By Robert Randall • Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Local businessman Jurgen Weyand is seeking permission from City Hall to demolish a pair of vintage commercial buildings in Victoria’s Old Town in order to make way for a new low-rise mixed-use project.
The old buildings, in the 600 block of Fort Street between Broad and Government across from the Bay Centre, have been a fixture for many years although they are architecturally unremarkable and have not been deemed worthy of a Heritage plaque.
The proposed replacement building would feature ground floor retail topped with four storeys of residential market-priced apartments. Weyand plans to call it The Cosmopolitan, or The Cosmo for short. The rear of the building will butt against David Chard’s Sovereign condo project over on Broughton Street.
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