379 Tyee Rd, Victoria BC
With a planned total of 1.3 million square feet of residential, office, retail and commercial space, Dockside Green is noted as one of the most environmentally conscious developments in Canada. A 15-acre planned community, Dockside Green is among the most ambitious urban projects in the world.
Dockside Green is designed to be 3 distinct neighbourhoods in one unique community. It is also designed to be extraordinarily environmentally efficient. One of the early adopters of the LEED Platinum standard, Dockside Green’s development philosophy is based on the principles of smart growth, green building and sustainable community design. When completed, Dockside Green will be one of the most remarkable communities in the world.
The first phase, Dockside Wharf’s three Synergy residences are now completed with the two companion towers, the Balance residences, ready for occupancy in January 2009. Built around a central courtyard plaza, Dockside Wharf is an enclosed community space with a bakery, neighbourhood pub/restaurant and fitness centre. Placed on the shores of the Upper Habour, Dockside Wharf residents can enjoy leisurely water activities like kayaking, boating and fishing, or use the Harbour for convenient transportation to the nearby downtown core. Dockside Green is built beside near the head of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail providing easy walking and cycling access to most of southern Vancouver Island.
Dockside Green promises residents energy efficiencies that exceeds Model National Energy Codes by 45 - 55%.
The second and third phases, Dockside Village and Dockside Commons will be home to residences, offices and light industrial and marine businesses. A community amphitheatre on the Dockside Village commons will form the cultural heart of the three phase project.
“Built by Vancity and Windmill West on fifteen acres of former industrial land on Victoria’s upper harbour, Dockside Green is designed to be a community within the heart of Victoria. Located between the Johnson St. and Bay St. bridges, Dockside Green is minutes from downtown Victoria. Community members will enjoy a variety of on-site amenities including easy access to shopping, car-share co-op memberships, fitness facilities and water based activities.”
NEIGHBOURHOOD INFO FOR VICTORIA WEST:
Vic West is our neighbourhood surrounded by water and the town of Esquimalt to its west. The neighbourhood is diverse, from its modern harbour-front condominium complexes such as the Railyards and Dockside Green, to historic hilltop homes and single family residences to the east.
The community is growing rapidly, especially in areas adjacent to the waterfront. Accessible shoreline and waterfront walkways extend around its coast, wrapping around industrial shipyards and connecting numerous parks and the Vic West Community Centre in Craigflower Village. The Galloping Goose rail trail is a busy pathway for recreation and commuting from the city centre through Vic West to areas to the north over Portage Inlet.
The neighbourhood is currently completing its neighbourhood plan which will help guide growth and inform the future development of the community. Find out more.
The parkland in Victoria West is significant. Much of the south shoreline has parks, with waterfront walkways including the Songhees Walkway. The east shore has the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and Point Ellice Park heading towards the Selkirk Trestle. Banfield Park contains areas for active recreation, passive experiences and nature conservation. Vic West Park includes the City's only skate park, an enclosed off-leash dog area, a baseball diamond and playground equipment.
Vic West Elementary (SD61)
Gardens and Markets
Vic West Community Association has an active Food Security Collective
Vic West has three community gardens: Rayn or Shine Garden, Banfield Commons and VW Community Tea Garden
Community orchards include: Evans Orchard, Hereward Park Community Orchard and Banfield Park Community Orchard
Neighbourhood info retrieved from the City of Victoria: http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/neighbourhoods.html
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