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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:23 AM

Herb Kwan proposed a 7-storey residential/commercial building west of 1030 Yates and east of the Moxies restaurant building. Well, the structure that stood on that lot has been bulldozed! I guess this just happened as I hadn't noticed the empty lot until this morning.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:51 AM

It was down a couple of weeks ago.

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#3 Mike K.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:04 AM

What?? That's crazy. Well, yet another gaping maw in downtown Victoria that might stay that way for a while.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:07 AM

I saw them clearing bricks from the site as recently as Thursday. I am pretty sure that the developer is not even past the concept phase let alone having gone to the city yet. Still this is an important lot. Will the developer attempt to follow the lots on the East or the West of this lot? To the west is zero setback commerical and to the east is a deep setback combo of commercial and residential. personally I hoping we see some nice zero setback store fronts.

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#5 aastra

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:40 AM

It would make more sense to build 10-stories there and save the 7-story job for the Volvo lot.

#6 jaylow

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:29 PM

^....easier said than done, a lot of time and effort goes into creating the plans, even thought they may be in the early stages of the project.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:44 PM





#8 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:48 PM

I'd like to see a 10 to 12 floor building

#9 Mike K.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:53 PM

That side of the block is begging for something to counteract the Regent Park buildings (suburban in style) across the street. A thin midrise would be an excellent fit for that lot, perhaps with several floors of office space?

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#10 Scaper

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:57 PM

how about a rotating resteraunt?

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:03 PM

A thin tower? Sandwiched between two blank walls, wouldn't full site coverage be better?
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#12 Jarrod

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:23 PM

Perhaps they should just slap a liquor store and everything will be alright in that area.

I say build it at a minimum of 12 stories...

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#13 Scaper

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:26 PM

that 5 story building was a waste of real estate.

#14 aastra

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:34 PM



#15 Jarrod

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:38 PM

That looks sexy.

#16 Scaper

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:39 PM

Now I was waiting for something like that!!! that's awesome!!!

#17 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:42 PM

how about a rotating resteraunt?


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#18 Jarrod

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:43 PM

You'd hear arguments like this "It's made out of glass, what if the big one hit? The glass would kill everyone!" or, "It's too modern for Victoria," or something as absurd like that.

Perhaps they would like it better if they put a huge billboard of Nelly Furtado on it. Actually, I'd like that, but whatever.

#19 aastra

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:54 PM



#20 Jarrod

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:59 PM

that looks really nice too. I'd usually go "slap the Shaw Tower there!" But not in that spot. I think that looks really good and it would fit the neighbour hood quiet nicely right there.

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