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The Wade
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 1105 Pandora Avenue; 1110-1120 Johnson Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 5
Condo units: 102 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, penthouse)
Sales status: pre-sales
The Wade is a two-building, 102-unit mixed-use condo and ground floor commercial development spanning the east... (view full profile)
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The Wade (Medical Arts Building redevelopment) | condos and commercial | 5- and 4-storeys | approved


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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:09 AM

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Condos eyed for aged Medical Arts block on Pandora at Cook
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The Medical Arts Building at 1105 Pandora Avenue is the focus of a redevelopment effort by Vancouver-based Amadon Group, Citified has learned.
 
Plans indicate the developer intends to restore the 1950's-era office and commercial block and transform it into condos, while padding the height with an additional two floors of residences along the north and west wings. On the surface parking lot immediately to the south, at Johnson and Cook streets, a four-storey, woodframe mixed-use condo and commercial building is also envisioned. [Full article]
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#2 Baro

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:11 AM

But where will I get my lab work done???


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#3 Nparker

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:16 AM

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#4 Nparker

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:20 AM

I wonder why the proposal isn't for 6-storeys in the new construction, especially with the changes to the building code allowing for wood frame to that height?



#5 Mike K.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:22 AM

I would assume that this is a means of preserving views from the Medical Arts building.


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#6 AllseeingEye

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 03:27 PM

Nice to see something - anything - happening there after all these years. That is a very tired underwhelming building and the overall lot terribly underutilized given the proximity to downtown. Should be fun to see what the final outcome is because whatever the result it can't help but improve the block.



#7 Nparker

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 03:38 PM

...Should be fun to see what the final outcome is because whatever the result it can't help but improve the block.

It should certainly be better than the 1-storey proposal for the parking lot portion of this site that was hinted at a year or so ago.



#8 Mike K.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 04:07 PM

Right, that was a proposal from 2012. Luckily it never went anywhere.

 

Earlier there was a proposal for an office building on the parking lot which also fizzled. That was back in 2006, or so.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 04:20 PM

Geez my doctors is in that building, didn't renovate his office very long ago, guess his lease wasn't too long. The buildings is a little creepy I got to say and the elevators.
 
Remember leaving the doctors once and decided to use the stairs guy blasted past me thought it was kind of weird by the time I got to the lobby the police were rushing the building, apparently robbed something.

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#10 Nparker

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:00 PM

...The Medical Arts Building at 1105 Pandora Avenue is the focus of a redevelopment effort by Vancouver-based Amadon Group,...On the surface parking lot immediately to the south, at Johnson and Cook streets, a four-storey, woodframe mixed-use condo and commercial building is also envisioned. [Full article]

Assuming this proposal goes through (and I can see no logical reason why it should not, it seems like a no-brainer to me), how long before there will be pressure to bid adieu to the Mazda dealership at the opposite corner?

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Something in the range of 6-12 storeys would fit nicely here.



#11 Mike K.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:08 PM

It would, wouldn't it?


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:52 PM

I think the Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership is the more likely to go, they've put zero money into their building over the past 10-15 years, while the Mada dealership has done a couple of upgrades to modernize their building.  Ideally they both go along with Audi.  Just a matter of time. 



#13 Nparker

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:16 PM

...deally they both go along with Audi.  Just a matter of time. 

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#14 Bingo

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 08:44 PM

Assuming this proposal goes through (and I can see no logical reason why it should not, it seems like a no-brainer to me), how long before there will be pressure to bid adieu to the Mazda dealership at the opposite corner?

 

Something in the range of 6-12 storeys would fit nicely here.

 

Perhaps the Volvo dealership will move back in with a 6 story showroom and rooftop garage.


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#15 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:21 AM

Regarding the nearby car dealerships:  wouldn't the Audi Autohaus probably be the first dealership to see its lot redeveloped?   They are moving to a site on Douglas in the Burnside-Gorge area... though I suppose its possible that the parent company will try to place something else at Cook/Yates instead.

 

Now I wonder if anything is planned for the SE corner of Cook/Johnson, currently home to a hair salon, café, and surface lot...


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Posted 29 May 2016 - 05:36 AM

tenants have been given 2 years notice of eviction



#17 Mike K.

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 07:05 AM

Nice. Thank you for the confirmation.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 01:05 PM

Any updates on this?


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#19 Mike K.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 01:27 PM

Oh, right, I meant to say that this development is now called The Wade after the architect who designed the Medical Arts Building.


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Posted 17 September 2016 - 08:12 PM

And this opened today (my pic).  I like the arrow they painted on the road pointing directly to the location across the street.. ;)

 

 

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