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Colwood Lodge
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Address: 85 Belmont Road
Municipality: Colwood
Region: Westshore
Storeys: 15
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[Colwood] Colwood Lodge | Affordable rentals | 15-storeys | Proposed


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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:05 AM

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An artist's rendering of a 15-storey development concept for Colwood Lodge, a property which is currently occupied by an outdated 50-unit woodframed affordable rental at 85 Belmont Road.

 

Colwood Lodge redevelopment could yield 15-storey affordable rental tower at Colwood Corners

 
The proposal shifted gears from an earlier six-storey, 139-unit design: https://victoria.cit...oom-apartments/

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#2 Nparker

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:13 AM

 

In lieu of providing underground parking as was the earlier intention, the updated design will feature a surface parking lot...

Boo.



#3 threePs

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 12:07 PM

 

 

 the updated design will feature a surface parking lot...

 

Boo.

 

underground parking = $$

affordable housing tenants  $$

less capital investment = cheaper rents = affordability!



#4 Nparker

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 12:36 PM

Surface parking = 1965.


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#5 Mike K.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:08 PM

One note, is the building will actually be shorter than Aryze Development’s Speed Avenue project. The Lodge will top out at 40 meters and 15-storeys. The Speed Avenue project will top out at 45 meters and 14-storeys.

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#6 aastra

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:15 PM

So should we expect a push for surface parking as an enlightened solution to affordability issues? Surface parking caused affordability issues before (being the waste of valuable space that it is), but now it will save us?

 

Why not have partially covered surface parking? A strip of townhouses with the parking obscured behind, and a few more levels of apartments above.


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#7 aastra

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:18 PM

 

Surface parking = 1965.

 

They were complaining about it in 1973:

 

 

Daily Colonist
February 14, 1973

Committee Recommends: Underground Parking

Builders of four-storey frame apartment buildings will have to provide... at least 50 per cent underground parking, if city council approves a recommendation by Victoria's zoning committee.

The proposal... specifies that at least 50 per cent of the parking spaces must be underground. At present, all parking may be above ground.

...the amendment was designed to put an end to black-topping half the city.

"...even those which are considered of a good design and quality, have acres of surface parking. We had to do something about that,"


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#8 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

So should we expect a push for surface parking as an enlightened solution to affordability issues? Surface parking caused affordability issues before (being the waste of valuable space that it is), but now it will save us?

Why not have partially covered surface parking? A strip of townhouses with the parking obscured behind, and a few more levels of apartments above.


yes this is a great compromise.

#9 threePs

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 06:07 PM

One note, is the building will actually be shorter than Aryze Development’s Speed Avenue project. The Lodge will top out at 40 meters and 15-storeys. The Speed Avenue project will top out at 45 meters and 14-storeys.

 

This is incorrect. 85 Belmont is planned at 51.68m.

 

 

 

Why not have partially covered surface parking? A strip of townhouses with the parking obscured behind, and a few more levels of apartments above.

 

According to the press release, the move to a tower vs the originally planned 6-storey w/ underground is to save the land for future development - they could technically build a 2nd tower of the same size beside this one in the future without needing a rezoning (once car dependency is even less and parking requirements are almost zero).


Edited by threePs, 31 August 2019 - 06:12 PM.

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#10 Mike K.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 06:01 AM

My mistake, thank you for clarifying.

I thought the maximum height for mass timber in BC was 45.5m.

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#11 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:33 AM

why call it colwood lodge though (apart from the useful location information contained within)?  i thought settler names were out these days?


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 September 2019 - 09:33 AM.

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