i'd really like to hear from the likes of g-man and aastra and rob randall on this whole area.
here is what we have:
a variety of different lots, probably owned by many many owners
some poor qualify buildings (comino carpets, former bottling place, racquet club/storage/phoenix pub)
some strip type malls (datatech, the area on quadra south of reynolds)
some space that should move (works yard, bc tel, bottle depot)
some buildings/complexes that are not likely going anywhere (office tower, saanich centre) but still have some valuable land attached
some businessses that will likely continue to thrive or even excel even in new digs (keg, monkey tree)
some businesess that are quite frankly ??? (datatech, borden mercantile)
some weird government places few of the public ever attend (bc mail, employment insurance office)
maybe even a school with some under-used field space.
and we have the intersection with probably the highest transit counts and frequency of anywhere outside the downtown core. and massive car traffic too.
yes the whole area is split up into 3 or 4 quadrants by two VERY busy streets but all 3/4 sections could thrive on their own. and frankly i can see community resistance being low - there are few really adjacent neighbourhoods. the north-west quadrant does not have much to offer. but the other 3 have LOTS.
i also see an opportunity to re-align the trail to embrace the commercial and residential here - not skirt behind it.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 10 June 2021 - 05:17 AM.