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Address: Douglas Street at Humboldt Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
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#101 Nparker

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 09:50 AM

... I worry that the city will have chosen a plain and non-offensive design that does not make the best use of the lot.

Ditto.



#102 Nparker

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:57 PM

5 more months have passed and this still remains a "riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma". Does anyone know why such secrecy surrounds this proposal?



#103 Rob Randall

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:00 PM

Oh, calm down--it hasn't' even been ten years.


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#104 Nparker

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:10 PM

I'd understand waiting 10 years for approval - I've learned that much from the Northern Junk saga - but hasn't a design actually been selected by the CoV, and for reasons unknown it is still being kept under wraps?



#105 JETT

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

I heard from a trusted source that shovels will be in the ground in 2-3 years. Yes, it's still a closely guarded secret as to the actual proposal.....



#106 RFS

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:53 PM

I heard from a trusted source that shovels will be in the ground in 2-3 years. Yes, it's still a closely guarded secret as to the actual proposal.....


What would be the rationale for such secrecy? Political liability?

#107 Mike K.

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:59 PM

It’s still Telus/Jawl, I assume?

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#108 AllseeingEye

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 08:08 PM

Same principal as political memoirs which are sealed for up to 100 years so the main actors can die off to mitigate or avoid being held responsible for historic actions x or y: they're probably hoping the primary opponents of modern, tall architecture, and of <cough> radical, by Victoria standards anyway, building design - IOW the 'usual suspects', whom most VV's know and love - will move away, stop caring, be kidnapped by our alien overlords, or die off. I'm being completely facetious of course, but given this is Victoria one never can tell for sure.....



#109 Nparker

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:38 PM

I heard from a trusted source that shovels will be in the ground in 2-3 years....

That soon, huh? 



#110 grantpalin

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 10:17 PM

...be kidnapped by our alien overlords, ...

Are you simply being thorough in listing all the possibilities no matter how zany, or do you know something we don't?



#111 AllseeingEye

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 10:51 PM

Are you simply being thorough in listing all the possibilities no matter how zany, or do you know something we don't?

I can neither confirm or deny.... :squint:

 

Either way the hush hush surrounding this project is intriguing. Does anyone know for certain whether an actual design, preliminary or otherwise, actually exists but is being kept under wraps? Or is that just speculation? Not sure what TELUS or the Jawls have to gain if true....



#112 Mattjvd

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 11:40 PM

I can neither confirm or deny.... :squint:

Either way the hush hush surrounding this project is intriguing. Does anyone know for certain whether an actual design, preliminary or otherwise, actually exists but is being kept under wraps? Or is that just speculation? Not sure what TELUS or the Jawls have to gain if true....


Keeping the design underwraps to avoid the anti-height NIMBY outcry that would befall a modern, tall, landmark building. It'll all be approved quietly and will be far to late for anyone to stop it once it is revealed!

*said in jest, with a hint of genuine optimism*
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#113 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 04:23 AM

That soon, huh? 

 

yes it's been fast-tracked.



#114 spanky123

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:15 AM

Keeping the design underwraps to avoid the anti-height NIMBY outcry that would befall a modern, tall, landmark building. It'll all be approved quietly and will be far to late for anyone to stop it once it is revealed!

*said in jest, with a hint of genuine optimism*

 

You would think that after the Crystal pool and firehall fiascos the Mayor would have learned that her 'secret' closed door deals wind up backfiring.



#115 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:56 AM

FOCUS or somebody's gotta file a freedom of information request for some tidbit. I understand the developer's right to privacy but there must be something in the public realm we can look at.
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