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#1 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 01:23 PM

Primex is proposing a major redevelopment of Village Green at the corner of Menzies & Niagara in James Bay.

 

Details: 

Architect:  Continuum

Number of Units: 131 (including some 3-bedroom units) 

Height:  4-6 storeys

 

The 36 existing units would be torn down and residents have begun to receive notices to vacate. 

 

This hasn't been posted to Dev Tracker yet; does anyone have a rendering they could share in the meantime?

 

Note:  Information I've gathered so far is from JBNA's letter to the City:  https://drive.google...m7RcDh0jYtuLlo5


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#2 Nparker

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 01:29 PM

Village Green is well past its best before date. The proposal is good but I think the neighbourhood could handle more density. Go a bit higher in sections and you could probably preserve more green space for the residents.


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#3 Kungsberg

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 02:43 PM

... does anyone have a rendering they could share in the meantime?

 

At the JBNA monthly meeting in January the developer presented site planning options only.

Below are the slides that they showed at that meeting (can be accessed on the JBNA website).

 

At the end are minutes from their meeting presentation, where they describe at the end what type of design they're going for - 'townhouse character', 3-4 storey along street front with front doors along street, higher buildings set back.

 

Note this is a 2-phase project.

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#4 Mike K.

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 02:46 PM

Ah, very good. I think we’ve known about this one for a little while but it’s taken some time to make it out into the open. Village Green needs to be re-envisioned as much as Harris Green does. Both shopping plazas are in need of upgrades.

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#5 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 02:48 PM

Ah, very good. I think we’ve known about this one for a little while but it’s taken some time to make it out into the open. Village Green needs to be re-envisioned as much as Harris Green does. Both shopping plazas are in need of upgrades.

Mike, are you thinking of James Bay Square rather than Village Green?  The current Village Green is 36 units of rental only, and it's *south* of the separate James Bay Square mixed use development (managed by CapREIT)...



#6 Mike K.

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 02:51 PM

Oh geez you’re right!
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#7 Nparker

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 03:05 PM

Depending on the plan for phase 2, I think Option 3 makes the best use of the site.

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Perhaps I am not reading the renderings correctly, but it seems as all 3 options remove a couple of the existing houses along Niagara.

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Could this be a sticking point for redevelopment?



#8 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 03:41 PM

NParker, I believe that the developer (Primex) owns those houses on Niagara and likely acquired them over time to make these redevelopment feasible.

 

I think this project  would be the 2nd largest rental proposal in James Bay in recent years (excluding the CRHC development on Michigan Avenue, which is largely a replacement of existing housing stock) :  bigger than the rental component of Capital Park but smaller (by unit count) than the redeveloped Best Western ("The James"): https://jamesbayliving.com/


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