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Beacon Arms
Uses: rental, townhome
Address: 505 Quadra Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
Beacon Arms is a six-storey, 83-unit purpose-built rental complex with four three-level townhomes along the 50... (view full profile)
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[Fairfield] Beacon Arms | Rentals | 6-storeys | Approved


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#21 Baro

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:28 AM

The difference in rent is pretty steep with new-built,  but you do get dish-washers and laundry and such at least.


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#22 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:35 AM

Community feedback from the spring meeting can be found here: http://fairfieldcomm...ra-May-2017.pdf



#23 Jackerbie

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:19 PM

The rezoning application has been made, and can be tracked here: https://tender.victo...Number=REZ00610


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#24 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 05:09 PM

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The plans are now posted online... here are a few images (apologies for the low resolution).
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#25 Nparker

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 06:32 PM

Is that a neon sign down the side? (or are you just happy to see me?) I can't imagine the neighbours being too keen on that.



#26 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 06:34 PM

It's likely not neon (but maybe LED?) because it directly faces the townhouse portion of this development (a separate structure seen partially in this rendering).


Edited by Kapten Kapsell, 29 September 2017 - 08:36 AM.


#27 Nparker

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 06:39 PM

It's likely not neon (but maybe LED?) because it directly faces the townhouse portion of this development (a separate structure not seen in this rendering).

Then I'd hope I didn't have a bedroom window on the back of my new townhouse. I am not sure a rental structure of this size needs signage like this.

 

* I do understand that the sign is a "beacon"



#28 RFS

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:22 PM

Love the sign

#29 Nparker

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:24 PM

Love the sign

The sign is cool, I just don't see it being approved for this location.



#30 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:32 AM

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Here's a rendering of the townhouse component.


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#31 Nparker

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:38 AM

Are the townhouses attached to the apartment building or are they an entirely separate structure? I can't quite tell from this rendering.

 

ps: I'd love to see townhouses like these built in 1000 block of Mason Street. They'd be the perfect compliment to the project currently under construction on the former St. Andrew's School site.


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#32 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:42 AM

It's a separate structure at ground level (the buildings are separate), but they share a common underground parkade which may be underneath both buildings...


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#33 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:15 PM

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Revised plans (submitted just before Christmas) show that the sign is *gone* and the entire north-facing façade of the 6-storey building has been reimagined...

 

There are some changes in balconies and massing to the west-facing frontage.


Edited by Kapten Kapsell, 10 January 2018 - 01:16 PM.

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#34 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:43 PM

Here are the June revisions to this proposal:
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#35 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:45 PM

Wow. Is that a restoration of the existing building or a new structure? It’s hard to tell with this design.

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#36 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:49 PM

It’s a new 6-storey structure on Quadra and new townhouses facing Convent Place. The existing 4-storey rental is “beyond repair”. Two existing SFHs at the north end of the site would be demolished.

#37 Mike K.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:52 PM

Ok, gotcha. That’s quite a major departure from the earlier design. Wow.

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#38 Nparker

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:56 PM

...That’s quite a major departure from the earlier design...

A step in the wrong direction.



#39 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 03:03 PM

A step in the wrong direction.


Do you dislike the new massing...?

#40 Nparker

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 03:05 PM

Do you dislike the new massing...?

Very much. 



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