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[Downtown Victoria] Aria condos | 36.2m | 12- & 12-storeys | Built - completed in 2009


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#1 Galvanized

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 06:32 PM

I noticed things are coming along nicely, foundations have started on two sides.
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#2 aastra

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 05:46 PM

Anybody have any idea how the sales are doing?

#3 Scaper

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 07:20 PM

I believe the first phase is sold out.

By the way, for those who haven't seen the photos yet, here is some of the artists renderings and models of the Aria.

Very Very Very stunning.


















#4 Galvanized

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:39 PM

Wow, those are nice!
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#5 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 09:39 PM

And to think this could have been one of our landmark buildings at 19-storeys and 14-storeys, but the red tape in this town cut down the architectural elements and unfortunately the height. And just FYI, his buildings will sit beside a six towers between 20 and 16-storeys.

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#6 Scaper

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:58 PM

Then these same people will complain that the unit prices are too expensive......Hmmm maybe if they actually utilized this piece of prime real estate, the developer could off set the huge real estate price by dividing it over more units.

And of course don't forget the cost to the developer in redesigning three proposals as the building go short and shorter, in the end gets passed on to you and me too.

#7 Scaper

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:02 PM

As you can tell, I went on a shooting rampage tonight!!! :)

Photo shooting that is.

I got some photos of the work being done on the Aria. Here is one of my photos guys.

Enjoy.



#8 G-Man

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 12:11 PM

Went by the lot today and they have done a fair bit of work. They look as is they are about to pour the main basement floor. I seem to remember them saying that there was at least 2 spots per resident but they only wnt down one one maybe two levels so that does not seem like much. I expect Aria to be above ground level before Christmas. Also I was looking at the renderings and the first building of these two to be completed is pretty much a normal building. The second one reminds me of the View and Vancouver building. When you think of them as two buildings they don't seem so fat.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 12:18 PM

None of the above pictures load for me!
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 12:42 PM

Yeah I think they took them off their website.

You can have a look at this site though:

http://www.ariavictoria.com/

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#11 Baro

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 12:51 PM

TWO parking spots per resident or per unit?? Even per unit.. isn't that a bit much? I'd go for about 1.2 per resident and make em buy an extra spot if they want. This isn't a suburban development...

But I guess the city mandates such things like min parking spots rather than letting the market decide right?

In cases like this I'm such a market capitalist. If you can make a building with only .5 spots per unit and sell it has a 'pedestrian' focused downtown housing project, more power to you. Or replace a lot of the parking space with some little bike storage areas.
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:50 PM

But I guess the city mandates such things like min parking spots rather than letting the market decide right?

In cases like this I'm such a market capitalist. If you can make a building with only .5 spots per unit and sell it has a 'pedestrian' focused downtown housing project, more power to you. Or replace a lot of the parking space with some little bike storage areas.


My building has .6 and that is the lowest of any Victoria zoning.
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#13 Scaper

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 06:08 PM

The Crane is up at the Aria, I will try and take a photo later!!

I wonder if you could get a good shot of this from the Vista 18 windows?

I will go see later.

#14 Galvanized

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 09:51 PM

<Dave> already posted them over at SSP.
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#15 Scaper

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:49 PM

I know, but I thought it would be nice to have some photos on this website too.

& Dave hasn't showed up on here yet... :?

The crane is still only partly up so once it's finnished I will take a good photo of it and post it.

#16 gumgum

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 09:37 AM

Shots fom today:
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#17 Mike K.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:21 AM

Right on. Can I use that for the major projects progress photos on VV.ca?

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#18 gumgum

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:38 AM

Sure thing my man.

#19 Mike K.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:38 AM

Nice. Thank you!

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#20 Mike K.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:03 AM

Ok, take a peak at http://vibrantvictor...cp/ariaeast.htm

Progress photos will be created for all projects listed on the MCP. If anyone has photos they wish to supply for the MCP please let me know :)

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