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Esquimalt Town Square, office building
Uses: office, commercial
Address: 1235 Esquimalt Road
Municipality: Esquimalt
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 5
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[Esquimalt] Esquimalt Town Square | condos, rentals, office, commercial | 6, 6, 6 & 5-storeys | Under construction


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#41 RFS

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 09:35 PM

Haters of that hardi plank esque siding won't like this..

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#42 aastra

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:29 AM

Would the siding panels on the Oak Bay Avenue garden centre proposal be the same sort of stuff? In moderation I wouldn't have a problem with such cladding on neighbourhood projects, as long as different projects use different colours and panel sizes, etc. But methinks "in moderation" is the key phrase. For example, on this Esquimalt project it would have looked much better if the balconies hadn't been covered with it as well. Why make the cladding such an all-or-nothing bet?


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#43 aastra

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 10:28 AM

Have we seen this overhead image before?

 

It seems like the upper levels of the building in RFS's pic above were supposed to be clad in something different than the rest of the building (or if same stuff, different colour).


Edited by aastra, 29 September 2019 - 10:30 AM.

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#44 RFS

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:59 AM

1 beds from low 500s, 2 beds from low 600s, 3 beds from low 800s, as per eMail to registrants

#45 Banksy

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 12:29 PM

I like Esquimalt but I can't make the numbers work here as an investor. A $450,000 mortgage is $2,200 a month so to rent an entry one-bedroom unit here I would need to clear $2,700/month.

 

It's just not doable even with 20% down.



#46 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 06:31 AM

Condo prices are expected to range from $529,900 for one bedrooms to $675,000 for two bedrooms and $808,900 for three bedrooms. Rental rates have not been set yet.

 

https://www.timescol...core-1.24030067



#47 Fairbanks

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:29 AM

That development is just awful.  The Esquimalt Eyesore.



#48 Nparker

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:46 AM

More Times Colonist hyperbole

 

...Across the street from Esquimalt’s Memorial Park, a massive construction project is rising out of the former public works yard...

https://www.timescol...core-1.24030067

102 units in 4 to 6 storey buildings is now "massive". No wonder the Harris Green Village redevelopment seems overwhelming to some locals when they are fed a steady diet of TC exaggeration.


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#49 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:56 AM

I like Esquimalt but I can't make the numbers work here as an investor. A $450,000 mortgage is $2,200 a month so to rent an entry one-bedroom unit here I would need to clear $2,700/month.

 

It's just not doable even with 20% down.

 

does th


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#50 AllseeingEye

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:48 AM

More Times Colonist hyperbole

102 units in 4 to 6 storey buildings is now "massive". No wonder the Harris Green Village redevelopment seems overwhelming to some locals when they are fed a steady diet of TC exaggeration.

 

Just shook my head when i read that beauty descriptor this morning....how is this modest development - in this or any other universe - even remotely "massive?" It seems to me there are an awful lot of people on this rock that really do need to get off the island and travel a bit. The vast_vast majority of projects on the south island - including the very largest of them - don't even make page 10 of the local business section in any major city on earth. I guess if you're comparing the Esquimalt project with anything in Butte, Montana or Foam Lake, Saskatchewan it might well be 'massive' I suppose. Beyond that not so much IMO.

 

While a twenty floor building here can still be Page One news, and be cause to tear apart neighbors such is the rancor of the typical debate, in most major cities anything under 30-40 stories is (barely) even considered newsworthy. 

 

In the UK alone just search out Canary Wharf - seventeen major towers, ten of of them over 30 stories and 16 million square feet of office space; check out the Crossrail project; or the Heathrow Airport expansion and scope and scale and expenses involved; or on an even more impressive scale review the La Defense district in Paris - 400+ acres (bigger than all UVic properties combined), 38 million square feet of offices and forty towers of 30 stories or more, nearly fifty buildings altogether fifteen floors or higher. These are all by any definition truly massive projects.

 

Anything currently under construction here, or even remotely contemplated for the next several decades, is peanuts by comparison....


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#51 aastra

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 01:39 PM

 

102 units in 4 to 6 storey buildings is now "massive".

 

People want to have it both ways. If developments like that are massive then Victoria is covered with massive developments. But those same people would say Victoria is not covered with massive developments, hence why they complain about every new development being too massive.

 

It's the same thing when people want to claim lowrise and midrise buildings are tall towers. If lowrise and midrise buildings are tall towers then Victoria is full of tall towers. But those same people would say Victoria is not full of tall towers.


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