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919-923 Caledonia Avenue
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Address: 921 Caledonia Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
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#21 Jackerbie

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 08:54 AM

I received a notice about this proposal in the mail today. There will be a preliminary community meeting on July 5, 2017 at North Park Manor. I can't recall the exact time, but I will try and update this post later with specific details. The developer is Praxis Architects, but there doesn't appear to be any specifics on their website regarding this project.

 

The CALUC meeting will be before the regular monthly meeting at 6:30 in the Garden Cafe at North Park Manor, 875 North Park St. For clarity, CALUC at 6:30, regularly scheduled programming at 7.


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#22 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:19 PM

They have now filed for a rezoning - the proposal is for a 19-unit rental building.

Edited by Kapten Kapsell, 17 November 2017 - 09:24 PM.

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#23 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 11:37 AM

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Here are a few renderings from the official plans on Dev Tracker...
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#24 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 11:53 AM

Are those the original houses at the front, or just "fake houses"?  It seems overly complex.  Just build a nice-looking apartment for gosh sakes.


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 18 November 2017 - 11:55 AM.

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#25 Nparker

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 11:54 AM

Retaining those non-descript "heritage" houses on the Caledonia Street frontage takes what might have been an interesting proposal and just makes it look awkward. Despite being directly adjacent to my property I am rather glad I won't have to look at this mess on a daily basis since my condo faces North Park Street.



#26 Nparker

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 11:55 AM

Are those the original houses at the front, or just "fake houses"?

I believe the existing "heritage" houses are to be retained and "modernized".

 

Edit: From architect's letter to the CoV: "Proposed as an integral part of the scheme is a new house to complete the streetscape..." So maybe one of the 2 "heritage" houses is a fake.


Edited by Nparker, 18 November 2017 - 12:57 PM.


#27 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:04 PM

I believe the existing "heritage" houses are to be retained and "modernized".

 

Just ship 'em to Port Townsend with the rest of our junk, and build fresh.


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#28 RFS

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:17 PM

Whole thing looks straight outta Yellowknife
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#29 Nparker

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:55 PM

From Praxis' letter to council:

...a new park is being proposed immediately south of the property...

https://tender.victo...116153203026191

Hmmm... I am pretty sure MY property is directly south of this proposal. Is there something I don't know?



#30 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:58 PM

Doesn't it say a proposed park within 1 block?  EDIT:  Oh ya, odd.


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 18 November 2017 - 12:59 PM.

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#31 Hotel Mike

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:00 PM

From Praxis' letter to council:

Hmmm... I am pretty sure MY property is directly south of this proposal. Is there something I don't know?

Well. You have "park" in your name. Maybe that confused them.


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Don't be so sure.:cool:

#32 Nparker

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:31 PM

I am puzzled about the proposal for a "pocket park" at the south end of this development.

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Would this park be accessible in any way except through Sands' parking lot?



#33 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:36 PM

Oh man, so they are faux houses.


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#34 Nparker

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:41 PM

Oh man, so they are faux houses.

Both of them. Aye carumba!



#35 Jackerbie

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:47 PM

I think there's some confusion on this whole park business. There's no park proposed in this development, unless the plans are completely wrong. The entire south end is parking spaces.

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I think that Praxis is just overstating what is in the OCP, which is that CoV would like to see a park built somewhere in the neighbourhood, with an approximate location between Balmoral and North Park (Green circle, below). Approximate location of this development is in red.

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#36 Mike K.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:09 PM

From Praxis' letter to council:

 

Caledonia Avenue is identified as a collector (Map 4 – Functional Street Classification) as well as a shared greenway (Map 6 – Greenways Network). According to Map 9 – Parks, Open Space and Recreational Facilities, a new park is being proposed immediately south of the property.

 

In their renderings they depict green space and they refer to a proposed park immediately south, so yeah, I guess they could be overstating what's in the OCP but the letter is poorly written and the rendering inaccurate if they mean within a block to the south.


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#37 Nparker

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:57 PM

...There's no park proposed in this development, unless the plans are completely wrong. The entire south end is parking spaces...

That's what I keep seeing as well.

 

...Caledonia Avenue is identified as a collector (Map 4 – Functional Street Classification) as well as a shared greenway (Map 6 – Greenways Network). According to Map 9 – Parks, Open Space and Recreational Facilities, a new park is being proposed immediately south of the property.

 

In their renderings they depict green space and they refer to a proposed park immediately south...

If that rendering showing "green space" is accurate and to scale, it would appear the park is going to be built into the NW corner of my condo building.  :eek:

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Edited by Nparker, 21 November 2017 - 01:58 PM.


#38 Mike K.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:29 PM

Get ready for nature!


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#39 Nparker

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:34 PM

Get ready for nature!

My condo is on the opposite end of the building so I won't be directly affected...although I suppose it might be nice to walk down the hall and sit in a tree.


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#40 G-Man

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:33 PM

Perhaps they are considering that lot on North Park behind the bicycle shop?

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