The decision by Oak Bay council to reject the Quest development’s 14-suite condo building was the right decision.
We shouldn’t kid ourselves that these are “multi-family” buildings. The proposed condo units in this development are not for families. They are not only too small, but at well over $1,200 per square foot (comparable buildings in the area) what family can afford or wants to live in a box three storeys above the ground?
Housing issues in Victoria are not from a lack of condos, but a lack of desirable single-family dwellings or townhomes. That is what should be built on this site. The last thing Oak Bay, and Victoria for that matter, needs is more condos.