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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:37 PM

$4M or so, I'll try to dig up the actual listing...

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#2 victorian fan

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:26 PM

I'd guess that's a prime location.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:34 PM

Wow, that's a profoundly key piece of property right now. I think the City should snatch it up right now before someone else does and proposes something that could interfere with future plans. They could always subdivide anything unwanted or do a swap with other nearby waterfront (which will likely be redeveloped anyway.)
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#4 CharlieFoxtrot

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:56 PM

Word on the street is that the land is contaminated (a la Dockside and most of the Vic West shoreline)...or *was* until it was cleaned up in the past to the since-changed-and-now-more-stringent BC Environmental Assessment standards. This is all good as long as any development/building occurs on the existing building footprint (not unlike a grandfathered-in setback).

Apparently, if the building footprint changes (ie, knock down the warehouse and build some towers or what have you), then apparently the BCEA Certificate of Compliance is re-opened and the land would then have to be brought up to current standards.

That could be some pricey fun....

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:11 PM

I believe Great West Life is the current owner. They had wanted to build condos on the site during the boom, but had given up a few years ago when the market started to collapse

#6 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:24 PM

VIC WEST INDUSTRIAL SITE UP FOR SALE

http://cfax1070.com/...hp?newsId=12019

Jan 14, 2010

A HIGH PROFILE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY IN VIC WEST IS UP FOR SALE...ASKING PRICE 4 1/4 MILLION DOLLARS.


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#7 Szeven

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 02:21 PM

fwiw, 3 men in black suits walking around at 2pm today...

#8 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 02:25 PM

fwiw, 3 men in black suits walking around at 2pm today...


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#9 ressen

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:13 PM



This would be an ideal site for something touristy like the kids museum or the wax museum.
4.25 mill did seem kind of cheap...the clean up would explain that. If I won the lotto I would buy it and leave it mostly as it is and then turn it in to be the 'Victoria Flea Market'

#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:17 PM

This would be an ideal site for something touristy like the kids museum or the wax museum.


Oh, I dunno. It's hard enough to get tourists to walk all the way to Chinatown, I don't think they'll cross a bridge to get to a place they can not see from the downtown side.

Didn't the train guy bemoan the fact he got no walk-up traffic? And he had a train car staring at people across the big Wharf/Pandora/Johnson intersection.

#11 ressen

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:29 PM

Build it and they will come

#12 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:32 PM

Build it and they will come


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#13 ressen

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:20 PM

I think that the Wax Museum has been around long enough to have proven itself as a viable tourist attraction. People are willing to drive forty minutes out a highway, past an industrial zone and down a windy road to see a garden. If they had an interest in wax figures they would probably be willing to walk over an old decrepit bridge to get to a museum, especially if there was a continuous waterfront walk way to get there.

#14 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:23 PM

I think that the Wax Museum has been around long enough to have proven itself as a viable tourist attraction. People are willing to drive forty minutes out a highway, past an industrial zone and down a windy road to see a garden. If they had an interest in wax figures they would probably be willing to walk over an old decrepit bridge to get to a museum, especially if there was a continuous waterfront walk way to get there.


Maybe if part of the property was a phone-booth museum. resssen, you're in charge of exhibit procurement. ;)

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:22 AM

fwiw, 3 men in black suits walking around at 2pm today...

I saw 2 "suits", each with a cell glued to an ear and their black Benz there this morning.
Collier's still lists it for sale at $4.25M

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

A development permit for this property will be considered by the Land Use & Planning Committee on Thursday. I wonder what's proposed for this site...?

#17 Linear Thinker

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:42 AM

A development permit for this property will be considered by the Land Use & Planning Committee on Thursday. I wonder what's proposed for this site...?

BMW / Mini dealership using existing building footprint

#18 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:02 PM

BMW / Mini dealership using existing building footprint


YES! A near-waterfront car dealership! In all seriousness though, if no other buyer has grander dreams, I say go for it, it's private property....
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#19 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:02 AM

Passed whatever vote they had this morning.
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#20 Bernard

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:17 AM

BMW / Mini dealership using existing building footprint


Hardly an ideal location in my opinion, but no one else was offering to do anything.

The land should have remained industrial and not been available to be used for non industrial uses unless at least as much land was made available elsewhere in the CRD for industrial uses.

The one upside is that this means one less car dealer on Yates, one assumes some higher and better use will be made of the existing car lot at Yates and Cook

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