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Hey #YYJ #Victoria #Tree #Arborist peeps - can anyone id this conifer for me? It's in my neighbouring yard - home to generations of birdies: chickadees, nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, wrens.. and it's about to be demolished for new condo; and I'm heartbroken.
The new @CityOfVictoria #TreePreservation Bylaw calls for a fee of $2000/tree to fund the planting of a replacement tree elsewhere. (But has no provisions that I know of for wildlife protection)
#UrbanForest #WhereWillTheBirdiesGo….
The new condo being built by @ARYZE_devcon will be home to 6 'boutique' units; which will do nothing to improve the affordable housing shortage in #YYJ…
Here is the site as it currently is.. with the single family home and the yard behind with the #Bird tree and yard.
According to the mailer I received last week "the project team launched a community consultation process in Mar 2019" (first I've heard of it even though being directly affected)
I gather it's a done deal.. construction to begin this fall, and completion late summer 2021. At which time the previous back yard and tree will be gone ; it will look like this:
I'm actually a proponent of in-filling - when it is done to create desperately needed affordable housing .But this project has only 6 units- the only people I see benefitting are the developers.
Taking out my crystal ball - I expect some if not all of the buyers, will be non-resident, selling short term rentals and leases to upscale clientele and corporations.
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