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Emerson
Use: townhome
Address: 2536-2538 Shelbourne Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Sales status: pre-sales
Emerson is a townhome development along the 2500-block of Shelbourne Street in the City of Victoria's Fernwood... (view full profile)
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[Oaklands/Fernwood] Emerson | Townhomes


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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 09 October 2023 - 09:07 AM

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Frame Properties is hopeful council will review its 15-unit townhome proposal for 2540-2542 Shelbourne Street in the not too distant future, after a lengthy municipal planning process. I had a chance to chat with this developer recently, and we spoke of how their application process has gone over the years, and how things are changing with the new council. Frame issued a statement in response to several questions that were posed, and it's clear that the updates to MMHI are what should have been in the initial roll-out.

 

Fernwood 'missing middle' proposal a sign of Victoria's changing attitude on housing

https://victoria.cit...ude-on-housing/


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#2 Nparker

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Posted 09 October 2023 - 09:45 AM

This seems like the same kind of densification we've seen along Shelbourne Street south of Hillside for the past 20 years.  I am not sure the current council deserves a great deal of credit. 

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If there is one area of the CoV where the "missing middle" isn't really missing, it's the Shelbourne corridor.


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#3 Mike K.

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Posted 09 October 2023 - 10:36 AM

It remains very difficult to build more townhomes there, though. The rules and regulations are so onerous that I think the Frame proposal is on year 2 of what should have been a six month application, tops. Year 3 is around the corner if they don’t go before council soon.

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#4 MarkoJ

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Posted 09 October 2023 - 04:24 PM

It remains very difficult to build more townhomes there, though. The rules and regulations are so onerous that I think the Frame proposal is on year 2 of what should have been a six month application, tops. Year 3 is around the corner if they don’t go before council soon.

 

Should be 6 weeks if we truly want to solve the housing crisis. 


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#5 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 October 2023 - 04:26 PM

Developers ought to be able to hire their own process approvers at their own cost. Like they sometimes hire private engineers to stamp off approvals.

Forget the City inspectors. Anyone qualified ought to be able to move the process forward.

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#6 Mike K.

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Posted 19 October 2023 - 12:22 PM

Council approved this today, without sending it to a public hearing.

 

Hammond, Gardiner and Coleman against (Coleman wanted to send it to public hearing).


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#7 GaryOak

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Posted 19 October 2023 - 02:36 PM

Glad to see them cutting the red tape
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#8 Mike K.

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Posted 19 October 2023 - 04:46 PM

Did you read the staff report? Oh my. It was like being back in time to 2005, and Malcolm Curtis of the TC was still covering new housing.

For every five steps we move forward on housing, we slip back four.

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#9 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 October 2023 - 04:44 AM

Despite the misgivings of city staff, Victoria council Thursday moved forward a 15-unit townhouse project on Shelbourne Street in the Fernwood neighbourhood.

By a vote of 6-3, council agreed to have staff prepare a rezoning amendment for 2540 and 2542 Shelbourne St. that will allow developer Frame ­Properties to replace two existing single-family homes with the townhouse project in two buildings.

https://www.timescol...lbourne-7711150

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 20 October 2023 - 04:44 AM.


#10 Citified.ca

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Posted 16 May 2024 - 02:01 PM

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35-year mortgages offered at family-focused 'Emerson' townhome project in Victoria

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#11 aastra

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Posted 16 May 2024 - 02:33 PM

I assume they'll be pet-friendly re: elephant seals. Too many buildings have drawn a hard line on that.



 



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