Jump to content

      












Photo

Victoria Construction Rumour Thread + Info on Projects With No Dedicated Thread


  • Please log in to reply
2659 replies to this topic

#2161 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 27,379 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:37 AM

No parking is required? Interesting.



#2162 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 27,379 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:38 AM

...There will also be a "community plaza" at Cook and View in response to comments from the DRA.

Just what we need downtown - more empty plazas.


  • DavidSchell likes this

#2163 Jackerbie

Jackerbie
  • Member
  • 3,415 posts
  • LocationRichmond, BC

Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:43 AM

A possible sneak peak on Sakura's website? This building appears to have Pluto's logo on the side....

 

64.jpg


  • Mike K., Kapten Kapsell, Nparker and 1 other like this

#2164 Jackerbie

Jackerbie
  • Member
  • 3,415 posts
  • LocationRichmond, BC

Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:48 AM

Question now is whether Pluto's has a spot in the new building, or if the signage is being retained as a branding component.... let the speculation begin!



#2165 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 27,379 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:48 AM

I really like the MCM-feeling podium.



#2166 Rob Randall

Rob Randall

    C'mon man, cut out the malarkey

  • Member
  • 14,087 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:50 AM

That's Tara Place next door in the rendering. I'm sure they would love Plutos as a tenant if they could afford the new lease.

 

I think the building's look has to be on the wild side with Jukebox and Mosaic close by. This is no neighbourhood for the conservative look.


  • Kapten Kapsell likes this

"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

-Tom Hawthorne, Toronto Globe and Mail


#2167 IPH

IPH
  • Member
  • 153 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:07 AM

definitely on the wild side and agree that it fits in with the neighbours.  The no parking requirement is part of the R 48 zoning but that also restricts building height to 10 storeys.  They may need to do some horse trading to get a 50% increase in the number of storeys but 41 stalls might get them there with the current council.



#2168 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 27,379 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:13 AM

With Tara Place and Jukebox being very close to the same height this site desperately needs some additional verticality.



#2169 Kapten Kapsell

Kapten Kapsell
  • Member
  • 2,872 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:30 AM

As far as I can tell, the Pluto's project doesn't include the affordable-rental component, but I don't believe that this city policy applies as a rezoning is not required.



#2170 IPH

IPH
  • Member
  • 153 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:40 AM

Will be interesting to see of certain members of council dig in their heals on the variances to get some affordable rental component?



#2171 aastra

aastra
  • Member
  • 16,738 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 10:46 AM

 

...dig in their heals...

 

Victorians have a lot of old wounds re: development controversies.


  • Rob Randall likes this

#2172 Kapten Kapsell

Kapten Kapsell
  • Member
  • 2,872 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 12:07 PM

Plans are up on dev tracker now for the revised proposal @1015 Cook Street.  This will be a 4-storey rental building with 14 units (9 2-bed units and 5 1-bed units).  

 

An elevation shows it in context next to the existing "Bell Apartments" building (w/ Wetcleaner and Wong Brothers):

 

1015cook.png



#2173 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 27,379 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 12:20 PM

As they say on the decorating shows, "it's a bit too "matchy-matchy".


  • newbie_01 likes this

#2174 aastra

aastra
  • Member
  • 16,738 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 12:24 PM

Come on. That looks so generic. At least the previous version was making an effort to belong by having a touch of personality.



#2175 Kapten Kapsell

Kapten Kapsell
  • Member
  • 2,872 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 12:29 PM

IIRC this project also  'lost a storey', perhaps due to vociferous opposition from the townhouse development residents on Meares ...



#2176 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 59,278 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 12:55 PM

The earlier proposal at five-storeys featured 31-units.


Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#2177 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 27,379 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 01:11 PM

The earlier proposal at five-storeys featured 31-units.

And the latest incarnation has fewer than half that number of units. Clearly the housing crisis is over. Phew!



#2178 Jackerbie

Jackerbie
  • Member
  • 3,415 posts
  • LocationRichmond, BC

Posted 29 October 2019 - 01:30 PM

The earlier proposal at five-storeys featured 31-units.

 

And the latest incarnation has fewer than half that number of units. Clearly the housing crisis is over. Phew!

 

The earlier proposal had 30 studios and a single 1BR unit. Studios were 390-480 square feet, so the developer has opted for fewer but larger units. If Victoria is anything like the mainland municipalities, a proposal with no 2 or 3BR units would not be supported.



#2179 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 59,278 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 01:52 PM

1150 Cook Street thread: https://vibrantvicto...oreys-proposed/


  • Nparker likes this

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#2180 IPH

IPH
  • Member
  • 153 posts

Posted 29 October 2019 - 07:51 PM

Plans are up on dev tracker now for the revised proposal @1015 Cook Street.  This will be a 4-storey rental building with 14 units (9 2-bed units and 5 1-bed units).  

 

An elevation shows it in context next to the existing "Bell Apartments" building (w/ Wetcleaner and Wong Brothers):

 

attachicon.gif1015cook.png

I think you may be looking at the wrong plans.  The original proposal from October 2018 was for a rezoning to allow for a 4 storey, 14 unit strata building.  That proposal was revised in July of this year to a 5 storey, 31 unit rental building.  The development tracker is showing a Development permit with variance was applied for yesterday but there are no new plans included with that application but the title says it is for a 5 storey building not 4.  It also links to the original rezoning application with both the Oct 2018 plans and the revised July 2019 plans which suggests the proposal is still for 30 studios and 1 -one bedroom unit over 5 storeys. 

 

The City is considering a policy for all new multi unit developments to include some percentage of family friendly 2 and 3 bedroom units.  If they pass such a policy, that may cause the developer to revise his proposal but it doesn't appear that he has done that as of yet.



You're not quite at the end of this discussion topic!

Use the page links at the lower-left to go to the next page to read additional posts.
 



3 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users