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Encore
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
Encore at Bayview Place is a 17-storey, 134 unit condo in the Saghalie District of Bayview Place, a multi-phas... (view full profile)
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[Vic West] Encore at Bayview Place | Condos | 17-storeys; 56 meters | Under construction


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#101 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:28 AM

From what I've been told the first tower at Roundhouse will be a hotel. Plans can change, of course, but there's some food for thought.

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#102 MarkoJ

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 10:34 PM

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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#103 Gary H

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:24 PM

I just hope this time around they model their show kitchens to the correct scale.  :teacher:


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#104 MarkoJ

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 01:49 PM

How many inches off was the Promontory showroom vs actual?


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#105 Gary H

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 06:28 PM

The small kitchen show model never matched the to-scale floorplan they distributed and I eventually found that taking measurements of the show model were pretty useless for planning purposes.

 

As an example, the show model island length was 7 1/2 feet, our island length is 6 1/2 feet.  Losing a foot meant no bottle drawer was possible even though the show model had it and the sales folks at the time (the DFH team) assured us that "what you see is what you get".

 

Losing a foot from the island meant other dimensions had to shrink as well.  A great example of this was the drawer widths next to the oven.  In the show model they were 19" wide, in our unit they're 13 1/2" wide.

 

So yeah, I'd hope the new Encore kitchen models are more accurate.


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#106 MarkoJ

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 03:09 PM

The sales center is up!

 

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#107 MarkoJ

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 03:19 PM

The photos are of the smaller one bedroom kitchen......any comments Gary?


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#108 Gary H

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 05:35 PM

Kitchen

  • I'm assuming there are drawers in the island under the space for the pull-out dining table.  This is very Bosa Space like.
  • No need to worry about extending the counter to the island since they've done away with those shallow pantry cabinets - which in reality are VERY useful.
  • I assume the fridge is on the right side of the white cabinet and a pantry is on the left side.  The problem with this design is it's deep so unless you have slide out shelves, getting to stuff in the back is a bit of a chore.
  • Not a fan of the sink facing a wall, although I've heard this design is only for the one bedrooms.  The larger units have the sink in the island.

Bathroom

  • Marko, looks like you were right about the shower floor being a one piece fiberglass design.  Promontory required tiling and wood work to build up the berm.  Given that Bosa had some issues with their tiling contractor on shower floors it's not surprising to see this change.  It's also going to be easier for Bosa to switch between tubs and showers stalls with this design, even late in the game.
  • Ah, a storage unit above the toilet, what a brilliant idea!  Everyone is going to be requesting doors for their primary bathroom though.  Nic-nacks look good in the showroom but reality has us with many bottles, jars, boxes, and canisters of everything from meds to exotic potions.  I'd like to see a showroom with a pink bottle of Pepto up there some time - that's how we really live.  :D


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 05:51 PM

I wanna go get some bottles of exotic potions now
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#110 RFS

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:14 PM

What is the short building next to encore in the picture of the model?

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:46 PM

What is the short building next to encore in the picture of the model?

 

I think it's a five-storey condo building that will be linked to the tower via a row of stacked units that look like townhomes. It will all be built at once and presumably the same strata corp.



#112 MarkoJ

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:03 AM

I think it's a five-storey condo building that will be linked to the tower via a row of stacked units that look like townhomes. It will all be built at once and presumably the same strata corp.

 

It looks like it will be linked via one bedroom condos (patio units on bottom and second floor units accessed via a walkway).


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#113 RFS

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:07 AM

I wonder why they are doing that vs just adding 5 storeys to the tower

#114 MarkoJ

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:41 AM

I wonder why they are doing that vs just adding 5 storeys to the tower

 

Not sure what you mean? Like adding a 5 story podium that goes from tower to the 5 story building?


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#115 RFS

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:02 PM

More like just make the tower 22 storeys. Are they at the maximum allowed height for the site or something?

#116 Mike K.

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:12 PM

Yes, the height of Encore is a max of 17-storeys. Towers at the Roundhouse portion are zoned for more storeys, but then they sit lower on the ground than the towers at Bayview.


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#117 RFS

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:13 PM

And being that it's in vic west, is it victoria council that made that zoning? Just out of curiosity what is the reason behind the height limits? Is it aircraft activity or just asthetic

#118 Mike K.

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:17 PM

It's more of an aesthetic thing, I guess, with the intent to stagger the heights of the towers. With Promontory at 21-storeys a 17-storey neighbour preserves views from the upper floors and provides some height variety.

 

And yes, Vic West is within the City of Victoria.


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#119 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:37 AM

This may have been answered already but: when is construction planned to start for this development?  Is Bosa hoping to pre-sell a certain amount of units before they put shovels in the ground?



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:46 AM

This may have been answered already but: when is construction planned to start for this development?  Is Bosa hoping to pre-sell a certain amount of units before they put shovels in the ground?

 

Probably early in the new year for construction to start would be my guess....they are offering a parking spot and heat pump at "no cost" for the first 75 homes so they may be hoping to sell that many before breaking ground? Just a guess.


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