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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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#521 Nparker

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:39 PM

...Madoff, out of touch with reality, objected to the Row development because it would replace vacant, decrepit and worthy of demolition single-family homes close to downtown. That stance just doesn't make sense any more, but she likely doesn't realize it and believes her opinion still carries weight.

She may realize it, but probably doesn't care. She knows she'll get re-elected regardless. Term limits NOW!

#522 Nparker

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:54 PM

aastra, on 02 Sept 2017 - 1:14 PM, said:

...A better site than Gateway Green's lot...

My guess is that the Gateway Green site will eventually become a residential tower with ground floor commercial/retail.

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#523 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 12:57 PM

Unless the listing simply expired, it appears that this property has been sold.  Can someone confirm who purchased the site?  Given its location, I can definitely imagine that Townline would be interested...

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#524 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 01:12 PM

The owners of this site have applied to the city for a temporary use permit to demolish the existing structure and convert the entire site into a surface parking lot.

#525 Nparker

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 02:35 PM

As per the Citified article

..."Lee...anticipates demand for the tower to materialize within several years at which point the upcoming surface parking lot will make way for construction...

Any idea how long "several" years may be? This corner is far too high profile to be left as a parking lot for any extended period of time.

#526 Baro

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:01 PM

I was initially enraged with the idea of victoria taking a step backwards in the war against surface parking, but there's probably some very sound reasons for this.  If you have an idea you'll be demolishing this building in a few years anyways but the existing building might need an expensive upgrade or renovation to continue use then it probably works out far better to just demo it and earn some money off parking.  They were probably at this stage years ago when Gateway Green was first proposed and were maintaining the building only minimally, and now it's past due.  

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#527 Mike K.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:02 PM

Yes, it is absolutely past-due. Travis Lee described it as at its "life's end."

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#528 tjv

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:20 PM

Well they have been trying to lease the proposed building for over 10 years and the retail and office market demand is low and has been for several years.  Not surprised its becoming a parking lot to cut down on property taxes and create some income.  Quick math puts the property taxes at around $91k per year


Maybe the city should buy the lot and built a multi storey parkade?


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