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APPROVED
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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#41 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:32 PM

Whoa, I missed G-man's recap from earlier in the evening.

Thanks for the info, G-man.

Here's the MCP page for the project: http://www.vibrantvi... ... ygreen.htm

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#42 zoomer

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:44 PM

Can't wait to see a rendering!

Of course being an office building it'll be taller than your average 15 storey bear... the Falls comes in at 54 m and 18 storeys, while this will be 57 m.

Across the road the Townline towers are 25-storeys (71.7m) 19-storeys (60m) and 15 storeys (46.5 m) according to this great website called VibrantVictoria.ca

Boom, out of thin air, the highest concentration of highrises in the city (especially when the Well is thrown in, although that might be better termed mid-rise?). Should dramatically improve that part of town,
if
they pay attention to the street level details.

#43 G-Man

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:46 PM

^I think the living wall is a unique way of doing that. As well as adding a good amount of greenery to the area.

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#44 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:48 PM

Does a living wall win any points towards getting LEED?

#45 m0nkyman

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:50 PM

If it gets LEED cert it'll be another bonus, an example of an environmentally friendly high rise. Something to point out to both people who only want squatscapers, and also to developers who want to cheap out...

#46 gumgum

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:14 PM

I talked to a guy from the building next door from this project. The residents wanted this building high enough to block the SOFMC video sign. He said it's been a complete nightmare since its been put up. They don't turn the thing off all night and he said it was like living with emergency light flickering outside your window during all dark hours.

#47 G-Man

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:20 PM

Well even if they built it just to the height allowed by zoning it would be much taller than Denby Place, but interesting result to be achieved by development.

They also mention a completion in 2 and a half years.

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#48 gumgum

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:21 PM

How high is Denby Place?

#49 G-Man

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:22 PM

9 storeys I believe.

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#50 Scaper

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:39 PM

Wow this is great news...So exciting!!!

:)

#51 G-Man

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 07:30 AM

I guess I should mention on here that the plan for this building is steel frame contruction. Apparently it vasty speeds up the constuction process.

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#52 Caramia

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:35 AM

Wow! This sounds great! I don't blame the residents, I would hate to have that thing shining in my window! I wonder if this is the first time in Victoria where residents are demanding to have a building block their view?
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
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#53 Walter Moar

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:38 AM

I talked to a guy from the building next door from this project. The residents wanted this building high enough to block the SOFMC video sign. He said it's been a complete nightmare since its been put up. They don't turn the thing off all night and he said it was like living with emergency light flickering outside your window during all dark hours.

I wish I was so lucky... I'm on the NE corner and for me nothing will ever block that accursed sign.

The sign is supposed to go off at 11:pm and not come on until 5:am, which is of course useless for anyone with normal hours. I'd love to see it go off at dusk, particularly once daylight savings ends.

In the meantime, I'll urge my balcony "hedge" to grow a little faster. Then I can sit in the living room without the sign shining right in my face, although it still lights up the room. I have no idea what the point is of a sign that is so bright you can see the light from blocks away, but when you're blocks away you can't actually figure out what it's advertising.

#54 gumgum

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:47 AM

That really sucks walter. Do u rent or own?

#55 Walter Moar

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:58 AM

I own (and apologies for this going off topic!). I had hoped for the sign to be taken out by fireworks, but no such luck! :-)

#56 G-Man

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:25 AM

more off topic. How long until your building goes under the wraps?

On topic - Can anyone think of the last building built in Victoria with Steel Frame Construction?

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#57 Walter Moar

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:35 AM

more off topic. How long until your building goes under the wraps?


No clue; hopefully soon, because it needs it (the actual work *and* a better look). But the longer it takes, the longer until the $OUCH$ happens... :(

#58 gumgum

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:10 AM

Do u have a pic of your building Walter?

#59 Walter Moar

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:34 AM

Do u have a pic of your building Walter?

I do not... if the weather improves, I'll see what I can do!

#60 D.L.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:20 PM

Can anyone think of the last building built in Victoria with Steel Frame Construction?

I think First Island Financial and the Centra Gas building or whatever it is now are steal frame.

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