I don't think there is a thread yet for this (apologies if I missed it):
There is a plan by CRHC to build 155 units of affordable housing *behind private property* on Chambers avenue in Fernwood on the west side of property owned by the school district (i.e. Vic High), the city, and BC Housing. The plan involves a land swap.
The plan calls for:
- 1 4-storey building
- 2 5-storey buildings
- 2 townhouse blocks (3 storeys each)
- Underground parking
- Construction start in Fall 2020
Additional information on the proposal is here: https://fernwoodnrg....t-for-fernwood/
Despite some wording in the above link, it's possible that the community garden on Chambers ('Spring Ridge Common') could be included in the development proposal. A subsequent article (published two days ago on April 9) from Fernwood NRG mentions that the group lost its lease on the garden and that its future is tied to the development proposal; see https://fernwoodnrg....-ridge-commons/ .
Edited by Kapten Kapsell, 11 April 2019 - 06:23 PM.