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926-932 Pandora Avenue
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 926-932 Pandora Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 10
Condo units: 147 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR)
Sales status: in planning
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[North Park] 926-932 Pandora Avenue | Condos, commercial | 10-storeys | Proposed


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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:35 AM

I've tagged this development as a rental until we have additional info. I have not yet had a chance to hear back from the proponent.

 

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#2 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:51 AM

I've tagged this development as a rental until we have additional info. I have not yet had a chance to hear back from the proponent....

Perhaps the posts from the other thread should be moved here?



#3 nagel

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:14 AM

Presumably no plans yet?  Would love to confirm that they'll kick the vehicle access to Mason, improving the safety of the Pandora bike lanes.



#4 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:38 AM

What is the zoning for this particular site?  I'm wondering if they developer will request a rezoning or simply a DP with some variances...



#5 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:40 AM

I would imagine there will be a rezoning required, seeing as the existing structures are industrial/commercial.


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#6 Jackerbie

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:59 AM

^ The flyer says a new zone is being requested, but does not specify which one. It is currently CA-1, which allows up to 15 m building height. Residential is a permitted use in CA-1, just not on the ground floor.



#7 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:02 PM

Ah. Very good, thank you.


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#8 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

...It is currently CA-1, which allows up to 15 m building height...

So they'll need to amend the zoning to allow for a10-storey building if nothing else. The CoV could save a LOT of time by just allowing up to 60m in height everywhere between Cook-Douglas-Hillside-Fairfield.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:37 PM

These guys (Kang & Gill) also did The Boulevard and The Landis, both mid-rise wood-frame buildings. Hopefully the plan isn't to "settle" on a 6-storey design after speaking with North Park.



#10 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:42 PM

And they're also planning to build The Row on upper Johnson Street.


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#11 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:01 PM

...Hopefully the plan isn't to "settle" on a 6-storey design after speaking with North Park.

They'll be lucky to get even something that "tall" once the NPNA gets finished with them.  :whyme:



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:15 PM

^ St Andrews managed to achieve 6-storeys (though it was a torturous process), so I don't think it's completely out of the picture. But throwing out a 10-storey proposal makes the removal of four storeys seem like a generous concession to the NPNA.



#13 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:30 PM

^ St Andrews managed to achieve 6-storeys (though it was a torturous process)...

I seem to recall that existing zoning on the St. Andrew's lot would have allowed up to 8 stories (on the Pandora side), so the developer fought like hell and essentially "gave up" 2 floors. The CoV's spot zoning regarding height is ridiculous.



#14 G-Man

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:10 PM

10 stores here would be fine depending on where on the lot it is placed. The developer is doing the city a huge favour as the crack dealers use this spot to sell to those at Our Place. I walk by here a few times a week and it one of the worst spots in the city. I guess it would be taking away easy access for the residents so some at the City Council table may see that as a problem.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:19 AM

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10-storey condo proposed across the street from Our Place

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#16 Nparker

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:40 AM

I would have thought a rental project would have been more likely here.



#17 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:46 AM

I would have thought a rental project would have been more likely here.

 

It probably will be mostly investors.  So a de facto rental.



#18 Nparker

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:49 AM

It probably will be mostly investors.  So a de facto rental.

It just seems like it would have been more palatable to Council and the NPNA if it were a purpose-built rental project.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:50 AM

What is the shadowed development where McDonalds is?


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#20 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:54 AM

It just seems like it would have been more palatable to Council and the NPNA if it were a purpose-built rental project.

 

Well it's been sitting as a whole lot of nothing for many years, maybe they will be happy with anything.  And a massive rental project is being built practically next door.  Or at least they are moving lots of mud there.  :)


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