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Washington
Use: townhome
Address: 3080 Washington Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Sales status: pre-sales
Washington is a collection of traditionally-inspired 2, 3 & 4-bedroom townhomes in historic Burnside Gorge... (view full profile)
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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 02:30 PM

Citified profile: https://victoria.cit...ons/washington/

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Local builder Formwell Homes unveils first townhouse project as demand for ‘missing middle’ homes soars in Victoria

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Local homebuilder Formwell Homes has unveiled its first residential project as demand for ‘missing middle’ housing reaches an all-time high in Victoria.

 
Formwell co-founders Sam Ganong and Kyle Ryan – no strangers to the Capital’s real-estate development industry with a combined 30-years during which they helped deliver more than 800-units of single- and multi-family housing – have joined efforts on a traditionally-inspired townhome development in Victoria’s Burnside Gorge community near the Selkirk Waterfront and Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
 
Known as Washington, Formwell’s introductory offering (at 3080 Washington Avenue) will deliver 34 two, three and four-bedroom townhouses to the up-and-coming neighbourhood. 
 
Ganong and Ryan started Formwell with a goal to improve the multi-family living experience through a commitment to practical human-centric design philosophies, while closely taking into account their own personal experiences raising families. Both having worked extensively in residential new home development and construction, the co-founders realized a collective regard for the townhome archetype.
 
“Living in a townhome with a growing family really shaped my passion for improving livability within townhome residences,” said father of two young children, Sam Ganong. “Recognizing the opportunity this housing form provides for families, with the single-family home increasingly becoming out of reach for many, now felt like the right time to pursue the creation of more family-friendly, functional homes across the city.” [More]

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#2 DavidSchell

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 03:46 PM

So much demand for this type of housing, this really needs to be a priority for all municipalities.

 

Get people out of their 2 bedroom condos and into something where they can raise a family with a bit of yard. 

 

The slingshot affect of people moving from a 2 bedroom condos to a townhouse allowing 1 bedroom condo owners to move up and freeing up 1 bedroom condos for people buying their first home is where you get the most bang for your buck in trying to provide housing.  



#3 Mike K.

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 05:30 PM

There’s something very nostalgic about the design here.

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#4 rambaldi

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 06:28 PM

Are they fee-simple?



#5 LJ

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 07:12 PM

There is a similar development to this on Tillicum between Gorge Rd. and Craigflower, it seemed to sell out fast.

 

Very desirable type of housing for young families.


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#6 Mike K.

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 08:24 PM

Are they fee-simple?


I don’t think so. The strata situation is definitely not to everyone’s liking, but if run well they can be quite good.
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#7 fitzsystar

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Posted 08 October 2021 - 09:44 PM

I was wondering when this development would get its own thread! I live just down the street from it (in an older townhouse development), and the council meeting where it was approved was a lovely counter-narrative to NIMBY opposition. Multiple neighbours - including those directly in front and beside - this development spoke out in favour of it! Burnside Gorge (and specifically Washington Ave) has some issues with a higher ratio of supportive and transitional housing. Increasing the proportion of market-rate, family-oriented housing is one way to offset it. 
 
Right now, there are THREE developments all in-progress where a single family home was taken down and 4+ homes are going up in its place.
  • One development has 4 homes (almost complete, backing onto our beautiful new park and the goose).
  • Another development has 8 homes (I"m not sure where this one is in terms of approvals. See here: https://pub-victoria...ocumentId=62377
  • Finally, 3 lots were amalgamated to create this lovely towhhouse development of 32 homes. 
I can't wait for all of them to be finished, and see how much more vibrant our street will become!
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#8 sebberry

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 04:31 PM

I was wondering when this development would get its own thread! I live just down the street from it (in an older townhouse development), and the council meeting where it was approved was a lovely counter-narrative to NIMBY opposition. Multiple neighbours - including those directly in front and beside - this development spoke out in favour of it! Burnside Gorge (and specifically Washington Ave) has some issues with a higher ratio of supportive and transitional housing. Increasing the proportion of market-rate, family-oriented housing is one way to offset it. 

 

Right now, there are THREE developments all in-progress where a single family home was taken down and 4+ homes are going up in its place.

  • One development has 4 homes (almost complete, backing onto our beautiful new park and the goose).
  • Another development has 8 homes (I"m not sure where this one is in terms of approvals. See here: https://pub-victoria...umentId=62377) 
  • Finally, 3 lots were amalgamated to create this lovely towhhouse development of 32 homes. 

I can't wait for all of them to be finished, and see how much more vibrant our street will become! 

 

 

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#9 Mike K.

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 09:10 PM

The project is also helping fund the Doric Greenway connector, which will create and pedestrian and bicycle path down to the ravine. That’ll be quite neat.

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