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1120 Burdett Avenue
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[Fairfield] 1120-1128 Burdett Avenue | Rentals | 4-storeys | Cancelled in 2018


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#41 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 08:13 AM

It actually stands for "Rejuvenating Development" as I believe we need to look at alternatives to the same old tired approach which appears to be demolish and replace with big, boring, uninspiring boxes designed to; max density/site coverage/height/units/profits and minimizes the desires of the community for attractive landscapes, heritage, variety and livability.  There are lots of successful examples of conversions, strata row house, and townhouses in the neighbourhood that provide the desired positive aspects for the community while also delivering significant profit to the developer.  This is not an us vs. them or a NIMBY argument.  This should be about collaboration to arrive at a solution that works for both sides which includes redevelopment on the site while providing a transition between higher density in the core and lower density in the traditional single family areas.  

Regarding the last part of your statement (transition between higher density in the core and lower density in the traditional single family areas), it's safe to say that the predominant building form in the 1000 blocks of Fairfield (west of Cook Street and east of Vancouver Street) and between Meares Street and Fairfield Rd is 4-storey wood framed apartment blocks.  In a sense, these buildings do act as a kind of transition between higher densities in downtown proper and the single-family homes east of Cook Street and south of the Rockland area.

 

That doesn't mean that this building form is the only appropriate vehicle for density in these 1000 blocks.  In fact, the single-family homes could be lifted, moved to one side of the of the property,  and converted into strata units (similar to the work done by Hans de Goede elsewhere in Fairfield and James Bay) whilst additional units are added elsewhere on the remaining land of the property in the form of a new building.  However, if we assume that the moved/raised houses could contain 3 strata units each, the new building would definitely need to be taller to squeeze 30 suites onto a smaller land parcel.  Personally, I'd be fine with this development scenario (it would certainly be interesting to see 6-storey woodframe alongside redeveloped character houses within a single strata), but I imagine it would face opposition from neighbours due to its height.



#42 Nparker

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:00 AM

....I imagine it would face opposition from neighbours due to its height.

An objection to the height of a building? In Victoria? Surely you jest (and I know, don't call you Shirley).



#43 VicBooster

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:30 AM

I see RejDev has fled the coop. VV has no love for hysterics.



#44 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 03:51 PM

This will go to the Committee of the Whole tomorrow.  Detailed plans are online at https://victoria.civ...ation No. 0.pdf .



#45 Nparker

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:28 AM

More "nothing can ever change" psychosis and some inexplicable Madoff math

...Empressa Properties is proposing a four-storey, 36-unit condominium on the site of three 1920s houses at 1120, 1124 and 1128 Burdett Ave...Coun. Geoff Young said ...the houses on the south side of Burdett are well-maintained, single-family residences and the owners expect the neighbourhood to stay as is... Coun. Pam Madoff agreed “there is a way to get almost as many units done in a much more neighbourly way.”...“It’s almost schizophrenic to have one side of the street looking like this and the other side completely different.”


- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.nu0vZxUs.dpuf

I'd suggest that it's almost schizophrenic to have a council constantly go on about how unaffordable our housing is but every opportunity that comes along to increase the housing stock is met with opposition and absurd posturing by local officials.


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#46 thundergun

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:40 AM

When you read this line in the article, it makes you wonder why anyone is paying attention those complaining. 

 

 

 

The proposed site is surrounded by four-storey buildings to the north, east and west.

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#47 Nparker

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:49 AM

...it makes you wonder why anyone is paying attention those complaining. 

Because this is Victoria and never in human history have a whinier, more self-centred and uninformed group of individuals ever existed.


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#48 Mike K.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:03 AM

It's all just political positioning. Madoff says what she needs to say to appease her political supporters, knowing full well the project will be approved.


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#49 Nparker

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:53 AM

It's all just political positioning. Madoff says what she needs to say to appease her political supporters, knowing full well the project will be approved.

Is there even the slimmest chance she won't run for re-election next year?  :wacko:



#50 Glen

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:00 AM

The younger generation should gather together, STAND UP and be counted.  Run for office, lobby and PROTEST for greater density to achieve more affordable downtown housing.  The 60's generation walked the walk and broke the rules forcing change in so many ways.  This was all done without the ease of social media as it is today. It's shameful that so many of our senior generation have forgotten about the next generation, only wanting to keep things in their comfortable and familiar stagnation.

A city is only as good as it's entire collective.

 

Social media is the new workplace of this generation, use it to acquire constructive change.   Lack of supply will only put the cost of existing housing that much higher and out of reach.

 

Young people start to get active collectively! Peace Out



#51 Nparker

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:14 AM

...Lack of supply will only put the cost of existing housing that much higher and out of reach...

Not according to Sid Tafler: "The more new development we approve, the more unaffordable housing becomes..."
(http://www.timescolo...-u-s-1.18523559)



#52 nagel

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:35 AM

Not according to Sid Tafler: "The more new development we approve, the more unaffordable housing becomes..."
(http://www.timescolo...-u-s-1.18523559)

He'd be quite happy to time capsule absolutely everything in the city.



#53 Mike K.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

From scientific home ownership analysis via lights on at night to housing supply erodes affordability...


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#54 Nparker

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:18 AM

He'd be quite happy to time capsule absolutely everything in the city.

As long as the time capsule was sealed back in 1975.



#55 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:25 AM

This project is going to council this coming Thursday (25 May)...



#56 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:48 AM

This proposal is going to the CotW at Council this Thursday (Nov 9).  The plans have changed:  the proposal is now for an all-rental building and the number of units has increased from 36 to 44. 

 

Rendering from the revised plans submitted in August:

 

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#57 Mike K.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:50 AM

Does everyone notice the 6-6-6 in the design?


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#58 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

Does everyone notice the 6-6-6 in the design?

 

I think certain denizens of Victoria (like the ones who live near the proposed Bellwood Park development) see a '6-6-6' in every proposed development... :farmer:


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#59 tjv

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:06 AM

Construction should be starting in about 1 month


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#60 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

The rezoning and development permit application for this project is going to Council on Thursday Feb 22.
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