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Victoria PARC
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 829-899 Fort Street / 846-856 Broughton Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 10
PARC Retirement Living is proposing to build a 268-unit, seniors’ independent living rental residence (with ... (view full profile)
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[Downtown] Victoria PARC | Seniors rentals; commercial | 10-storeys | Proposed


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#141 aastra

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:03 PM

That's what I figured. I was asking myself how Mike K. could possibly know what it feels like to ensure the happiness of other people.



#142 aastra

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 12:34 PM

Maybe I'm just in a good mood on Saturday morning but I think I'm on board with this one now. The plans show a wide range of cladding types. The massing has been "carved" to good effect (too bad the one section on Fort will line up seemingly perfectly with Escher... methinks it would have been ideal to stagger that). The ground floor seems to have a good amount of variation here and there, considering that it's all really one big unified development. If I could, I'd ask for the suggestion of a taller ground floor in spots (in particular, right on the Fort Street corner).



#143 zoomer

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 08:50 PM

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#144 Nparker

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:00 PM

I am confused. Is this a seniors housing development or a Central American religious compound?



#145 Fairbanks

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 02:57 PM

I am confused. Is this a seniors housing development or a Central American religious compound?

What about any of the signage depicts Central America?  You need to real it all...not just look at the pictures.


Edited by Fairbanks, 03 March 2019 - 02:58 PM.


#146 Nparker

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 04:04 PM

...You need to real it all...not just look at the pictures.

I did "real" it all and that's how I came to my Central American cult conclusion.



#147 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 08:55 PM

This is going to CoTW on Thursday April 8; staff recommend moving it to a public hearing.

#148 Nparker

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:39 PM

This is going to CoTW on Thursday April 8; staff recommend moving it to a public hearing.

I didn't realize CoTW set their agendas 8 months in advance.  ;)


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#149 Brantastic

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:54 AM

Actually, next April 8 is a Wednesday. Kapsten Kapsell must have been speaking of Thursday April 8, 2021.


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#150 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 09:20 AM

Oops I meant August 8 hehe!
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#151 Mike K.

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:42 AM

The agenda for Thursday includes visuals of this proposal, which goes before CoTW and council.

 

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#152 Citified.ca

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 09:31 AM

The latest renderings:

 

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#153 Brantastic

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 09:05 PM

Definitely a big improvement over the previous rendering, and the best one so far. I'm happy that the materials and colors are more varied. I'm not sure I'm liking the variation in setback along Fort Street though. 


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#154 Nparker

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 09:27 PM

... I'm not sure I'm liking the variation in setback along Fort Street though.


Breaking up that monolithic horizontal facade on Fort improves the design, IMHO.
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#155 G-Man

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:41 AM

The cafe space by Pioneer Square makes me happy and hopeful on the potential impact on the park.
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#156 aastra

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:45 AM

 

I'm not sure I'm liking the variation in setback along Fort Street though.

 

This was my reaction as well. And I still feel like the upper floors along Fort Street are missing something.

 

It's one long building so I give them points for the amount of variation that they've tried to introduce. For Street is all about fine grain and small frontages*. Will this faux granularity work there? I suppose we're going to find out.

 

*Bay Centre not included


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#157 aastra

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:47 AM

I think many developments in Victoria aren't making the best choices re: the style of the windows.


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#158 Jackerbie

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 08:16 AM

Quick question: did this development always include student housing? It's being discussed right now and I see that the Housing Agreement includes 63 units of student housing secured at below-market rates for four years (after which they can be added to the seniors housing facility).



#159 Mike K.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 08:54 AM

Yes, it included workforce or student housing from the get-go. This is also a measure that will allow the building to provide rental housing in lieu of having units sit empty during the slower uptake cycle in these types of buildings


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#160 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 09:19 AM

I suspect this proposal will pass at CotW and go on to a public hearing.



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