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#241 Nparker

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:16 AM

It sounds like you are channeling the not-yet-dead spirit of a CoV councillor aastra.  :eek:



#242 aastra

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:26 AM

Nah, I just did some crude cutting and pasting in Photoshop last night to see what might work. It seemed like major buildings could relate well enough in the direction of Laurel Point but not so much in the other direction.



#243 aastra

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:49 PM

See, I'm thinking this area would work better as a more balanced mixed-use waterfront district of smaller buildings than it would as a vast waterfront space anchored by an all-or-nothing showpiece building at one end (although I agree that the Laurel Point end is where the tallest building(s) should be).

 

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Give me a couple of these:

 

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...or maybe one of these:

 

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...along with one of these:

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...and maybe finish it off with a small heritage building that never was, like the Sticky Wicket:

 

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...or maybe a meticulous & high-quality recreation of one of Victoria's actual lost buildings:

 

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Add a dynamic/illuminated fountain park that can attract Victorians as well as tourists and there you go. Minimal risk, because all of your eggs aren't in one basket. It works as the sum of the various parts and not as one singular/enormous new thing plunked into the inner harbour milieu.

 

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Just make it an extension of the actual city. Don't overthink it and feel obligated to stick something exceptional there like a conference centre or a major hotel or whatever. I think people worry that if they don't do something HUGE then they've squandered the high-profile site. Don't worry about it. Just relax and do something that works.

 

Dare I say it, but a casino might work here if it could be squeezed into this scene somehow.


Edited by aastra, 08 June 2016 - 05:01 PM.

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#244 aastra

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:55 PM

I removed my compliment to Bremerton before aastra gives me crap for suggesting Victoria should ever take inspiration from a smaller city. But I still like their fountain park.


Edited by aastra, 08 June 2016 - 05:03 PM.


#245 LJ

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:00 PM

Someday I'd like to hear a cogent argument explaining why the Vancouver aesthetic should in no way be emulated locally.

I don't know, we are doing a pretty good job of emulating the DTES.


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#246 aastra

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 01:35 PM

Speaking of buildings right on the water's edge, how about assembling a small collection of (relocated) Victorian houses and dolling them up? Give the Gatsby mansion some company on the water side of Belleville.

 

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#247 viccity

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 11:50 PM

Tourism Victoria is also donating $1 million over 11 years toward building the David Foster Harbour Pathway, which is being integrated into the continuing plans to upgrade the Belleville Street Terminal.

Helps is hoping that the combination of city and Tourism Victoria contributions to the pathway and terminal will spur support from the federal and provincial governments.

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.5X8yZqij.dpuf



#248 Mixed365

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:08 PM

 

Tourism Victoria is also donating $1 million over 11 years toward building the David Foster Harbour Pathway, which is being integrated into the continuing plans to upgrade the Belleville Street Terminal.

Helps is hoping that the combination of city and Tourism Victoria contributions to the pathway and terminal will spur support from the federal and provincial governments.

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.5X8yZqij.dpuf

 

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Just to clarify, I believe Tourism Victoria is funded by the taxes paid by the local hotels. At least, I'm pretty sure.


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#249 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:13 PM

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Just to clarify, I believe Tourism Victoria is funded by the taxes paid by the local hotels. At least, I'm pretty sure.

 

Yes.  It's an add-on to the PST, so the provincial government collects it, returns it to the local government, who then turns it over to the tourist authority.


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#250 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:27 PM

August 13, 2017, 10 years exactly since the task force findings were made public.

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#251 AllseeingEye

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:03 PM

August 13, 2017, 10 years exactly since the task force findings were made public.

Never ever let it be said that Victoria rushes into anything without, ahem, 'due consideration'........


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#252 Nparker

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:13 PM

August 13, 2017, 10 years exactly since the task force findings were made public.

And it'll be another 20 years before anything happens here.



 



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