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Caledonia
Uses: rental, townhome
Address: 1211 Gladstone Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 5
The Caledonia affordable housing project is comprised of two five-storey buildings, a four-storey building and... (view full profile)
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[Fernwood] Caledonia | Rentals; townhomes | 5, 5 & 4-storeys | Proposed


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#1 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:20 PM

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.

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#2 Hotel Mike

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:43 PM

That is great potential for infill. I hope it will be done with some style and imagination.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#3 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:51 PM

That is great potential for infill. I hope it will be done with some style and imagination.


The project size and scale is comparable to the Tally Ho proposal, so there is a potential here for great design...

#4 aastra

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 03:33 PM

As long as the three larger buildings don't repeat the same design, should be good.



#5 Jackerbie

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:00 PM

As long as the three larger buildings don't repeat the same design, should be good.

 

My bet is on exact same design, possibly variations in cladding and colour.



#6 aastra

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:16 PM

I wouldn't bet against you.



#7 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:47 PM

This project (under the existing townhouse complex address at 1211 Gladstone) went to Fernwood's CALUC on April 3, so I anticipate that we'll see an application (with renderings) soon...



#8 Nparker

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:53 PM

...There is a plan by CRCH 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...

Why do I find myself less-than-enthused about a low-rise, "affordable" housing project in Fernwood?

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It's going to have to be pretty spectacular to out shine the Compost Education Centre after all.



#9 Citified.ca

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:51 AM

Nice work, Kapten!

 

Citified profile: https://victoria.cit...tals/caledonia/

 

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Identified in blue is the future site of a 155-unit housing complex between the 1200-blocks of Gladstone Avenue and Grant Street adjacent to Victoria High School. Earmarked for nine lots, the project site will require a land swap between the City of Victoria and the School District of Greater Victoria in order to proceed.

 

155-units of affordable housing pitched for Vic High lands in Victoria's Fernwood neighbourhood

 
A land swap between the City of Victoria and the School District of Greater Victoria could yield a $50 million multi-building affordable housing complex immediately west of Victoria High School’s running track.
 
The Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) is pursuing municipal approvals to develop a 155-unit rental project comprised of two five-storey buildings, a four-storey building and two rows of townhomes on leased school district land.
 
Spanning nine parcels between the 1200-blocks of Gladstone Avenue and Grant Street east of Chambers Street, the project is envisioned to yield 38 one-bedroom, 97 two-bedroom, 16 three-bedroom and four four-bedroom suites with the townhome component situated at the north end and two five-storey buildings at the south end. The four-storey building will rise to the north of the five-storey buildings. [Full article]

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