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200 Cook Street
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 200 Cook Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban Core
Storeys: 5
Condo units: 36 (1BR, 2BR, 3BR, townhome)
Sales status: in planning
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[Cook St. Village] 200 Cook Street | Condos, rentals, commercial | 5-storeys | Approved


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#1 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:19 AM

New development planned in Cook St Village. From the looks of it, the plans are for a 5 floor residential condo building with ground floor commercial/retail. Will involved demolishing the two SFH and two small apartment buildings at Cook and Oliphant. Hope the plans are nice! Could be a nice extension to the retail offerings of Cook St Village. Hope the plans are good!

 

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#2 G-Man

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:30 AM

This will likely be very controversial but at the same time I have wished for this exact project to happen for a long time.
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#3 jonny

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:34 AM

New development planned in Cook St Village. From the looks of it, the plans are for a 5 floor residential condo building with ground floor commercial/retail. Will involved demolishing the two SFH and two small apartment buildings at Cook and Oliphant. Hope the plans are nice! Could be a nice extension to the retail offerings of Cook St Village. Hope the plans are good!

 

Wow. That's one brave developer. This has the potential to be a bloodbath almost as bad as the Mason St. project...at least there are no farms or urban chickens on Cook Street, right?

 

This is absolutely the right idea and density for Cook St Village though. The two newer buildings down there have been fantastic additions.


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#4 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:36 AM

It's south enough in the Village that maybe it'll be less controversial than the last one.



#5 jonny

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:38 AM

It's south enough in the Village that maybe it'll be less controversial than the last one.

 

Hopefully the local yokel's remember that fantastic local businesses such as Bubby's Kitchen, Paws on Cook, Mother's Nature groceries, Rainbird Apparel and Prima Strada now have homes in the village thanks to the two newer developments that were controversial back in the day.


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#6 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:39 AM

Wow. That's one brave developer. This has the potential to be a bloodbath almost as bad as the Mason St. project...at least there are no farms or urban chickens on Cook Street, right?

 

This is absolutely the right idea and density for Cook St Village though. The two newer buildings down there have been fantastic additions.

There is a large house across the street on Oliphant that has a handful of chickens. I think they also grow some veggies.

 

This plan wouldn't end up being too much taller than the condo at Cook and Park. It SHOULDN'T be controversial.



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:45 AM

Yeah well the Castana was shorter and it was certainly a bloodbath I am still shocked they actually finished it.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:57 AM

There is a large house across the street on Oliphant that has a handful of chickens. I think they also grow some veggies.

 

This plan wouldn't end up being too much taller than the condo at Cook and Park. It SHOULDN'T be controversial.

 

lol of course there are chickens. What was I thinking?



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 09:44 AM

This plan wouldn't end up being too much taller than the condo at Cook and Park. It SHOULDN'T be controversial.

This is Victoria EVERYTHING is controversial. :mad:


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#10 Nparker

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 09:44 AM

lol of course there are chickens. What was I thinking?

Won't somebody PLEASE think of the chickens!!!!


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#11 D.L.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 11:54 AM

Here's an aerial of the site, looking west, Cook St. running left-right - http://www.bing.com/...y=o&form=LMLTCC



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:11 PM

Not keen on the loss of rental to condo, but otherwise good. The City forced the Abstract folks for the Village building to provide 1:1 replacement of rental stock, which I personally think is a good starting place.



#13 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:19 PM

I'd wager there are 20-25 housing units currently on site. It shouldn't be hard to increase the number of housing units overall if the plan does ahead with all four floors of residential.

 

Not keen on the loss of rental to condo, but otherwise good. The City forced the Abstract folks for the Village building to provide 1:1 replacement of rental stock, which I personally think is a good starting place.

 

How does the city enforce this to make sure that those rentals actually materialize? I don't think that is a bad idea.



#14 Nparker

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:26 PM

Here's an aerial of the site, looking west, Cook St. running left-right - http://www.bing.com/...y=o&form=LMLTCC

Are all "Bing" photos this out of date? That image has to have been take at least 5 years ago.



#15 gumgum

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:36 PM

I would love to see this but it's never going to happen.

#16 Mike K.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:36 PM

Not keen on the loss of rental to condo, but otherwise good. The City forced the Abstract folks for the Village building to provide 1:1 replacement of rental stock, which I personally think is a good starting place.

 

This may be a rental, afawk. The strata component could be related to the commercial space, perhaps?


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#17 Nparker

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:36 PM

Here is the existing site:

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#18 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:39 PM

This may be a rental, afawk. The strata component could be related to the commercial space, perhaps?

 

Huh?  It's either all strata or none.  You can't have strata units below purpose-built rental units.  You could have strata apartments that you agree to covenant as rental-only (not for sale) for some period of time.



#19 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:44 PM

Huh?  It's either all strata or none.  You can't have strata units below purpose-built rental units.  You could have strata apartments that you agree to covenant as rental-only (not for sale) for some period of time.

You can't have strata'd commercial units below rental apartments?



#20 Mike K.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:47 PM

Surely that happens? There are mixed market and rental residential buildings. Hudson Mews was to have 20 market units above the rentals and there are mixed-use market residential, office and commercial buildings. Perhaps technically there are the covenants VHF mentions but that's more of a formality than an impediment to having rentals.


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