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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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#81 zingzamzoom

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:13 AM

I'm thinking that the artist's rendering must be a bit old because at first they wanted a 14 story building and since then have added floors. Anyways, it is nice. It would be quite a prominent building looking south on Blanshard. The people look really small in comparison to the building.

It also reminds me of the computer science building in UVIC and the CRD building as well.

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#82 Phil McAvity

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:23 AM

^yeah, i think they used some skinny midget to show how prominent it will be. It's not a bad looking building, although i'm not really excited about it either. Compared to the CIBC building though, it's an architectural masterpiece, and the city could sure use some more quality office space. It'll sure be sad to see them tear down the Gold's Gym building. :lol:
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#83 Mike K.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:32 AM

They look quite healthy to me :smt017

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#84 Holden West

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 11:21 AM

Yeah, I think there's a later rendering floating around.
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#85 aastra

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:15 PM

Maybe one of you shutterbugs could get a shot of the site from the same perspective as shown in the rendering? Should be pretty easy.

#86 Baro

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:21 PM

Woah, I've read the info from the start, but untill I saw a picture it never hit me that this building is cool and a decent size. It's office too! Horray!

has it been approved or anything yet?
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#87 m0nkyman

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:23 PM

And, unless my eye for proportions is totally off, and my memory of the size of the lot isn't screwy....
They haven't demanded insane setbacks. This looks pretty close to zero setback!!!

#88 G-Man

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 05:03 PM

This building is at the ealiest of early stages. I don't think it has been to COTW or to any committees so it has a lot of hoops to jump through. They can't really ask for setbacks on this site as it is tight. Still there is a setback between it and First Island that aloows an expansion of the existing public walkway. A secondary walkway to Blanshard was thrown out at the community meeting stage I think.

The top storey is a partial floor an out door patio and also a screen for the elevator housing.

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#89 Nparker

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 06:39 PM

All-in-all a vast improvement over the current eyesore that is the former Gold Gym's building. If the Hudson project goes ahead in a quality fashion across the street, this might end up one of the more attractive and vibrant areas of the emerging "north downtown". Being as both locations are only a 5 minute walk fm my where I live, I am excited to see what unfolds.

#90 Scaper

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 06:47 PM

I know that the old Earl's building is in North Park but I really hope something amazing could get developed there too. I know the zoning is completely different but a nice tall beautiful development could help "visually" tie North Park Manor in with this office building building, The Hudson, and the Well. I am very excited to see the revitalization of North Town. I also use to Work at the old Bay store when I was in College.

#91 D.L.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 07:14 PM

Ya with this building and the 16 floor North Park Manor a block to the east it's a bit silly to have everything else inbetween zoned at four stories.

#92 G-Man

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 07:53 PM

It is zoned at 7 storeys.

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#93 D.L.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 08:02 PM

Good.

#94 Holden West

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 09:39 PM

I wouldn't mind sticking to the height limits there. It would avoid a "wall" of highrises out to North Park Manor. What I find attractive about the Hudson/Gateway Green projects is it will create a nice cluster of height.
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#95 Scaper

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:06 PM

That cluster could easly carry over to the east side of Blanshard St to the Earls Site. My concerns are having a wall of high rises on the west side of Blanshard with low rises on the east side of Blanshard st.

#96 G-Man

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 07:15 AM

I doubt it will go higher than 7 storeys on that site.

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#97 Holden West

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 06:17 PM

CH News had a story on this project tonight. I was anxious to see it because they said "...and we have the plans".

But when the segment aired the only shot of the building was a screenshot from the Gateway Green page from this site!
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#98 Mike K.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 06:21 PM

A screenshot taken from within VibrantVictoria.ca?

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#99 Holden West

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 06:24 PM

It looked like it. It was a low-res image and I could see Gateway Green above it in maroon letters. Maybe it'll be on tonight's news.

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#100 aastra

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:08 PM

So what did they say about it? What was the tone of the piece?

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