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Vivid at the Yates
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 849 Johnson Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 20
Condo units: 135 (1BR, 2BR, 1BR + den)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
Vivid at the Yates is a 20-storey, 135-unit below market condominium tower situated along the 800-block of Joh... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] Vivid at the Yates | Attainable condos; market commercial | 20-storeys | Under construction


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#401 Mike K.

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 12:20 PM

Nice!

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#402 RustyNail

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 06:24 PM

Hi folks, since construction start of Vivid and Yates on Yates, I've been collecting all of the publicly posted photos as well as my own photos into a single album that tracks the building as it goes up.

Figured some others might be interesting in perusing the photos. They should be in chronological order so it forms a nice timeline. (241 photos)

https://photos.app.g...fbAGqbfcJnNQyL8

I think most of the photos are from Brantastic, myself, Dkuitu, Citified and a few others I may have forgotten. Credit and thanks to all of them.

If you see one of your photos in there, let me know and I'll add your name to this post or take down the link if you prefer. (I don't normally do social media and photos so I'm not too sure of the etiquette)

Edited by RustyNail, 27 October 2020 - 06:26 PM.

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#403 Jojo123

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 09:05 AM

Does anyone what the implications are if you have reserved a unit in this building but no longer can go ahead due to personal reasons? I heard the developer has to look for another suitable person who meets the requirements but what is the penalty on the buyer whose pulling out?

#404 Promontory Kingpin

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 07:54 AM

We haven’t had pics of this development in recent weeks. I’m guessing they will be preparing the crane to come down soon

#405 Promontory Kingpin

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 05:32 PM

Maybe Zoomer can step in on this one...

Edited by Promontory Kingpin, 04 December 2020 - 05:36 PM.


#406 Promontory Kingpin

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 07:33 AM

I wonder if Zoomer will cover this one for us today...

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#407 zoomer

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 01:23 PM

Swing and a miss for Chard. Really doesn’t help this block of Johnson - vehicles for both buildings need access, but this is like an industrial loading zone. Just an ugly area for now, hopefully redevelopment continues to clean it up.

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#408 Barrrister

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 01:28 PM

Just one more ugly building; disappointing for downtown.


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#409 Nparker

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 02:06 PM

The "twin towers" aren't the worst things to appear on the downtown landscape, but I don't think they have lived up to expectations. The massing is good but the aesthetics fall a bit short.



#410 Brantastic

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 02:11 PM

I thought I'd like Vivid more than The Yates but after seeing the near-finished product and having gotten used to The Yates, I definitely prefer The Yates. I like the brick on the podium but the tower is just a hodge podge of randomly placed materials (entirely different from the renderings). The dark grey panelling along the side looks lumpy when the sun hits it. I've seen worse parking garage entrances, but it definitely adds to the feeling of Johnson Street just being the rear end of buildings on Pandora or Yates. 

I think 1400 Quadra will be the most attractive of the three buildings. 


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#411 Mike K.

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 03:05 PM

That’s a very high clearance for the entrance, which I think is fantastic! It looks like moving trucks and delivery vehicles for commercial spaces will have a place to park, maybe?

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#412 RustyNail

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 03:46 PM

I really like the podium and don't mind the entrance, but the tower panels and colors turned out worse than I was expecting. Like Brantastic said, it's certainly different from the renderings (see below).
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#413 MarkoJ

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 07:48 PM

Swing and a miss for Chard. Really doesn’t help this block of Johnson - vehicles for both buildings need access, but this is like an industrial loading zone. 

 

It isn't always up to the developer thought....when I first moved into the 834 I was on the strata council and so was Mr. Chard. Everyone was complaining about the dumb column in the parkade entrance which makes it that much more difficult navigating in/out.

 

Turns out the city insisted the column be installed because they didn't like the way the entrance look at the Juliet so Mr. Chard went back to architect and they threw in the column to satify the city. 

 

So many stakeholders get their fingers in the pie that certain design elements are often not the developer's fault.

 

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#414 Nparker

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 09:03 PM

 

Turns out the city insisted the column be installed because they didn't like the way the entrance look at the Juliet so Mr. Chard went back to architect and they threw in the column to satisfy the city

A Pam Madoff legacy?



#415 magmazing

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 11:20 PM

All I want for Christmas is for the crane to come out. :P

 

It was estimated to be taken down in November.  Unit tours are supposed to start in late January according to the winter update last week, but I don't see that happening for me when the crane is still where my bathtub or washer/dryer is supposed to be.


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#416 aastra

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 09:32 AM

 

...certain design elements are often not the developer's fault.

 

As we've seen with a fair number of recent developments, the worst design elements are often the CoV's fault.


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#417 Vin

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 01:37 PM

Just one more ugly building; disappointing for downtown.

Totally agreed. And they are also so large. The ugliness would loom over that part of the city centre.



#418 Promontory Kingpin

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 01:50 PM

Sounds like a nimby ^

Do we have the pleasure of having one of Victoria’s city council joining us today 🤔

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