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#21 G-Man

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 07:20 PM

There is no parking problem in Chinatown there are parkades all over the downtown core. If anything there is an overabundance of surface parkingin and around Chinatown.

Current Parking:
- lot on 600 block Fisgard

- City owned parkade 600 Fisgard

- lot between Herald and Fisgard in the 500 block.

- lot on the old Clicks Parking.

- lot on the corner of Store and Herald.

- gravel lots Store and Chatham

- lot next to Janion building.

I mean if every neighbourhood needed this much off street parking then Victoria would look like Winnipeg.

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#22 gumgum

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 07:40 PM

People have this perception that there's a parking problem in the d/t core. For a d/t, Victoria doesn't have a problem.

#23 Caramia

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:34 PM

Still it is hard to tell that to hotel guests who have had to treck two blocks past Streetlink or employees that have been on Robbins waiting list for parking for months.

I'm not a fan of cars. I won't own one myself. But I can sure feel for people who are moving their cars between parking meters while this big empty space sits idle.
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#24 Icebergalley

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:19 AM

It's a lack of "free parking" problem...

When I first moved here I was wondering why all these people trickled out of St. Ann's Academy.. and moved their cars every couple of hours..

I guess it's the same everywhere..

Perhaps someone has a link to the UTNE Reader article of way back when "The Cost Of Free Parking"..

#25 Caramia

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 05:37 PM

Well, one woman I am working with has been on a waiting list for a paid parking spot for over a year now. When one finally came up for $120 dollars a month she was delighted! Literally leaping for joy hehe. Maybe what it is, is that we dont have enough of the right kind of parking. I agree, if all you want is to park your car for a couple of hours, you are fine, you can generally find a spot. But if you need to leave your car all day or all night, that's when it seems to get harder to find the spots.

Of course, the best way would be to have a decent public transit system both within downtown and to downtown, as well as having the residential stock in and around downtown being employed within a few blocks of their neighbourhood. But in that awkward time where we have neither, parking is a problem for people working down there.
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#26 gumgum

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 05:59 PM

^How far was she willing to walk for a spot? I'd be willing to bet that she could find a monthly within three blocks right away.
I'm from Ottawa. Parking is a lot worse and yet people here speak about it as if it's more dire than people did when I lived in Ottawa.

#27 Caramia

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 06:00 PM

The parking spot she found is four blocks away.
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#28 gumgum

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 06:08 PM

I don't understand that. A friend of mine who worked right d/t found a spot for himself and two co-workers right away very close.

#29 aastra

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 06:45 PM

I don't understand that either. I know someone who used to park all day in the lot at the Traveller's Inn. I'm sure this person wasn't paying $120 per month. I'll report back on this.

#30 Caramia

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:12 PM

Hrmm I think she was trying to go through Robbins and the City. Never thought of telling her to check any other providers. Who else besides Traveller's Inn runs lots near downtown? We should try to compile a map.
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#31 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:39 PM

In 1992 I paid $80/mo for the lot east of View Towers for 24 hours parking.
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#32 Icebergalley

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:55 PM

Well, one woman I am working with has been on a waiting list for a paid parking spot for over a year now. When one finally came up for $120 dollars a month she was delighted! Literally leaping for joy hehe. Maybe what it is, is that we dont have enough of the right kind of parking. I agree, if all you want is to park your car for a couple of hours, you are fine, you can generally find a spot. But if you need to leave your car all day or all night, that's when it seems to get harder to find the spots.

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That's between 4 to 6 dollars a day assuming a 20 day work month or 30 day month.. That's one lattee a day.. plus a muffin?

You won't convince people to take transit if parking is that cheap..

Broughton St. Garage advertises 10.00 until closing..

#33 Holden West

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:02 PM

Don't the City parkades max out at $10 a day?

I'm so glad the original plan for a huge parkade on the Buckerfield's site never went through. Sometimes Victoria's procrastination pays off.
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#34 Galvanized

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 11:23 PM

If you are looking for a good deal on monthly parking try any of the apartment buildings near Cook St. There are quite a few managers looking for extra cash for spots not used by tennants.
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#35 Rob Randall

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 12:55 AM

Anthem Properties is ready to revisit this project and has enlisted the talents of architect Franc D'Ambrosio.

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#36 Nparker

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:24 AM

This is great news Rob. That chain-linked, water-logged wilderness in the heart of Chinatown is one of the saddest sights in the region. I'd ALMOST say give the developers whatever they want to get this project off the ground; with one proviso: the finished project must be of high quality, and relate to the character of the neighbourhood.

#37 gumgum

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:06 AM

I am tentatively relieved.

#38 Caramia

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:23 AM

I'm pleased they chose D'Ambrosio, his work is beautiful! So full of light.

#39 Baro

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 10:31 AM

Yeah, he specialises in little low-rise projects like this. As long as it reinforces the streetwall effect of the area and has at least a 3-4:1 density I'll be happy.

#40 Rob Randall

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 10:44 AM

We are interested in hearing what people think would be the best land use for the site, including massing, height and amenities.

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