[Downtown Victoria] The Juliet condo | 44m | 14-storeys | Built - completed in Oct 2008
Posted 31 July 2006 - 09:52 PM
I love this new building!! The appropriately named Juliet replaces the old Romeo's restaurant on the corner of Johnson and Blanshard. Here's a quick blurb on this David Chard project:
The Juliet, one of Victoria’s newest residential towers, will be a 14-storey, 95-unit residential tower. Construction is expected to begin in August 2006 and will be completed in the Spring of 2008. Designed to provide an urban lifestyle, the project consists of 93 one- and two- bedroom units of 450 sq. ft. to 1,000 sq. ft. and two 1,300 sq ft. penthouses, a three-level underground parkade and street-level retail.
Located at the corner of Johnson and Blanshard streets in downtown Victoria, the design is contextual in its approach, especially sensitive to the heritage buildings to the north and south of the site on Blanshard Street. The building is expressed in rhythm, proportion, scale and materials as a more modern interpretation of the ‘commercial’ style present in these buildings. The corner is addressed by bringing the curved window wall from the top to the bottom of the building.
On Johnson Street, the four-storey portion, expressed in Tyndall stone, shields the blank sidewall of the adjacent parkade and relates to the scale of both it and the buildings across the street. On Blanshard Street the four-storey portion and its cornice tie together the streetscape of existing heritage buildings to the north and south. Accessible roof areas will be landscaped with planters and pavers.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:24 PM
Here is a play by play look at what will become something great!
Too bad that Pam and Sonya both voted against this project, yet thank God that we won't have that eye sore there any longer.
I am so excited to see this building finilized.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:27 PM
Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:32 PM
In fact, Sonya Chandler stated that the density was too high and the building would be a concrete eyesore with a multi-decade lifespan.
Nice, hey? Our "Green Party" candidate Sonya Chandler is actually voting against urban dwellings using existing infrastructure and densifying the core of the city even though her election platform and the Green Party platform advocate such developments.
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:37 PM
Seriously, I'd love the city to demolish that and replace it with underground parking with new retail/office/residential units above. The biggest eyesores downtown are the parkades, and the city has the power to do something about it!! SO LET'S GET ON WITH IT! Once the current "boom" cools we'll have to wait another 10-20 years before the conditions exist again for this to be feasible.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:41 PM
The Juliet above
The Chard 5 story building on Michigan St. (currently a parking lot)
The Falls on Douglas St. (A parking lot for 40 years)
& I believe it was the Clock tower proposal on Fort Street a small condo redevelopment.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:49 PM
Ya, I said it! :-D
I should also add the presentation site is looking good.
Posted 01 August 2006 - 12:22 AM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 09:06 AM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 09:39 AM
-City of Victoria website, 2009
Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:00 AM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:03 AM
Visit my blog at: https://www.sidewalkingvictoria.com
It has a whole new look!
Posted 01 August 2006 - 12:29 PM
Flat downtown roofs should HAVE to be used in some way. Even if it's just a crappy access stairway with some potted weeds or a bricked over patio to smoke on. Unaccessable wasted flat roofs is like wasted land.
Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:22 PM
-City of Victoria website, 2009
Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:50 PM
Scaper which picture can't you see? I noticed at work the top one was a red x, but at home I can see them all? If it's a problem I'll find a new source for the top picture.
Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:58 PM
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