A low-rise seniors condominium residence will be situated along the southern edge of Bayview Place's rocky outcropping on the east side of the development site. The building is part of the project's fourth phase that also includes a five-storey seniors rental and licensed care suite residence.
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I spoke to Chris from Bayview before I left and asked about access to the new development once it's completed. All service access, including for ambulances, will be via Tyee Rd. and Kimta Rd. I imagine the goal will be to have most construction access from these roads as well.
Another point, there is an easement in front of Bayview One that will become the new pedestrian access path to Tyee Rd. - replacing the existing gravel path through Lot 4. This new path will be paved and include stairs up the steep slope on the Tyee Rd. side.
If Ken's goal of having the rail terminal built at the far west corner of the Roundhouse property is implemented then that essentially becomes the rail terminus. I could then envision the City removing the rail tracks along Kimta Rd. altogether.
...I could then envision the City removing the rail tracks along Kimta Rd. altogether.
They might as well. After the JSB fiasco there will never be a rail link to downtown, despite the assurances that a rail right of way would be maintained. What's one more broken promise?
At the presentation they said research showed only 20% of rail users from Langford would be going downtown, the rest would be going elsewhere like UVic. They said having the terminal at the Roundhouse corner would allow for easier transit connections to those other destinations, including downtown.
At the presentation they said research showed only 20% of rail users from Langford would be going downtown...
Research sponsored by the Bayview developers?
Didn't say, it was just stated verbally during Ken's "red marker" session. :teacher:
The 20-acre development's fourth phase will encompass a seniors residence and a low-rise residential building.