Jump to content

      



























UNDER CONSTRUCTION
825 Fort Street
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 819-827 Fort Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 11
825 Fort Street is an 11-storey rental tower with a retail component along the 800-block of Fort Street in dow... (view full profile)
Learn more about 825 Fort Street on Citified.ca
Photo

[Downtown] 825 Fort Street | Rentals, commercial | 11-storeys


  • Please log in to reply
134 replies to this topic

#101 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 84,463 posts

Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:31 PM

Design work and leases.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#102 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 41,554 posts

Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:37 PM

Design work and leases.

Let's hope the design work results in a less boxy structure.



#103 Jackerbie

Jackerbie
  • Member
  • 3,776 posts
  • LocationRichmond, BC

Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:38 AM

Let's hope the design work results in a less boxy structure.

 

The exterior design will be largely the same as what was approved in the Development Permit. Any differences (and I mean anything) has to be approved by Planning, and if the differences are substantial it would trigger a brand new DP application for general compliance.

 

That said, there are usually a lot of small differences between the proposal and the final product. I recently did the Building Permit review for a Concord Pacific project here, and it sprouted a third rooftop electric room, double-height elevator overruns, completely re-organized window and spandrel patterns, and about 150% more mechanical louvres for ventilation. Even with all that we let it through with just staff review, the overall design was deemed consistent with the issued DP.


  • Mike K. likes this

#104 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 41,554 posts

Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:49 AM

The exterior design will be largely the same as what was approved in the Development Permit...

I realize that. It was just wishful thinking on my part.



#105 Citified.ca

Citified.ca
  • Administrator
  • 2,311 posts
  • LocationVictoria, BC

Posted 20 February 2020 - 09:29 AM

Victorians-asked-to-weigh-in-on-future-of-Fort-Street's-'Antique-Row'-as-new-devs-transform-retail-landscape.jpg

The 800-block of Fort Street, known for generations as Antique Row for its collection of antique, used furniture and vintage houseware retailers, will undergo significant change in the coming years as multiple mixed-use development efforts aim to revive the business opportunities along the commercial corridor.
 
Victorians asked to weigh in on future of Fort Street's 'Antique Row' retail make-up as new devs lead storefront revival
https://victoria.cit...efront-revival/


Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.

#106 Brantastic

Brantastic
  • Member
  • 924 posts

Posted 24 November 2020 - 11:06 PM

So is construction still expected to start in early 2021?



#107 Jackerbie

Jackerbie
  • Member
  • 3,776 posts
  • LocationRichmond, BC

Posted 08 January 2021 - 04:34 PM

Aaaaaaaand they're back.

 

Application submitted to amend the issued DP. Commercial area reduced slightly (a mezzanine), and replaced with two addtional residential units (1BR and 2BR).

 

This would bring the unit count up to 105. As such, the parking shortfall is also increased, which requires Council to issue a revised parking variance as staff do not have the authority to do so.


  • Mike K. likes this

#108 Kapten Kapsell

Kapten Kapsell
  • Member
  • 3,539 posts

Posted 30 April 2021 - 02:51 PM

A development permit variance application is going to CotW on Thursday May 6.  The developer would like to convert the 2nd floor commercial space to rental units, which will increase unit counts to 105 (from 103) and triggers the parking variance.  Staff are in favour of this change.


  • Mike K. likes this

#109 corvus

corvus
  • Member
  • 63 posts

Posted 11 January 2022 - 12:20 PM

I walked past this the other day and it's looking pretty sad. Any updates on if/when it'll get moving?



#110 Kapten Kapsell

Kapten Kapsell
  • Member
  • 3,539 posts

Posted 08 February 2022 - 09:40 AM

Deconstruction of one of the low-rise buildings is underway, so this project is now moving forward to the construction phase...


  • Nparker likes this

#111 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 41,554 posts

Posted 08 February 2022 - 09:45 AM

And only 4.5 years since it was first proposed.  :blink:


  • DavidSchell likes this

#112 corvus

corvus
  • Member
  • 63 posts

Posted 08 February 2022 - 11:34 AM

PXL_20220129_204400251.MP~2.jpg


  • Mike K. and DavidSchell like this

#113 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 41,554 posts

Posted 08 February 2022 - 11:41 AM

Looks like someone hasn't taken the garbage out in quite a while.  ;)



#114 Kapten Kapsell

Kapten Kapsell
  • Member
  • 3,539 posts

Posted 26 October 2022 - 03:50 PM

Excavation here seems to be progressing nicely, so I anticipate that they may pour the foundation before the ending of the year.
  • Mike K. and Nparker like this

#115 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 41,554 posts

Posted 11 January 2023 - 02:03 PM

...I anticipate that they may pour the foundation before the ending of the year.

No significant progress as I walked past the site today.

20230111_133026.jpg


  • Mike K. and DavidSchell like this

#116 aastra

aastra
  • Member
  • 21,047 posts

Posted 11 January 2023 - 07:15 PM

 

No significant progress as I walked past the site today.

 

You expected to see significant progress during the span of maybe 20 seconds?


  • Matt R. likes this

#117 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 84,463 posts

Posted 14 June 2023 - 08:39 PM

Black Press had reported on Tuesday that there was a retaining wall issue at this site, but I can't find the article any more. Was this removed, maybe?


Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#118 Citified.ca

Citified.ca
  • Administrator
  • 2,311 posts
  • LocationVictoria, BC

Posted 20 September 2023 - 07:59 AM

Could this be a historic shift?

The Salient Group is seeking approvals to pivot its design to include 11-storeys of height, and 119 units in lieu of 105, in light of a DCAP change now permitting 12 storeys at the property.

 

825-Fort-Street-11-vs-10-storeys.jpg

A comparison of the proposed 11-storey redesign with 119 units, at-left, and the approved 10-storey design with 105 units.

 

10-storey Fort Street rental tower could rise with extra floor, 14 more homes, if Victoria approves height ask

https://victoria.cit...ves-height-ask/


Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.

#119 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 41,554 posts

Posted 20 September 2023 - 08:13 AM

There's no good reason why an additional 5 floors couldn't be built here. It is odd however to make this sort of request during the construction phase.

A more creative remassing for the additional height/units should be encouraged.


Edited by Nparker, 20 September 2023 - 08:16 AM.


#120 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 84,463 posts

Posted 20 September 2023 - 08:20 AM

More height and re-massing could end up being far too complex to execute the project as currently designed.

One additional floors seems reasonable to add to the current engineered foundation, with some changes.

It’s good to see the heritage facade preservation here.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


You're not quite at the end of this discussion topic!

Use the page links at the lower-left to go to the next page to read additional posts.
 



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users