Madrona 1, an affordable housing development by Catalyst Community Developments at Dockside Green in Vic West, includes 11 studio apartments and eight townhomes.
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Eight multi-level townhomes, four two bedroom and four three bedroom, are included in this building.
The general design of this type of shipyard requires a large flat expanse, as multiple "train tracks" run off the central turntable (like the hands of a clock), which allow not only larger boats to be brought up, but also allows more than one or two boats at a time to be worked on.
But as noted earlier, there could be a lot of passive softening of the required industrial landscape typical of a large shipyard with some creative thought, and a few dozen (at least) more trees along Harbour Road.
An update on DG from a chat with their people at Vic West Street Fest yesterday:
The next building to go up at DG will be directly in front of the Madrona building on Harbour Rd. It will be very similar to the building next to it (388 Harbour Rd) in terms of sizing/massing and but with some minor cosmetic changes. This local law firm (http://www.achesonlaw.ca/) will be moving in to the top two floors, while the ground floor will be commercial space. Didn't get a firm word on when this would be starting but likely not too long after the Madrona is completed this summer.
The second building to get started should be the Merridale brewpub building which has been discussed earlier. It is going to be on the location of where the cubes currently sit on Harbour Rd (around here).
The next two residential towers along Tyee Rd are expected to start soonish as well. No firm dates but they sounded optimistic - perhaps early next year.
They are building from the north to the south in general. The section between Harbour Rd and the Bay Street bridge (where topsoil is now), which was previously expected to be built out last, could now be done in the middle of the DG buildout, with the corner closest to the JSB being the last.
Thank you for the update!
Council will consider a development permit for 376 Harbour Road, a 4-storey commercial building, this Thursday (July 13). I believe this is the same one that thundergun referred to in his post above.
Just an FYI, we are the development team behind this partnership with Merridale. We have engaged HCMA to take us through the Development Permit and Dockside approvals. I'll post some building designs soon, if anybody has any questions I'd be happy to chat!
A perfect bridge between condos and single family houses, townhomes are back in vogue as buyers look to urban living with room to grow.