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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 | proposed


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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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