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#21 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 03:20 AM

A new floating dock was installed secretly in the Gorge waterway with the hopes of sparking a community conversation about rethinking the way we use the harbour.

 

After a 2018 trip to Copenhagen, Luke Mari, along with the two other owners of Aryze Development, felt something was missing when they returned home. The three friends were inspired by the working harbour, lined with people swimming on hot summer days.

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Thus, Project Albero was born. The floating circular dock with a Japanese Katsura tree in the middle was built with the help of architects and engineers and was secretly pulled into the middle of the Gorge, near Banfield Park on July 15.

 

 

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i'm all for secret floating docks.  but can just anyone haul anything they want to into the gorge?  i thought we were trying to get junk out of the water.

 

maybe permits and liability insurance and a maintenance plan are all in place.  but i'm not reading that anywhere.  dunno.

 

on a deeply personal note i hate floating docks.  i find almost nothing more gross than climbing a ladder with some type of slimy growth attached to it.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 July 2020 - 03:29 AM.


#22 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 05:47 AM

Legally, i bet it falls through the cracks since it's for the public. I'm no expert but I assume existing laws target private docks, for instance, if the Janion owners built a private dock on the harbour, that wouldn't be allowed. But a public platform on public property is more complicated. Maybe enforcement is complaint driven and who would complain?


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#23 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 05:54 AM

i'm guessing it's only temporary anyway.  it's quite deluxe to just give away.  maybe it's bound for the owners' summer cottage later.



#24 Mike K.

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 06:29 AM

Here’s the project: https://aryze.ca/pro...-floating-tree/

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#25 aastra

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 08:52 AM

Slimy ladders aside*, how about a floating pool?

 

*another Tinto Rocks album


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#26 todd

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:12 AM

https://youtu.be/0hK3pBcY3k0

#27 Nparker

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:17 AM

I need a VacuuMax.


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#28 todd

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:33 AM

I need a VacuuMax.

 

Sorry why?



#29 Nparker

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:37 AM

Personal reasons.


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#30 todd

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 12:25 PM

 
on a deeply personal note i hate floating docks.  i find almost nothing more gross than climbing a ladder with some type of slimy growth attached to it.


At a pier at low tide attempted to climb up a barnacle and muscle covered chain ladder got halfway up quite high in the air it had rusted it broke slam back into the water was cut by the muscles and barnacles.

#31 m3m

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 12:27 PM

https://www.victoria.../Bylaws/9.3.pdf

 

Here's the applicable by-law.  It's not allowed. 



#32 Nparker

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 12:45 PM

So the question now is, will the CoV enforce this bylaw? They are pretty flexible on which bylaws they choose to enforce.


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#33 todd

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 02:34 PM

Why bother it’s awesome. Just remove the non-awesome stuff.
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#34 marks_28

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 04:09 PM

Why remove it? It’s an awesome amenity that was added at no cost to the taxpayer. Might actually take a swim to it this weekend if the weather stays warm!

#35 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 04:26 PM

for the same reason you might remove some monkey bars delivered into your local playground anonymously.

hey look I’m not knocking it. It aryze what it aryze. it’s just odd.

#36 A Girl is No one

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 05:29 PM

Why remove it? It’s an awesome amenity that was added at no cost to the taxpayer. Might actually take a swim to it this weekend if the weather stays warm!

I give it max 24 hours before a tent gets set up on it.

#37 todd

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 05:44 PM

for the same reason you might remove some monkey bars delivered into your local playground anonymously.
hey look I’m not knocking it. It aryze what it aryze. it’s just odd.


Seasteading is not that odd.

#38 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 04:14 AM

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#39 amor de cosmos

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 07:39 AM

i just had an idea. a while back i thought of using bamfield park for concerts since it has a slope & could be used as a natural amphitheatre, but now this floating tree thing makes me thing the stage could be on a floating barge. that would be awesome!


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#40 todd

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 10:49 AM

How about a new floating barge park?


Edited by todd, 19 July 2020 - 10:50 AM.


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