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#621 aastra

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM

Suffice it to say, when other places in the Pacific Northwest care more about your city's heritage than your city does, it suggests something is amiss.


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#622 Mike K.

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 10:27 AM

It’s more an opportunity to get a building nobody wants locally at the costs involved to restore it locally, for dirt cheap. Don’t forget there is a hefty exchange rate working in their favour

Building here is not cheap. And costs are continuing to rise as local trades are pushed to the breaking point.

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#623 aastra

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 10:52 AM

I still feel like you're campaigning to be the city's heritage preservation honcho. "Preservation would be great, but... you know."



#624 Mike K.

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:09 AM

That’s the thing, I do know.

The point I’m making is this is not a cheap pursuit, nor an easy pursuit. There are far easier ways to make money in the real-estate game.

So when a developer shows interest in preserving heritage we ought to be bending over backwards to support them, instead of finding every excuse imaginable to get in their way.

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#625 aastra

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:23 AM

You can be head of heritage preservation and I'll be head of tourism. The first thing I'll do is move YYJ to Port Townsend.



#626 Mike K.

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 12:20 PM

Given their drug problems I think that’s already happened.
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#627 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 04:36 AM

Avison Young is pleased to present the opportunity to acquire Porter Block, an iconic, fully leased heritage property located in the heart of Downtown Victoria. This well-maintained building is situated on the northwest corner of Douglas and Johnson Streets, offering excellent exposure and tremendous access to both transportation and amenities. Porter Block is a two-storey heritage property with basement. The basement and 1st floor are currently entirely leased by The Original Farm; the second floor has recently undergone major upgrades and renovations to convert the space into a modern 2-bedroom residential unit spanning the entire floor. 

 

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https://www.realtor....060412/victoria

 

$3,700,000



#628 Mike K.

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 06:28 AM

Interesting about the residential units. Right across the street Morgan Block is coming soon: https://victoria.cit...ck/?term=Morgan

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#629 lanforod

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 07:03 AM

Sounds like a single, large apartment, not multiple units. 



#630 Rob Randall

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 07:06 AM

I bet it's a spectacular unit. Wasn't that a bathhouse in the 80s upstairs? I mean, that's what I heard, not that there's anything wrong with that.


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