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Uses: office, commercial
Address: 500-block of Superior Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 5
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#61 gumgum

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:15 PM

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

But massing models are supposed to show the placement and size of buildings - hence the name right?

#62 LJ

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:59 PM

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.

What "bunker"?


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#63 Mike K.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

On the top-left corner of the Legislature's block. It's one or two storeys.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:59 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.

there's already that fountain but I think the idea is that it's better to have a way to tie in the new stuff to the south with the existing fountain than to have two separate areas on each side of the street. not that it's the only thing they could have done but I guess that's where they're going with that. you can see how the lines of the legislature extend across the street to define the boundaries of the plaza.

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

that makes a lot of sense. the james bay tea room could be the start of something on that corner.

#65 Mike K.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:46 AM

Jawl Properties have sent us the following info. A public open house/info session is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 10th, at 2-6 PM.

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:01 PM

The density doesn't look too bad.  Previously it had a very "low rises in a park" look to it.

 

I wonder how retail will do along there.  We always demand ground-floor retail but it doesn't always work out.  I worry in this situation the ground floors might find them selves clad in mirrored glass and the doors replaced with "use main office entrance" signs.  Then again there's a LOT of office/government workers in the area and I could certainly see some good coffee/lunch places doing well.  But the area is dead outside of office hours due to the relatively single-use of the area (government office).  The retail would work a lot better if some of the neighbouring parking lots were turned into some high-density housing.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:56 PM

Maybe Thrifty's could be enticed to move into more modern digs?
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#68 Hotel Mike

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 08:58 AM

^ Interesting thought. I wonder if there are already back room talks going on now between Sobey's and the Jawls/Concert.


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#69 Mike K.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 09:48 AM

The commercial node just up the street is a huge hive of activity every day. This will just extend that activity I'm sure.

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#70 Baro

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 07:05 PM

The commercial node just up the street is a huge hive of activity every day. This will just extend that activity I'm sure.

 

If successful, it could form a "commercial bridge" between downtown and the "james bay village" area.


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#71 Mixed365

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:03 AM

As I understand the Jawls will be focusing on the office side and Concert will be focusing on the residential side. 


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#72 Mike K.

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:33 AM

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for clarifying.

 

We've been told this is a three phase project.


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#73 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 09:14 AM

There is a residential component to this?



#74 Mike K.

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:15 AM

Yes, the two top-right buildings are condos.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:34 PM

I FOI'd the rest of the proposals as I heard that Chard put in a stellar one...province wouldn't release anything...so much for open government.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:52 PM

I FOI'd the rest of the proposals as I heard that Chard put in a stellar one...province wouldn't release anything...so much for open government.

 

Which exception(s) did they give? Section 21? Open government doesn't mean unfettered access. There are often legitimate policy and/or business reasons for withholding information, especially when it involves third parties. 



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:43 AM

This still needs a public hearing, and they expect to start work this summer?  Is the JBNEA giving this a pass?  It includes 175 housing units, far more than Duet.

 

http://www.timescolo...toria-1.1776656

 

Capital Park includes two major office buildings, each four or five storeys tall totalling 235,000 square feet. Most of the office space will be leased on a long-term basis by the province.

 

About 17,500 square feet of commercial space is planned, mainly facing Menzies Street.

 

Rental housing and condominium units will be built in four buildings, three to five storeys, on the west and south part of the site. A total of 175 homes are planned.

 

The project features plans for a network of paths, plazas, a mini-park and courtyards as gathering places for those living and working on the site and for the neighbourhood.

 

If city hall gives its approval, the earliest construction could begin is July or August, said developer Robert Jawl. Total construction value is not being made public, but there’s no question the economic impact on the community will be large. Jawl Properties and Concert Properties paid $34 million for the site.

 

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.LPG1UWJ0.dpuf


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:06 AM

This still needs a public hearing, and they expect to start work this summer?  Is the JBNEA giving this a pass? 

 

I think the magic words that are working here are "four to five storeys". 


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#79 Mike K.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:13 AM

So no more info than we've known over the past year, I guess. No doubt these offices will be quite pricey to lease.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:45 AM

So no more info than we've known over the past year, I guess. No doubt these offices will be quite pricey to lease.

 

Of course.  Government has unlimited budget.  Few private outfits are moving into brand new digs.


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