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Rhodo
Use: townhome
Address: 1712-1720 Fairfield Road
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Sales status: in planning
Rhodo is a 20-unit townhome development in the 1700-block of Fairfield Road in the City of Victoria's Fairfiel... (view full profile)
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#101 Casual Kev

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:06 PM

If even this project ends up dead on the water I will become a density extremist. I will find like-minded people and stack ourselves on top of each other in a Rockland frontyard. There is no other way.


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#102 PPPdev

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 11:39 AM

Haha I know it seems bizarre that a location like this can't take townhouses. I agree with you, if it is denied, we are essentially saying no where in the area is good for townhouses.

 

We are off to Council in January so we'll see how it goes.


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#103 punk cannonballer

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:30 PM

Is this the Aryze proposal that has white bicycles and sandwich boards chained to public bike parking by the Janion and the head of the Galloping Goose? I think putting advertisements on public land like this is despicable and I hope you get fined.

 

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Well, anyone who's a cyclist looks at a white bike and thinks that someone has been killed on their bike in that location. So, putting up an ad with a white bike is akin to using an AR-15 to advertise your preschool. It's shockingly tone-deaf.



#104 rsnxmt

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:31 AM

Any update on how the meeting with council went in January?


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#105 PPPdev

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:11 AM

Council approved sending us to Public Hearing last night!


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#106 Nparker

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:14 AM

Council approved sending us to Public Hearing last night!

Sending your team or this project?  ;)



#107 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:12 PM

Has this previously been mentioned? It looks like Aryze is partnering with the CRD to make two of the units affordable-ownership: https://crd.ca.legis...1B-0F5DF156EAC3

#108 PPPdev

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 04:28 AM

approved :)


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#109 Mixed365

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:46 AM

When does construction begin?


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#110 PPPdev

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:00 AM

Aiming for January 2020 start  :banana:


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#111 fairfield-ghost

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 03:44 PM

Congrats on getting this through the process,

Any sense of price ranges now that you have a final design for Rhodo? 



#112 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 06:20 PM

The City of Victoria is being sued over the decision to approve this project. A Fairfield resident is asking the BC Supreme Court to overturn the approval based on height concerns and contravention of the community plan: https://www.timescol...ject-1.23969871

#113 aastra

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 06:38 PM

That half-story will make all the difference re: preserving the character of the neighbourhood.



#114 G-Man

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 12:00 AM

Oh god I hope they lose and have to pay the court costs.

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#115 PPPdev

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 10:57 AM

:huh:



#116 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 11:41 AM

I don't understand John Wells' rationale for the court case.

 

The OCP clearly states certain buildings can be up to three storeys along secondary arterial roads. Is there anything in the Fairfield Community Plan that explicitly prohibits three storeys on this specific site?


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#117 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 11:44 AM

Also, I assume construction can proceed at the site before the lawsuit is heard because there has not been an injunction granted?


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#118 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 11:58 AM

The Fairfield Plan is in draft form, here is the latest version (.pdf)

 

https://engage.victo...d-plan-july2019

 

Consider development of 3 to 4 storeys, with some added floor space, where the
provision of non-market housing is considered. In support of this goal, buildings
of up to 5 storeys may be considered along Fairfield road,

 

 

So I guess it comes down to whether you believe 1720 Fairfield is close enough to be considered part of the Fairfield Plaza urban centre.

 

I just can't see a judge looking at these documents and saying a three storey building is explicitly forbidden. 

 

The spirit of both the OCP and Plan hinge on preserving SFD neighbourhoods by densifying urban hubs. A border case like this has a lot of room for interpretation and I don't understand how a court can resolve it.


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#119 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 12:11 PM

he actually lives about 6 or 8 houses up st. charles from fairfield.  not seriously affected certainly not next door.



#120 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM

^I take it his concern is if you allow this building outside an urban centre, there's nothing stopping council from allowing similar buildings marching all the way down the street.


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