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[Vic West] Dockside Green | Condos; offices; commercial | 1/3 completed | On-going 2007-present

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#1241 Casual Kev

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:20 PM

Traffic along Harbour can be a shitshow sometimes but the condos won't add much to it. It goes without saying the Dockyards is a very walkable, transit-accessible location. It's precisely the type of site that needs substantial density. 


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#1242 Nparker

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 07:10 PM

I'd argue that the Dockside/Railyards areas could handle 50% more density than is currently planned or has already been built with little impact on the livability of these communities. Apparently we still haven't learned from all the mistakes made at the Songhees.



#1243 Casual Kev

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:32 AM

I'd argue that the Dockside/Railyards areas could handle 50% more density than is currently planned or has already been built with little impact on the livability of these communities. Apparently we still haven't learned from all the mistakes made at the Songhees.

 

I agree with you, my first thought when I saw the plans was that the buildings in front of the docks are much smaller than they could be. But I'm guessing the calculus by Bosa is that condos literally across the street of the docks might not command the prices they were looking for. But due to the commercial and office vacancy rates they couldn't take the gamble of building a big office tower either. 



#1244 Jackerbie

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:56 AM

^ Or they've reached the density ceiling in the zone and they have no appetite to go back to the City for rezoning (remember that density cannot be varied through a Development Permit). The zoning for the Dockside Green establishes maximum square foot areas for retail, office, and residential for the entire build out, not just individual lots.



#1245 MarkoJ

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:42 AM

I'd argue that the Dockside/Railyards areas could handle 50% more density than is currently planned or has already been built with little impact on the livability of these communities. Apparently we still haven't learned from all the mistakes made at the Songhees.

 

There is so little traffic in the Songhees. I don't think purely residential impacts traffic nearly as much as commercial; therefore, I agree, I wish these buildings were pushing 18-20 stories.


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#1246 G-Man

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 03:52 PM

So what is the one storey building along the goose across from the bike shop that is going up?


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#1247 Mike K.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 04:03 PM

Here you go: https://victoria.cit.../?term=Dockside

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#1248 Gary H

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 01:02 PM

This is going to be a fairly large building but will have large sections with no windows.

 

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#1249 Gary H

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:31 PM

The west side is mostly windowless too...

 

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#1250 Jackerbie

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:43 PM

^ Pretty typical for a presentation centre, no sense spending money to install windows when the building will be taken down within 10 years. Those blank walls will be for advertising.



 



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