611-635 Chatham Street / 610-618 Herald Street is a proposal to build two rental buildings between the 600-blocks of Chatham and Herald street at Government Street in downtown Victoria's Old Town district.
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Has this been approved by CoV council?
Yes, approved in September: https://victoria.citified.ca/rentals/fountain-tire-611-635-chatham-street-610-618-herald-street/
Perhaps the mods could update the title of this thread.
This project was initially planned to get underway in Q3 of 2021. Has there been any activity at the site to suggest work is beginning? Maybe Farmer is planning to move its crews over from the Pearl once that's done (nearby)?
If we have a legitimate housing crisis* - and that's a big if - it has as much to do with the pace at which new housing gets built once approved as anything else. All the blanket zoning changes in the world aren't magically going to make more contractors and construction workers appear.
*if the housing crisis were real, would we be admitting hundreds of thousands of new residents into the country every year?
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