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1400 Quadra Street
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 1400-1412 Quadra Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 14
1400-1412 Quadra Street is a proposal for a 113-unit, 14-storey purpose-built rental building on Quadra Street... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] 1400 Quadra Street | Rentals, retail | 14-storeys | Proposed


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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 01:22 PM

The car dealership/repair/auto rental shop is moving, and the vape shop has been put on a month-to-month notice.  The third space has been for lease forever.

 

Soil testing has been taking place on the site.

 

Anybody know what used to be here?


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#2 Nparker

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 04:26 PM

A month ago this would have been a great location for redevelopment. Now it's next door to downtown Victoria's latest homeless shelter. I can't envision anyone wanting to spend much to enhance this corner.

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#3 RFS

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:25 PM

Yep. Not surprised at all that the businesses currently located here want out

#4 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:10 AM

The car dealer has now closed, all but a handful of cars are gone.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#5 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 12:19 PM

The whole site is now fenced off; is demolition coming? 
 

I can definitely see this corner being a prime candidate for a major development (possibly rental)...

 



#6 shoeflack

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 12:27 PM

The whole site is now fenced off; is demolition coming? 
 

I can definitely see this corner being a prime candidate for a major development (possibly rental)...

 

 

The site has been fenced by PHS to keep the neighbours out. It was requested by The 834 Strata and the Victoria Conservatory of Music at one of the bi-weekly community meetings that are held re: Central Care Home issues. After the car dealership moved out and prior to the fence going up, there were a lot of people just hanging out in the lot doing questionable things.



#7 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 12:54 PM

Perhaps Mike K will be able to get the 'scoop' on what's being planned for this site... :teacher:



#8 Nparker

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:50 PM

The site has been fenced by PHS to keep the neighbours out....After the car dealership moved out and prior to the fence going up, there were a lot of people just hanging out in the lot doing questionable things.

Welcome to the future of downtown Victoria.  :mad:



#9 Mike K.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:38 PM

Perhaps Mike K will be able to get the 'scoop' on what's being planned for this site... :teacher:

 

I'll definitely put some feelers out :)


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#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:42 AM

Oh ya, we even have a thread...  this might be the first parking lot thread we've ever had.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:45 AM

Maybe a good place for a street market for the people who live next door.

Or an open air chop shop for bikes.

I am thinking the place will be excavated to removed contaminated soils such as was done next to market on Yates



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:45 AM

Maybe a Park and ride DVBA said there was a second and 3rd plan.


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#13 Jackerbie

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:54 AM

I've heard that a residential building is in the works, surprisingly, with no ground floor commercial. Zoning for 850 Johnson would allow 9 storeys, 1400 Quadra would require rezoning.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:09 AM

Where did you hear it

#15 Nparker

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:10 AM

I've heard that a residential building is in the works, surprisingly, with no ground floor commercial. Zoning for 850 Johnson would allow 9 storeys, 1400 Quadra would require rezoning.

9 storeys seems unreasonably short for this location, especially considering two 20-storey towers are planned for almost exactly across the street. What is the deal with this city's absurd height/zoning regulations anyway?

Any idea who the developer may be Jackerbie?


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#16 aastra

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:19 AM

In the city's documentation for Chard's two-towers project it was mentioned that there were three development proposals that would shadow the towers. It seems funny that they would bother to note the shadowing of two 20-story towers by a 9-story building situated to the northeast of the towers, doesn't it? So is this car dealership project one of the shadowy suspects or not?


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#17 aastra

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:21 AM

In defense of a shorter building on this site, you want to have variation.

 

And it also marks the transition from the taller buildings of downtown to the shorter buildings of North Park.

 

I don't have a problem with it. Downtown Victoria could use more sharp residential buildings in the 6-10 story range. I like 860 View and the Mondrian.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:39 AM

Too close to the old church for a large building city doesn't like blocking out views perhaps of sigificant heritage structures

#19 Nparker

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:41 AM

In defense of a shorter building on this site, you want to have variation. And it also marks the transition from the taller buildings of downtown to the shorter buildings of North Park...

The high-rises closest to this (834 Johnson, the Sandpiper, the forthcoming Yates on Yates, Yello, 989 Johnson & Legato all are - or will be - significantly taller than 9 floors.

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I think this corner could well handle a building in the 12-15 floors range; something like the Juliet perhaps. We'll regret it in the future if this site is underdeveloped now. It needs ground floor commercial though. I can't envision residences at street level here.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:42 PM

Where did you hear it

One of the property owners across the street is a family friend, who's also pondering the redevelopment potential of his property. Yates on Yates must be spinning some wheels.

 

9 storeys seems unreasonably short for this location, especially considering two 20-storey towers are planned for almost exactly across the street. What is the deal with this city's absurd height/zoning regulations anyway?

Any idea who the developer may be Jackerbie?

 

No idea who the developer would be on this one, but I think it's safe to rule out Chard at least  ;)

 

As for the height, 9 storeys full residential or 10 storeys w/ ground floor commercial is what is allowed under the existing zoning for 850 Johnson only. A land consolidation for the whole corner would require rezoning, which would give the opportunity to explore a greater height.


Edited by Jackerbie, 23 March 2017 - 01:52 PM.


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