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Capital Park Office, building 1
Uses: office, commercial
Address: 500-block of Superior Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban Core
Storeys: 5
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[James Bay] Capital Park | Mixed-use office, commercial, residential | 5-storeys | Under construction

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#361 HB

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:11 PM

Looks cheap with what appears to be vinyl siding if thats what it is....thought vinyl siding went the way of waterbeds



#362 Nparker

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:16 PM

I have to agree with the opinion that the residential portion looks cheap. Perhaps it will improve when complete, but so far it's not exactly a knockout.



#363 LV

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:14 PM

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Dear God, that grey vertical striped whatever-that-is on the roof combined with the light horizontal striped siding.. my EYES!  

 

Admittedly, I know nothing about design, but even *I* can see that this is looking pretty unattractive.  Is this not the same developer that did Aria & Era..both of which are much nicer-looking than this?  I've been super excited about this project and frankly, any new development in James Bay but man.. I hope it somehow gets better.  Gonna go check it out next weekend and hope a miracle has occurred.  



#364 Jjly83

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 02:40 AM

(Been lurking for a while..first post!)

 

Dear God, that grey vertical striped whatever-that-is on the roof combined with the light horizontal striped siding.. my EYES!  

 

Admittedly, I know nothing about design, but even *I* can see that this is looking pretty unattractive.  Is this not the same developer that did Aria & Era..both of which are much nicer-looking than this?  I've been super excited about this project and frankly, any new development in James Bay but man.. I hope it somehow gets better.  Gonna go check it out next weekend and hope a miracle has occurred.  

I also think it's a weird choice to use such a design in a prime location like this but since it is a rental only I guess they can get away with keeping costs down. Side note, Aria was built by Alpha (who's doing Legato now). I am interested in purchasing once the condo phase starts but not if the designs mirror this building for style.



#365 aastra

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:59 AM

 

...but since it is a rental only I guess they can get away with keeping costs down.

 

Not only that but sometimes the best strategy for satisfying the forces of eternal opposition is to give them something that looks totally out of place. Crazy but true. Do the apartments shown below look like James Bay?

 

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#366 Nparker

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:54 PM

...Do the apartments shown below look like James Bay?

Sadly, yes.  :(


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#367 LV

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 02:39 PM

I was trying to think what it reminds me of... it has come to me.  

Looks like my long-term storage unit

 

I'm hoping the balconies are at least glass.

 

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#368 AllseeingEye

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:08 PM

Yup...not exactly confidence-inspiring; very "1970's" looking.....



#369 Hotel Mike

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:07 AM

I wonder if that is a design that the James Bay Neighbourhood Assn felt blended in. 


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#370 Nparker

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:14 AM

I wonder if that is a design that the James Bay Neighbourhood Assn felt blended in. 

Because that is what good architecture does, blend in.  :whyme:



#371 aastra

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:15 AM

 

I wonder if that is a design that the James Bay Neighbourhood Assn felt blended in.

 

You may be right. That's what I was getting at when I said "...sometimes the best strategy for satisfying the forces of eternal opposition is to give them something that looks totally out of place."

 

Then again, maybe I should be happy that it doesn't have that grey/brown modern box look. It's frickin' everywhere now.



#372 Nparker

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:18 AM

...maybe I should be happy that it doesn't have that grey/brown modern box look. It's frickin' everywhere now.

That would be 1000 times better than the 1980s suburban tract house look that is being employed here.



 



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