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Tapestry
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 701 Belleville Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 15
Tapestry is a 15-storey mixed-use seniors rental and condominium residence with ground floor commercial space.... (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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#261 Gary H

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 01:02 PM

The view from Beacon Hill Park...

 

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#262 laconic

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:30 AM

The crane is being dismantled today.

 

 

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#263 Mike K.

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:18 AM

Yikes, what a day to do it. I hear it’s quite breezy out that way.

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#264 Kungsberg

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 06:55 PM

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#265 aastra

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:23 PM

Way back in this thread we saw some images of the early concepts for this project, but I don't think we ever saw a hi-res and detailed pic like this...

 

There are some aspects that I wouldn't have minded seeing in the final product, but all in all I'd say this one actually ended up being better than originally envisioned (not better than prior proposals for the same site, but better than the original designs for this same proposal).


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#266 Jackerbie

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:01 PM

Way back in this thread we saw some images of the early concepts for this project, but I don't think we ever saw a hi-res and detailed pic like this...

 

There are some aspects that I wouldn't have minded seeing in the final product, but all in all I'd say this one actually ended up being better than originally envisioned (not better than prior proposals for the same site, but better than the original designs for this same proposal).

 

The long slab with tower is very popular in Burnaby these days....

 

Anthem on Wilson Avenue, story here: https://dailyhive.co...-avenue-burnaby

Bosa Properties on Wilson Avenue, story here: https://dailyhive.co...-avenue-burnaby

 

For Tapestry, my thoughts are that the horizontal element is too pronounced and should have a break in the middle. Not just a section with no balconies, a complete break in the massing to create two distinct volumes. But I'm no architect or advisory design panel member  :1954_dancing:


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#267 Casual Kev

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 07:28 PM

I don't hate it, but for a tall-ish project in a prime location with rare political goodwill to back it up this will certainly feel like a wasted opportunity in the long run. 


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#268 Nparker

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 07:46 PM

Significantly better proposals preceded this, but we had to wait for something bland and inoffensive before anything could get built in this prime location. That's the Victoria way.
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#269 Kungsberg

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 06:50 PM

Images from the Tapestry website:     https://tapestryvictoria.com

 

Feature sheet:     https://tapestryvict...eatureSheet.pdf

 

And a few photos from last week.

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#270 Kungsberg

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 06:50 PM

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 06:50 PM

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#272 aastra

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 09:11 PM

Should be a nice place to live, but what's going on with the brick cladding on the right side of that one pic?



#273 Kungsberg

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 09:33 PM

Should be a nice place to live, but what's going on with the brick cladding on the right side of that one pic?

I noticed that too in the pic afterwards. It looks weird only where the sun hits it, so maybe the angle of the sun was hitting it exactly sideways. Where the brick is in shade it looks normal to me. 



#274 Brantastic

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 03:18 PM

Looks like the building is just about complete - just some work being done on the streetscape. I was pleasantly surprised to see there's a new fully protected bike lane along the entire south side of the street as well as new crosswalks that connect to the pathway at St. Ann's Academy.

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#275 zoomer

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 10:26 PM

Not really much has changed on the exterior in over a month. Those darn Victoria Special Grey panels strike again.. :(

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#276 aastra

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 08:14 AM

 

Those darn Victoria Special Grey panels...

 

A longstanding architectural tradition in the CoV... for the past 18 months or so?



#277 Rob Randall

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 08:30 AM

I like the fact when the light catches the panels in a certain way you can see the slight buckling, making the building look like it's clad in sheets of faded tarpaper.


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#278 zoomer

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 10:00 AM

Rob Randall - a true gentleman and artist who can see beauty in the mundane (or grey panels).

Aastra, I'm hearing the 'buy one get one free' grey panel sale ended on July 31, so hopefully that'll end the current trend.
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Posted 26 August 2020 - 10:34 AM

as long as the sale on seafoam spandrel doesn't return



#280 Rob Randall

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 11:42 AM

^Can't, because the clearance table is already filled by fake river rock.


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


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