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Cook & Pendergast
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 324-328 Cook Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 4
Condo units: 48 (1BR, 2BR, 3BR)
Sales status: in planning
Cook and Pendergast is a proposal at 324-328 Cook Street and 1044-1054 Pendergast Street for a four-storey res... (view full profile)
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[Fairfield] Cook & Pendergast (Pic-A-Flic Video site) | Residential and commercial | Proposed


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#121 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:33 AM

A proposed 48-unit condo building on the former Pic-A-Flic Video site in the Cook Street Village is headed to a public hearing.

 

Aragon Properties plans to demolish the commercial building, two houses and a duplex at Cook and Pendergast Streets to build a four-storey condominium with businesses on the first floor.

 

 

https://www.timescol...ring-1.24139368



#122 Nparker

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:15 AM

Almost 3 years since this proposal was first announced and progress is practically nil. Just one more reason to be ashamed of our local government.



#123 Glen

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:13 PM

certain council members are asking for way too much. Developers will go where they can reduce costs


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#124 Nparker

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:30 PM

A basic, 4-storey residential building in a part of the city designated for exactly this sort of development and 3 years into this proposal, the CoV Council still hasn't been able to make a decision? Has there ever been less competent governance than currently exists in Victoria?


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#125 Glen

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 12:03 PM

Good on Aragon for not caving into certain city councilors that are trying to extort an unfair position. City council ( you know who you are ) needs to provide better flexibility to builders when they ask for under market value suites.  Use credits towards the construction of alternative buildings/suites where land costs are lower and builders can supply affordable units.

 

City council is not helping to increase housing with all these delays.  The end purchasers always pays.



#126 Nparker

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 12:52 PM

...City council is not helping to increase housing with all these delays...

Nor making housing more affordable, but council's demands make their voting base happy.



#127 Casual Kev

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 11:19 PM

A basic, 4-storey residential building in a part of the city designated for exactly this sort of development and 3 years into this proposal, the CoV Council still hasn't been able to make a decision? Has there ever been less competent governance than currently exists in Victoria?

 

Taking years to approve a trivial residential building is precisely what those who voted in this council want. No private party shall supply housing without running through a gauntlet.


Edited by Casual Kev, 04 August 2020 - 11:19 PM.

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#128 Glen

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 04:01 PM

Another no go



#129 Glen

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 01:48 PM

Bring back the VHS tapes!



#130 Torrontes

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 12:27 PM

Did Aragon consider turning the site into a campground?



#131 Torrontes

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 12:31 PM

It could be stratified, with bunk beds. It might take pressure off high demand sites located on ChopShop Alley in Beacon Hill Park.



#132 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 November 2020 - 03:09 PM

Additional concessions are being offered by Aragon:

 

https://tender.victo...227141450088577



#133 Nparker

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Posted 05 November 2020 - 03:13 PM

3+ years in planning and nothing to show for it and we wonder why housing is so expensive in the CoV.


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#134 Nparker

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Posted 05 November 2020 - 03:15 PM

Additional concessions are being offered by Aragon...

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#135 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:25 PM

This is going to a public hearing on Thursday Nov 26.  



#136 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted Yesterday, 02:59 PM

Did council approve this project last night at the public hearing? 



#137 Brantastic

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Posted Yesterday, 04:52 PM

It failed on a 4-4 tie due to affordability concerns.



#138 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 05:04 PM

Well that's 48 fewer homes, so for sure local housing prices will go down now.


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#139 Brantastic

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Posted Yesterday, 05:39 PM

I think their argument was that it would require the demolition of 4 rather affordable rental units in the existing 2 SFHs on site, in exchange for many units that would all be unattainable to anyone with similar income levels to the people that would be kicked out for the development. The cash in-lieu being offered wouldn't even cover a fraction of the total construction costs for just 4 affordable rentals elsewhere in the city to replace those that are lost. 

I'm disappointed however, as I do think it's an attractive building and I'm always supportive of pedestrian-oriented developments that further densify car-optional neighborhoods. 



#140 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 05:47 PM

Suppressing available housing stock will never create affordability. Of course the law of supply and demand is lost on the majority of CoV council. 


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