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Address: 210 Gorge Road East
Municipality: Victoria
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[Burnside-Gorge] 210 Gorge Road East | 6-storeys | Affordable rentals | Approved


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#21 Mike K.

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:43 PM

That’s a great point, Bernard.
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#22 Bernard

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:59 PM

I lived in Burnside Gorge for close to 10 years and we may as well not have been on Vancouver Island for all the City cared.   Policing sucked.  City would hold all their meetings in an industrial area with no parking for the public.   The area was promised a connection between Maddock and the Galloping Goose as a priority park/land acquisition by the city in 1991, it still has not happened.   I could go on for pages......



#23 Veblen

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 11:18 PM

It is beyond me why people get so upset about insufficient parking at public hearings. Would it not be a benefit to the community to have fewer cars driving up traffic in your neighborhood and instead have more pedestrians, cyclists and transit users? Are the complaints typically from those who want to live in the building themselves?


Makes sense if you indirectly want to throw up roadblocks for the project. “More parking” means a higher ratio of stalls to units, which more $$$ or less units.

#24 sdwright.vic

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 07:21 AM

^Makes plenty of sense when you aren't of the dogma that "fewer cars driving up traffic in your neighborhood and instead have more pedestrians, cyclists and transit users". That instead there will just be more people battling for street parking.
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#25 Jackerbie

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 04:58 PM

Drawings are up for the revised proposal. Dev tracker: https://tender.victo...Number=REZ00620

 

Proposal is now five storeys, and has dropped 10 studios for a total of 72 units. The unit mix is:

  • 30 units at income assistance rates ($375/month) with support services available on site;
  • 8 units at affordable rental rates ($750/month);
  • 34 units at moderate income rental rates (ranging from $850 - $1500/month).

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#26 Jackerbie

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 04:58 PM

October 2018

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February 2019

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#27 sdwright.vic

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 05:09 PM

As a resident of this area I still say no. How about James Bay take a bullet for once?
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#28 Nparker

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 05:53 PM

The fuss and bother in our region over 3 meters of height never ceases to astound me.  :whyme:



#29 LJ

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 07:36 PM

Unless the income assisted and affordable units are built to a much lesser standard than the moderate income units, who would pay $1500 to live in a unit that somebody else is paying $375-$750 for?


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#30 tiger11

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 10:04 PM

Unless the income assisted and affordable units are built to a much lesser standard than the moderate income units, who would pay $1500 to live in a unit that somebody else is paying $375-$750 for?

 

Yes I would assuming market rent is still higher. Just cause someone (who I would assume is less fortunate) gets a better deal than you, would that stop them from appreciating a chance of a decently subsidized unit?



#31 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 04:45 AM

Unless the income assisted and affordable units are built to a much lesser standard than the moderate income units, who would pay $1500 to live in a unit that somebody else is paying $375-$750 for?

 

a person that does not qualify for the discount rate.



#32 DustMagnet

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:22 PM

^ That's seems obtuse.  Perhaps the question is why would someone want to pay the higher rate than their neighbour?

Having said that, many years ago I lived in a co-op building where your rent was indexed to your income so that people were paying different rates for the exact same type unit and there was always a waiting list to get in.



#33 RFS

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:56 PM

Unless they browse VV would they even know?

#34 DustMagnet

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:14 PM

Unless they browse VV would they even know?

 

:huh: You really think that wouldn't get around?



#35 threePs

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:50 AM

As a resident of this area I still say no. How about James Bay take a bullet for once?

 

The largest problem with this is access to land, as with any developer. CoolAid have an asset here in land they own and a building at the end of its life. They are leveraging this asset and using it to create more affordable housing. If you could give them $5-$10m for a piece of land in James Bay i'm sure they would happily take it and build.



#36 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:14 PM

This is going to COTW on Thursday March 28. The developer has revised it slightly from the February plans posted by Jackerbie.
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Staff have endorsed the proposal as being consistent with the OCP etc.

#37 Nparker

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:18 PM

Sure is dark and imposing.



#38 Casual Kev

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 04:01 PM

Sure is dark and imposing.

 

Just like a typical December evening in the city...



#39 AllseeingEye

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 04:40 PM

Oof....depressing in a brutish sort of way. If approved I sure hope that isn't the final word on the color scheme.....



#40 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 04:34 PM

The project has been reduced to five storeys and includes a commercial component.

Another rendering :

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From BGNA:

“Key Revisions Include:
• A reduction in the number of storeys from six storeys to five, to align with the Local Area Plan, and a reduction in the number of units from 82 homes to 72 homes (including 51 new, affordable, studio, one and two-bedroom suites)
• Modifications to the main floor and sidewalk along Gorge Road to include a commercial coffee outlet.

Edited by Kapten Kapsell, 03 April 2019 - 04:42 PM.


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