Affordable units on Clement

Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby W105 » Dec 31st, 2017, 10:59 am

well first off, it was the title of the article that said affordable...in the actual article it says "Market rental quality" so I assume it won't be slummy...and a 10 yr cap on the rental price is a good thing...

taking out 6 very small houses (I partied in many of them back in the day and most of them are very small) and making room for 58 units that can hold alot more people, and having options of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units in the downtown core is a very GOOD thing to happen imo...

guess it's the way you wanna look at it...

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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 31st, 2017, 11:00 am

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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby Lady tehMa » Dec 31st, 2017, 11:20 am

W105 wrote:well first off, it was the title of the article that said affordable...in the actual article it says "Market rental quality" so I assume it won't be slummy...and a 10 yr cap on the rental price is a good thing...

taking out 6 very small houses (I partied in many of them back in the day and most of them are very small) and making room for 58 units that can hold alot more people, and having options of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units in the downtown core is a very GOOD thing to happen imo...

guess it's the way you wanna look at it...


Currently Kelowna has a .5% vacancy rate - so yes, I believe more rental buildings are a good thing.
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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby just popping in » Dec 31st, 2017, 11:32 am

I agree with you W105, we need the rental units and this is a start with a variety of sizes instead of developing little shoeboxes.
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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby the truth » Dec 31st, 2017, 11:39 am

i agree more apt's is a great idea, but please lets not call this affordable, affordable for who the homeless,? the low income earners ? who
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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Dec 31st, 2017, 11:45 am

W105 wrote:well first off, it was the title of the article that said affordable...in the actual article it says "Market rental quality" so I assume it won't be slummy...and a 10 yr cap on the rental price is a good thing...

taking out 6 very small houses (I partied in many of them back in the day and most of them are very small) and making room for 58 units that can hold alot more people, and having options of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units in the downtown core is a very GOOD thing to happen imo...

guess it's the way you wanna look at it...

I just want to see adequate parking, seems some down there are wriggling out of it, yet being able to build a tall building. I Know how bad it can get down there..
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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby Queen K » Dec 31st, 2017, 11:57 am

I never said we don't need rental units, we need them with parking available, and not built to look slummy and become known as the RCMPs next best hang out after Timmies and Hein Road.
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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby just popping in » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:00 pm

Info on another website says 72 parking stalls plus car sharing plus bicycle sharing programs for residents.

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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby Queen K » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:01 pm

If they stick to that, I'm happy with it. :up:
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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby lightspeed » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:02 pm

Queen K wrote:
Queen K wrote:I'm surprised there isn't a commercial component to the units, and wait for it, how many parking spots will there be? Or is it all "street parking" or because this is supposedly "low income" no parking because we all know they can't afford cars and are withing walking distance to shopping.

Stinks, the whole thing.



Ya I was right, the catch phrase "walk to work" is telling, because all people who work in downtown don't want real lives in real homes with yards and driveways and they definitely don't need vehicles which actually are usable in other aspects of their lives.

MQN Architects is collaborating with Anagram PROPERTIES Inc. on the development of a
multi-family rental development on Clement Avenue in downtown Kelowna. The proposed
development follows Anagram’s corporate strategy of providing smart, sustainable and
attainable properties. This purpose built rental project is situated on the edge of the city centre
of Kelowna enabling residents to walk to work and social activities.
Clement Avenue is poised
to change from a low-density corridor straddling between single family residential housing and
industrial lands to a vibrant northern gateway to the city centre. This proposed project in
conjunction with other developments planned within a two-block radius are set to redefine this
area with increased density and livability

I give them on thing, social activities, sure lots of things happen downtown, where parking is already a premium for every social activity going on.

I do not see a parking component in this proposal. Why? Because the developers have it all figured out that everyone will be walking. :up:

It's the Vancouver mentality creeping here.

Peeps are so real estate poor and broke from their minimum wage job at savethewhale.ca that they can't afford a life or a vehicle.

Therefore make it all cool and hipster living the dream in your shared 400sf studio next door to the homeless camp. Walking to work in your fur lined sandals.

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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby Queen K » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:04 pm

With townhouses suitable for no one to raise a family in because they are full of stairs and rooms fit for nothing called "living."
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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby lightspeed » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:05 pm

Queen K wrote:With townhouses suitable for no one to raise a family in because they are full of stairs and rooms fit for nothing called "living."



Hipsters can't afford a family.
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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby Catri » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:13 pm

Queen K wrote:I never said we don't need rental units, we need them with parking available, and not built to look slummy and become known as the RCMPs next best hang out after Timmies and Hein Road.


It's right across the street from the new RCMP detachment...not sure if that's good or bad.

I think 72 parking spots is adequate for 58 units.
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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby Bsuds » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:16 pm

Queen K wrote:I never said we don't need rental units, we need them with parking available, and not built to look slummy and become known as the RCMPs next best hang out after Timmies and Hein Road.
Catri wrote:
It's right across the street from the new RCMP detachment...not sure if that's good or bad.


They won't have to go far then. lol

Almost wish I still had my old house on Clement. First one I ever owned and rented it out till it became too much of a pain.
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Re: Affordable units on Clement

Postby Queen K » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:17 pm

lightspeed wrote:
Queen K wrote:With townhouses suitable for no one to raise a family in because they are full of stairs and rooms fit for nothing called "living."



Hipsters can't afford a family.


If they gave up working, they could shot babies at Welfare.
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