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UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Wade
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 1105 Pandora Avenue; 1110-1120 Johnson Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 5
Condo units: 102 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR, penthouse, 2BR + den, junior 1BR, junior 2BR)
Sales status: resales only
The Wade is a two-building, 102-unit mixed-use condominium and ground floor commercial development spanning th... (view full profile)
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The Wade | Condos; commercial | 5 and 4-storeys | Under construction


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#421 MarkoJ

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 04:17 PM

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#422 Mike K.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:13 PM

The crane footing has arrived!

 

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#423 tjv

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:52 PM

So I was driving up Johnson today, when the heck is the city going to restore it to 2 lanes of traffic?


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#424 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:29 PM

So I was driving up Johnson today, when the heck is the city going to restore it to 2 lanes of traffic?

 

I'd guess not until they backfill the hole after the garage is built up.


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#425 tjv

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:03 AM

what a joke


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#426 Mike K.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:12 AM

What is the alternative?

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#427 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:15 AM

There likely isn't one short of a new expensive retaining wall on city property, that becomes redundant as soon as the parking garage south wall is done. 

 

If the matter were more pressing, the street seriously congested, it would make sense to hurry up and make a fix.   But traffic is managing.


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#428 tjv

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:41 AM

What is the alternative?

I think they could have probably engineered a new shoring wall around that side

 

If they have to wait for the new foundation wall, then they couldn't backfill until the main deck is poured as well to provide lateral support at the top of the wall.  In other words you are likely talking about 3 months as a guess



#429 shoeflack

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:42 AM

The 900- and 1000-blocks of Johnson are absolute train-wrecks in the afternoon rush. I'd hardly say that traffic is managing. The combination of the 900-block often being down to one lane due to 989 construction, plus the 1000-block being down to one lane because people don't understand to not merge until the merge point has resulted in a pretty gnarly situation on those two blocks.

 

I see instances almost daily of drivers using the bike lane for the full length of the 1000-block so they can make a right hand turn on Cook while avoiding the block-long lineup of cars. It can be pretty harrowing if you're parked on the south side of the street.



#430 Mike K.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:48 AM

As VHF said, there's no other logical way to reconcile the situation until The Wade's underground walls are completed and soil can be trucked on-site. Nobody wants this issue to last any longer than it has to but I doubt the insurance company would have agreed to a temporary, potentially unsafe half-measure, while construction catches up to the situation.


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#431 Nparker

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:51 AM

Has it ever been determined who or what exactly was at fault for the collapse?



#432 lanforod

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:52 AM

Has it ever been determined who or what exactly was at fault for the collapse?

Mother Nature.



#433 Mike K.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:55 AM

From: https://victoria.cit...ction-ramps-up/

 

Meanwhile excavation for the underground parking garage and the foundation of the new-build four-storey wing continues on schedule despite a broken water main displacing the excavated pit’s concrete shoring along Johnson Street.

“The rupture of a water main alongside our south perimeter made for some excitement several weeks ago, but together with the City of Victoria we are working towards finalizing the clean-up. The good news is our construction schedule has not been impacted by the issue and this will actually allow us to immediately start construction of the parkade wall in lieu of re-shoring the site,” Tomaszewski said.


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#434 Nparker

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:03 AM

So is the city on the hook for any costs to the developer?



#435 Mike K.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:06 AM

Beyond the insurance premium I don't think so.


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#436 spanky123

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:12 AM

So is the city on the hook for any costs to the developer?

 

Did the water main break by itself or did a piece of equipment hit it?



#437 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:22 AM

Did the water main break by itself or did a piece of equipment hit it?

 

Well, it happened while nobody was on site.


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#438 Mike K.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:23 AM

The water main was also underground, not exposed to machinery nor had it ever been.


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#439 tjv

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:27 PM

As VHF said, there's no other logical way to reconcile the situation until The Wade's underground walls are completed and soil can be trucked on-site. Nobody wants this issue to last any longer than it has to but I doubt the insurance company would have agreed to a temporary, potentially unsafe half-measure, while construction catches up to the situation.

Sorry, I disagree.  The end result is Johnson St has turned into a one lane train wreck for many many months to come.

 

The insurance company is looking for the cheapest solution, when do you ever know an insurance company to go for the most expensive option?

 

Anyway, I am not going to beat on this, I have stated my concerns



 



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