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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:00 AM

news of lease opportunity today





Oak Bay wants to see better use of the lands with less area devoted to parking and a livelier site serving as more of a destination for a wider range of people. It also hopes to see a sustainable, environmentally responsible project respectful of First Nations culture, language and traditions.




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#2 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:02 AM

a wider range of people? who is excluded now?

#3 todd

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:50 AM

Turkey Head is not natural anyway could build all the way out to America. Could fit a nice amusement park there. Or a Fremont Street experience.

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#4 todd

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:53 AM

a wider range of people? who is excluded now?


Should be able to make a proper pathway along the top of the breakwater

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:59 AM

Great location for another vibrant tent city

#6 todd

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 07:00 AM

Great location for another vibrant tent city


It is where the movie industry parks.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 07:09 AM

 

Oak Bay wants to see better use of the lands with less area devoted to parking and a livelier site serving as more of a destination...

 

Would it be feasible to put parking underground there?



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Posted 23 September 2020 - 07:14 AM

Would it be feasible to put parking underground there?


I think that would be below sea level so maybe

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 07:46 AM

I rather like the parking there. As there are fewer places to go for walks or watch the ocean in Victoria, we often drive over there. In good weather we go for a walk or sit on the beach. In stormy weather we watch the sea. I suppose another loss of parking is inevitable. It was nice while it lasted. I notice a lot of seniors park there just to watch the sea.


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 08:22 AM

I rather like the parking there. As there are fewer places to go for walks or watch the ocean in Victoria, we often drive over there. In good weather we go for a walk or sit on the beach. In stormy weather we watch the sea. I suppose another loss of parking is inevitable.

 

The roadway at the end is way bigger than it needs to be. But the area is used for events that need pavement



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Posted 23 September 2020 - 08:40 AM

 

I think that would be below sea level so maybe

 

Some people don't like underground parking at the best of times. I can't see them being thrilled with this:

 

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#12 Nparker

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 08:51 AM

Some people don't like underground parking at the best of times. I can't see them being thrilled with this...

It's all in how you promote it: "Get your car washed while you meander around the marina".


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:08 AM

Constructing a pier at Turkey Head similar to what is in Sidney would be a cool idea. Or an outdoor saltwater pool like over in Kitsilano! 



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Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:10 AM

The roadway at the end is way bigger than it needs to be. But the area is used for events that need pavement


How about move the parking at the end back some distance just pop in a bunch of pull out bollards. Pedestrians normally and remove the bollards for events. Cheap and easy. No lost parking.

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#15 aastra

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:18 AM

 

In stormy weather we watch the sea. I suppose another loss of parking is inevitable. It was nice while it lasted. I notice a lot of seniors park there just to watch the sea.

 

You know, we bash parking all the time but methinks the counterpoint is pretty strong, re: places like Dallas Road, Clover Point, Willows Beach, Oak Bay Marina, Mt. Tolmie, etc. are going to be difficult if not impossible for many people to enjoy without benefit of an enclosed vehicle at those times of year when the weather is miserable.

 

I'm sure we've all had that experience of arriving somewhere to enjoy the view, getting out of the car, and then watching most of your party dash back into the car because it's too cold or too windy.

 

Even below Wharf Street I don't necessarily have an issue with some exposed surface parking. It depends on how much and how it's done.


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:28 AM

I’d love to see an electric submarine tour out of Oak Bay.

https://atlantisadventures.com/

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:57 AM

A giant ferris wheel and a casino. It would be unique and imaginative.


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 10:06 AM

A giant ferris wheel and a casino. It would be unique and imaginative.


Dancing fountain in the ocean!?

#19 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 10:11 AM

A giant ferris wheel and a casino. It would be unique and imaginative.

 

imagine.  oak bay gets the casino before victoria or saanich.



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Posted 23 September 2020 - 10:15 AM

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