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Yello on Yates
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 819 Yates Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 15
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[Downtown Victoria] Yello on Yates | Rentals; commercial | 15-storeys | Built - completed in 2018

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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:10 PM

Chard Development purchased the 819 Yates property from Emaar Canada in late 2011.

Emaar's concept eventually called for a two-tower design of 17- and 11-storeys, which you can read more about in this thread.

Developer Dave Chard now has the following plans:
 

With two projects already on the go Chard confirms planning is ramping up for yet another development, this time back on the downtown turf in the 800-block of Yates Street.

Chard purchased the 819 Yates property last year and while short on details, he claims we “ain’t seen nothing yet.”

“We are going to be investigating all options of uses to see what else we can provide to the community. We do wish to look at a mixed-use office, residential and commercial project and from a downtown resident’s and business owner’s perspective what we are contemplating will be pretty exciting for everybody.”

More formal plans for 819 Yates, zoned for two towers of 17- and 12-floors, will be released next year.


Full article at: http://vibrantvictor...town-developer/

 


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#2 sdwright.vic

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:48 AM

They should try to purchase the Empire Theatres property as well, develop the entire corner in sections and build a new theatre as well.... I can not stand that theatre and it needs to be rebuilt, not remodeled.
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#3 jonny

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

The theatre property isn't in Chard's plans. David Chard also said “We’re proceeding with our own residential project with retail at grade that would front onto Yates and onto View.”

-From a TC article on the closure of Capitol 6.

#4 ryleyb

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

The ad mentions that BC will lease 180,000 sqft of office space from whoever develops the land. So it's got to be at least that much :)

#5 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 08:56 AM

A project consisting of 15- and 11-storey residential towers with commercial space on the ground floor and a mid-block walkway between Yates and View streets by Chard Development Ltd., took another step forward Thursday.

Zoning has been in place since 2008 on the site, currently a parking lot beside the now-closed Empire Theatre building. Victoria councillors directed staff to make preparations for a development permit providing certain conditions, including a reduction in the width of the proposed mid-block walkway are met.

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.vgt6zSpN.dpuf

 

15 and 11? What happened to 17 and 11?



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:21 AM

It's so disappointing to me that we're still making the same old mistakes re: widescrapers. It's just crazy. For crying out loud, 2015 is around the corner. Cut a channel down the middle of it to maybe the 6th or 7th floor and add two or three stories on top of the taller portion.

 

I'm definitely not a fan of this one.* Also, wouldn't this project severely limit what could be done on the movie theatre site?

 

*edit: as time would eventually tell, I came to like it more.


Edited by aastra, 22 September 2017 - 02:00 PM.


#7 aastra

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:23 AM

You know, even just cutting down the shorter portion by maybe five levels would be a huge improvement.



#8 Mike K.

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:29 AM

These are rental buildings, BTW.

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#9 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:43 AM

Is there no office component anymore?



#10 Nparker

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:48 AM

It's so disappointing to me that we're still making the same old mistakes re: widescrapers. It's just crazy. For crying out loud, 2015 is around the corner...

Maybe by 2115 we'll overcome our fascination with widescrapers.



#11 aastra

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 11:05 AM

 

...even just cutting down the shorter portion by maybe five levels would be a huge improvement.

 

A very quick and dirty Photoshop job would seem to confirm this. It's much better when the View Street side is cut down by half.



#12 Nparker

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 11:21 AM

Better still, boost the Yates Street portion by 5 floors.


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#13 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 11:22 AM

Any recent renderings of this project?



#14 Mixed365

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 11:54 AM

These are rental buildings, BTW.

Is that confirmed?


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#15 D.L.

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 11:54 AM

Any recent renderings of this project?

 

There's one in the TC article - http://www.timescolo...h.vgt6zSpN.dpuf



#16 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 12:09 PM

 

 

 

There's one in the TC article - http://www.timescolo...h.vgt6zSpN.dpuf

 

I swear it wasn't there earlier today....



#17 Nparker

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 12:11 PM

It's a glassy version of View Towers turned 90 degrees.

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Edited by Nparker, 07 November 2014 - 12:20 PM.


#18 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 12:13 PM

Really can't decide how I feel about this. 



#19 AllseeingEye

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 12:37 PM

I know this is an early days rendering but "oy" that is rather ugly.

 

And yet another 11-storey building in Victoria. Great. By the time the city truly densifies - sometime around the Year 2500 AD - we will have managed to reconstruct our version of the Berlin Wall: one contiguous structure essentially the same height from one end to the other.

 

How are the views of the Sooke Hills from this vantage point??


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#20 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 12:41 PM

Mr. Chard. 

 

And yet another 11-storey building in Victoria. Great. By the time the city truly densifies - sometime around the Year 2500 AD - we will have managed to reconstruct our version of the Berlin Wall: one contiguous structure essentially the same height from one end to the other.

 

Mr Chard, tear. down. this. wall!


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