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[Saanich] 1647 McRae | Condos, commercial | 6 Storeys | Proposed


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#1 Jackerbie

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 01:27 PM

Abstract Developments has submitted rezoning and development permit applications for a three lot consolidation involving 1641 McRae Ave, 1647 McRae Ave, and 3226 Shelbourne St. The project is currently branded "1647 McRae." A six story building is proposed, containing 86 apartment units and 1 CRU. In documents provided to the neighbourhood association, Abstract has indicated that the unit will be condos.

 

Site plan: https://www.saanich....rae20200102.pdf

Elevations and sections: https://www.saanich....0191227elev.pdf

Landscape plan: https://www.saanich....0191227land.pdf

 

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#2 Nparker

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:00 PM

This is a good location for increased density.



#3 Bernard

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 09:01 AM

I dream of a time when all the single family homes on all of Shelbourne are replaced by 4 to 6 story buildings.    Ideally with 10 to 12 story buildings at all major intersections


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#4 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:57 AM

I dream of a time when all the single family homes on all of Shelbourne are replaced by 4 to 6 story buildings.    Ideally with 10 to 12 story buildings at all major intersections

 

great vision.  makes sense. shelbourne is an excellent transit corridor.  this should also be repeated on quadra.


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#5 Nparker

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 08:37 AM

...shelbourne is an excellent transit corridor...

Until it is reduced to one vehicle lane in each direction after bike lanes are added.



#6 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 08:39 AM

well let’s hope they’ve modelled that correctly. it’s not like Gordon head is growing.

#7 Mattjvd

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:16 PM

Until it is reduced to one vehicle lane in each direction after bike lanes are added.


The bike lanes should really be put on Cedar Hill road. Separate the primary automotive and bicycle routes.
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#8 Coreyburger

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:08 PM

The bike lanes should really be put on Cedar Hill road. Separate the primary automotive and bicycle routes.

This has been litigated and relitigated for a long time. Shelbourne is getting bike lanes - although the design differs depending on the area



#9 Brantastic

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 09:18 AM

Both should have bike lanes. Every major street should have them. 



#10 grantpalin

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 10:57 AM

This would be well-located if it goes through. On a traffic/transit corridor, a block from Hillside Mall/Walmart, and a pub/restaurant on the opposite corner.



#11 tiger11

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:15 PM

Pretty sure bike lanes are to be installed on this stretch once road dedications are provided? Thought this redesign occurred a year or so ago after the area north of feltham transitioned. 

 

Also seems like Abstract is reaching at 6 storeys as the SVAP designates them for a max of 4 storeys. Likely it will end up as a 4 storey project i would think, maybe 4 + penthouse level



#12 Nparker

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:39 PM

...Also seems like Abstract is reaching at 6 storeys as the SVAP designates them for a max of 4 storeys. Likely it will end up as a 4 storey project...

Yeah because those 2 extra floors destroy the neighbourhood. It would be a mistake not to build as tall as the wood frame code allows, as this is a perfect location for greater density.



#13 tiger11

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:51 PM

All for density in this location! Just not sure how the nimbys will like it and the bureacracy in Saanich is among the worst. The Kang and Gill project in the 4000 block of Saanich is just gearing up as it was recently approved. 

 

Also there is another multifam project by Abstract in the Tillcum neighbourhood, plus a townhouse project or two. 


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#14 Mike K.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 07:17 AM

And they’ve also got a very large project next to the seniors residence at Admirals.

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