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Turner Building
Uses: office, commercial
Address: 2002-2010 Richmond Road
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 5
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[Victoria - Jubilee] Turner Building redevelopment | 5-storey office; 4-storey rental | Proposed


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#181 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:05 AM

I put a request for info in to the architect and have not heard back. It's been a couple of weeks now.

Thanks Mike- I know that there are sometimes complaints about the speed of the city's process, but the primary catalyst for lengthy, drawn-out approval processes can be (in some instances) the applicants themselves.  Interestingly, the inactivity also coincides with a strong market for multi-family residential real estate in both the condo and purpose-built rental segments.


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#182 Mike K.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

Yes, that's exactly what I am wondering. This is a hot market and time is slipping away (potentially).

 

But I also have to wonder if due to the developers here being medical professionals and not real-estate folks, if that adds a different level of complexity/different timelines into the fray.


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#183 Rob Randall

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:05 AM

I have a feeling it might have been a standoff between the developer wanting to keep the old facade and the City wanting it demolished to widen the street. Add to that the usual staff/community input and your standard financing challenges.


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#184 tjv

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:33 AM

The developer wants to keep the old facade at all costs as the existing building is built with zero set back.  If they tear down the building then they have to meet the new zoning setbacks



#185 Rob Randall

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:52 AM

I doubt this project is caught up in the age-old residential/commercial dilemma. Many of the big medical buildings in this city are near 50 years old or gone altogether so the demand for state-of-the art digs is in demand I would think.


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#186 Jackerbie

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:55 AM

The developer wants to keep the old facade at all costs as the existing building is built with zero set back.  If they tear down the building then they have to meet the new zoning setbacks

 

It would still require a variance, since new Building and Development Permits would be issued. Right now it is legal nonconforming, but that designation will be wiped away with any change of use. I believe they are asking to rezone anyways, so the City could always consider a site-specific zone or variances to a standard zone to allow reduced setbacks. If the City wants a road dedication, then that all becomes moot.


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#187 Nparker

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:19 PM

Any updates? If this and the Fort-Royal seniors project proceed it will be quite a transformation for the Jubilee neighbourhood.



#188 Rob Randall

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:39 AM

Stuck in limbo. They still haven't got the rezoning and the five doctors who are developing it are not in total agreement on what to do next.


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#189 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 12:15 PM

what happened here?



#190 Sparky

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 03:09 PM

^ Nothing.
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#191 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 03:20 PM

^ Nothing.

 

always fascinating to me somebody paying property tax on a building bringing in no revenue.



#192 Nparker

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 03:21 PM

always fascinating to me somebody paying property tax on a building bringing in no revenue.

Funny, that's how my condo works.  ;)


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#193 Mike K.

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:53 PM

I believe the owners are a group of doctors, no?


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#194 rmpeers

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:55 PM

Hopefully they'll at least keep the facade. It's a classic.

#195 Sparky

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 08:57 PM

I believe the owners are a group of doctors, no?


Yes. One of the principals practises next door in the Richmond Medical Building at 2020 Richmond.
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#196 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 10:45 AM

what is happening here?

#197 Sparky

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 06:51 PM

^ Zero. With the exception of the increase in rat population.
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