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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: pre-sales
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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#121 Mike K.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:33 PM

Yup. That's what officialdom wants.
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#122 Bingo

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 05:42 AM

Would you please stop reposting the same image over and over, aastra? 

 

God.

 

With the same green trees. Good grief



#123 aastra

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 03:35 PM

 

Is all of downtown changing from a wall of 4 to 5 storey to a wall of 12 to 18 storey?

 

For sure, if "all of downtown" actually means "a few sites here and there, and no sites west of Douglas Street".


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#124 Mike K.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:45 AM

237 condos approved for downtown Victoria

http://victoria.citi...ntown-victoria/

 

City of Victoria councillors have approved two downtown Victoria mixed-use condo and ground floor commercial proposals.

 

989 Johnson, a two tower, 205-unit 17- and 15-storey development, the future tallest building along Johnson Street, will rise on Johnson Street at Vancouver Street on McCall Bros. Funeral Home’s surface parking lot. Units will range between studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and penthouse layouts with 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space fronting onto both thoroughfares. [Full article]


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#125 attica

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 08:22 AM

6 speakers, 100% support from speakers and council on this one.


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#126 Mike K.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 08:31 AM

Councillor Jeremy Loveday wrote VV yesterday evening to say that he would have even supported a taller proposal at this location.


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#127 Nparker

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 09:51 AM

Councillor Jeremy Loveday wrote VV yesterday evening to say that he would have even supported a taller proposal at this location.

The real litmus test: Would Pam Madoff have supported a taller proposal at this site?



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:47 AM

The real litmus test: Would Pam Madoff have supported a taller proposal at this site?

 

No, Madoff and Isitt, voted yes but made a point of qualifying it with there concern that building are getting this high, and that similar densities can be reached through lower heights.



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:59 AM

No, Madoff and Isitt, voted yes but made a point of qualifying it with there concern that building are getting this high, and that similar densities can be reached through lower heights.

 

Lower ceiling heights?  Or more site coverage?  Or thinner walls?


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#130 nagel

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:15 PM

Janion style micro units?

#131 Nparker

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:21 PM

No, Madoff and Isitt, voted yes but made a point of qualifying it with there concern that building are getting this high, and that similar densities can be reached through lower heights.

Uggh "this high". :whyme:  As though 17 floors in 2016 is even moderately tall. Get these 2 off council ASAP. They add no value to Council whatsoever.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:27 PM

No, Madoff and Isitt, voted yes but made a point of qualifying it with there concern that building are getting this high, and that similar densities can be reached through lower heights.

 

Lower ceiling heights?  Or more site coverage?  Or thinner walls?

 

Madoff is a fan of anti-sprawl advocate Jack Diamond and his concept of density without skyscrapers. 

 

Aastra has a chart showing the highest density is achieved in "low rise" Fairfield.


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#133 Coreyburger

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:57 PM

 

 

 

Madoff is a fan of anti-sprawl advocate Jack Diamond and his concept of density without skyscrapers. 

 

Aastra has a chart showing the highest density is achieved in "low rise" Fairfield.

 

 

We miss the major issue when we fight against tall towers: we need to open up the SFH-zoning to allow duplexes/rowhouses/townhouses/etc. We should be regulating size and look, not function in the SFH zones.



#134 johnk

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 01:15 PM

The real litmus test: Would Pam Madoff have supported a taller proposal at this site?


But... that would mean....canyons!
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Posted 12 February 2016 - 01:28 PM

 

Madoff is a fan of anti-sprawl advocate Jack Diamond and his concept of density without skyscrapers. Aastra has a chart showing the highest density is achieved in "low rise" Fairfield.

So let's compare downtown Vancouver to Fairfield. The former has a population density of 17,138 per square kilometre; I am sure Fairfield, with a population of no more than 15,000 residents is no where near as densely populated as an area filled with high rises. Can someone please explain to me how the same density is achieved without increasing height?



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:39 PM

Less parking lots and commercial space but block after block of 4 storey apartments. 


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#137 nagel

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:41 PM

So Paris?

#138 Nparker

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:49 PM

So Paris?

I bet most of those buildings constructed in the mid-19th Century in Paris are closer to 6 or 7 floors and if the technology had existed at the time I am almost certain they would have been built taller, perhaps with more space between them.



#139 Mike K.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:56 PM

Here we go:

 

989-Johnson-rendering-1.jpg

 

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#140 Nparker

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 03:01 PM

I do like the design, but the shorter tower is going to be stacked almost against Legato - n'est-ce pas? One taller, slimmer tower here would have made more sense.



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