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UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Yates on Yates
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 848-852 Yates Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 20
Condo units: 122 (1BR, 2BR, 3BR, 2BR + den)
Sales status: pre-sales
The Yates on Yates is one of two 20-storey residential towers proposed for a property spanning the 700-blocks ... (view full profile)
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[Downtown] The Yates on Yates | Condos; commercial | 20-storeys | Under construction


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#641 magmazing

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 01:11 AM

Oh now I realize why I've been counting wrong. The main level retail in the Yates building is two floors tall.



#642 Hotel Mike

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 01:31 PM

The building is starting to show on the skyline, when you are approaching the JSB from the Esquimalt side.


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Don't be so sure.:cool:

#643 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 11:26 AM

The countdown is on for completion at The Yates on Yates! While ensuring the safety of everyone on site, construction has continued and the tower has reached its pinnacle height. That means the crane is scheduled to come down next month and completion remains on track for this fall! 

 

This also means your time is running out to purchase one of our remaining nine homes at pre-completion pricing plus, for a limited time, receive 5% off the purchase price. Claim your home at The Yates on Yates today!


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#644 RustyNail

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 10:25 PM

Pics taken on May 27th (Wednesday)

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#645 Casual Kev

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 10:27 PM

I hung around downtown today and the condo corridor is really coming along between Douglas and Cook. Makes you feel like you're in Metrotown... but without the SkyTrain :(



#646 RustyNail

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 10:35 PM

I hung around downtown today and the condo corridor is really coming along between Douglas and Cook. Makes you feel like you're in Metrotown... but without the SkyTrain :(


Would be amazing if there was a skytrain line from Langford to Victoria to the airport.

#647 aastra

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:22 AM

It would be amazing if Metrotown area had a legitimate downtown feel.



#648 aastra

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:23 AM

Just zinging Burnaby a bit. Relax.



#649 aastra

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:25 AM

So it would seem the sides of these Chard buildings were designed as sides. Are they expecting buildings of equivalent height next door?


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#650 Rob Randall

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:26 AM

I think the look of the east facade could be greatly improved by constructing a more interesting building on the Floyd's lot. 


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#651 Mike K.

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:29 AM

Yes, that’s quite likely the plan here.

But I wouldn’t necessarily expect anything too soon, though. There’s so much inventory coming online at Harris & Harris that it’ll keep supply satisfied for years, along with what’s already in progress/approved.

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#652 aastra

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:33 AM

The modern CoV has been fretting about building heights and cookie-cutter design for 60 years, but when it finally allows two tall-ish residential buildings in the heart of downtown it suddenly decides that plain repetition isn't such a big deal after all on the tower levels.



#653 Nparker

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:52 AM

So it would seem the sides of these Chard buildings were designed as sides. Are they expecting buildings of equivalent height next door?

I think the look of the east facade could be greatly improved by constructing a more interesting building on the Floyd's lot. 

Agreed. I wonder how many decades that will take?



#654 Nparker

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:55 AM

...when it finally allows two tall-ish residential buildings in the heart of downtown it suddenly decides that plain repetition isn't such a big deal after all on the tower levels.

The repetition of form (and overall blandness of the eastern and western facades) seemed much less apparent in the renderings. I remain hopeful that when complete and occupied the towers will seem a bit more lively.



#655 aastra

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 11:10 AM

Go back to the beginning of this thread and it seems the CoV was pleased about the exciting architectural style.

 

I was grumbling about the very conventional lower levels and the absence of anything particularly exciting.

 

But since then I've come to feel much better about the podiums, and now I'm grumbling about the tower levels.



#656 aastra

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 11:12 AM

FYI: the old illustrations suggested much less repetition on the tower levels, which may have confused all of us.



#657 LJ

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 07:51 PM

And here I was just glad to see a contrail in the second pic.


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Posted 03 June 2020 - 12:43 PM

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#659 aastra

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 01:04 PM

I give them points for getting the proportions right. These sure aren't bulky towers. Chard has a really good track record for that aspect.


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#660 Nparker

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 01:22 PM

The massing is great; the aesthetics are so-so.



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