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Uses: condo, townhome
Address: Sitkum Road at Saghalie Road
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 17
Condo units: 134 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR, penthouse)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
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[Vic West] Encore at Bayview Place | Condos | 17-storeys; 56 meters | Under construction


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#81 LovingVictoria

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 12:01 PM

Exciting! :)

 

At what floor level do you think one would need to be, to see the views?



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Posted 09 August 2015 - 12:20 PM

since this is the encore does this mean that the whole railyards thing was *supposed* to be done when promontory was finished? what about the rest of it? :P


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#83 aastra

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 02:27 PM

Is that image accurate? If so, it would seem that the design will be similar but not identical to Promontory. Which is good, if true.



#84 Nparker

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 03:20 PM

Is that image accurate? 

Which image? This one from the Bosa website?

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This is such a small (and generic) detail it's hard to tell what the finished product it going to look like.

 


Edited by Nparker, 09 August 2015 - 03:23 PM.


#85 Gary H

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 04:26 PM

Assuming the rendering is accurate, and I have no reason to believe it isn't, there are some noteworthy differences in the above Encore rendering.

  • The floor to ceiling windows have an opaque glass border along the floor that appears to be about one foot in height (given the slab thickness is just over 9").
  • The west facing brick facade extends to the top regular floor.  On Promontory it extended to the 14th floor.
  • They appear to be reorienting some of their exo-structural columns.  That's brilliant. Compare the new rendering to the as built Promontory and you can see the large white rectangular column appears to have been turned 90 degrees (you can see the column through the window in the rendering).  More windows, less wide concrete columns blocking your view.
  • The top regular floor has the sub-penthouse balcony above it, unlike the 19th floor of Promontory that does not have a balcony above it and has reduced ceiling height due to the extra HVAC ducting they had to provide to keep the unit cool.

These appear to be small tweaks that IMO will make these units better in the new building.  It's an improved Promontory.
 
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This was the similar Promontory promotional rendering, albeit from a different angle:
 

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Edited by Gary H, 09 August 2015 - 05:00 PM.


#86 LJ

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 06:57 PM

Are you going to buy into Encore Gary?


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#87 Gary H

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 09:40 PM

I'll definitely be taking a look.  :)



#88 aastra

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:31 AM

Zip line?



#89 2F2R

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 11:50 AM

Any idea of when they start digging the hole ... ?



#90 MarkoJ

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 01:59 PM

Exciting! :)

 

At what floor level do you think one would need to be, to see the views?

 

Probably good from 6th floor, great from 7th floor, and awesome 8th floor and up....facing the inner harbour that is.


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#91 DavidSchell

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 06:55 AM

I am about 4 years away from selling the house and moving into the city ... I had narrowed it down to the Oakbay, Fairfield area of where I want to live, but what is happening in Vic-West seems to be pretty exciting.

 

Any estimates on how long it will take to build out the entire area including the Roundhouse?



#92 Nparker

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:30 AM

Any estimates on how long it will take to build out the entire area including the Roundhouse?

20 years?



#93 jonny

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:09 AM

I am about 4 years away from selling the house and moving into the city ... I had narrowed it down to the Oakbay, Fairfield area of where I want to live, but what is happening in Vic-West seems to be pretty exciting.

 

Any estimates on how long it will take to build out the entire area including the Roundhouse?

 

I would say best case scenario would be 10 years.

 

I didn't buy in at the Promontory because of the uncertainty around the future of the neighborhood. If the Encore gets going and their is finally some action at the Roundhouse, I'll definitely consider Encore.



#94 MarkoJ

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:15 AM

I would say best case scenario would be 10 years.

 

I didn't buy in at the Promontory because of the uncertainty around the future of the neighborhood. If the Encore gets going and their is finally some action at the Roundhouse, I'll definitely consider Encore.

 

The best pre-sale pricing is typically on launch.  By the time the Encore breaks ground in terms of construction the good stuff will be sold and by the time we get action on the Roundhouse the Encore could be finished.  


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#95 MarkoJ

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:15 AM

and I would say 10 to 15 years.


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#96 Mixed365

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:15 AM

I would say best case scenario would be 10 years.

 

I didn't buy in at the Promontory because of the uncertainty around the future of the neighborhood. If the Encore gets going and their is finally some action at the Roundhouse, I'll definitely consider Encore.

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#97 aastra

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:40 AM

 

...but what is happening in Vic-West seems to be pretty exciting.

 

Any estimates on how long it will take to build out the entire area including the Roundhouse?

 

Does the entire area include Dockside Green?



#98 jonny

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:45 AM

To live or as an investment?

 

To live in. The potential there is amazing. An easy walk downtown so you have all the downtown stuff without *see Padding the Urinal thread*. Waterfront, views, sleek modern highrises, restaurants, stores, parks, a dog park, the Save on Foods and that mall nearby. The way I picture it, it should end up like Victoria's version of False Creek.

 

Does the entire area include Dockside Green?

 

Golly gee I hope not. We'd have to pad our estimates by a generation.



#99 DavidSchell

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 06:40 AM

I would say best case scenario would be 10 years.

 

I didn't buy in at the Promontory because of the uncertainty around the future of the neighborhood. If the Encore gets going and their is finally some action at the Roundhouse, I'll definitely consider Encore.

 

Well that is my concern ... I would assume their are a lot of potential buyers that are interested in this area of the city, but are waiting to see if/when Roundhouse will get developed.

 

Will the same developer in Encore be involved in the Lime District or will that be developed by some other group?

 

My idea situation would be one of the towers in the Lime District to start development in 2 years with a target move in date 2 years after that and by then the Roundhouse development be well underway.

 

To me this area will offer the best of both worlds ... nice walk-able quite community with easy access to coffee shops, etc while at the same time being close to the downtown.

 

I just need to get the wife to give up on this idea of continuing to own a detached home and embrace condo living.



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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:08 AM

I popped over to the Sales office across from Promontory and noticed some construction work going on inside the display suite area ... I assume they are getting ready for the Sales launch on Encore



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