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Tapestry
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 701 Belleville Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 15
Tapestry is a 15-storey, 173-unit mixed-use seniors rental and condominium residence with ground floor commerc... (view full profile)
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[James Bay] Tapestry / 701 Belleville Street | Seniors condos and rentals; commercial | 15- & 4-storeys | Approved


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#221 Hotel Mike

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:16 AM

Just what I was thinking tjv...how many proposals have never come together.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#222 Kungsberg

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:03 PM

They're at grade in the eastern section of the site, and the western section is progressing well too.

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#223 zoomer

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:05 PM

Last update was from September.. this one is crawling along.  Still only one above ground level complete for only half the site.  My pics below:

 

46733703551_c3344d7b6b_h.jpgTapestry by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

 

46733699161_89766d296c_h.jpgTapestry Care Home Construction by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr



#224 aastra

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 01:34 PM

Thought this was funny from the TC:

 

 

The debacle of the boarded-up Crystal Court Motel property sitting as an unused eyesore in the centre of Victoria for almost 10 years was perhaps the worst example of such irresponsible property ownership.

 

Remind me, who was the main force responsible for the delays redeveloping that property?


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#225 jonny

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 01:36 PM

Those greedy developers / foreign owners / speculators / property owners / corporations / capitalists / Trump. 


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#226 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 02:22 PM

Thought this was funny from the TC:

 

 

Remind me, who was the main force responsible for the delays redeveloping that property?

 

Clearly it's the fault of the developers who only offered 18 different versions when it was obvious that if they had produced 19 it would have immediately sailed though.


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#227 Nparker

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 02:28 PM

Clearly it's the fault of the developers who only offered 18 different versions ...

The CoV was holding out for the blandest proposal for this site and their strategy worked.



#228 aastra

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:28 PM

 

The debacle of the boarded-up Crystal Court Motel property sitting as an unused eyesore in the centre of Victoria for almost 10 years was perhaps the worst example of such irresponsible property ownership.

from https://www.timescol...blem-1.23601724

 

Meanwhile, Quadra-Pacific wanted to build apartments on their surface parking lots in James Bay and were turned down multiple times. Eyesore parking lots in the centre of Victoria. Remind me, who was the irresponsible party in that instance?

 

Summary: the housing crisis is so severe and the land shortage is so desperate that extreme measures are justified to take advant-- er, I mean, to address it... BUT the situation is not nearly so severe or desperate to justify building on surface parking lots. Not even close. I mean, come on. That would be absolutely crazy, right? Building on surface parking lots should always be the very last option. Parking lots are awesome.

 

Seriously, nobody finds it even a wee bit odd that supposedly hardcore anti-car types have such a massive blind spot in this regard?


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