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The Scott Building
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 2659 Douglas Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 3
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The Scott Building | 2659 Douglas Street & 735 Hillside Avenue | Rentals, office | 6 & 3-storeys | Proposed


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#1 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:50 AM

District Properties is proposing to redevelop the Scott Building (corner of Douglas and Hillside, former home of Scotiabank) by renovating the upper floors of the existing structure (conversion from office to rental residential) and constructing a new 6-storey purpose-built rental building on the adjacent surface parking lot. Retail will be on the first floor of the renovated structure as well as on the Hillside-facing portion of the new structure.

The initial community meeting with BCGA is on Monday Dec 11;  does anyone have access to renderings?


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#2 Mike K.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:12 AM

Oh no way. That's interesting.


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#3 spanky123

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:16 AM

Good luck to them. I remember the old Viatec offices having uneven floors because the building had settled over the years.



#4 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:22 AM

I do wonder if this proposed redevelopment affects plans for the Fuddruckers where Scotia Bank used to be?


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#5 Nparker

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

District Properties is proposing to redevelop the Scott Building (corner of Douglas and Hillside, former home of Scotiabank) by renovating the upper floors of the existing structure (conversion from office to rental residential) and constructing a new 6-storey purpose-built rental building on the adjacent surface parking lot...

It's a shame the proposal for the new rental building isn't taller. 10-12 floors would help encourage the density this area needs to make it really come alive.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:38 AM

It's a shame the proposal for the new rental building isn't taller. 10-12 floors would help encourage the density this area needs to make it really come alive.

 

I don't think that they could. I seem to recall the Andrew Sheret building across the street having to reduce the height due to soil conditions.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:50 AM

Does CHEK own their own building?  Time to revamp that site if they need cash.  Do that while Scott and the TC building are also doing stuff, maybe you can revamp that whole area, and change Ross Lane and even Kings Rd. if you need to.

 

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#8 Mike K.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:16 PM

I don't think that they could. I seem to recall the Andrew Sheret building across the street having to reduce the height due to soil conditions.


They wanted to build to eight but were approved at six. That area can have some challenging soil conditions, for sure.

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#9 Nparker

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:32 PM

They wanted to build to eight but were approved at six...

That's what I thought.



#10 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:48 AM

Here’s a T-C article with more information on this development: http://www.timescolo...ower-1.23108595

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:14 PM

 Time to revamp that site if they need cash.  ... maybe you can revamp that whole area....

 

RE:  Vamps.

I think we need to be careful about attracting vamps to the area, especially if they need cash.


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#12 G-Man

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:35 PM

I think if they wanted to build higher here they easily could. It is not quick sand.
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 11:02 PM

Scott Building at Douglas and Hillside and Leland Building at Douglas and Bay, the old Hydro Substation at Bay and Government - 1947

The building on SW corner of Bay and Douglas is now Bill Hartley Agencies.

http://vintageairpho...com/bo-47-1524/

 

Douglas and Bay - 1947.jpg

 

Today

Douglas and Bay today.jpg


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#14 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:23 AM

Did anyone make it to the development presentation at BGCA last night? 



#15 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:45 AM

The BGCA has sent a summary of the CACUC meeting to the City of Victoria.

Here's some additional information.

* Architects are Jordan Van Dijk and Marie-Claire Bligh of MG Architects

* Rentals are a mixture of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units

* The project will provide 91 residential and 46 visitor/commercial parking spaces in the underground parkade.

 

It should be noted that all but one of the residents who attended the meeting were in favour.  The BGCA itself strongly supports the application, and I think that we'll see a submission made to the city soon.

 

The letter is at:  http://www.burnsideg... - Dec 2017.pdf


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:53 AM

The BCGA has sent a summary of the CACUC meeting to the City of Victoria...

Is it BCGA or BGCA?


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#17 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:54 AM

Is it BCGA or BGCA?

You're correct- BGCA it is  - I have made the edits.


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#18 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:56 PM

Renderings have just been released by the developer... it looks like it will be a nice project!

 

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#19 Mike K.

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 02:01 PM

That looks pretty swell!


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 02:12 PM

Definitely an upgrade to the neighbourhood. Seems like a missed opportunity to not have a setback story or two on the original Scott building though. 


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