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Address: 7874 Lochside Drive
Municipality: Central Saanich
Region: Saanich Peninsula
Storeys: 5
Condo units: (1BR, 2BR, penthouse)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
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#21 nagel

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:24 AM

I don't have an issue with 5% affordable housing which I believe this site is doing, and this is actually becoming a standard %.  My understanding is it would be unusual to increase it beyond this amount.  At some point you have to cut the subsidy/guiding hand off because if you increase it to 20% the cost of the other 80% is just going to go up even more, so did we actually help or hinder affordability?


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#22 Mike K.

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 07:45 AM

The developer is selling over 2.3-acres of this project's undeveloped land.

 

The initial phases, a condo and some townhomes, are taking quite a while to sell (condos are 80% sold) with sales having started in 2017, I believe. We sometimes see difficulty arise when a builder/industry firm jumps into the development side of the equation. It's a lot different to build something for someone than to be responsible for selling sell out a residential project.


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#23 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 09:03 PM

Construction is set to start on Phase Three of the Marigold Lands. Steve Mann and Tim Hackett consider it their finest development after 50 years of experience, according to a news release.

 

Marigold Lands is a partnership between longtime Vancouver Island developer Hackett, and Mann, owner of Don Mann Excavating Ltd.

 

The project, nestled between the Pat Bay Highway and Lochside Drive, consists of a six-storey condominium building, along with eight two-storey and six three-storey townhouses.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....entral-saanich/


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#24 qv

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 08:21 PM

I always wonder what these places are like to live in when I go by. The townhouses look nice to me, and you're very close to ferries and airport. But the highway must be pretty noisy, and there's not a whole lot you can walk to.

#25 lanforod

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:42 PM

I always wonder what these places are like to live in when I go by. The townhouses look nice to me, and you're very close to ferries and airport. But the highway must be pretty noisy, and there's not a whole lot you can walk to.

 

There is a tunnel under the highway, so its a fairly easy walk to Royal Oak shopping center. It's also not that far to Broadmead Village, though up a hill.



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Posted 21 June 2021 - 02:14 AM

^ what?

I think you have the wrong place.

#27 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 03:40 AM

^ what?

I think you have the wrong place.

 

it's at least 8km away from royal oak/broadmead. 



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Posted 07 January 2022 - 10:50 AM

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A rendering of 2515 Hackett Crescent, a two-building rental proposal that, if approved, will deliver near half of Central Saanich's planned rental housing inventory through 2025. The project, from Starlight Developments, is proposed for lands formerly home to Marigold Nurseries.
 
Rentals proposed for old Marigold Nurseries site will deliver nearly half of Central Saanich's rental housing goal

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#29 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 10:54 AM

I’m very impressed with Starlight’s investment in our communities.

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 11:52 AM

Council deferred its decision on the above rental project following last night's public hearing. A large contingent of people came out opposed to the rental project.


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#31 Nparker

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 11:54 AM

...A large contingent of people came out opposed to the rental project.

Let me guess, it's the right project, just the wrong location.


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#32 max.bravo

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 12:51 PM

It's literally next door to 2 existing rental buildings, and beyond that is the reserve, 2 gas stations, a hotel/pub, and a mcdonalds. And right beside the highway too. If there was ever a perfect location for a lot of rentals, this is it.


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#33 lanforod

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 02:29 PM

It's 'NITPS' or Not in the Peninsula Syndrome.


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#34 Mike K.

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 10:02 PM

Central Saanich approved the Starlight proposal 6-0.


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Posted 22 February 2022 - 06:56 AM

Windsor said residents in the area of Lochside Drive and Mount Newton Cross Road have to drive into Sidney or further afield to find groceries and other services.

https://www.timescol...nursery-5087643




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There is a Thrifty Foods and a Pharmase at East Saanich.

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Posted 13 December 2022 - 03:22 PM

The largest-ever infusion of rental housing in one swoop for Central Saanich is about to get underway on Hackett Crescent.
 
Starlight Developments to start construction on 832-units of rental housing in Langford and Central Saanich

https://victoria.cit...entral-saanich/


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Posted 14 December 2022 - 04:01 AM

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^ Somehow I feel even this bit of outdoor parking could be gotten rid of, with a row of townhouses over underground parking.  Or a row of townhouses tight to the property line, then a sidewalk, with parking under/behind.

 

I realize that's the highway but I don't see how the setting back helps those units much more that sitting 30 feet closer to the highway.


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#38 Mike K.

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Posted 15 December 2022 - 08:42 AM

Press release issued this AM:

 

Starlight Developments Breaks Ground on New Purpose-Built Rental Homes in Central Saanich

 

December 15, 2022, Central Saanich, BC – Today, Starlight Developments broke ground on a new community of 235 purpose-built rental homes in Central Saanich, providing local residents with much-needed additional housing options. Bella Vista at 2515 Hackett Crescent on the Marigold Lands will add to the growing community alongside the popular Lochside Trail bike path.

 

“We are proud to be starting construction on this exciting new rental community and are humbled to be able to play a role in the growth and expansion of Central Saanich,” said Josh Kaufman, Vice President and Head of Development and Construction, Starlight Developments. “At Starlight, we are committed to the development of first-class, complete communities that provide the best in amenities and services to those who will call Bella Vista home. We have been aided in this goal by the hard-working staff at city council and within the municipal government at every step of the way and are thankful for their continued support."

 

The new homes will be spread across two six-storey buildings with amenities including electric vehicle (EV) and e-bike chargers, common roof-top decks, a gym, lounge, and courtyard. All units are pet-friendly, and the project includes an on-site dog run.

 

The project includes eight affordable homes, and a unique transportation strategy. While there will be parking spaces for rent, Starlight will offer bus tickets to tenants without a vehicle and up to $5,000 in Modo Car share memberships.

Bella Vista will fulfill 42 per cent of the District of Central Saanich’s identified rental housing need. The former Marigold Nursery was on site for 53 years before the property was rezoned in 2017 to provide for both market and rental homes as well as retail spaces.

 

The new project is located next to the Marigold Café.

 

About Starlight Developments: Starlight Developments is a privately held multi-family and commercial developer and real estate investment and asset management company, driven by a highly skilled and experienced team. Starlight Developments is active in multiple provinces and is an engaged member of the communities in which it operates. The company is focused on bringing much-needed, high-quality, multi-family rental housing to Canadians across the country.

Starlight Developments' Western Canada office is located in Victoria, B.C., in the heart of Harris Green Village, with a dedicated local team.


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#39 Mike K.

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Posted 15 December 2022 - 08:44 AM

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^ Somehow I feel even this bit of outdoor parking could be gotten rid of, with a row of townhouses over underground parking.  Or a row of townhouses tight to the property line, then a sidewalk, with parking under/behind.

 

Perhaps that's just a holding space for future development. A row of commercial services could go in there, or townhomes even.


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#40 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 December 2022 - 07:02 AM

Shovels hit dirt for the construction of 235 purpose-built rental homes to be spread across a pair of six-storey buildings at 2515 Hackett Cres. The buildings will offer electric vehicle and e-bike charging stations, common roof-top decks, a gym, lounge, and courtyard.

 

 

https://www.timescol...saanich-6263300



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