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Turner Building
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 2002-2010 Richmond Road
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
Turner Building is a proposal to redevelop the landmark Turner Building at 2002-2010 Richmond Road and adjacen... (view full profile)
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[Victoria - Jubilee] Turner Building redevelopment | Residential; retail | 6-storeys


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#221 Sparky

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 10:17 AM

^ I thought that the rat colony that currently resides within would have eaten it by now.
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Posted 18 April 2023 - 11:54 AM

We can expect a six-storey residential and retail building on this site, from Empresa Properties, which will purchase the land and two adjacent parcels pending a successful rezoning and development permit.
 
Richmond Road's Turner Building, former home of Ian's Coffee Shop, part of new redevelopment play

https://victoria.cit...velopment-play/


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#223 Nparker

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Posted 18 April 2023 - 12:12 PM

Looking forward to seeing the first renderings.

#224 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 April 2023 - 12:15 PM

This building is most famous and popular for having no setbacks. Something we are not into anymore.
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#225 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 April 2023 - 04:37 AM

Former Ian's Coffee Shop building could get new lease on life

Empresa Properties has conditionally acquired the Turner Building, with plans for a six-storey structure with a “bold flat-iron design” that would replicate the current building’s rounded frontage.

https://www.timescol...on-life-6886164

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#226 Sparky

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Posted 21 April 2023 - 04:48 AM

Ok for those of you that moved here after Ian's Coffee Stop (not shop) closed, and you are interested in what it was like inside.....or for those of you that want to remember the good old days.....this music video is for you.

 

This video was originally posted and linked on Vibrant Victoria back in June of 2009 by B. Bridge in the Closed/Defunct restaurants thread. It was originally linked to an "Ourtube" page. 

 

Here you go....enjoy. (WARNING this song is a bit of an earworm....I can't seem to let go of it)

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=aQU-H8tfYlY


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#227 Barrister

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Posted 21 April 2023 - 06:58 AM

That was a fun video post, thanks.



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Posted 16 August 2023 - 11:14 AM

The design has been revealed.

 

Looks great!

 

New visuals reveal plans for once-iconic 'Ian's Coffee Shop/Turner Building's redevelopment

https://victoria.cit...-redevelopment/

 

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#229 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 August 2023 - 11:16 AM

I pass by this building fairly regularly and I've found myself wondering what is in its future. I think its been boarded up for some time now.....?
I think I only ever went in there once and found it to be a true 'greasy spoon', lotsa vinyl and stools at the counter.
Does anyone know what the situation is with the building?
I did a search (probably a feeble one, as I don't seem to have the best of luck with searches.....) and was only able to come up with the following details http://www.libertyan...ner/Turner.html.

 

13 years in.

 

Maybe it'll be built by 2036.



#230 Nparker

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Posted 16 August 2023 - 11:28 AM

I don't hate it. It does seem like a lot of walls vs. windows, but perhaps that's just the rendering.



#231 Mike K.

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Posted 16 August 2023 - 11:29 AM

Yes, in the other rendering within the article you can see those are slats and look like there are few windows, at that angle.

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#232 Nparker

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Posted 16 August 2023 - 11:31 AM

I did see the other rendering. There still seems like a bit too much wall to me.



#233 Nparker

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Posted 16 August 2023 - 11:41 AM

I prefer this over the previous proposal.

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#234 GaryOak

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Posted 16 August 2023 - 03:59 PM

Don't see it on the development tracker, got a link to the plans?

#235 Mike K.

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Posted 17 August 2023 - 06:05 AM

It’s not on dev tracker.

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#236 Sparky

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Posted 17 August 2023 - 06:33 AM

And just for accuracy, Ian’s was called “Coffee Stop” not “Coffee Shop”.
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#237 HarrisonGreene

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Posted 19 August 2023 - 06:35 PM

This new proposal would be a great looking building imo.



#238 max.bravo

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Posted 19 August 2023 - 07:31 PM

I don’t understand the lopsided look. Psychologically it’s jarring to see a building that looks top heavy. It’s subtly unsettling, and there’s enough overtly unsettling things in my urban view that I don’t appreciate it.
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#239 Sparky

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Posted 19 August 2023 - 07:40 PM

^ I agree, especially when the rendering appears to have a gradually increasing overhang on the east side only… not the west.

I am also struggling to understand the exterior window baffles. Can someone help me with that?
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#240 GaryOak

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Posted 19 August 2023 - 09:50 PM

I like it, we need more funky buildings in Victoria. I'm always hear that all the new buildings look the same, well here's something different.
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