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Lyra Residences, phase one
Use: condo
Address: 4027 Rainbow Street
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 8
Condo units: 39 (2BR)
Sales status: pre-sales
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[North Quadra - Saanich] Lyra Residences on Christmas Hill | Condos | 8- & 8-storeys | Under construction


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#21 dpaysen

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:40 AM

Saanich reaches up with eight-storey condos

Kim Westad
Times Colonist


Thursday, October 04, 2007


Christmas Hill in Saanich is getting a new development, one some politicians say shows the municipality is moving toward higher-density growth.

Developer Daniel Doore was tired and thrilled yesterday after a late-night meeting Monday saw Saanich council unanimously approve the project, which Doore hopes is completed within five years.

"We're pushing forward, and are hard at it," he said yesterday, looking out at the groves of Garry oaks on three lots just off McKenzie Avenue at Rainbow Street.

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#22 G-Man

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 07:01 AM

Anyone know if the BC Transit BRT route up Hwy 17 calls fro a station here? If they are going to continue to add density in this area it may be a good idea. I would hate to see Mackenzie more clogged with cars than it aleady is.

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#23 aastra

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 12:04 PM

From "Christmas Hill Project Hotly Debated":

The condo buildings, on the south part of the site close to McKenzie Avenue, would each have 32 units, in buildings that developer Daniel Doore and architect Frank D'Ambrosio said will largely be shrouded by the many Garry oaks on the site.


One might wonder why all of the other ugly buildings in the vicinity of Christmas Hill weren't obliged to hide in this same manner.

It's not a suburban development with wide swaths of manicured lawn, but rather gardens more suited to native plants.


The condo buildings would be built on land that is now filled with junk piles and is already disturbed, D'Ambrosio said.


All houses will be solar ready, with much of the parking underground. Those with carports will have green roofs.


Roads will be narrow, taking up as little area as possible while complying with safety concerns.


Full story at:
[url=http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/capital_van_isl/story.html?id=bd5d76bc-fa09-42be-92b6-e5b6f415f1cf&k=72674:aa908]www.canada.com[/url:aa908]

#24 aastra

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 12:27 PM

Summary: residents of auto-oriented suburbs -- suburbs that were laid out with little regard for the natural environment, including the Garry Oak Meadow -- are criticizing a developer who seems to be making a sincere and significant effort to protect as much of the existing landscape as possible.

North side of Christmas Hill:


South side of Christmas Hill:


How come nobody bothered to care until now?

#25 dpaysen

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:19 AM

Does anyone have a site plan of this?

#26 aastra

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 04:35 PM

Is it just me or are some of the newer houses up along the hill really quite nice? I've only seen them from the highway, not up close. That entire subdivision (what's the name?) has looked so monotone and gone so overboard with the whole faux-farmhouse esthetic up until now.

#27 G-Man

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:19 PM

Yup they look awesome! I gave been considering having a look.

#28 aastra

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:00 PM

I still have yet to set foot in that area. Seriously, did they need to make the streets so frickin' wide? Just look at this:

http://maps.google.c...2,181.67,,0,0.2

I mean, what are people expecting when they design a neighbourhood like that? I don't get it at all.

#29 Baro

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:25 PM

"hey we're planning the streets for a new suburban residential area, we were thinking of a nice tree lined avenue running through the middle of it but instead decided to go with the "main street through an industrial park" look". I'm glad they took their inspiration from the keating crossroads industrial area, it's a nice place to live.
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#30 victorian fan

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 08:25 AM

I still have yet to set foot in that area. Seriously, did they need to make the streets so frickin' wide? Just look at this:

http://maps.google.c...2,181.67,,0,0.2

I mean, what are people expecting when they design a neighbourhood like that? I don't get it at all.


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I can still see the sloping field and greenhouses.

#31 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:20 PM

Seems to be selling well..... "Site Search" could not find that this link had been posted before... :squint:

http://www.rainbowhill.ca/index-ie.php

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#32 MarkoJ

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

Heard from another REALTOR® that they might start selling the next townhouse phase soon.

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#33 RFS

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 04:46 PM

New ads for this have popped up online. 8 storeys pricing from low 500s

#34 Nparker

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 04:53 PM

New ads for this have popped up online...

And only 9 short years since it was first announced!



#35 Mike K.

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 04:55 PM

Yup, it's moving ahead. I'll be coming out with more info soon.

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#36 Nparker

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 04:59 PM

Yup, it's moving ahead...

I guess it was given enough time.



#37 Nparker

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 05:29 PM

Is this still the most recent rendering for the Lyra proposal?

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#38 2F2R

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 11:41 AM

Is this still the most recent rendering for the Lyra proposal?

 

Are there others ...


Edited by 2F2R, 10 September 2016 - 11:41 AM.


#39 Mike K.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:08 PM

Yes, but they're not quite ready. Very soon though :)
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#40 DavidSchell

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 04:21 PM

Despite being only 8 stories it will appear much higher given where it is being built. 



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