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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:29 AM

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The project will replace an existing 50-unit complex built in 1983.

 

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An artist's rendering of a redeveloped Colwood Lodge affordable housing complex along Belmont Road at Colwood Corners. The six-storey, 139-unit building is slated to replace an aging 50-unit apartment.

 

Colwood Corners affordable housing complex to deliver 139-units, including family-sized four-bedroom apartments

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#2 Nparker

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:52 AM

Any pics of the existing building? I would have thought a 36 year old building would still have some life left in it.



#3 Mike K.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:15 AM

Apparently not. The CRD is knocking down a building of the same vintage in James Bay.


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#4 Nparker

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:21 AM

So one has to wonder will today's "affordable housing" projects be built to last longer?



#5 DustMagnet

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:14 PM

Maybe going from 50 to 139 units is worth scrapping it for.



#6 Nparker

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 03:25 PM

Maybe going from 50 to 139 units is worth scrapping it for.

It just seems a shame not to be able to re-purpose a building that isn't very old.

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#7 sdwright.vic

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:45 PM

And appears to be in pretty good shape.
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#8 DustMagnet

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:11 PM

It just seems a shame not to be able to re-purpose a building that isn't very old.

 

You mean like move it somewhere?  I don't think it can be renovated to achieve 139 units out of 50.



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:13 PM

Hey,how about this? Spend the money building ANOTHER building elsewhere! Then there are 189 units!
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#10 LJ

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:15 PM

^And the demolition costs and moving 50 households out of their current home.


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#11 RFS

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:28 PM

Its in better shape than a lot of the rental buildings in town.
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