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Tresah West
Use: condo
Address: 607 Speed Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 12
Condo units: 179 (1BR, 2BR, penthouse, junior 1BR)
Sales status: in planning
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#61 Nparker

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:10 PM

BC just announced building code changes to permit 12 storey wood buildings province wide:

And the CoV's flat-top skyline just got a little flatter.



#62 PPPdev

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:45 PM

I'm really stuck on the parking for Speed/Francis though.

 

Please do not think that we are unsympathetic to your concerns. The challenge for us is on one hand, we have an affordability crisis we are grappling with, on the other, the community often asks for more and more parking and the two are not compatible. Car ownership rates are on the decline and many studies show vehicle miles travelled are declining overall as well. Transportation investment is increasing at all levels of government and a recent Metro Vancouver parking report has shown that there is a 42% oversupply in parking for apartments and stratas.

 

This building (and parking) will be here for 60+ years and automobile usage is changing. So we are literally in a position whereby if we increase the amount of parking, it has a direct correlating reduction in homes.

 

So...should we be building homes for cars or people?



#63 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:57 PM

well the current situation robb describes is not to good.

robb do you mean just you did not take up modo and bus passes or the whole building was not very interested?

#64 Robb

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:42 PM

well the current situation robb describes is not to good.

robb do you mean just you did not take up modo and bus passes or the whole building was not very interested?


The developer funded 60 years of bus passes (2 year passes each for 30 units) and I was able to have a pass for 4 years, so 15 people took advantage.

The developer also bought a Civic, designated a parking spot, and paid the membership share for each unit in VCSC (now Modo). My understanding is that not one resident made use of the car. Mind you, this was 2007-2010 or so and car share wasn't as well known. They moved the car to a busier location.
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#65 MarkoJ

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:05 PM

Autonomous cars are probably still 20+ years out, but I do agree in that 30-60 years there will be an oversupply of parking as you'll simply call one of thousands of autonomous cars rolling down Douglas Street.


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#66 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:19 AM

in 30 to 60 years you’ll also have much less reason to even want to travel douglas. it’ll be a very different world in how we travel how we shop how we recreate socialize work and dine. very different.

#67 dasmo

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:45 AM

In 30 years a parking spot in town will be worth $500k....
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#68 Mike K.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:28 AM

in 30 to 60 years you’ll also have much less reason to even want to travel douglas. it’ll be a very different world in how we travel how we shop how we recreate socialize work and dine. very different.

 

30 years ago we travelled, socialized, worked and dined the same way we do today.

 

There might be slight deviations (like SkipTheDishes vs. a restaurant's own delivery guy) but the changes will be relatively minor. The world changed between 1880 and 1950. We've trickled along since then, mostly.


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#69 PPPdev

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:48 AM

30 years ago we travelled, socialized, worked and dined the same way we do today.

 

There might be slight deviations (like SkipTheDishes vs. a restaurant's own delivery guy) but the changes will be relatively minor. The world changed between 1880 and 1950. We've trickled along since then, mostly.

 

In 2007 with the introduction of the iPhone, life hasn't changed at all eh?  :)



#70 Nparker

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:52 AM

How we do things has changed with new technology, but much of what we do as social animals remains the same.

 

Edit: and I apologize for keeping this thread off-topic  :redface:


Edited by Nparker, 14 March 2019 - 08:53 AM.


#71 Mike K.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:58 AM

Society is also moving back to a simpler time, in some ways.

 

People are seeking out older vehicles because they can understand the mechanics, fix what needs fixing, etc. People are also embracing off-grid lifestyles at a rate I don't think we could have imagined 20 years ago when off-grid meant you were literally strange. Now there's a whole industry catering to self-reliance.

 

Folks are learning to knit! There are courses on how to build your own stuff. Fix your own stuff. Recycle old stuff. I mean the modern era has brought a lot of changes, but they've been variations on things we were already doing (like reading the news on your phone; 20 years ago you read the news on a piece of paper).


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#72 PPPdev

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:13 AM

Society is also moving back to a simpler time, in some ways.

 

People are seeking out older vehicles because they can understand the mechanics, fix what needs fixing, etc. People are also embracing off-grid lifestyles at a rate I don't think we could have imagined 20 years ago when off-grid meant you were literally strange. Now there's a whole industry catering to self-reliance.

 

Folks are learning to knit! There are courses on how to build your own stuff. Fix your own stuff. Recycle old stuff. I mean the modern era has brought a lot of changes, but they've been variations on things we were already doing (like reading the news on your phone; 20 years ago you read the news on a piece of paper).

 

All the millennials we hire can't drive standard so I don't agree hahaahahha 



#73 Mike K.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:17 AM

Lol, fair enough.

 

Nature always finds a way to reset the species (I kid I kid!).


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#74 Nparker

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:34 AM

...Nature always finds a way to reset the species (I kid I kid!).

Nature is overdue.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:44 AM

All the millennials we hire can't drive standard so I don't agree hahaahahha 

 

must be younger millennials. Gen Z i'd understand; but most millennials I know, particularly the men; myself included, can drive stick just fine.



#76 MarkoJ

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:53 AM

All the millennials we hire can't drive standard so I don't agree hahaahahha 

Ha ha....I had the same experience lately :) 


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#77 DustMagnet

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:16 AM

^ They probably can't drive a horse & buggy for crap either.


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#78 jasmineshinga

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:54 PM

Horse and buggy, pfft. Get a mule, it's got some proper kick :)


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#79 DustMagnet

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:25 PM

People tell me that but I just won't budge.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:48 PM

All the millennials we hire can't drive standard

 

That's such a tragedy.  But hey, at least it makes my car harder to steal!


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