CALUC Meeting for Quebec & Montreal Redevelopment Nov 10th
The James Bay Community Association is hosting a Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) Meeting for the proposed redevelopment of the surface parking lot located between Quebec, Montreal and Kingston Streets in James Bay, Victoria.
JAMES BAY CALUC MEETING
Wednesday November 10, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00PM
Mike Geric Construction and our talented design team will be presenting our application for rezoning the property into a mixed-use development with a mix of market and affordable housing, a childcare centre and resident-focused commercial spaces that will create a beautiful addition to the neighbourhood with new public open spaces, lushly-landscaped (widened) sidewalks with public furniture and improvements to transportation safety.
This community meeting is the next step in our consultation process, which began early this summer and has continued with open house events, community association meetings and individual meetings, calls and messages with neighbours and community members who are invested in ensuring a new development is beautiful, thoughtful to its surroundings and adds amenities for residents.
The feedback from the public on our early planning process has been welcome and insightful for our team and as a result, we have made changes in the latest version of our plans. These include:
- Purchasing the property at 224 Kingston Street in response to feedback that the project would be improved by adding this land and creating more family-oriented townhomes;
- Further pulling back the development at the corner of Quebec and Montreal in response to concerns about the current safety and sightlines at the corner;
- Creating an expanded neighbourhood café space, outdoor patio and public square with seating and landscaping in response to requests for a community gathering space;
- Replanning some homes to be more adaptable, to accommodate people aging-in-place;
- Widening sidewalks, adding pedestrian promenades with lush landscaping in response to concerns about the walkability of the neighbourhood during peak periods;
- Adjusting the building to have a lower podium height with a more tapered tower oriented North/South to reduce shadow and view impacts; and
- Confirming a childcare centre for the development.
Our pre-application to the city is available to view on their website. Please get in touch with our team if you have feedback or questions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No question is too big or small, we’d love to hear from you.
We would also like to see you at the CALUC Meeting on Wednesday November 10th!
Meeting Via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82505944354)
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