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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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#141 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:31 AM

Does anyone ever use those decks?  Other than for smoking?  It's a bit large for the number of people that will work in the building. 


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:01 AM

Technically I don't think you could smoke there. At my work we have a couple of large decks that are used on days like today as lunch meeting spaces. I would suppose in this case the option is having the deck or just having it as a gravel roof of the same area as those top floors need to be set-back like that if there is a hope that it will get through planning. Why not make them decks in that case?


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#143 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:08 AM

Technically I don't think you could smoke there. At my work we have a couple of large decks that are used on days like today as lunch meeting spaces. I would suppose in this case the option is having the deck or just having it as a gravel roof of the same area as those top floors need to be set-back like that if there is a hope that it will get through planning. Why not make them decks in that case?

 

I think because it would be cheaper to not have a door, not have a flooring surface, not having railings etc.  Rather than tar/gravel, it'll likely be some type of a rolled-on membrane, with or without a significant slope.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:18 AM

Just make it a normal roof with a few containers of plants to make it a "green roof".

 

The building next door has what looks like big balconies but there's no doors and it's just gravel roofing.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

Does anyone ever use those decks?  Other than for smoking?  It's a bit large for the number of people that will work in the building. 

 

They could put some treadmills on those decks for the smokers, and run ECG results over to the Western Cardiology Associates just across the street.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:04 PM

Wow... does that look like a waste of effort or what.... that second story continuing the old building facade is horrible.
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:35 PM

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#149 Holden West

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

The City wants a right turn land and bike land but that's impossible without demolishing the old facade. The community will flip out over parking but that will happen whether there's too little or too much (UVic parkade).


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:48 PM

^ That's a lot of "land" :)



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:23 AM

Any news on this? For a building that was about to be demolished in the fall of last year I thought there would have been a more pressing timeframe for destruction or remediation.



#152 jonny

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:19 AM

I noticed the sign now says "Sold" on this building.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:29 AM

Yeah, a group of doctors bought it a while back, cleaned the property up a little, the rendering posted above was circulated, and that's it. I suppose anything new getting built depends on market demand and financing.



#154 Mike K.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:14 AM

This project is still in its infancy. It hasn't gone through the municipal process let alone have the costly working drawings been drafted yet. I'd expect them to get building no earlier than 2016.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

Yeah, a group of doctors bought it a while back, cleaned the property up a little, the rendering posted above was circulated, and that's it. I suppose anything new getting built depends on market demand and financing.

 

This building will not need to rely on market demand in order to move ahead. What will happen however, is a need for replacement occupants for the owner's current locations (they occupy a number of spaces) next door at the 2020 Richmond Medical Building.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

Yeah, a group of doctors bought it a while back, cleaned the property up a little, the rendering posted above was circulated, and that's it. I suppose anything new getting built depends on market demand and financing.

 

Right - I forgot about that.



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 08:52 AM

All the hoopla and protests and whatever to save this derelict squatter heaven and now it will sit as long as the Janion has sat.


 

Typical Victoria scene ...scream and yell to save something that you never visited athen when it gets saved you acceopt the fact that it will stayed boarded up for years.

 

 

Good save people.


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#158 Mike K.

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 09:53 AM

The development is going through the process. This stuff takes a bit of time.

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#159 Holden West

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:43 AM

It was only March when the first crude renderings were released. So many things have to be done before shovels hit ground. All the permits and variances have to be sorted out, including the layout of all sidewalks and setbacks as alluded to earlier. Architects have to go beyond the sketch stage and have detailed plans that are approved by inspectors. And financing of course. Unless the doctors are funding this completely with cash from their own pockets. 


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 07:33 PM

my guess is it will be a complely new building there dont know how they could ever repair that devastated wreck. The walls and teh floor /ceiling were rotten



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