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Ironworks
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 515 Chatham Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 5
Condo units: 88 (studio/bachelor, 1BR)
Sales status: pre-sales
Ironworks is a mixed-use two-building, five-storey condominium and ground floor commercial development in down... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] The IronWorks | Condos; retail | 5 & 5-storeys | Approved


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#21 Nparker

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:48 PM

...So it has at the very least a concrete one or two floors before wood over.

Presumably, Ironworks will be built the same way, and therefore could go to 6 floors as mostly wood-frame construction if the city were to approve something so "tall" in this location.



#22 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:59 PM

Presumably, Ironworks will be built the same way, 

 

I don't think so.  With just one very small retail unit in the corner, there is no need for an expansive concrete floor #1.


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#23 Mike K.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

I'm not sure if the developer events wants to or needs to go above four-storeys. I'm sure it's going to be a great building and addition to the neighbourhood.

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#24 Nparker

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:30 PM

A number of projects cited in this report  (PDF: http://cwc.ca/wp-con...truction-BC.pdf)are 5-storeys or more just over concrete underground parking structures. It's a good read overall regarding the challenges of building wood-frame structures taller than the traditional 4 floors.


Edited by sebberry, 01 January 2017 - 09:47 AM.
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#25 Nparker

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:37 PM

I'm not sure if the developer events wants to or needs to go above four-storeys...

True, it just might be interesting to see a 5 or 6-storey building in this location. Almost anything will be an improvement over the gravel parking lot.


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#26 rambaldi

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 09:51 PM

Speaking of a timber structure atop a concrete base... 

http://news.ubc.ca/2...wood-buildings/



#27 Mixed365

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:50 AM

I think you will easily get 170 units. That is a huge site. Seriously huge. 


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#28 HB

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:37 PM

Speaking of a timber structure atop a concrete base...
http://news.ubc.ca/2...wood-buildings/

hopefully there will be no firebug hanging around when the 18 floors are at the framed stage and open

#29 johnk

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:01 PM

Shouldn't they call it Woodworks?

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:53 PM

535 Fisgard

Raincoast is in Ucluelet


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#31 LJ

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:02 PM

I could have sworn it was in Sooke just a little while ago.


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#32 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:44 AM

Banners promoting the Ironworks are up at the site now.


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#33 FirstTimeHomeCrier

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:56 PM

Just got my first email from the developer thanking me for registering and noting that they will be providing updates and pricing in "the very near future." I look forward to finding out how much I can't afford it by.  :lol:


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#34 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:14 AM

Mods: the current proposal is for 4 buildings, 2 of which will be 5 storeys and the other 2 will be 3 storeys.

http://www.timescolo...ject-1.10749114

#35 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:43 AM

Sacrificial rust is an excellent siding choice.  Just don't rub up against it with your shoulder.


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<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>

#36 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:46 AM

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#37 Bingo

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:46 AM

That could pass for a penitentiary.


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#38 nagel

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:49 AM

^ yup.  I want to like it but there's really nothing to like.  The windows are too small and there's zero trim detail.  It's like Madoff designed it to have a Soviet flair.


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#39 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:51 AM

Is there a person on every single balcony?  That's going to make escape from that penitentiary very easy, with a few bedsheets tied together.


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<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>

#40 Nparker

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:00 AM

I totally get the industrial vibe they are going for, and perhaps it will look better in execution than it does in the rendering, but I have to cast my vote on the side of uninspired, at least for the time being. That being said, I do love that LeFevre is taking a chance and working to enliven this part of the city.


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