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937 View Street
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 937 View Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 15
937 View Street is a proposal to build a 15-storey, 255-unit purpose-built rental complex in the City of Victo... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] 937 View Street | Rentals | 15-storeys | Proposed


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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 08:47 AM

We do not yet know the height and massing of this rental project, but I understand it will be a departure from the norm design-wise.

 

Gordon Nelson Inc. out of Vancouver is building this one.

 

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A surface parking lot between the 900-blocks of Fort and View streets (marked in blue) is the focus of two development proposals, one a condominium project and the other a purpose-built rental.
 
Residential buildings planned for parking lot next to View Towers
http://victoria.citi...to-view-towers/


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#2 amor de cosmos

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:08 AM

considering the shape of view towers something like this here seems obvious to me. it would practically design itself. or maybe something like yello

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#3 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:19 AM

Thanks for heads up on these two developments... it appears that that the developer of the rental property has not yet applied for a rezoning or development permit... it will be interesting to see the design once available!



#4 Mike K.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

The View lot is actually quite large, and they'll be going for as much coverage as they can.

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#5 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:54 AM

The developers of the View property have to accommodate a covenant of the site that gives vehicle access to the side of Lund's Auction.


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#6 amor de cosmos

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:50 PM

^ so the entrance to the parkade can be off a lane going to the back of lund's & bob's your uncle :)

#7 Mike K.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:52 PM

I would imagine 937 View will provide parking access to 930 Fort. It's the only logical way to go, but if they don't, I think Sakura can still pull off a decent ground floor like they did with their tiny SoMA project beside the Sussex building on Broughton Street.

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#8 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:56 PM

^That would mean two side-by-side (or overlapping covenants serving three properties. A bonanza for the lawyers that have to sort that out.


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#9 Mike K.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:04 PM

It's not that big a deal, I don't think. Since Sakura sold that half of the property to Gordon Nelson I would imagine if such a conevant were required by Sakura, that it would have been agreed upon already.

There's a similar agreement shaping up at the Parc project on Quadra at Fort, where the owner of the Armed Forces recruitment building will receive access to parking via Parc's property along Fort (vehicles will exit onto Broughton).

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:35 PM

We do not yet know the height and massing of this rental project, but I understand it will be a departure from the norm design-wise.

 

Gordon Nelson Inc. out of Vancouver is building this one.

 

Residential-buildings-planned-for-parking-lot-next-to-View-Towers-937-930.jpg
A surface parking lot between the 900-blocks of Fort and View streets (marked in blue) is the focus of two development proposals, one a condominium project and the other a purpose-built rental.
 
Residential buildings planned for parking lot next to View Towers
http://victoria.citi...to-view-towers/

Given about 50 years of the same 3-4 story "boxy apartment" dreck that sprouted like mushrooms in this area, and the last 20 or so years of (generally, with a few notable exceptions) ~ 10-14 story cookie cutter mid-rise designs, this would not be a bad thing. At all.....

 

We're slowly seeing an acceptance of 'taller' - defined in Victoria of course as anything above fifteen floors - its now time for Victoria to start taking some chances on more daring architecture IMO.

 

Nothing radical necessarily, but something designed outside the traditional box, pardon the pun. Something taller, slimmer (please God!), and perhaps dare I suggest "glassy". Christ knows it works all over Asia and Europe in particular, in places a lot older and more "historic" than anything we could ever hope to offer up; there is no good reason we can't go a little wild too, even its a baby step as opposed to a full-on leap....


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:49 AM

Is there a VV page for 937 View Street? DP with variance application is posted on the development tracker, the details and drawings have not been posted yet. Stay tuned! https://tender.victoria.ca/tempestprod/ourcity/Prospero/Details.aspx?folderNumber=DPV00051



#12 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:51 AM

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Here's a view of what the street level will look like (from the plans submitted to the city).


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#13 Nparker

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:00 AM

...Here's a view of what the street level will look like (from the plans submitted to the city).

Are there any additional images that show the entire project?



#14 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:01 AM

Are there any additional images that show the entire project?


Only elevations (I couldn't find any that showed the entire building in a perspective drawing).

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:05 AM

There are a couple small context drawings. Here's one that shows the building face.

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#16 Nparker

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:31 AM

There are a couple small context drawings. Here's one that shows the building face....

It's amusing how from that angle it is suggested that View Towers will be nearly blocked by a building only 2/3 as tall.



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:49 AM

It's amusing how from that angle it is suggested that View Towers will be nearly blocked by a building only 2/3 as tall.

 

They're asking for a height variance to 45 m, so they'll be 12 m shorter than View Towers I believe.

 

Other interesting parts of the proposal:

  • 215 market rental units (one and two bedroom)
  • Pre-fab, modular construction
  • Hollow core with atrium at 3rd floor

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#18 Nparker

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:07 AM

This should be a slam-dunk, but it won't be.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:18 AM

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An artist's rendering of the ground floor of 930 Fort Street, one of two residential towers proposed for a parking lot between the 900-blocks of View and Fort streets. The projects will deliver nearly 300-units of purpose-built rental housing and condominium suites to Victoria's downtown core.

 
New neighbours for View Towers: 277 residences slated for adjacent parking lot
http://victoria.citi...-view-930-fort/


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#20 Nparker

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:22 PM

Some revised plans for this project were received by the city in mid-February.



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