The Redfern is a proposal for a four-storey condominium building with ground floor commercial spaces along the 1900-block of Oak Bay Avenue in the City of Victoria's South Jubilee neighbourhood.
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Victoria council has referred the 35-unit, four-storey development set to go into Oak Bay Avenue and Redfern Street to a public hearing.
Named the Redfern by applicant Jawl Development, the building will replace the GardenWorks nursery and garden store from 1908 to 1920 Oak Bay Avenue.
redfern was a former mayor. i did not know that.
Per the article posted by Victoria Watcher, I wonder if Discovery Coffee is planning to move into the ground floor the Redfern development?
The real win from this proposal is another crosswalk along Oak Bay Avenue.
Discovery Coffee is planning to move there, yes. It really calls into question the future of their existing building at the corner of Amphion and Oak Bay. I live on the north side of Amphion and I agree that the extra crosswalk is desperately needed. I cannot tell you the number of times I have risked life and limb for a sourdough swiss and Montreal beef grilled sandwich (dijon on BOTH SIDES, sprouts, lettuce, pickle) and a bag of deck screws. The Red Barn Urban Improvement Area is a veritable death trap with half blind octogenarians pedal to the metal eastbound hell bent for Ottavio's on a Tuesday lunch. Dodging hybrid Rav4s in a real-life high-stakes version of Oak Bay Tijuana Frogger is best ended.
Old people are ruining Oak Bay.*
*VV forumers not included
Seriously though, remember when we used to say a neighbourhood full of old people would be quiet, slow-paced, light traffic? Not sure when exactly it changed, but sometime in the past 5-10 years we decided the only thing more intense than a neighbourhood full of young people was a neighbourhood full of old people.
Oak Bay Avenue's Garden Works retail strip eyed for redevelopment into condos and modern storefronts
A mixed-use condominium and retail building has been envisioned for the Oak Bay Avenue strip east of the Victoria/Oak Bay border.