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[Harris Green] Johnson Yates Block (Victoria Mazda property) | Victoria Fire Hall | Rentals, condos, retail space | Proposed


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#281 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:33 PM

does anyone actually know what the requirements are for fire services?  can't the city survive by moving trucks and people to the other 2 fire halls while a new one was built on yates?  at least up there people are used to the sounds.  and it seems to me the only difference in response times is about 3 minutes at best.

 

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all 3 saanich fire halls are each more than 7km apart.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 February 2019 - 12:41 PM.


#282 Nparker

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:45 PM

... can't the city survive by moving trucks and people to the other 2 fire halls while a new one was built on yates?  at least up there people are used to the sounds...

So it's OK for residents in that part of the city to continue to experience fire hall noise, since they are "used to it", but the people living a few blocks west deserve eternal peace and tranquility? I am not sure I follow the logic.



#283 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:53 PM

well the yates hall has been there since 1958.  so residents moved there knowing about it.  the youngest person that lived there before a fire hall moved in is now 61 years old.  it's next to rental apartments built in the70's. it's across the street from a school/field.


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#284 Promontory Kingpin

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:53 PM

My guess is the old folks in Sutton East and West don't want a firehall next door and are pissed about losing views. You're absolutely right G Man. Same old story. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.


Sutton East and West are so old and decrepit, they should have no say.

Their version of remodelling is to come up with not even enough money to paint part of the outside of their old and ugly buildings.

Tear them down I say!
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#285 Downtownguy99

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 07:58 AM

As a Sutton East owner, I have long supported and happy about the development across the street. This area desperately needs densification. For the record our building is not full of seniors - that would be next door at Sutton West, who also painted their building - which we are not - why would you ever cover up and paint concrete brutalist architecture. We are however getting the building cleaned this year. As for the views, anyone that buys downtown real estate should never assume their view is forever, we certainly didn’t and bought here as it makes sense to live and work downtown and not commute. Don’t assume anything....
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#286 Mike K.

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 08:03 AM

Yup. That’s the right take, for sure.

Know it all.
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#287 baconnbits

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:21 AM

When is the public hearing for this. Doesn’t it have to be soon?

 



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