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[Downtown Victoria] 947 Fort | Mixed-use | 23.1m | 6-storeys | Built - completed in 2010

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#21 Amanday

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:54 AM

Nice to see a decent proposal for this site. I live around the corner and while I have a bit of a soft spot for this building, it is rather gloomyand uninviting .

#22 G-Man

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 08:34 AM

So what is the deal this passed ages ago and still no action. Are they waiting for some people to vacate?

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#23 m0nkyman

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 08:48 AM

It's on hold. Don't expect this to happen soon.

#24 G-Man

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 08:58 AM

Any idea why? I mean this is a better looking building than the Adria and people moved in there.

Personally I would rather live on a street like Fort than in any of the Y-lot. I am sure there would be some other people like me out there.

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#25 m0nkyman

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 09:09 AM

Bearing in mind that this is third hand, what I heard was that the Developer got cold feet, concerned about rising construction costs and a glut of condos on the market. The plan was to hold off for a bit and see how the next wave of condos goes before building.

I think it's idiocy, but it's not my money on the table.

#26 Mike K.

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:22 AM

This is the same developer who built the 8-storey 860 View on a lot zoned for 13.

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#27 Jada

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:10 PM

The vertical colums at the centre of this rendering are absolutely horrid.



#28 G-Man

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:12 PM

Really? I guess you can be on Advisory Design Panel. They made them get rid of them. Personally I thought it was the most interesting part of the design.

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#29 Icebergalley

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 02:07 PM

What's the Meare's Street facade like?

#30 G-Man

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 02:12 PM

More suburban.

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#31 Icebergalley

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 02:14 PM

^ and how many lanes to and from the parking garage?

#32 G-Man

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 02:15 PM

I am sure there are two. Let me see if I can rustle up the pic...

Sorry can't seem to find it...

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#33 Galvanized

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 09:46 AM

This project is for sale. $3,750,000.00

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#34 G-Man

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:09 AM

I knew this project was off the rails oh well good thing they hadn't already demolished it. We would have had another Mozart site.

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#35 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 06:10 AM

Unfortunately the beautifully designed condo building will not be built, at least not in the immediate future. As a result of market conditions and personal issues, the owner has decided to maintain the existing building for the next couple of years. The plan is to do some modest upgrades to the building and attempt to lease office space.

If I am advised of any change in plans from what I have briefly outlined above I will keep you posted.
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#36 Mike K.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 07:41 AM

"The plan is to do some modest upgrades to the building and attempt to lease office space."

Does fixing the clock on the clocktower building count as a modest upgrade?

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#37 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:11 PM

Yes, they will look into that. Thanks for the suggestion.

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#38 aastra

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:16 PM

So are market conditions in the crapper now? Doesn't bode well for Radius, the Hudson, Centro, 834 Johnson, and the Capitol 6.

#39 G-Man

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:25 PM

Must be scared by the record high houseprices, I mean god forbid that they dip to the prices of a year ago which were downright cheap!

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#40 Holden West

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 02:02 PM

Developer Stan Sipos' wife died recently so I think that played a role in things, too.
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