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Nigel Valley, C1
Use: rental
Address: Vernon Avenue at Lochside Regional Trail
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 16
The tallest structure of BC Housing's Nigel Valley Development in Saanich could rise to 16-storeys and will co... (view full profile)
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[Saanich] Nigel Valley Development | Up to 16-storeys | Proposed


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#101 Nparker

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 03:45 PM

What a stunning piece of transformative architecture....said no one.



#102 Mike K.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 03:56 PM

It's not quite that bad. I don't think the visuals do the actual design much justice, at least the current stock of visuals.

 

The project is called Nigel House and will be located near Greater Victoria Housing Society's phase.


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#103 Jackerbie

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:22 PM

To be fair, the small print on the elevation sheets notes that, while the materials are pretty much locked down, all colours are TBD.



#104 Brantastic

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:28 PM

It's weird to see on that same page that the Superstore proposal from 9 years ago is still on the list of active proposals, with an "in progress" status...



#105 Citified.ca

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:59 AM

The first two projects collectively include 156 residences. Just under 800 will be built once the entire project is completed.

 

Garth Homer Foundation has a three-storey proposal lined up, although it has yet to appear as a formal proposal. That building will include 18-units.

 

First proposals emerge for 800-unit Nigel Valley affordable and supportive housing community


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#106 Jackerbie

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 10:06 AM

D'Ambrosio and TownSquare Planning have been recognized by the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) for the Nigel Valley Neighbourhood Plan. They beat out City of Vancouver for gold in the "Excellence in Planning Practice - City and Urban Areas" category. All winners of PIBC awards are posted here: https://www.pibc.bc....ual-achievement



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 09:02 AM

Looks like a couple DP revisions were approved quietly back in March. Nothing major (aside from some significant DCC reductions) but we do get to see some perspective drawings of two of the buildings.

 

Broadmead Care Society. This is the building directly across Vernon Ave from Save-On Foods. 88 residential units total including a mix of licensed care, assisted living, and apartments. Material palette is largely grey tone metal, concrete, and stucco. As we have seen on quite a few recent projects, balcony soffits will be wood patterned. Staff report here: https://www.saanich....20200302rcw.pdf

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Greater Victoria Housing Society. This is the building directly across Nigel Ave from the Broadmead Care Society building, above. 70 residential units ranging from studios to 4BR, plus a commercial component at grade. It has a more lively material palette including copper-tone metal panels and red window frames. The commercial/office units at grade are largely glazed along Nigel Ave. Staff report here: https://www.saanich....0200323rscw.pdf

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#108 Nparker

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 09:10 AM

Architectural masterpieces people will be talking about for years to come.


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#109 aastra

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 09:22 AM

I've already stopped talking about them.

 

I don't know, for what they are and for the area I guess they're fine. But methinks it would always be nice if something with a bit more personality were thrown into the mix somewhere. It could even be just one section or one face of a building. The place to take a photo, like we've talked about. The image that you'd put on the cover of the brochure.


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#110 aastra

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 09:29 AM

Take Vibrant Victoria headquarters. Mike K. likes to show off the sculpture garden with the curved glass and pink marble facade of the executive fitness center in the background. He never shows the entire campus because there are so many utilitarian buildings over the acreage.


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#111 lanforod

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 03:01 PM

Speaking of, Mike, c'mon, it's time to open the fitness center back up.



#112 aastra

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 03:32 PM

Was it ever open?



#113 aastra

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 03:33 PM

In Mike's case I think the TV screens were his favourite piece of equipment.



#114 Mike K.

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 04:31 PM

Obviously you never had the clearance to use the La-z-boy massage chairs on the mezzanine.
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#115 AllseeingEye

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 04:43 PM

Lots of activity here, just drove by along Saanich Road past Uptown and took a quick peek as I went through the intersection. Fencing is up and access to the site for heavy equipment all well established. Hard to tell whether any actual de/construction has happened from that angle but things are moving along.

 

Still scratching my head as to the "Nigel Valley". Family lived on Darwin Avenue from the mid-1950's to the early 00's and I never ever once heard anyone in that neighborhood utter the words "the Nigel Valley". Must be realtor/development company marketing-speak....


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#116 Jackerbie

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 06:55 PM

Still scratching my head as to the "Nigel Valley". Family lived on Darwin Avenue from the mid-1950's to the early 00's and I never ever once heard anyone in that neighborhood utter the words "the Nigel Valley". Must be realtor/development company marketing-speak....


Is it something BC Housing came up with for this project? It is on Nigel Avenue, and some of the buildings being redeveloped have Nigel in the name

#117 Mike K.

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 07:24 PM

It’s a term that emerged during the initial BC Housing planning phase. It was new at the time. But now this makes me wonder, is this just another Humber Green where we don’t know the name of the immediate area because it’s never used?

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#118 threePs

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 10:32 AM

Nigel Avenue is the road that bisects the entire master-planned community both previously, and in the future. I believe the 'valley' was brought up as a naming convention in the master plan as the site itself sits at a low-elevation compare to the surrounding areas. I presume this is an old stream bed that fed Swan Lake in the past. 


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