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#1 amor de cosmos

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:38 PM

The CAOB is looking to raise awareness about this community amenity and to start a conversation about its future potential. In partnership with the GVPN, they initiated a series of Community Conversations regarding Oak Bay’s special shoreline environment, including Turkey Head.

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like many other places, it's mostly a parking lot
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#2 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:52 PM

Take the top third or half and turn it into a park. I don't know what else to do. The marina still needs some parking--I doubt that lot is ever full.

 

Plant a few trees, install some furniture, put up an interpretive plaque or two...seriously, what else is there?


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#3 tjv

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:16 PM

I could see selling off a huge chunk at the tip to private developers while maintaining the public walking trail around the perimeter.

 

As for parking, OB has provided that parking lot free of charge to the marina for over 50 years which shouldn't be the case going forward



#4 Matt R.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:32 PM

Free, or included in the lease?

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:55 AM

Turkey Head can take waves right over the top of it if the weather is rough, the tide is in, and the wind is coming from the South/South-East.

There are certainly times in the past few decades that I've seen almost the entire parking lot closed, under 6" to 8" of water (more out at the tip).

 

The breakwater protects the marina, but the South side of Turkey Head is completely exposed to the South/South-East ... all the way to Puget Sound.

 

That fact wouldn't necessarily stop it from being turned into a park, but it would definitely have to be taken into account for any design, (the waves crashing over the top bit is missing from the blurb provided by Victoriaplacemaking).


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#6 Mike K.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:12 AM

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel sure knows what it’s like to deal with those stormy days. Their barriers have been destroyed twice now, I think?

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#7 tjv

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:42 AM

Free, or included in the lease?

Matt.

If I recall correctly Oak Bay built the parking lot for the Oak Bay Marina when the marina was built back in the 60's.  When the lease was renewed in the early 90's they got to continue to use it rent free.  Since the land that the marina sits on is not owned by the marina there was a proposal by Peter Pollen to take over the marina when the lease term ended, but ultimately Bob Wright, the original developer won out in a very close vote

 

That should also mean lease negotiations are up for renewal soon hence the park question.  

 

Turkey Head can take waves right over the top of it if the weather is rough, the tide is in, and the wind is coming from the South/South-East.

There are certainly times in the past few decades that I've seen almost the entire parking lot closed, under 6" to 8" of water (more out at the tip).

 

The breakwater protects the marina, but the South side of Turkey Head is completely exposed to the South/South-East ... all the way to Puget Sound.

 

That fact wouldn't necessarily stop it from being turned into a park, but it would definitely have to be taken into account for any design, (the waves crashing over the top bit is missing from the blurb provided by Victoriaplacemaking).

Yes I forgot about that.  My boat is down there, but don't do down that often during the winter.



#8 todd

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:03 AM

Is this still opening soon?

 

 

A foreshore lease was granted to Seabroke Young and A. R. Hennell on behalf of the Oak Bay Swimming Bath Co., subject to conditions referred to in a letter from the Deputy Minister of Lands dated December 11, 1919. The location of this proposed pool was apparently to be northwest of the present Oak Bay Marina.

 

https://www.oakbay.c...ory/murdoch.pdf



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:11 AM

.......

 

The breakwater protects the marina, but the South side of Turkey Head is completely exposed to the South/South-East ... all the way to Puget Sound.

 

That fact wouldn't necessarily stop it from being turned into a park, but it would definitely have to be taken into account for any design, (the waves crashing over the top bit is missing from the blurb provided by Victoriaplacemaking).

 

https://youtu.be/577SEaYwamk


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#10 todd

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:24 AM

It's mostly just fill, if more park is wanted you can just keep building out.

 

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