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Crosstown, phase 1
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 584 Burnside Road East
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
Crosstown, phase 1 is a mixed-use affordable housing and commercial development along the 500-block of Burnsid... (view full profile)
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[Burnside-Gorge] | Crosstown | Affordable rentals; office; retail | 6 & 6-storeys | Phase 1 approved


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#21 Citified.ca

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:50 AM

A six-storey office building will front onto Douglas Street while the six-storey residential complex will front onto Burnside Road East.

 

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An artist's rendering of Crosstown, a mixed-use affordable rental, retail and office development envisioned for lands occupied by the former Tally-Ho Hotel complex along upper Douglas Street.  Low Hammond Rowe Architects

 

Affordable rentals and an office complex envisioned for Tally-Ho Hotel site

https://victoria.cit...-ho-hotel-site/

 

A former hotel complex-turned social housing residence along Victoria’s upper Douglas Street corridor is eyed for redevelopment into a mixed-used, multi-phased affordable rental and commercial project, Citified has learned.

 
The 52-room Tally-Ho Hotel property spanning between the 500-block of Burnside Road East and the 3000-block of Douglas Street was acquired by BC Housing in the spring of 2017 for the purposes of converting the suites into supportive housing owned and managed by the Victoria Cool Aid Society. It has been operating in that capacity since early 2018.
  
Earlier this year Cool Aid, working with affordable housing builder TL Housing Solutions, unveiled plans to transform the nearly 60-year-old hotel and its adjacent parking lot (accessible via Burnside Road East) into a proposal dubbed Crosstown that would include over 150 affordable rental apartments, retail spaces and offices within two low-rise buildings. [Full article]

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#22 nagel

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:57 AM

Bicycle on the sidewalk.  Nice.



#23 Mike K.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:02 AM

Lol.

There’s a pick-up in the middle of the road so it evens out.

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#24 G-Man

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:11 AM

This project is just sad. What a missed opportunity.


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#25 Nparker

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:12 AM

Bicycle on the sidewalk.,.

Truth in advertising.


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#26 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:18 PM

A special meeting will be held on January 21 to discuss general social housing issues in the neighbourhood with Cool Aid and other operators: 

 

Per the BGCN:

 

This special community meeting is an opportunity for community members to learn about a revised Community Commitment Agreement which outlines commitments from BC Housing and the operators of various shelters and supportive housing facilities to mitigate issues in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood. The idea for an agreement was proposed by Minister Robinson in late 2017 in response to increasing  tensions in the neighbourhood. A Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was formed to develop the  agreement.

 

Cool Aid's message to the Burnside Gorge community about Crosstown Phase 1 can be read on the final page of the January e-news at this link:  http://www.burnsideg...2019_E-news.pdf

 

 



#27 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:27 PM

This is going to CoTW at Council on Thursday May 23.

#28 Nparker

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 05:14 PM

If there's time after the shark fin discussion.



#29 DustMagnet

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 05:24 PM

Bicycle on the sidewalk.  Nice.

 

Also no helmet.  Most of these renderings lack helmets.

 

Is art imitating life or life, art?

 

"I learned it from you, ok!?  I learned it from your architectural renderings!"


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#30 Mike K.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:55 PM

This proposal is planned to go before council tonight.


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#31 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:11 AM

It’s advancing to a public hearing now: https://www.timescol...nits-1.23832417

#32 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 01:00 PM

This proposal has been modified in terms of unit mix and some architectural elements.  Details  https://tender.victo...130104142973133

 

Revised rendering:

 

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#33 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 04:02 PM

This is going to Council on Thursday May 28.



#34 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 04:22 PM

This is going to public hearing on Thursday June 11....



#35 Jackerbie

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:49 AM

This is going to public hearing on Thursday June 11....

 

Unanimous approval

 

The PDF presentation to Council is here: https://pub-victoria...ocumentId=54275


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#36 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:55 AM

I can’t check the doc right now but were approvals for both phases?

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#37 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:59 AM

The document appears to only describe phase 1.



#38 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 08:02 AM

Thank you!
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#39 Jackerbie

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 09:40 AM

The public hearing was for rezoning and DP issuance. The rezoning applies to the whole site, the DP is for Phase 1. I believe the Temporary use permit allowing the old Tally-Ho to be used as transitional housing was also extended but not 100% sure on that.



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Posted 13 June 2020 - 12:12 PM

TL Solutions and BC Housing tried to develop a project at the old Bay site 5 years ago when the BC Auditor stepped in.

 

“B.C. Housing was prepared to go forward with this project despite the fact there were significantly unresolved issues with respect to the project’s financial viability,” said the report. “Further, B.C. Housing management knew of these issues, but appeared undeterred in proceeding with the project."

 

The executive summary said auditors found the Townline-retained appraiser overstated the property value by approximately $900,000, leading to a public perception that the province was receiving a substantial discount on the announced $4 million land purchase

 

https://thetyee.ca/N...using-Victoria/

 

Deja vu?



 



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