...lking-steveston
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#462 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 06:53 AM

Great! I love Steveston. 

 

I think the future challenge will be maintaining that authentic feel as it continues to transition to a tourism economy from industrial. You see this in many small coastal towns as the shops evolve from selling commercial fishing machinery to "It's Wine O'Clock" fridge magnets. Here in James Bay for example.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 07:43 AM

Steveston is an odd pocket of Richmond and is heavily regulated. A simple change to business signage goes through the heritage planner. The local area plan contains development guidelines written in 1989, still followed to this day!

 

Many of those surface parking lots are in the process of redevelopment. It's a rapidly changing place.



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Posted 29 May 2019 - 08:29 AM

Yeah it was really neat. The surface parking at the front street seemed odd and I think the wharf shops could be more built up to the west.

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#465 Jackerbie

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 10:38 AM

^ There's more coming to the east, I believe there's an application in for a mixed use project with a yacht club. Basically everything to the west is federal Crown land.



#466 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 10:52 AM

Just as long as Richmond doesn't impose too heavy a thumb. Some of these quaint small towns, their development laws are so specifically restrictive they end up looking like some homogeneous theme park.


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#467 Mike K.

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 04:48 PM

My uncles’s boat is featured front and centre at the Steveston Save-Ons on a large photo display within the store. He walked in there one day and went “whoa.”
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 06:01 AM

That is super cool. Kind of weird though.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 06:03 AM

Oh, and I should add that he docks it in Steveston.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 07:53 AM

My uncles’s boat is featured front and centre at the Steveston Save-Ons on a large photo display within the store. He walked in there one day and went “whoa.”

 

I assume you mean the one in Ironwood. The Steveston Save-On Foods is under construction



#471 Mike K.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 10:08 PM

Oh yeah, that must be the one.

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 05:13 AM

New post up on Sidewalking Victoria. I was recently down in San Diego and thought I should share some thoughts and pictures.

Let me know what you think! https://www.sidewalk...go-and-temecula

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:05 PM

Apparently we are going to tear down Pluto's which makes me sad. My latest post takes a look at our sorry perspective of modernism in this city. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...-like-modernism


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#474 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 05:18 PM

Appreciate what your saying, however a build the size of Pluto's will never be able to make enough money to pay the property taxes on said land that Pluto's sits on, and if we don't redevelop, and lower the tax on that property, than who is going to have to pay more to cover the short fall?

This council already has me paying more for people not willing to carrying their own weight (not just referring to homeless here, looking at you parents with children).

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#475 LJ

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:17 PM

^And if we didn't have parents with children there would be nobody to support you in your old age. You should thank them, not disparage them. You might have to pay a little more in taxes but if you want to know what a real expense is - raise a couple of kids. Yeah, I know it was their choice, but that choice benefits you down the road.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:26 PM

no it doesn't, I am paying for my own retirement right now, we seem to forget that. Thus why I support private individual retirement packages that are locked in by the government, not these steal my money cause the government stole it to pay deficits, and now has to make up ground BS. Look, I am fine with public schools and the such, but cone on... not my job to pay for EVERYTHING for your kid. After all, with this cycle, they are just going to he dependent on someone else's kid.
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:27 PM

$233,610 is the cost of raising a child BTW

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:29 PM

^^All I am saying is that we need to be considerate of what we are taking down. You could argue Todd House in Oak Bay or Craigflower Manor or Fort Rodd Hill could all be torn down to make way for higher density (which I strongly support) but Pluto's is one of a handful of buildings representating an entire architectural movement in the city and we are barely giving a second thought to it. What about Denny's when it is the last one? I don't know, I think we can increase density elsewhere to keep a couple buildings here and there.

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#479 LJ

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:29 PM

^^I had the more expensive edition, but if it wasn't for parents having kids it would be a very short lifespan for mankind.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:31 PM

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