An artist's rendering of one of six bids submitted to the City of Victoria as part of a design and concept competition for the high-profile Apex Site on Douglas Street (at Humboldt Street and Fairfield Road next to Crystal Gardens). Although the depicted design was not selected as the winner, the City of Victoria has reportedly settled on one entry.
Design comp for property next to Crystal Gardens draws six entrants; City mum on alleged winner
The City of Victoria has reportedly chosen a winning bid for the redevelopment of a City-owned parcel of land known as the Apex Site, according to sources familiar with the bidding process.
A triangular lot at the nexus of Douglas Street, Humboldt Street and Fairfield Road behind the Victoria Conference Centre, the Apex Site was recently the focus of a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to seek architectural and usage concepts from real-estate developers.
The City’s RFEI process was intended to yield several finalists that would subsequently be invited to submit formal Requests of Proposals or, under the City’s discretion, a single proponent could be selected as “preferable based on the City’s Evaluation Criteria.”
And it was the latter option, according to sources, that City Hall decided to pursue following the receipt of six bids. [Full article