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Unity Commons
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 1303 Fairfield Road
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 4
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[Fairfield] Unity Commons (Fairfield United Church) | Rentals, commercial | Approved


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#101 Jackerbie

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:38 AM

And we're off to a Public Hearing. Lots of discussion on affordability and whether or not below-market rentals are appropriate given the scale of development. Whatever happens, I hope they retain the dog fountain, which is a very important public amenity.



#102 Mike K.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:39 AM

Great name for the project, too. The Dog Fountain.


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#103 Nparker

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:59 AM

Based on some of the renderings for this project it could be called The Dog's Breakfast.


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#104 m3m

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:24 PM

The dog fountain also includes a public drinking fountain.  Whether this is an "all-species fountain" or a segregated dog/human fountain will likely be key in whether this is approved. 


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#105 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 03:20 PM

This is finally going to council on Thursday, March 14.



#106 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:07 AM

Does anyone know if this was approved last night...?



#107 intheknow

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:00 AM

Approved.

#108 Nparker

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:13 AM

This one moved at light speed. Only 50 26 months from when the application was first received to approval.  <_<

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#109 29er Radio

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:29 AM

reason #17 that affordable housing is difficult to build in our region. 


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#110 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:34 AM

how are you counting months?



#111 Nparker

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:37 AM

how are you counting months?

Poorly it seems. I should have said 26 months.  :blink:


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#112 Mike K.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:19 AM

Aug 2016-March 2019. Concept to approvals. Just shy of three years.

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#113 Nparker

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:18 AM

Why does the Times Colonist insist on choosing negative and sensationalist headlines like this:

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It would have been just as easy and accurate to say:

New homes to rise on church site

 

But no, they go with the headline they know will attract negative attention. I understand this will likely generate more online clicks, but it also feeds into the local anti-development sentiment that is all too prevalent in our region. There's a reason I will never pay for their publication.


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#114 DavidC

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:22 AM

It's not just the interwebs where sensationalism sells, seems the old fogey TC print media wants a piece of the action.

Does unbiased reporting still exist?



#115 Jackerbie

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:49 AM

After a quiet spring, looks like there will be action on the site soon.

 

CoV has issued permits to cut off and seal the utility service connections, and the demo permit is "In Progress" according to the open data portal. I assume this means the City has received the application but has not issued the permit. There's also an issued electrical permit, which I assume is for a temporary electrical panel for the construction activity.


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#116 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:04 AM

There's also some scaffolding up on the 1950s 'annex' building that is part of the church property; perhaps this is for pre-demolition?


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#117 Jackerbie

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:16 AM

There's also some scaffolding up on the 1950s 'annex' building that is part of the church property; perhaps this is for pre-demolition?

 

Or I made an incorrect assumption re: how CoV labels their demo permit status, and "In Progress" means demo in progress, not permit review in progress.  :confused:



#118 DavidSchell

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:16 AM

Why does the Times Colonist insist on choosing negative and sensationalist headlines like this:

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It would have been just as easy and accurate to say:

New homes to rise on church site

 

But no, they go with the headline they know will attract negative attention. I understand this will likely generate more online clicks, but it also feeds into the local anti-development sentiment that is all too prevalent in our region. There's a reason I will never pay for their publication.

 

 

Sadly negative headlines create a bigger reaction,

 

I once confronted the news director when I worked at CHEK, he of course denied and said they were just stating the facts, which is true, but would not admit putting the negative slant on the story will create more of a reaction, prompting people to follow the story and watch the news.


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#119 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 07:19 PM

Asbestos removal is taking place in the adjacent “activity” building in preparation for demolition...

#120 Mixed365

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:06 PM

Does anyone know when demolition occurs?


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