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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?



 



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