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The Yates on Yates
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 848-852 Yates Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 20
Condo units: 112 (1BR, 2BR, 3BR)
Sales status: pre-sales
The Yates on Yates is one of two 20-storey residential towers proposed for a property spanning the 700-blocks ... (view full profile)
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[Downtown] The Yates on Yates | Condos; commercial | 20-storeys | Approved


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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 02:45 PM

Citified entries: 848-852 Yates Street (condo) | 849 Johnson Street (rental)

 

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Two-tower condo and rental development pitched for downtown Victoria lot

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Vancouver-based Chard Development has confirmed the purchase of a high-profile downtown Victoria property where the company plans to erect two residential towers, Citified has learned.

 

Officially designated as 848-852 Yates Street and 849 Johnson Street, the one-quarter hectare parcel – currently used as a surface parking lot for some 120 vehicles – is eyed as the future site of a rental tower fronting onto Johnson Street and a condo tower fronting onto Yates Street.

 

While building heights are yet to be determined, recent nearby residential developments have pushed upwards of 17-storeys and it is anticipated Chard will seek approvals in-keeping with the status quo. [Full article]


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#2 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 02:47 PM

Yaaaaay!



#3 Nparker

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 02:49 PM

Not a big surprise, long overdue, and VERY welcome. Let's hope the proximity to the CCH doesn't deter buyers in the condo portion of this project.



#4 AllseeingEye

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 02:51 PM

Yet another underutilized d/t space bites the dust.....excellent.


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#5 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 02:54 PM

Not a big surprise, long overdue, and VERY welcome. Let's hope the proximity to the CCH doesn't deter buyers in the condo portion of this project.

Condos are on Yates, and are buffered by the rental building. Shouldn't hinder sales. At the same time, rentals are in short supply, and I'm sure they'll all get snapped up immediately as well. Win win.


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#6 Nparker

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 03:07 PM

Condos are on Yates, and are buffered by the rental building. Shouldn't hinder sales...

You're probably right. I am just really glad to see this space become something other than asphalt.


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#7 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 03:13 PM

This will be a big, block-buster development so it needs to be above-average in looks. I'm thinking it should not necessarily have the mid block walkway as its main face but it should engage that alley by ensuring there are some great balcony walls facing it or a brownstone-style podium. I'm thinking some sort of art-deco theme like the Sussex would fit nicely. A real New York-style building, whatever that means.


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#8 aastra

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 03:13 PM

I'm opposed. That's a heritage parking lot.


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#9 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 03:15 PM

This is great news for downtown and represents a great opportunity for the Harris Green area!

 

I hope that there won't be conflicts between condo buyers and the Sugar Nightclub; it would be great for the performance space to remain there (and great for those future residents to get a good night's sleep).

 

Let's hope that other surface lots downtown go the way of the dodo bird...


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#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 03:29 PM

This is great news for downtown and represents a great opportunity for the Harris Green area!

 

I hope that there won't be conflicts between condo buyers and the Sugar Nightclub; it would be great for the performance space to remain there (and great for those future residents to get a good night's sleep).

 

Let's hope that other surface lots downtown go the way of the dodo bird...

 

If I'm not mistaken, Sugar does not present the same type of pour-out crowd as, say, Strathcona does.  Those show-goers are less rowdy than normal clubbers.


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#11 Nparker

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 12:24 PM

The plan to (finally) develop the 800 block Yates/Johnson parking lot in the core of downtown got me thinking about the remaining lots that dot the heart of the city. Here are the ones that came to mind that I think would all benefit from some significant redevelopment. I left the Rock Bay area out of my imaginings since I think it's a pretty obvious candidate.

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#12 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 12:39 PM

I agree with you NParker... the only additional significant ones that I might add to the list are:

 

* Meares Street behind Bubby Rose (although this is technically Fairfield

* The large lots along Wharf street near Capital Iron (north of FIsgard)

* Although technically not surface lots, the car dealerships along Cook Street that remain (Mazda, Chrysler, Audi); Audi might be the first to redevelop since they are moving to Douglas Street next year.

 

That should do it. :)



#13 Nparker

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 01:27 PM

I agree with you NParker... the only additional significant ones that I might add to the list are:

 

* Meares Street behind Bubby Rose (although this is technically Fairfield

* The large lots along Wharf street near Capital Iron (north of FIsgard)

* Although technically not surface lots, the car dealerships along Cook Street that remain (Mazda, Chrysler, Audi); Audi might be the first to redevelop since they are moving to Douglas Street next year.

In my mind, I lumped the lots near Capital Iron in with Rock Bay, although I know officially they are quite separate and have long been crying out for development.

 

The car dealerships are another matter. I suppose their redevelopment depends on where the ones not currently moving might relocate. These properties are much too close to downtown to remain parking lots for unsold cars for much longer.



#14 Mike K.

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 01:41 PM

Two of those are earmarked for development already. Although we don't have details, something's brewing.

Let's take some guesses :)


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#15 Nparker

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 01:57 PM

Two of those are earmarked for development already. Although we don't have details, something's brewing.

Let's take some guesses :)

Two of mine above or two that Kapten mentioned? 



#16 jonny

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 02:11 PM

Hardly surprising, but good news. Hoping for something slim and tall, but I fear another wide development.



#17 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 02:38 PM

I'd wager the Price's lot right by Escher and across from the Y will see a development proposal soon. Not based on any info, just a hunch.



#18 Mike K.

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 12:47 PM

^yes, that's one of them!

 

@Nparker, yours :)


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#19 Nparker

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 01:43 PM

^yes, that's one of them!

 

@Nparker, yours :)

Hopefully, it would include the land right to the corner of Broughton@Quadra (red outline)

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Surely, that nondescript concrete block box would be coming down.

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 05:01 PM

I think just about every one of those lots have had a proposal, either a real shovel-ready project ready for development permit or an architect's dream sketch. Some sites have had multiple plans.

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