975-983 Pandora Avenue is a proposal to build a 15-storey mixed-use rental and ground floor retail tower in downtown Victoria's Harris Green neighbourhood.
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None of this is a problem if BC Housing buys the building.
^ This is what is happening in Seattle and San Fran now. In order to get around community group and local resident complaints, a developer designs a nice building, gets it approved, builds it and then sells it to the Housing authority as soon as it is completed for a huge profit. Everyone wins except for the locals who were duped into supporting what they though would be an affordable housing project.
Colbeck said the property management team will include a social lifestyle curator, whose job is to plan social events, such as wine tasting or movie nights. A weekly event in the building and a monthly outing will be included in the cost of rent for those in co-living pods, while residents of the 67 traditional one- and two-bedroom rental units can pay to participate in social events, Colbeck said.
“We see some big demand for that and to help combat this urban loneliness that we’re seeing in so many cities,” he said.
The management team would strive to place people in pods with others of similar ages and who have similar interests, “almost like matchmaking,” Colbeck said.
The whole things sounds odd. I can make my own friends, thanks.
So it's a sort of daycare for socially awkward adults who cannot make connections on their own.
It received unanimous council approval. I think it just found the right way to get the green light.
23 shared rental apartments in two, three and four-bedroom layouts proposed at 1693 Fort Street.
Multi-million dollar land play believed to be the first step in creating a City-operated housing agency.
Pandora rental tower to introduce 3, 4 and 5-bedroom co-living units to downtown Victoria's housing supply
15-storey proposal on Pandora Avenue at Vancouver Street will introduce 54 co-living layouts among its 121 residences.
The highrise residential complex will push the upcoming stream of residences along Pandora Avenue to nearly 1,000-units.
Save-On-Foods, 600 upcoming residences set new course for North Park's and Harris Green's Pandora Avenue
Downtown Victoria's Pandora Avenue corridor is slated for big changes as developers focus in along the under-developed thoroughfare.