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Cityzen Residences
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 613 Herald Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 6
Condo units: 32 (1BR)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
Cityzen Residences is a six-storey, 32 unit condo with ground floor commercial space on Herald Street near Gov... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] Cityzen Residences (613 Herald Street) | Condos; commercial | 6-storeys | Excavation


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#161 amor de cosmos

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 11:33 AM

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In the end, a tweaked plan for a six-storey, 32-unit condominium building at 613 Herald St. in Victoria’s Chinatown was the solution that everyone could live with.

In fact, Lloyd Houghton, spokesman for the neighbouring strata council at 601 Herald St. told city council the revised design for 613 Herald St. could well be “worthy of preservation by future generations.”

The thumbs-up contrasted with earlier concerns of neighbouring condo owners and the Downtown Residents Association. Both said an initial proposal did not complement nearby buildings, suit historic Chinatown or appear to take into account impacts on sunlight and airflows for many neighbouring units and an outdoor garden.

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#162 aastra

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:29 PM

In terms of being sensitive to the "old town" feel, I find it so curious that nobody seems to care about:

 

a) the heights of the ground floors (ground floors tend to be tall in historic buildings), and

b) whether upper levels on adjacent buildings line up (upper levels tend not to line up in adjacent historic buildings)

 

I understand that this proposal fall between two modern buildings, but I'm just saying that this supposedly meticulous effort to make new buildings conform to and suit their historic districts is ultimately a waste of time if you continually overlook the two most obvious characteristics of historic districts.


Edited by aastra, 18 February 2016 - 12:29 PM.

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#163 LJ

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:44 PM

Looks like the guy in the penthouse has more friends than anyone else in the building.
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#164 D.L.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:39 PM

this street will one day be known as parking-garage-entrance-row


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#165 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:10 PM

Hard to believe that the original website to market Kunju is still up and running: http://www.kunju.ca

#166 qnx

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 04:47 PM

New sign today:

 

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The new website cityzenresidences.ca does not appear to work though.  A google search for "city zen residences victoria" does not turn up anything yet.



#167 Mike K.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 04:50 PM

Thanks!


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#168 Nparker

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 04:51 PM

You beat me to it "qnx". I snapped a pic of this new sign today as well. http://cityzenresidences.ca/



#169 G-Man

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 06:36 PM

Link works now.

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#170 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 06:41 PM

Has Homewood been a bit quiet lately, since they finished 200 Douglas?


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#171 Nparker

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 08:07 PM

BTW, this may be an even worse name than Kunju.



#172 G-Man

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:48 PM

Balance or Cityzen? I am unsure which is the name! Pretty sure that we have had a balance before though.

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#173 Nparker

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:15 AM

I am pretty sure the new name is "Cityzen"

#174 Mike K.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 07:14 AM

Homewood is also building Sophia Residences on Glasgow http://victoria.citi...dences-phase-1/

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#175 Mike K.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 07:15 AM

Link works now.


Hmm, still goes to a holding page.

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#176 Baro

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:48 AM

I'd never buy a unit in a building with spelling that terrible. (or a pun so bad)


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#177 aastra

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:56 AM

If a pancake chain opens up on the ground floor would it be a Denny'sZen of CityZen?


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#178 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 01:06 PM

Episode #2 of HB's TV show:

 

HB:  CityZen out of balance!


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#179 MarkoJ

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 08:49 PM

Anyone know how close this is to sales?


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#180 Rob Randall

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:18 PM

Activity on site today.


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


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