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#41 Holden West

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:43 PM

What's the Meare's Street facade like?



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#42 aastra

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:46 PM

Did you just reply to a message from 11 months ago?

#43 Holden West

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:57 PM

I found it on the 'net. I'm dependable, if a little tardy.
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#44 amor de cosmos

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:26 PM

That building looks good

#45 Holden West

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:38 PM

^Yeah, but it likely will never be built, so it's a moo point.
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#46 Holden West

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:11 PM

There's a for sale sign on the building.

Key Facts
Legal Description: P.I.D. 000-078-794 Lot 1 of Lots 722 and 741 Victoria City, Plan 26075

2008 Assessment: Land $ 2,401,000
Improvements $ 129,000
Total $ 2,530,000

Site Size: 13,692 sf (more or less)

Price: $2,690,000


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#47 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:47 AM

There will be an update on this project next week.

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#48 Rob Randall

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:17 PM

It will have the same overall design but Class A office space suitable for the Provincial Government. It will still have townhouses on Meares and retail on Fort. No rezoning or new Development Permit required.

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#49 Mike K.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:19 AM

I'll change the status and the primary use from condos to mixed-use.

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#50 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:23 PM

These renderings reflect the changes necessary in taking the building from primary residential to primary office. The townhouses on Meares remain but they are no longer elevated in order to allow higher office ceiling heights without increasing the overall building height or storey count. Retail on Fort remains as well. The parking entrance shifts to the east.




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#51 gumgum

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:27 PM

Looks much better!

#52 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:38 PM

It's been worked on by three different architectural firms over the last few years so I would hope so! :P

The Development Permit expires in a couple of months so time is of the essence.

Here are the renderings again:




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#53 aastra

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:43 PM

Meares Street looked much better in the "before" pic.

#54 Caramia

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:10 PM

Yeah I like the proposal better. It has more symmetry.

#55 Nparker

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:57 PM

I quite like this proposal even in its modified state. I am curious though, why does the office space on the Fort Street side retain balconies from the residential design? Do offices really require a whole series of rest spaces like this? Are they purely decorative?

#56 Baro

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:28 PM

Not a bad little in-fill, but the lack of Bavarian half-timbering is extremely disrespectful to the area's heritage.

#57 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:35 PM

It looks like the existing clock tower building may be undergoing its initial stages of demolition. Two dumpsters have been placed in front of the structure (Fort Street Side) and crews have taped plastic tarps to the inside of the windows...

#58 concorde

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:10 PM

It looks like the existing clock tower building may be undergoing its initial stages of demolition. Two dumpsters have been placed in front of the structure (Fort Street Side) and crews have taped plastic tarps to the inside of the windows...


That's correct, the entire building will be demolished over the next month. An office building will be built in its place.

#59 aastra

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:14 PM

Did this one get approved? The design of the commercial units on the Fort Street side really does worry me.


#60 G-Man

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:31 PM

Its better than before.

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