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Uses: rental, commercial
Address: Sooke Road at Jerome Road
Municipality: Colwood
Region: Westshore
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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 06:07 AM

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New plans revealed for stalled Colwood Corners development | Citified.ca

http://victoria.citi...rs-development/

 

Vancouver-based developer Onni Group has revealed its latest plans for the stalled Colwood Corners project at Sooke Road and Goldstream Avenue.

 

The 12.5-acre parcel bordered by Sooke, Jerome and Belmont roads was purchased by Onni in 2014 following the bankruptcy of League Assets Corporation. The defunct Victoria-based developer secured approvals for an ambitious mixed-use community — dubbed Capital City Centre — that included a cluster of condo towers rising to 29-storeys, an office building and a large retail component. Construction of Capital City Centre’s first phase had begun in the fall of 2012 only to stall by the following summer.

 

According to Onni’s development application submitted to the City of Colwood, the first phase of the project (referred to as Colwood City Centre) will be comprised of eight individual structures ranging in height between one and five-floors with a combined total of 150,000 square feet of commercial space. 284 rental apartments will be spread among four mixed-use buildings rising to five-storeys. Future phases will include additional residential buildings along Jerome Road and Belmont Road. [Full article]


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 09:45 AM

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New plans revealed for stalled Colwood Corners development | Citified.ca

http://victoria.citi...rs-development/

 

Vancouver-based developer Onni Group has revealed its latest plans for the stalled Colwood Corners project at Sooke Road and Goldstream Avenue.

 

The 12.5-acre parcel bordered by Sooke, Jerome and Belmont roads was purchased by Onni in 2014 following the bankruptcy of League Assets Corporation. The defunct Victoria-based developer secured approvals for an ambitious mixed-use community — dubbed Capital City Centre — that included a cluster of condo towers rising to 29-storeys, an office building and a large retail component. Construction of Capital City Centre’s first phase had begun in the fall of 2012 only to stall by the following summer.

 

According to Onni’s development application submitted to the City of Colwood, the first phase of the project (referred to as Colwood City Centre) will be comprised of eight individual structures ranging in height between one and five-floors with a combined total of 150,000 square feet of commercial space. 284 rental apartments will be spread among four mixed-use buildings rising to five-storeys. Future phases will include additional residential buildings along Jerome Road and Belmont Road. [Full article]

Ummmm...."ugh"? Certainly hope this is an early days rendering and nothing more.

 

While its great that something is finally happening here on first blush to be charitable this isn't terribly fetching. What is it with so many proposals locally that insist all buildings be the same height? Bad enough everything needs to be the typical Victoria garden-variety 4-6 stories but when you get a cluster of structures like this what is with the resistance to incorporating at least some variation in height and style? The only descriptors that can come to mind with this iteration are......dull, boring and uninteresting.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 09:52 AM

...Certainly hope this is an early days rendering and nothing more...The only descriptors that can come to mind with this iteration are......dull, boring and uninteresting.

Agree 100%



#4 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 10:11 AM

I think this is basically what we're going to see with the first phase.

 

I do believe there may be opportunities to revisit the scale and nature of future phases, but that's all market driven.


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#5 aastra

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 10:45 AM

 

I think this is basically what we're going to see with the first phase.

 

You're right, it's probably just a phase. We shouldn't let it faze us.



#6 Rob Randall

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 02:09 PM

I don't understand; are they demolishing the existing foundation or building a different project using the same footprint?


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 02:32 PM

Too bad they aren't utilizing the underground parking and making a pedestrian area up top. Would be great then for families and people with legs....



#8 Mixed365

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 07:31 PM

Ummmm...."ugh"? Certainly hope this is an early days rendering and nothing more.

 

While its great that something is finally happening here on first blush to be charitable this isn't terribly fetching. What is it with so many proposals locally that insist all buildings be the same height? Bad enough everything needs to be the typical Victoria garden-variety 4-6 stories but when you get a cluster of structures like this what is with the resistance to incorporating at least some variation in height and style? The only descriptors that can come to mind with this iteration are......dull, boring and uninteresting.

Lol yeah... why don't they try doinga  27-storey tower instead...  :lol:


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 09:50 AM

Lol yeah... why don't they try doing a  27-storey tower instead...  :lol:


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:11 AM

Lol yeah... why don't they try doinga  27-storey tower instead...  :lol:

 When you look at the constant resistance thrown at developers to get approval for anything of significant height and couple that with the cost savings by building wood framed structures allowed up to six stories, it is easier to understand these proposals.



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 02:10 PM

  • by  Joel Tansey - Goldstream News Gazette
  • Colwood, West Shore posted Jan 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM

 

Developer Onni Group has resubmitted its development plans for Colwood Corners and the project has a clear emphasis on pedestrian access, variety and a green environment.

According to the City of Colwood’s website, improvements to the character of the buildings include a variety of facade elements, such as colours and materials and a variation of roofline angles and treatments.

 

http://www.goldstrea.../411475515.html

 

 

http://www.colwood.c...ns-move-forward


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#12 Mike K.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 03:05 PM

276-units of rentals in the first phase, along with 14,200 square feet of commercial space. Subsequent phase will include another 200-odd residences, rentals and/or condos, plus another two-building component should yield even more housing. - http://victoria.citi...tal-apartments/


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#13 dasmo

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:28 PM

Sounds promising. At least heading in a better direction than luxury condo towers here. More family friendly density is much more appropriate and what we are short of. 


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#14 jonny

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:34 AM

Yeah dasmo, I think this is looking pretty good. This looks more reasonable and like something that might actually get built.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:59 AM

Goldstream article on this development. 

 

http://www.goldstrea.../415918464.html



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:47 PM

City of Colwood staff are recommending that council approve a parking variance application from Onni Group that would move the Colwood Corners project one step closer to construction.

 

The variance would allow for a relaxation of the municipalities' parking requirements which are widely seen as dated. A staff report outlines that they are stricter than other municipalities in the CRD, higher than industry standards for suburban and commercial development, and ignore access to other forms of transportation and the effects of a viable shared parking system.

 

 

We could do with a lot more of that.  One move would be to scramble parking.  If I coke home to my rental apartment at 10pm and I can not find a space underground, I just park up in he commercial surface spaces.



#17 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:19 PM

If I coke home to my rental apartment at 10pm...


When you're in that state you are rarely home before 4 am.
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#18 Nparker

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 04:47 PM

When you're in that state you are rarely home before 4 am.

You beat me to the punchline on VHF's "Freudian slip".  ;)


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:21 PM

Some news, although boring.

 

 

  • by  Joel Tansey - Goldstream News Gazette
  • Colwoood, West Shore posted Mar 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Onni Group personnel have begun preliminary work on the site of the Colwood Corners development, although full-blown construction isn’t likely to begin until the later this year and a building permit still needs to be secured.

 

 

 

They still haven't decided if they are going to drain the pool or tear it down.

 

 

It’s unclear whether Onni will be able to make use of existing infrastructure, which includes a large concrete foundation and fencing. “Some of our consultants are looking at it because some of it’s for storm water management,” said Onni development manager Dionne Delesalle. “Next steps for us is re-evaluate the existing site and then move forward.”

 

 

 

http://www.goldstrea.../416774843.html

 



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:15 PM

It's alive!!.............so they say

 

 

Work to get underway on Colwood Corners site this month

Site prep for phase one to begin mid-August

 

 

Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

The on again off again project destined to change the face of Colwood is finally set to forge ahead. The Onni Group, developer of the Colwood Corners project, announced today that site preparation work will begin in mid-August for the commercial and residential project that will feature 471 residential units.

The first phase will consist of three mid-rise residential buildings and 152,000 sq. ft. of commercial space that will feature four anchor tenants, including a major grocery store, said Rodney Rao, development manager for the Onni Group.

 

 

http://www.goldstrea...ite-this-month/

 

 

https://www.onni.com...olwood-corners/

 



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