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1124 Vancouver Street / 941-953 View Street
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Address: 941-953 View Street
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[Downtown] 1124 Vancouver Street / 941-953 View Street | Rentals | 6-storeys | Proposed


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#21 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:47 AM

Plans show space for 171 bicycles, including 124 in a secure pavilion, in an outdoor courtyard, that would include bike repair space.

 

A key issue is that the site comes with what Mancini describes as significant geological challenges because it is close to the Juan De Fuca fault line.

 

That’s why the plan is to build a partially sunken concrete parkade and a wood-framed building above, resulting in a relatively light-weight construction, he said.

 

 

https://www.timescol...site-1.24007296

 

 

oh ya that does sound challenging for sure.  too bad that fault line runs right under view street there near vancouver.  good thing the jukebox was built on the other side of vancouver street well away from that fault line.  does anyone know if london drugs is on that fault line?  or that pizza hut and bin 4?  i might stop shopping there if that's the case.

 

oh hold on he says it's "close" to the fault line.  maybe the fault line is in the middle of vancouver street?  it's very confusing.  the city needs to mark this fault line so nobody walks on it.


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#22 Mike K.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:53 AM

And the TC just ran with the oddity, never questioning what was actually meant as the fault line affects hundreds of square kilometres, not just that intersection.
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#23 shoeflack

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:05 AM

Jukebox was also challenged by this area. They had to spend months driving piles to support the concrete structure, and they only ended up doing one level of underground parking. There's actually two levels of above ground parking at the Jukebox.

 

There area is definitely a challenge for all of the projects in the vicinity that have been proposed. The reality though is that every corner of Vancouver Island is "close to" a fault line...heck, most of BC is. But the added challenge of the soil/clay in this area makes digging down and laying a foundation particularly challenging/costly, so I can appreciate their desire to go wood instead of concrete here.



#24 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:42 AM

i think we know what they meant with the soil conditions and peat and some kind of former/underground creek/aquifer there.  it was just an odd way of the tc phrasing it.


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#25 Mike K.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:10 AM

The TC phrased it that way because the letter from the architect phrased it that way, and the article uses quotes from the letter.


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#26 IPH

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:45 AM

it will be interesting to see what happens to the City's repairs to this intersection as more buildings with underground parking are constructed around it.  Even with only one level of underground there will be some dewatering occur as a result of perimeter drains around their foundations.  highly saturated peat will compress under load as it is dewatered so there could be some settlement depending on how deep the city went with their remedial measures.  Jukebox is on piles so it shouldn't impact that building but any that are built on shallow raft slabs, older buildings on standard spread footings, as well as the road sidewalk etc. near this intersection may see some settlement.    



 



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