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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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#121 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:27 PM

The church activity building was demolished today
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#122 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 04:13 PM

Demolition of the main church is now well underway with the roof and some of the supporting structure gone (as of today)...

#123 aastra

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 04:22 PM

So great. Victoria is awesome. Can't wait to see the heritage plaque or whatever.


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#124 IPH

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:35 AM

So great. Victoria is awesome. Can't wait to see the heritage plaque or whatever.

Council has decided to ban heritage plaques because like plastic bags they only get used once and are not recycled on multiple buildings :rolleyes:



#125 Nparker

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:36 AM

Council has decided to ban heritage plaques because like plastic bags they only get used once and are not recycled on multiple buildings 

They also become troublesome in the future when it comes time to re-write or erase history to suit the narrative of the time.



#126 aastra

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 11:19 AM

That's true. Heritage buildings are a small matter to wipe out, but people would flip if you tried to alter a heritage plaque.



#127 aastra

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 05:32 PM

As this 1940s aerial pic of the Fairfield/Moss St. neighbourhood illustrates, Victorians are obsessed with keeping their city frozen in time, never changing, staunchly preserving its old buildings and its historic built form, etc.

 

(Seriously, if this is what hardcore resistance to change gets you then I don't want to know what the neighbourhood would look like if Victorians were really eager to wipe stuff out.)

 

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cropped vintage aerial pic from http://vintageairpho...com/bo-47-1450/


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#128 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 05:54 PM

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#129 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 12:42 PM

Demolition is nearly complete now.



#130 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:31 PM

And now excavation is underway...

#131 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 02:05 PM

Rumour has it that Cottage Bakery & The Hive (which has the same owner) will move into the commercial space of this building when completed and combine their offerings (whilst adding indoor seating etc which is mostly lacking at the current locations immediately to the west).

#132 Biro

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 11:33 AM

After 7 months since the last photo, this needed some love. Not much going on. Looks like a fuel tank was dug up. Anyone know what the holdup might be?

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#133 Jackerbie

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Posted 14 April 2020 - 07:37 AM

After 7 months since the last photo, this needed some love. Not much going on. Looks like a fuel tank was dug up. Anyone know what the holdup might be?

 

Dunno who's end it's causing the delay, but the Building Permits are listed as "On Hold" on VicMap


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#134 IPH

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Posted 14 April 2020 - 07:44 AM

Strange that the BP is on hold but the electrical permit is still active?  Makes me think they have changed something in the design that requires a BP alteration.  Cant be major as the rezoning & DP are still listed as complete with no new applications.


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