Cielo Properties, developer of the Customs House project on Government, has submitted plans to City Hall for the re-purposing of the former Ministry of Forests and Service Canada office building at 595 Pandora Avenue.
Push for rentals continues with transformation of Old Town office block
By Mike Kozakowski, VibrantVictoria.ca
The former Ministry of Forests and Service Canada building at 595 Pandora Avenue in downtown Victoria's Old Town district will be brought back to life as a mixed-use residential and commercial project.
Developer Stan Sipos and son Jonathan have submitted plans to City Hall seeking approval to re-purpose the 1980's-era four storey office building into 51 rental units and 5,000 square feet of commercial space.
Sipos envisions an extension of the recessed fourth floor towards the property line together with top-floor mezzanines for extra-height units. Plans also include a redesign of the main building entrance on Pandora Avenue and the addition of balconies for select units. 30 to 40 parking spaces will be included on-site. [Full article]