Very uninspired concept.
Ship Point | Victoria's Inner Harbour waterfront
Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:06 PM
Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:49 PM
I'm totally checked out on this, given up bothering to give input because they just want to replace the vacuum of a parking lot with a vacuum of "green space". Some green and shade would be nice scattered around, but not as the dominant focus. This area needs building, activity, a whole mix of uses that sees it a hub of activity year round.
I don't care about the minutia of the green space design, the real important choice was already made wrong, nothing else will save this project.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 01:52 PM
The pavilion building seems to be longer and more practical now than the comically tiny version that was in the earlier images. But yeah, it's still mostly a landscaping project.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:51 AM
The old closed portion of pier at Ship Point will undergo a $3.21-million upgrade so it can be reopened next spring.
The cost of the project, which is seen as a start of a phased repair of the pier, will be shared between the City of Victoria and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, with the GVHA contributing $2 million and the city the balance. The plan is to replace the timber structure under the closed portion of the pier with steel piles.
City staff said the new materials can be used in any future works and the steel piles can also be raised toaccommodate rises in sea level. It’s estimated complete replacement of the pier will be needed in five years. The estimated cost of replacing the old pier with a new steel and concrete pier is $9.3 million, staff said.
Victoria councillors this week agreed to reallocate $1.21 million in funding from the Belleville Street complete streets project to undertake the repair.
The GVHA’s $2-million contribution is a significant investment, said Coun. Margaret Lucas, the city’s representative on the harbour authority.
“They recognize that we need to partner in these large projects and the vibrancy and what this is going to bring to the city of Victoria right in our downtown area is significantly important,” Lucas said. “We cannot leave it in the condition that it’s in. I don’t see that as an option here.”
A major portion of the 1949 pier was closed last September due to safety concerns. An inspection found many of the old wood piers and the decking were severely deteriorating.
Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:03 AM
How do any repairs for Ship's Point figure into the so-called master plan envisioned for this site? Will working being done now have to be re-done if the proposed improvements go ahead?
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