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Customs House
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 816 Government Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 7
Condo units: 57 (1BR, 2BR, 3BR, penthouse)
Sales status: pre-sales
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[Downtown Victoria] Customs House | Condos; commercial | 7- & 5-storeys | Under construction


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#681 On the Level

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 06:42 PM

I really like how this building turned out ... yet another project Ben voted against, but got built anyways and will now supply much needed housing.

 

If Ben had any seriousness to himself, he would be advocating for housing at a location where he could do good.  Fighting over a prime downtown waterfront space for affordability is illogical and makes him and his argument a mockary.  



#682 Klapecki

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 07:01 PM

Housing for millionaires? Do we need more of that?

I really like how this building turned out ... yet another project Ben voted against, but got built anyways and will now supply much needed housing.



#683 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 07:07 PM

Housing for millionaires? Do we need more of that?
 

 

Yes.  Millionaire housing needs no annual operating subsidy, generates significant annual property taxes, and employs more worker/hours to build than other types of housing.  Millionaires that live here - even part-time - spend considerably more money in the local economy than others.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 21 November 2021 - 07:08 PM.

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#684 Casual Kev

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 10:36 PM

Unless you're filthy rich the specific houses available to you have little bearing on your decision to move to a city. If something like Custom isn't available you'll just buy something else, then have whatever you buy reno'd to your taste. That's basically what is happening in the Vancouver area - perfectly habitable homes being torn down for McMansions everywhere because for the well-off, that's basically the only option. Almost nothing over 1000 sqft gets built within condo buildings because there's so much suppressed demand, so if you have money to burn might as well buy an SFH and maximize your personal space. 



#685 laconic

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 11:30 PM

Walked by several times over the last couple of days. There is a sign on the front door telling trades that the entrance is only for residents. On one occasion a moving van was bringing furniture in.

#686 Barrrister

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 07:24 AM

How many units are unsold?



#687 Mike K.

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 07:43 AM

Six or seven are now selling as move-in ready.


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