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Address: 1693 Fort Street
Municipality: Victoria
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Storeys: 6
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#41 Mike K.

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Posted 24 December 2020 - 07:20 AM

That’s right around the time it started going up!

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#42 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 December 2020 - 07:55 AM

the title of the thread is “student rentals” but I believe only campus housing affiliated with or owned by the institution can specify who tenants are. and bc does not allow fixed term rentals do we?

#43 Mike K.

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Posted 25 December 2020 - 07:54 AM

Landlords can still pick and choose their tenants.

Social housing projects even have minimums and maximums for your earnings brackets. Other buildings have age restrictions. Others still are for women-only, or women and children, or people or a certain ethnic background. Would that not apply to this scenario, a pre determined qualifier for suitability?

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#44 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 December 2020 - 08:05 AM

Landlords can still pick and choose their tenants.

Social housing projects even have minimums and maximums for your earnings brackets. Other buildings have age restrictions. Others still are for women-only, or women and children, or people or a certain ethnic background. Would that not apply to this scenario, a pre determined qualifier for suitability?

 

landlords can still choose their tenants yes.  

 

but no those other qualifiers would be contrary to the human rights laws in this case.  government-subsidy programs might be different.

 

for example you could say you only wanted students.  but if someone moved in and failed to remain a student you'd have no grounds for them to leave.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 December 2020 - 08:07 AM.


#45 Mike K.

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Posted 25 December 2020 - 08:18 AM

Maybe these will rent like short-term rentals with 30-day blocks?

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#46 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 December 2020 - 08:26 AM

maybe. but I doubt it. if you kept renewing 30 day blocks you be deemed to be trying to circumvent the RTA. so it would not work. if that worked other landlords would attempt that workaround for a variety of reasons (end tenancies without cause or circumvent rent controls).

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 December 2020 - 08:28 AM.

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#47 Mattjvd

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 05:13 PM

I wonder if they'll seek an agreement with the University to be an 'official' housing provider?

Or perhaps they just think the design and marketing will attract enough applications from students. Having 3 room-mates you don't know and a twin bed would be a deterrant for a lot of non-students.

#48 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 11:25 AM

This project got some minor updates in May and the developer has filed for a Development Permit Variance as of today...


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#49 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 02:43 PM

MODS:  this project has been redesigned and is no longer being pitched as student rental.  Instead, it will be 34 units of purpose-built affordable rentals ranging in size from studios to two-bedroom units.

 

The redesign includes a commercial unit on ground floor but retains much of the original 'look and feel':

 

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#50 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 02:48 PM

The entire concept made no sense when they unveiled it.  But I think they came back with "we've studied projects in LA and Portland that work!"

 

Whatever.

 

Or maybe I'm mixing this up with some other bizarre sharing project that was just as silly.

 

EDIT:  oh ya it was actually this:

 

https://www.timescol...athroom-4689420

 

A proposed development near downtown features a form of communal living that’s popular in Los Angeles and New York but is a first for Victoria.

 

Townline Homes is proposing a 16-storey building at the corner of Pandora Avenue and Vancouver Street that would have 121 rental units, including 54 fully furnished co-living apartments organized into three-, four- and five-bedroom pods.

 

Tenants of the co-living pods would rent their bedrooms directly from the property manager and share a kitchen and dining area with others in the pod.

 

Most of the units would also have a private bathroom, but some would share between two units. The units would rent for about 30 per cent below the market rent for a studio unit in the city.

 

 

^ whatever happened to that?


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 November 2021 - 02:55 PM.


#51 Nparker

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 03:25 PM

Co-living Pods - will be featured entertainers at Burning Man 2022


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