It would eventually have more than 1,000 single-family homes, 4,000-plus condominiums, and 285 townhouses. Golf, restaurants, a spa, hotel, and a village are part of the development.So who's a gonna build this you ask? Quigg. Nope, no gesundheit necessary, but thanks anyway. Quigg is a Vancouver Corp that has done its fair share of "creating nothing short of living art" since 1986. I guess that's better than since 2003. Their claim of "Breaking new ground on an unprecedented community" is a bit vague: was it Bear Mountain that is unprecedented or is it Quigg's presence there?
Actually, putting my cynicism aside for a moment, and ignoring the environmental impact assessments, not to mention the ensuing NIMBY-fuelled protests to come, this may actually be good long-term for Victoria. It's what we need. I hope developers come here in droves and mass-produce luxury living in "remote" areas. The buyers of these places drive fast cars; this'll speed up the "crawl" on HWY 1. The luxury-owners in town will move out in droves, freeing up space and demand for us FTBs to live closer to where we work. T'is all good.
I think we should start a bookmaking service on projects suggested, approved and then uncompleted. I'm guessing this one is as likely to happen in its "approved" form as the Bay Tower development. I'll put money on if they happen, they happen nothing like their intentions are today. Economic cycles have a way of doing that to a development.