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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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#81 2F2R

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 05:54 PM

Really? It looks like something I would have built out of LEGO when I was about 8 years old.

Really? Wow, you were ahead of your time ... its a shame your oppinion doesn't count for anything at all ... with proposals.


Edited by 2F2R, 08 April 2016 - 05:59 PM.


#82 sdwright.vic

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 05:58 PM

^ Wow! Harsh answer!
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#83 Nparker

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 06:12 PM

 ... its a shame your oppinion doesn't count for anything at all ... with proposals.

My "oppinion" (sic)   should certainly count as much as the JBNA's whom I assume we are to thank for this homage to the mundane.


Edited by Nparker, 08 April 2016 - 06:13 PM.

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#84 Mike K.

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 10:00 AM

It's not a far cry from Era, and I think most VV'ers have been quite vocal in their approval of that tower.

Let's keep in mind the design is likely to change. Personally I hope they break up the massive podium and do away with that wall.

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#85 Nparker

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 10:05 AM

...Let's keep in mind the design is likely to change. Personally I hope they break up the massive podium and do away with that wall.

Agreed. The podium is a total disaster.



#86 Hotel Mike

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 10:30 AM

Actually, I'm happy to hear Nparker's opinions on this forum. As to the design, what a waste of an opportunity! This is bland and unimaginative, and really pales next to the earlier plans for the site by Westwood, I seem to recall.


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#87 2F2R

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:58 AM

I am also always happy to read Nparkers opinions, I don't always agree with with him, but I usually do, and I like his passion ...


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#88 Nparker

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:04 AM

I am also always happy to read Nparkers opinions, I don't always agree with with him, but I usually do, and I like his passion ...

  :wub:  

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#89 NaCl

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:34 AM

The Crystal Court Motel sign at Douglas and Belleville was being removed this morning.


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#90 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:36 AM

The Crystal Court Motel sign at Douglas and Belleville was being removed this morning.

 

Sparky, room in the garage?


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#91 Nparker

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 08:55 AM

Any updates on when this project might get underway?



#92 Hotel Mike

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:11 AM

^ I would be happy to see a development proceed here...but, the plans for this project are so bland and uninspiring. I'm sure we could do better. We almost did a few years ago.


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#93 Linear Thinker

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:32 AM

Renderings from newer plans dated October 18, 2016. (From the Development Tracker)

Basic layout unchanged but added treatments and accents to be far less monochromatic.

Added windows to the west face of the lower level so its not a blank wall.

There are circular columns at the ground floor retail portion.

Portions of brick treatments.

I think the renderings probably don't do the treatments justice. That is, I don't think it would look as bland in person.

701 Belleville Oct 18 2016.JPG


Edited by Linear Thinker, 07 November 2016 - 10:35 AM.

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#94 Nparker

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:36 AM

It's still a far cry from some of the earlier proposals for this site, but it's a step in the right direction.



#95 Linear Thinker

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:14 PM

This most recent set of plans goes before COTW Thursday November 17 9am for rezoning and development permits.

Next step would be public hearing.


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#96 Nparker

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 02:07 PM

...Next step would be public hearing.

Oh joy. A public hearing involving the JBNA. I imagine the pitchforks are being sharpened and the torches being refueled as we speak. Remind me again how this property is even part of James Bay?


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#97 Nparker

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:22 AM

I had to laugh at the following from today's T-C regarding this proposal (now called "Tapestry")

The James Bay Neighbourhood Association submitted a letter to the city in which board members expressed “disappointment” with the design, stating it looks more like an apartment building than a “signature" building.

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.0IsgE5Ka.dpuf

It seems to me several "signature" designs were proposed...all of them shot down by the JBNA.  :whyme:


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#98 Hotel Mike

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 09:12 AM

I'm not quite sure of "several" Nparker. The only design that could be called "signature" might be the Westbank plans that included a dramatic corner treatment where a new Art Gallery would go. And while the JBNA may have opposed parts of the plan, they don't really have enough sway to kill a project. There is tons of NIMBYism in the organization, but they sometimes go with the flow, such as with Capital Park. I'm no apologist for the JBNA but this time they have it right.


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#99 Nparker

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 09:22 AM

..The only design that could be called "signature" might be the Westbank plans that included a dramatic corner treatment where a new Art Gallery would go. And while the JBNA may have opposed parts of the plan, they don't really have enough sway to kill a project... I'm no apologist for the JBNA but this time they have it right.

While I agree the current design is bland to the max, there were at least 2 previous proposals that were superior in every way (aesthetically speaking) and some group or other managed to get them shot down.

What is the JBNA's definition of a "signature" design anyway?



#100 nagel

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 09:23 AM

While I agree the current design is bland to the max, there were at least 2 previous proposals that were superior in every way (aesthetically speaking) and some group or other managed to get them shot down.

What is the JBNA's definition of a "signature" design anyway?

One that has no bike lane.


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