A question for Howard Waldner is why not renovate Oak Bay Lodge?
What were the estimated costs/hurdles for that option? (I note in the July 4 article in the News says that VIHA may consider using the lodge for another ambulatory care purpose – so the facility is still usable.)
If the costs are significantly less than the re-build recently rejected, then use the balance towards another facility. Who of us aging boomers (many of us zoomers) want to live in a huge, impersonal high-rise facility anyways?
Re: the 320 bed “requirement” – whose requirement is that – VIHA or Baptist Housing? Is that the number needed to make a profit? I do not understand the quote from Coun. Kevin Murdoch stating “modern standards demand a bigger building.” What type of “modern standards” is he referring to? Profits? Standard of care?
Sign me puzzled in Oak Bay.