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530 West Bay Terrace
Uses: rental, townhome
Address: 530 West Bay Terrace
Municipality: Esquimalt
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
West Bay Terrance is a proposal for a six-storey rental complex along the 500-block of West Bay Terrace in the... (view full profile)
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[Esquimalt] 530 West Bay Terrace | Rentals | 5-storeys


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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 08:39 AM

Citified profile: https://victoria.cit...race-esquimalt/

 

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A rendering of 530 West Bay Terrace, a five-storey residential complex envisioned for Esquimalt's West Bay neighbourhood. If approved, the project will replace five single storey rental buildings. on West Bay Terrace at Dunsmuir Road.

 

Nearly 130-unit rental complex envisioned for West Bay Terrace in Esquimalt


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#2 Wexford

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Posted 30 August 2021 - 09:06 AM

Hello Vibrant Victoria, 

 

We are pleased to announce our new and updated renderings, as well as our virtual open house for the rental project in West Bay, Esquimalt.

 

We are currently going through the rezoning process, however our proposed rezoning is within all requirements of the Esquimalt OCP. 

 

If you would like to see detailed renderings, and our FAQ section, please visit: https://westbayterrace.com/

 

We would be VERY greatful if you  leave feedback through the form on the Virtual Open House Page, which goes directly to the Planning Department and Council. 

 

We are hopeful this project will be approved and we can do a small part in helping with the rental housing crisis in Victoria. 



#3 Wexford

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 11:32 AM

Hello, we are pleased to share new renderings: 

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#4 Nparker

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 01:32 PM

MUCH improved from the April 2021 rendering. It also seems to have grown by a floor (6 rather than 5 floors)


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#5 Wexford

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 07:19 PM

MUCH improved from the April 2021 rendering. It also seems to have grown by a floor (6 rather than 5 floors)

 

Hello, thank you for the comment.  It has grown by 1/2 a floor.  There is 1/2 of the 6th floor now being used as residential units, and there is 1/2 of the 6th floor being used as a rooftop amenity for all of the tenants with ocean views!   Previously, the entire 6th floor was going to be a rooftop amenity.   In addition, we made the building MUCH skinnier, so the site coverage is about 20% less than the first iteration, allowing for more permeable planting and a robust landscaping plan.  In addition, there will be 12, 3 bedroom units, including the entire main floor being 3 bedroom walk up family friendly units. 


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#6 zoomer

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 09:51 PM

Is this replacing some heritage homes?

It is a beautiful apartment building - has an Abstract vibe, but a little more straight forward, which gives it an understated sophisticated feel if that makes sense.

#7 E2V

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 10:20 PM

No heritage houses, a group of flat roofed single story duplexes. I’m not sure how old they are but many have seen better days. This would be a great improvement to the neighbourhood and much better use of the space. Hard to find a reason for council not to like it.


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#8 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 November 2021 - 07:16 AM

The public will get to weigh in on a proposed six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that would replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood.

 

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The majority (64) of the 105 apartments will be 540 square-foot one-bedrooms, with the remaining units including smaller studios and larger two- and three-bedrooms.

 

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The development would have 87 parking spaces, with seven of those reserved for visitors. Staff recommended the application include at least a ratio of 0.9 parking spaces per residential unit, but in its updated proposal, Wexford has upped its ratio from 0.79 to 0.82. All parking stalls will be electrified.

 

The development would include a free year of Modo Car Share and a one-year bus pass for residents, an internal bike-share program, and about 130 bike parking spots. The developer will also give residents up t0 $500 for an electric bike or up to $250 for a regular bicycle.

 

https://www.vicnews....-west-bay-area/


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#9 E2V

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Posted 15 November 2021 - 09:26 PM

This project was approved tonight by Esquimalt Council.
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#10 Mike K.

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Posted 15 November 2021 - 10:06 PM

Thank you!

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#11 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 07:24 AM

This project was approved tonight by Esquimalt Council.

 

A proposal for a six-storey, 105-unit apartment building in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood had most council members weighing the pros and cons before they ultimately moved it along.

 

Following a Nov. 15 public hearing), council gave third reading to Wexford Developments’ proposal for the rezoning of three West Bay Terrace and two Dunsmuir Road properties.

 

In a response to feedback, the developer previously reduced the number of units from 125 to 105 and moved from a five-storey design to a thinner six-storey one that would have the top two floors set back. The thinner design would allow for retaining more trees on the site, adding landscaping and improving the streetscape on the site with features like a new sidewalk.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....public-hearing/


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