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520 Normandy Road
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Address: 520 Normandy Road
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 4
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[Saanich] 520 Normandy Road | Rentals; townhomes | 6-storeys


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#1 Jackerbie

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 08:39 AM

I don't think there's a thread for this anywhere, but the revised drawings for 520 Normandy Road at the corner of Elk Lake Drive were submitted last week. D'Arcy Jones Architects for Aryze Developments. Any chance we can get a sketch or rendering? The elevations do the project a major disservice... 

 

Elevations: https://www.saanich....0200513elev.pdf

Landscape: https://www.saanich....0200513land.pdf

 

Development consists of 8 townhouses and a 6-storey apartment building. Looks like wetland restoration is included on the north end of the site at Normandy Creek.



#2 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 09:19 AM

aryze you asking too much for a rendering at this point?

#3 Mike K.

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 11:15 AM

Here we go!

 

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#4 Nparker

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 11:19 AM

Another homage to the 70s/80s. Is this the new Elk Lake Drive style?



#5 Jackerbie

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 12:34 PM

Oh that is so much better than the black and white elevation! Thanks!

 

Another homage to the 70s/80s. Is this the new Elk Lake Drive style?

 

This one reminds me of the homes in Broadmead, so possibly picking up on that local architectural reference. The MGC project less so, but it is of the same era.


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#6 Jackerbie

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 12:36 PM

Also in the works on Elk Lake Drive: Saanich has tapped HCMA to design the replacement fire hall. It's of the typical contemporary style seen in other recent fire hall rebuilds.


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#7 Mike K.

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 12:53 PM

Now that's a rendering I'd love to see. All we've been presented with are low res variants, or scans of printed documents.


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#8 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 07:25 PM

Further south on Elk Drive, residents have mobilized against Aryze Developments’ proposal for eight townhouses and a six-storey building with 65 rental units at 520 Normandy Rd., beside Saanich Commonwealth Place.

 

“It’s too tall and too dense and it doesn’t fit with the ­character of the neighbourhood,” said Heather Banister, who lives in a single-family home near the proposed ­development site. “It’s going to be a wall against one-storey homes.”

 

But Luke Mari of Aryze said the development was scaled to deliver the type of housing desperately needed in Saanich. Fifteen of the units would be designated as affordable — seven in perpetuity and eight for 10 years.

 

“The status quo is not working,” he said.

 

https://www.timescol...-oak-1.24288087



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 08:02 PM

“It’s too tall and too dense and it doesn’t fit with the ­character of the neighbourhood,”

I believe this is the subtitle of Chapter One of the NIMBY Guide to Better Living.



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Posted 17 June 2021 - 02:34 PM

Looks like 6 storeys was denied. Here's a render of the updated 4 storey redesign.

 

That is really unfortunate as it seemed well suited to the area given the transit hub nearby, the rec center, and mutli-storey condo developments around the corner.

 

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#11 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 02:36 PM

Aryze said the redesign cost $540k.

Saanich is taking housing affordability very seriously.

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Posted 17 June 2021 - 02:36 PM

1968 called - it wants its design back.


Edited by Nparker, 17 June 2021 - 02:36 PM.


 



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