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989 Johnson
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 989 Johnson Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 17
Condo units: 206 (studio/bachelor, loft, 1BR, 2BR, sub-penthouse, penthouse)
Sales status: now selling
989 Johnson is a 206-unit, two-tower 15- and 17-storey condominium complex with a six-storey podium. Ground fl... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] 989 Johnson | Condos; commercial | 17 & 15-storeys | Under construction


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#901 shoeflack

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:43 AM

Must be the same supplier as the windows from The Wade.


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#902 Mike K.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:18 AM

Any chance the remaining spandrel will be installed any time within the next year? Seriously, what's going on there?

 

Spandrel is facing a 2.5 year wait time from order to delivery, but they may be able to secure some panes sooner. They've been awaiting replacement since the spring of 2019.

 

I keep telling everyone supply chains are tight but nobody seems to want to listen or believe it. Everyone likes to harp on this developer or that developer, but what are they supposed to do when the supplier says you're #90 on a list of projects and your wait time is a year? Or two? Or 2.5? It's not like you can drive across town to another supplier.

 

The hate-on on this forum for some projects has been so over the top. Yes, some projects are late. Yes, they've faced delays and won't meet their initial completion deadlines. But that's how it goes when construction is at a literal all-time peak and the industry can't build out of housing demand on not only a local but a national scale.


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#903 shoeflack

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:26 AM

So then the Project Manager messed up on their orders/timing, which has cascading impacts down the road.

 

I get this is a pro-developer forum, but at some point you have to accept they are also open to criticism when things go wrong. How come we can complain about public infrastructure projects being late but not private buildings?

 

At the end of the day, if you bought a condo thinking it'd be done at time x and it ends up not being done until time y, you'd have every right to be pissed at the developer.



#904 Brantastic

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:32 AM

Oh wow. 2.5 years? The “within the next year” thing was a joke...

#905 Mike K.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:35 AM

So then the Project Manager messed up on their orders/timing, which has cascading impacts down the road.

 

I get this is a pro-developer forum, but at some point you have to accept they are also open to criticism when things go wrong. How come we can complain about public infrastructure projects being late but not private buildings?

 

At the end of the day, if you bought a condo thinking it'd be done at time x and it ends up not being done until time y, you'd have every right to be pissed at the developer.

 

Legitimate criticism and anonymous campaigns of misinformation are two entirely different things, I'm sure you would agree.


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#906 aastra

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:35 AM

Didn't the penthouse at Promontory have a similar delay with the windows or something?



#907 shoeflack

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:36 AM

Who is engaging in anonymous campaigns of misinformation? I haven't seen that here, just criticism on timing.



#908 Mike K.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:37 AM

^there was some custom ordered stuff for the penthouse, but yes it did.

 

Oh wow. 2.5 years? The “within the next year” thing was a joke...

 

Yes, that's how it's shaking out. But 989 may be able to get replacements far sooner as it's not a big job. Now that being said, the fact that the replacement is coming up on a year gives you a good indication of how busy it is out there and how one hiccup can have a profound effect on schedules.


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#909 Mike K.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:38 AM

Who is engaging in anonymous campaigns of misinformation? I haven't seen that here, just criticism on timing.

 

Not in this thread or in relation to this project.


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#910 lanforod

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:45 AM

Sounds like a business opportunity if there is that much delay in getting Spandrel.


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#911 LJ

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:55 PM

I googled "spandrel glass suppliers" and got 26 pages of results, maybe a change in supplier would be in order.


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#912 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 08:22 PM

I think you mis-typed.

 

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#913 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:20 AM

spandrel glass is normally made from helium.  and helium has been in short supply for a decade now.  :banana:


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#914 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:39 AM

spandrel glass is normally made from helium.  and helium has been in short supply for a decade now.  :banana:

Are you sure this isn't just a bunch of hot air ...?


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#915 Nparker

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:22 AM

http://glassed.vitro.../spandrel-glass



#916 LJ

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:09 PM

I think you mis-typed.

 

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I didn't mis-type, I misread..

 

https://sweets.const.../spandrel glass


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#917 Brantastic

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:52 PM

Scaffolding has come down on the Johnson/Vancouver corner entrance to the restaurant space. It looks like they just have railings to install there. 

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#918 Nparker

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 06:48 PM

Scaffolding has come down on the Johnson/Vancouver corner entrance to the restaurant space. It looks like they just have railings to install there...

It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to secure an actual restaurant for the location as well.  ;)

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#919 Bernard

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:47 AM

I worked at this location in 2013, first time I have seen a building I worked in replaced by something new (and much, much better)



#920 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:07 AM

I worked at this location in 2013, first time I have seen a building I worked in replaced by something new (and much, much better)

I know that there was a surface lot here; what else was at 989 Johnson ...?


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