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505 Quadra Street
Uses: rental, townhome
Address: 505 Quadra Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
505 Quadra Street is a six-storey, 87-unit purpose-built rental complex proposed for the site of the Beacon Ar... (view full profile)
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[Fairfield] Beacon Arms | Rentals | 6-storeys | Proposed


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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?



 



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