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Mount Douglas Estates
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Address: 1516 Mount Douglas X Road
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Sales status: pre-sales
Mount Douglas Estates is a 16-lot subdivision along Mount Douglas X Road in Saanich. Situated on the former Al... (view full profile)
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[Saanich] Mount Douglas Estates


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#1 Ira

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 04:07 PM

The Mount Douglas Estates subdivision at 1516 Mount Douglas X Rd consists of 16 individual lots sized between approximately 8000 and 10000 square feet. It is a joint venture between Jawl Properties and Tri-Eagle Developments.
 

I took this photo this morning, looks like the old Alberg farmhouse is officially demolished.

 

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#2 Mike K.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for the update, Ira, and welcome to VV!


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#3 SamCB

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:29 PM

Any chance these houses will sell for less than $1M?

#4 lanforod

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:43 PM

Not at those lot sizes. No chance. I can see these starting at 1.2

#5 UDeMan

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:57 PM

I think they said the lots will go for around $600,000 each.  I'm thinking no house will be built less than 3000 square feet on these lots.

 

I think Saanich screwed up here. They should have only allowed the removal from the ALR only on condition of higher density.   


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#6 Ira

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:53 PM

Not at those lot sizes. No chance. I can see these starting at 1.2

 

That's correct, Hampton Oaks a few blocks away has lots of 600k and houses at 1.2+



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:00 PM

I think Saanich screwed up here. They should have only allowed the removal from the ALR only on condition of higher density.   

 

Looks appropriate for the neighbourhood to me.


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#8 Ira

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 01:04 PM

9 of 16 of these lots are now sold. Average price was about $700k a piece and they are about 9000 square feet each. Secondary suites are not allowed in any of the homes built.


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#9 MarkoJ

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 03:12 PM

9 of 16 of these lots are now sold. Average price was about $700k a piece and they are about 9000 square feet each. Secondary suites are not allowed in any of the homes built.

 

That's really interesting re secondary suites. Was this a developer applied restrictions or restrictive covenant imposed by Saanich?


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#10 Ira

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:50 PM

That's really interesting re secondary suites. Was this a developer applied restrictions or restrictive covenant imposed by Saanich?

 

Saanich restrictions as part of feedback from the neighbourhood residents concerned about too many cars on the streets.



#11 phx

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 08:43 PM

Secondary suites are not allowed in any of the homes built.

 

lol, I wonder how many will end up with "undocumented" secondary suites...



#12 Nparker

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 09:20 PM

...I wonder how many will end up with "undocumented" secondary suites...

Guests who come to "visit" and stay for a few years.



#13 Bingo

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 10:54 PM

Guests who come to "visit" and stay for a few years.

 

Or kids in their thirties that have never left.


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#14 MarkoJ

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 09:41 AM

Saanich restrictions as part of feedback from the neighbourhood residents concerned about too many cars on the streets.

 

On 9,000 sq/ft lots?  Those must be RS-8 on larger zoning which means owners will design 3,000 sq/ft + homes with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a "bar," in the basement, with a covinent exterior entrance. "It's not a suite, it's an in-law."

 

Better real life common sense approach for Saanich would have been to not restrict suites but impose driveway width/parking spot requirements for homes with suites.  


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#15 johnk

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 10:59 AM

Or kids in their thirties that have never left.


Or "family members" like the cousin of the 2nd cousin's nephew.

#16 LJ

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:07 PM

On 9,000 sq/ft lots?  Those must be RS-8 on larger zoning which means owners will design 3,000 sq/ft + homes with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a "bar," in the basement, with a covinent exterior entrance. "It's not a suite, it's an in-law."

 

Better real life common sense approach for Saanich would have been to not restrict suites but impose driveway width/parking spot requirements for homes with suites.  

Langford requires that you provide off street parking for any secondary suite. The only problem is - there is no requirement to use it.


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 11:29 PM

Langford requires that you provide off street parking for any secondary suite. The only problem is - there is no requirement to use it.

 

Suites will exist no matter what so might as well put in as much parking as possible in my opinion. Either you can restrict suites and people put them illegally or you can allow suites and at least address parking a bit, fire safety, ventilation in the home, etc.

 

There is a newer subdivision in View Royal on Nursery Hill Drive that did not allow for suites.  20 of the 22 homes had suites and View Royal finally rezoned it after everyone signed a petition.


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#18 Bingo

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 07:02 AM

Suites will exist no matter what so might as well put in as much parking as possible in my opinion. 

 

Often overlooked is visitor parking, which is usually tough to monitor.

I think driveways need to be able to accommodate at least six vehicles.



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 07:03 AM

More underground parking is required.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 02:48 PM

80% sold, only three lots left.


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