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Gateway Green
Uses: office, commercial
Address: 1620 Blanshard Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 15
Gateway Green is a proposal for a 15-storey, 145,000 square foot office complex on Blanshard Street at Fisgard... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] Gateway Green | Office | 58m | 15-storeys | Approved

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#21 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:27 PM

Is there an anchor tenant for this office building?

#22 pickledbeats

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:44 PM

Not yet, according to the developer.

They will be starting to market and look for tenants in the next few months. They don't anticipate breaking ground for 18 months to 2 years.

#23 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:58 PM

Would they break ground without an anchor tenant though?

#24 pickledbeats

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 08:01 PM

He didn't say. I doubt it though, that seems like it would be very risky.

#25 Nparker

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 11:08 PM

IT needs a major work over.... Please start a new thread on Centennial Square in the Core section.

Thanks....and great topic for discussion too.


So in regards to the above. Am I alone in thinking this urban renewal project from the era of the Jetsons is long overdue a major re-hab? Let's start with knocking down that ghastly parkade ("updated" with the 1980s pastel palette) then work our way over to that abomination that passes as the addition to City Hall.

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#26 zingzamzoom

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:48 AM

Hey beats,

I live in The Denby too! We just moved in here 4 months ago. So far it has been quite nice, except for that idiot freak who comes out of his apartment every night at 4 in the morning and starts yelling at the top of his lungs!! Anyhow, thanks for updating us on this development. I could not make the meeting because I had to work. This sounds very exciting. A 14 story office building will fit into this area perfectly. I can not wait to see what this area of town will look like in 5 years.

Aaron

#27 aastra

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:54 AM

Sorry, I've moved this post to the Centennial Square thread.

#28 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 07:39 PM

Will this building have any underground parking?

#29 pickledbeats

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:20 PM

Yes, I don't recall the number of stalls, but I think it was 3 stories underground.

#30 pickledbeats

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:05 PM

Aaron,

Welcome to DP! Have we met? (I have curly blonde hair and usually where yellow framed glasses).

#31 G-Man

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 08:01 AM

There is like 140 spaces UG but they are going to be mostly for the building occupants.

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It has a whole new look!

 


#32 zingzamzoom

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 08:50 PM

Beats,

Sweet, well nice to meet you. If we catch each other in the elevator again and I give you a weird look say hi to me anyways...I for some reason can never remember what people look like and it is awful. So who is the girl yeller? Is she from our building?

Aaron

#33 pickledbeats

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 08:58 PM

I will say hello! The woman who yells doesn't live in the building, she just seems to like to hang around on Blandshard St. and yell!

#34 G-Man

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:01 PM

So this project had a community meeting tonight.

It is called Gateway Green (We have had gateways and greens before but never combined)

So it has been upped to 15 storeys / 57 metres. Ground floor retail and total sqft of 145 000 Feet.

It is a very nice looking modern squarish office building. Imagine a combo of first island financial and the CRD building but with more glass.

The first three floors have a living wall along the street. It seems like a pretty cool idea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_wall

Anyways the 15 floor actually is a partial mask for the elevator housing. They are also going for LEED certification and it will have a green roof. And 2 roof top patios (just for Baro).

Can't think of anything else.

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#35 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:06 PM

So this project had a community meeting tonight.

It is called Gateway Green (We have had gateways and greens before but never combined)

So it has been upped to 15 storeys / 57 metres. Ground floor retail and total sqft of 145 000 Feet.

It is a very nice looking modern squarish office building. Imagine a combo of first island financial and the CRD building but with more glass.

The first three floors have a living wall along the street. It seems like a pretty cool idea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_wall

Anyways the 15 floor actually is a partial mask for the elevator housing. They are also going for LEED certification and it will have a green roof. And 2 roof top patios (just for Baro).

Can't think of anything else.


Good news on the increase in height and the hiding of the elevator housing. The living wall and the green roof is very very good stuff too.

Any renderings available to post?

#36 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:09 PM

Here's the web site for Gateway Green, no images yet: http://www.gatewaygreen.ca/

#37 G-Man

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:13 PM

I don't have any renderings and the ones that have been done so far are not quite refined enough for their website.

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It has a whole new look!

 


#38 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:13 PM

Their logo looks like the Ford Hybrid logo ;)

Thanks, BCguy.

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#39 Lover Fighter

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:19 PM

3 floors of living walls?
Holy crap that would be amazing to see!

#40 G-Man

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:23 PM

They are planning living walls on both the Fisgard and Blanshard side of the building.

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It has a whole new look!

 


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