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#21 Nparker

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 03:02 AM

So is it true that a shabby little 6-story "tower" is all that this significant lot is going to become? Please say it isn't so.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:02 PM

Hazco is digging up the parking lot next to the Telus building today.

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#23 Nparker

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:59 PM

Is this a prelude to redevelopment?

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:07 PM

Everthing they've been doing over the past year has been a prelude to development--test holes, soil sampling etc. This project hasn't even gone to City Hall yet, so if you're thinking construction is happening, it's not even close. Even if this project sails through at record speed I don't think they'd break ground for another year.
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#25 Nparker

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:19 PM

Yes I suppose that is what I meant... how soon before something actually gets built on this site.

#26 renthefinn

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 10:25 PM

Seems like its on it's approach, sampling told them there was serious environmental contamination, it probably took a while to work out the finances of the project with the required remediation. Remediation of the site should mean they intend to develop the lot soon, or sell to the highest bidder. Though since they are local, there is a chance that they are looking more long term and realize that remediating now will me much cheaper than in the future, when they're ready to develop the lot. I'd like to think it means one of the first two assumptions on my part.

#27 Holden West

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 10:31 AM

The Yates St. parking lot they did the sampling on has been repaved and lined and is now a parking lot again!


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#28 Nparker

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:37 PM

I am assuming no new development is forthcoming.

#29 Mike K.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 06:17 PM

It could take upwards to two years before that parking lot has to be reclaimed for the project. Having those parking facilities in downtown must save Telus a lot of money so they opted to repave the lot. No biggie I don't think.

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#30 Caramia

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 08:58 PM

I wish they would do that for the Bambu lot
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#31 Galvanized

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 10:29 PM

Jawl did the same thing with the parking lot next to the rowing club in Selkirk and it's to be built on soon too.
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#32 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 04:33 PM

This is an active project, although it is in its very early stages (a community meeting will likely be scheduled within a few months).

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#33 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:56 PM

Community meeting will be held in early October. Stay tuned for exact time and place.

Yes, Jawl and D'Ambrosio were surprised when Telus paved the lot.

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#34 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 06:49 PM

Proposal currently sits at seven storeys and includes a full-height interior glass atrium facing Yates.

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#35 Nparker

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 07:37 PM

Proposal currently sits at seven storeys and includes a full-height interior glass atrium facing Yates.


YAWN! Double that height and maybe I'll bother to get interested...otherwise this is just another wasted opportunity.

#36 aastra

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 07:59 PM

Rob Randall:

Have you seen a rendering of it?

#37 G-Man

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:10 PM

Ohh wow that sounds just like the!!!!!!! LIbrary building :(

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#38 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:37 PM

Yes, I have seen a rough rendering and model. The seventh storey is set back and contains the glass ceiling of the atrium. The facade alternates between glass window bands and white glazed terra cotta brick. The window bands are set back two feet. The facade curves as it goes around to Yates St. into the atrium creating something of a flat-iron effect on the northeast corner. They considered various towers including residential uses but ruled them out.

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#39 gumgum

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 09:44 PM

If Victoria was an animal, Yates would be the anus.

#40 Mike K.

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 09:47 PM

You sure? I'd say Douglas between Chatham and Saanich Rd. would be a better fit.

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