Scale Of Proposed Supportive Housing Development At 260 White Road

BC Housing is proposing to build a new supportive housing development of “up to 50 units” on a currently vacant .427 acre lot at 260 White Road, off Jubilee Street in Duncan.

To give some idea of the scale of this proposed development, here is an article about a newly opened 21 unit supportive housing development called Spaken House on the former Blanshard School playground at 833 Hillside Avenue in Victoria.

Here is a photo of part of the new 21 unit Spaken House development at 833 Hillside Avenue in Victoria.

Province of BC photo of new 21 unit supportive housing building, Spaken House, at 833 Hillside Avenue in Victoria.
Province of BC photo of new 21 unit supportive housing building, Spaken House, at 833 Hillside Avenue in Victoria.

Note that Spaken House is a three story building to house 21 units of supportive housing.

BC Housing proposes to build a new supportive housing development of “up to 50 units” on a currently vacant .427 acre lot at 260 White Road, off Jubilee Street in Duncan. We think 50 units is totally out of scale for the available site at 260 White Road.

For comparison purposes, here is a map showing the site of Spaken House at 833 Hillside Avenue in Victoria:

Here is a Google Street View image of the site of 833 Hillside prior to Spaken House being built.

Note that Spaken House is on a lot of more than .427 acres fronting onto a major arterial street. Here is a Google Street View image of Hillside Avenue at 833 Hillside Avenue:

Now here is a map showing the location of 260 White Road in Duncan.

Here is a Google Street View image of the only access to the lot at 260 White Road in Duncan. We think a development of the size of Spaken House would to totally out of scale on 260 White Road:

Here is a Google Street View image of White Road at 260 White Road:

Note that White Road is a narrow dead end street that was not designed or intended to handle the delivery truck traffic that would be required by a supportive housing development of “up to 50 units”.

We think the proposal to build “up to 50 units” of supportive housing at 260 White Road in Duncan is totally out of scale with the neighbourhood.

One thought on “Scale Of Proposed Supportive Housing Development At 260 White Road

  1. I completely agree with you. Duncan council has declared war on a whole neighbourhood. Every tree on that lot will have to come down. Asking one small neighbourhood to accept that amount of density for ANYBODY is absolutely ridiculous.

    Shame on you, Duncan council.

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