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Beacon Arms
Uses: rental, townhome
Address: 505 Quadra Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
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[Fairfield] Beacon Arms | Rentals | 6-storeys | Approved


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#61 aastra

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 01:08 PM

Has the ADP ever recommended that a project be considerably taller, fancier, more distinctive, better? Has the ADP ever recommended more of any aspect of a project? Dial that aspect up? Emphasize that uniqueness? Build that flavour?

 

Maybe it has but many times it seems like it just adds cold water. I'd be interested in reviewing some cases to the contrary.


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#62 Jackerbie

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 01:22 PM

Has the ADP ever recommended that a project be considerably taller, fancier, more distinctive, better? Has the ADP ever recommended more of any aspect of a project? Dial that aspect up? Emphasize that uniqueness? Build that flavour?

 

Maybe it has but many times it seems like it just adds cold water. I'd be interested in reviewing some cases to the contrary.

 

Yes. The last corner of the Railyards was turned down by ADP last month for a variety of reasons, and one of the comments was that a height increase should be allowed to create a landmark building. Of course, any height increase is for Council to decide, not the ADP.


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#63 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 03:19 PM

This one has been modified again; images are from revised plans submitted August 20. This proposal goes to CoTW on Thursday Sept 6.

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#64 lanforod

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:46 PM

There is NEVER a justification for hardi-panel in anything other than a single-family suburban home. It just looks cheap.

 

I disagree. Hardie plank/panel is very low maintenance, and used right, I think looks great.



#65 Nparker

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:05 PM

...Hardie plank/panel is very low maintenance, and used right, I think looks great.

Agreed. In a single-family suburban tract house it works just fine.



#66 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:14 AM

This one is going to CoTW on Thursday February 7.

#67 Nparker

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:27 AM

Has this morphed into a 15-unit supportive housing project yet?



#68 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:13 PM

This is going to Council in Feb 28.

#69 Nparker

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 09:51 AM

Surprisingly, this got approved with less of a battle than I would have thought.

A proposal to replace the 1965-built Beacon Arms apartment with a six-storey, 83-unit rental apartment and four affordable townhouses has been approved by Victoria council following a public hearing...Coun. Ben Isitt said he would have preferred to have seen a higher degree of affordability in the project...

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Presumably, Comrade Ben would have preferred to see the apartments given away free to those who voted for him. 



#70 AllseeingEye

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:32 AM

Surprisingly, this got approved with less of a battle than I would have thought.

Presumably, Comrade Ben would have preferred to see the apartments given away free to those who voted for him. 

Funny as much as its good to inject younger blood onto council periodically, presumably bringing with it new ideas and perspectives, every_single_time Jeremy Loveday is quoted on an issue I hear a Ben Isitt echo chamber in the background. One seems inseparable from the other. It seems we have a Svengali-like relationship between the two. Geez I hope for Jeremy's sake he doesn't have to get Ben's permission to go to the Men's when nature calls....

 

For Loveday's (political future) sake it might be a wise idea to start showing some semblance of independent thought; because as of now it appears whatever cause Isitt likes, supports and approves of, you can bet the mortgage payment that Loveday is right there lock, stock, and barrel. Its past time to man up Jeremy......

 

Oh and BTW this is a great project; I was at a dinner party at the Beacon Arms over 15 years ago and the overall building condition was utter crap then; one can only imagine the state its in now.....



#71 Mike K.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 06:38 AM

This project has received approvals.

 

It was first aired on this forum in June of 2017, with approvals 21 months in, or thereabouts.


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#72 Jackerbie

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 09:39 AM

Demo permits have been issued


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#73 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 06:29 PM

Construction fencing is finally up around the old building so demolition should begin soon (the building is also vacant).
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#74 Kungsberg

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 09:10 PM

Demolition has begun.

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#75 Darren14

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 10:06 PM

Are they going to demo the whole building and start from scratch?

#76 Mike K.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 07:24 AM

Yup. Brand new building will rise.
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#77 Biro

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 05:28 PM

Yup. Brand new building will rise.

I assume they are completing asbestos abatement prior to teardown? That or removing appliances and copper wire for recycling. Snapped some shots on a COVID-19 isolation run March 24th.

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#78 Mike K.

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 05:30 PM

Yes, that could be what they’re doing now. Thanks for the photos!

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#79 Darren14

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 02:01 PM

The Orange tarp as seen in above photos has moved to the Quadra facing 

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#80 Mike K.

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 02:59 PM

Thank you for the update.

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