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Wilson's Walk
Uses: rental, condo
Address: 105 Wilson Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 9
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[Vic West] Wilson's Walk | Rentals | 9-storeys; 27.25m | Completed -built in 2016


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#21 amor de cosmos

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:15 AM

This building looks really cool. Is it going to be on that old abandoned foundation on Wilson?

#22 Mike K.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:55 AM

That's right.


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#23 Mike K.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 01:45 PM

Here's an updated rendering:

 

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#24 2F2R

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 03:03 PM

I wish they would start working on it tomorrow ...



#25 Layne French

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:49 PM

minor design changes, project is still moving forward.



#26 rambaldi

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:58 AM

Any particulars on the minor design changes Layne?



#27 Mike K.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:48 PM

This project goes before the Planning and Land Use Committee this Thursday.


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#28 amor de cosmos

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:30 AM

A proposal to build 108 units of affordable housing in Vic West will move to a public hearing despite concerns the 10-storey building looks like a smaller version of View Towers.

“This is a big building and it’s a big, boxy building,” said Coun. Pam Madoff of Pacifica Housing’s proposal for 105 Wilson St.

“There’s been some attempt made to try to articulate it but basically — not to be disparaging — but in terms of its form it’s a smaller version of kind of a View Towers approach to design,” she said, referring to the 19-storey, low-rent highrise at View and Quadra streets in downtown Victoria.

Madoff convinced her colleagues to send the application to the advisory design panel for comment as part of the referral to the public hearing. She said the design panel could offer comment on any number of issues, including the impact on surrounding buildings and shading.

A staff report suggested the impact of the building’s massing had been successfully broken up through the use of a variety of construction materials and coloured panels.

Coun. Lisa Helps agreed, saying city planning staff were satisfied with the design.
“I think this looks more like the Mondrian than View Towers, and I’m satisfied with that,” Helps said. The Mondrian is a 10-storey building at Johnson and Cook streets.



The main lobby of the new building is at the rear of the building, making it more central to both the new and existing building, allowing for easier management of comings and goings.

Some concerns were raised about the lack of an entrance off Wilson Street. The design calls for an emergency exit fronting Wilson to be dressed up with an awning and a street address sign to give the building a street presence.

City planning staff’s consent for a lobby at the rear of the building represents a huge departure from usual street design requirements, Madoff said.

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#29 LJ

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:25 PM

Somebody wants to build affordable housing and Ms. Madoff complains that it looks like affordable housing.

 

Sheesh, how do you win here. They could build The Sovereign again, but there wont be any low income earners living there.


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#30 Mike K.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:47 PM

Yup.

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#31 dasmo

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

It looks like it will look light years better than the Wing that's behind it. Please build this it's fine!!!!



#32 Mike K.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:50 AM

Ms. Madoff's late partner was the architect who signed off on the first phase. Where were her comments then, one wonders.

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#33 Nparker

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:55 AM

Ms. Madoff's late partner was the architect who signed off on the first phase. Where were her comments then, one wonders.

Perhaps she should excuse herself from discussions on the matter...oh heck on ALL matters.  ;)



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:39 AM

it was one of the main reasons developers would hire her late partner, madoff had to excuse herself on discussions for conflict of interest and therefore made it easier to get the development thru council.  I never played that game thou


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:32 PM

it was one of the main reasons developers would hire her late partner, madoff had to excuse herself on discussions for conflict of interest and therefore made it easier to get the development thru council.  I never played that game thou

Wow! Very interesting. I had no idea. What was his name? There should be a separate thread for cool insider tips like this. 


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#36 Mike K.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:56 PM

Nick Bawlf.

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#37 Mike K.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:08 PM

We've received word that the project has received its blessing from the Design Panel and the hope is Committee of the Whole will get to review the project prior to the election.


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 07:18 AM

Council has given approval to this (and the Azzurro project across from SoFMC)...http://www.timescolo...dings-1.1466174

 

Perhaps this can be copied to the Azzurro thread (since I have forgotten what it was called)


Edited by Nparker, 25 October 2014 - 09:59 AM.

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#39 dasmo

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:36 AM

They should still build underground parking at the downtown one and rent it at market value....

^ in reference to the Azzurro project....

Edited by dasmo, 27 October 2014 - 12:15 PM.


#40 Mike K.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:25 AM

Posts related to the Azzurro project have been moved to http://vibrantvictor...roved/?p=234750


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