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Roundhouse Marketplace
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Address: Esquimalt Road at Sitkum Road
Municipality: Victoria
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[Vic West] Roundhouse at Bayview Place | Condos; rentals; hotel; commercial | 2008 plan approved | 2020 plan proposed

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#621 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 07:05 AM

Spend enough time on here and you eventually learn everyone's touchy subject.

 

Gehry proposed a cultural centre in Poland, this might be a taste of what he has in mind here, likely on a much smaller scale:

 

http://clubevergreen...gn-in-lodz.html


Edited by Rob Randall, 12 March 2021 - 07:12 AM.

“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#622 Mike K.

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 07:16 AM

It’s like Star Trek. There’s a bunch of nerds who’ll recite every word of every episode but 90% of us are indifferent. I’d say that’s about on par with the Indianer thing.

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#623 zoomer

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 06:12 PM

Spend enough time on here and you eventually learn everyone's touchy subject.

 

Gehry proposed a cultural centre in Poland, this might be a taste of what he has in mind here, likely on a much smaller scale:

 

http://clubevergreen...gn-in-lodz.html

 

The Roundhouse location marked by an X looks tiny for a cultural centre. As Rob said it’ll be on a smaller scale than the Polish Proposal (great movie, check it out on Netflix).  Then again, the Polish Project is so small the average man can’t even stand upright in it.  Reminds me of the Derek Zoolander Center. 

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#624 Matt R.

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 07:52 PM

Or the Spinal Tap Stonehenge.

The best part about the Guggenheim in Bilbao is the exploded VW Beetle, the café and of course coming through the tunnel from the east side and having the expanse of the estuary and museum open up. Otherwise total snooze fest.


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#625 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 09:07 AM

Here’s an interesting story from CHEK: the article mentions that about half of the 2,000 residences planned for the Roundhouse Marketplace will be affordable rentals. https://www.cheknews...o-urban-752533/

#626 Mike K.

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 09:36 AM

I don’t think that’s accurate. The report identified 25,000 square feet as affordable. We’re dealing with towers totalling some 1.7 million square feet, if I recall correctly.

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 09:51 AM

^ Yah, the proposal has a 25,000SF affordable rental building separate from the other towers.

I think this is one of those cases where the word "affordable" is being thrown around without reference to what the City would actually secure through a housing agreement.

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 11:04 AM

From the article:

 

 

...it’s just close enough to the downtown core to have an urban feel, without the urban sprawl.

 

Indeed. When it's possible to throw a frisbee from downtown proper over to the area in question, I'm going to say concerns about "urban sprawl" are a wee bit misplaced.


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#629 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 11:32 AM

Guys-

 

You're right, I imagine that the statement in the CHEK news article re: 50% affordable housing was an error not caught by their internal editor.  I watched the video linked to the article and at no point does the news story mention the 50% affordability target...


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#630 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 05:34 AM

From the article:


Indeed. When it's possible to throw a frisbee from downtown proper over to the area in question, I'm going to say concerns about "urban sprawl" are a wee bit misplaced.


the aerobie has the world record for a disc throw.

1333 feet.

https://en.m.wikiped...rg/wiki/Aerobie

but it’s not a “frisbee”.

#631 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 06:26 AM

the aerobie has the world record for a disc throw.

1333 feet.

https://en.m.wikiped...rg/wiki/Aerobie

but it’s not a “frisbee”.

 

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Flying Disc Distance World Record: 863.5ft / 263.2m

 

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/joW8GkcnaMk


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#632 aastra

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 11:30 AM

I was actually thinking of an Aerobie flying ring when I said that. I've never been able to throw a traditional Frisbie-style Frisbee flying disc very far (as VV's ultimate team knows all too well).

 

Now if you'll excuse me I was playing a lot of Ping-Pong™ earlier today so I'm going to enjoy some Jell-O™ and a refreshing Popsiclewhile I soak in my Jacuzzi.


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#633 berzele

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Posted 19 March 2021 - 09:31 AM

Lots of noise floating around re this project. The actual specifics of the current rezoning request are on pages 92-100 of the submission on Dev tracker. This rezoning is for North parcel. The hyped but unspecified Gehry building is not on that parcel, but on the South, which will be seeking rezoning "at a later date"
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#634 zoomer

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Posted 19 March 2021 - 05:41 PM

Ah.. yet another deferred-one-future-year-sort-of-soon-but-not-really-we-need-the-money-from-two-dozen-other-complete-builds-first grand proposal.
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#635 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2021 - 06:00 PM

yes.  for a rich guy he really has troubles putting a few coherent builds all together.



#636 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 28 April 2021 - 08:52 AM

Revised plans have been submitted as of 23 April.

 

New design guidelines:  

https://tender.victo...130130718936158

 

New rezoning booklet:

https://tender.victo...130130718936158

 

New Staff Q&A:

https://tender.victo...130130718936158


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#637 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 02:37 PM

The revised proposal is going to ADP next week (on May 26).



#638 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 04:27 PM

This project was revised again in May and is under CALUC review in Vic West.

Several new documents are posted on the city’s website, including new development data. It looks like they intend to build almost 2 million square feet and just shy of 1900 units:

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#639 DavidSchell

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 07:26 PM

This project was revised again in May and is under CALUC review in Vic West.

Several new documents are posted on the city’s website, including new development data. It looks like they intend to build almost 2 million square feet and just shy of 1900 units:
 

 

10 years will go by and nothing will be built, but hey there will be yet another new set of plans. 


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#640 Casual Kev

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 08:31 PM

10 years will go by and nothing will be built, but hey there will be yet another new set of plans. 

 

Aquara is still aways from completion, don't think anything will get started at Roundhouse before that one gets completed?



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