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Address: 500-block of Superior Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
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#41 Urbanistco

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:59 AM

That is great news. I can't think of developers in which I would have more confidence to build something good.

 

Unfortunately there were plenty of developers that submitted much better proposals then the Jawl's...



#42 Mike K.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:15 AM

Do you know where we can see the proposals each developer submitted?

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#43 concorde

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

Do we know what each phase will consist of, the location on the site and the anticipated schedule?



#44 Brick and Mortar

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

Unfortunately there were plenty of developers that submitted much better proposals then the Jawl's...

 

On what terms would you consider any of the other proposals to be better than Jawl Properties/Concerts proposal?



#45 Brick and Mortar

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

Do you know where we can see the proposals each developer submitted?

Likely never going to be released to the public.



#46 Mike K.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:18 PM

That's really too bad. I don't understand the need for such secrecy here.


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#47 cakeman

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 06:34 PM

Took me a bit to find this thread.. Missed it the first time round.. then saw a front page article in the TC today about Jawl and Concert putting a proposal together on this.. looks pretty good..

 

Certainly an improvement over whats there now..

 

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#48 aastra

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:29 PM

It looks pretty good but the illustration makes me think they're being more cautious than they need to be re: the building heights. Also, I like the plaza in that spot and I understand what they're trying to do with it but it sure seems to be large, doesn't it?



#49 Nparker

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:10 PM

...they're being more cautious than they need to be re: the building heights...

I thought the same thing; then remembered that they have to deal with the NIMBY-est of the NIMBY's...the James Bay Neighbourhood Ass. The JBNA, will probably still argue this proposal is too tall, too dense, too urban and causes too much traffic to pass by their homes before, during and after construction.



#50 amor de cosmos

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:30 AM

I don't know why anyone wouldn't like the design. It's pretty much straight out of the victoria accord

 

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#51 Bingo

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:46 AM

It looks pretty good but the illustration makes me think they're being more cautious than they need to be re: the building heights. Also, I like the plaza in that spot and I understand what they're trying to do with it but it sure seems to be large, doesn't it?

 

I think it looks good, and might be even better if they close that block of Superior Street and make it one big plaza.



#52 gumgum

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:18 AM

Why oh why do we need more public space? This is a big mistake. Public space without the population is called a dead zone.

If only there was already some public space nearby. Oh ya, there is. Right across the street.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:36 AM

I would also like to see the Menzies part more related to the James Bay Village and stretch the commercial walking feel to Superior.
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#54 Nparker

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:37 AM

Why oh why do we need more public space? This is a big mistake. Public space without the population is called a dead zone...

+1

 

Perhaps it is felt needed for all the overflow crowds that fill the plazas in front of the Astoria, Belvedere and Aria developments.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:07 AM

I think it looks good, and might be even better if they close that block of Superior Street and make it one big plaza.

 

Uhm...no. Without that block of Superior street to provide an alternative to the frequently blocked Belleville Street traffic in the area would be totally crippled rather than the huge headache it becomes during those closures.

 

The proposal itself looks good on the face of it but as always I have to agree with the predictions of insane opposition from my neighbours. I am looking forward to more details.

 

I am a little disappointed they did not take my suggestion to move the heritage homes to the Menzies street end of the precinct to create a more attractive roadway linking the James Bay "village" to the Legislature precinct and to ease the transition from the residential to commercial area.


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#56 Mike K.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:28 AM

Do we have any detailed renderings? I have to say that I find this project a little underwhelming and somewhat dated if the current rendering is anything to go by. I recall seeing proposals like this back in the 90's.


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#57 Nparker

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:31 AM

...I have to say that I find this project a little underwhelming and somewhat dated if the current rendering is anything to go by...

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:47 AM

I'm guessing these are only massing models, not the actual building designs.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:20 AM

I may have already harped about this, but it seems to me this is the perfect opportunity to get rid of the "bunker" on the lawns of the leg.


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#60 Mike K.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:30 AM

No kidding. That should be taken down at the earliest opportunity.


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