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310-338 Michigan Street
Use: rental
Address: 310-338 Michigan Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 4
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[James Bay] 310-338 Michigan Street | Affordable rentals | 4-storeys | Proposed


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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 06:31 AM

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An artist's rendering of 310-338 Michigan Street, a two-building, four-storey redevelopment of James Bay's Michigan Square affordable housing complex. Water penetration issues affecing the lower levels of the existing buildings and an underground parking component have necessitated redevelopment of the Capital Region Housing Corporation-owned property. 

 

97-unit affordable rental project to replace aging CRD apartments in James Bay

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#2 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 12:02 PM

Given the fact that the City is contributing a cash grant to the project, is there any realistic chance that this *won't* be approved by council?  Don't get me wrong:  I'm (personally) not opposed to this project, but if it goes to a public hearing I wonder if anyone opposed to the project would be discouraged from speaking against it if they feel like it's a 'done deal'?  Perhaps it's a chicken and egg thing:  ideally, grants for affordable housing projects would only be awarded after council approval of the development to preserve impartiality at these public hearings, but presumably some proposals need these cash grants up front to make them viable enough to be presented to council in the first place ...



#3 Jackerbie

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 12:18 PM

If rezoning was required, then I'd be more concerned. This one is just a DP with variance, so really the only thing being approved by Council is the look of the thing, not the land use. FWIW, the two variances requested are site coverage (45.2% proposed versus 40% permitted) and setbacks (5.78 m and 6.0 m proposed versus 7.5 m required). 


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#4 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 01:08 PM

If rezoning was required, then I'd be more concerned. This one is just a DP with variance, so really the only thing being approved by Council is the look of the thing, not the land use. FWIW, the two variances requested are site coverage (45.2% proposed versus 40% permitted) and setbacks (5.78 m and 6.0 m proposed versus 7.5 m required). 

The city also allocated a grant to 2558 Quadra Street, which *is* requesting a rezoning, so perhaps that project is a bigger issue than this one.

 

I assume that some neighbours could object to the design of 310/338 Michigan, but perhaps there will be chances for these concerns to be addressed via ADP (and back to CALUC if changes are substantial enough).



 



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