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Use: condo
Address: 669 Constance Avenue
Municipality: Esquimalt
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 12
Condo units: 83 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR)
Sales status: pre-sales
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#21 AllseeingEye

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:46 PM

There is fencing and signage up on the site. This is a cool building. New and innovative construction, decent height, and pretty affordable with 300k 1 bedrooms and cheap fees and utilities due to the construction type. I like it.

Yup, its also on major BC transit routes, close to grocery shopping and various small specialty shops (Italian cafe, bike repair, hairdresser etc), and is a harbinger of mostly great stuff happening from this site along the Esquimalt Road corridor to the new Esquimalt Municipal complex, to the proposed tower(s) at Head Street, and along to the yet-to-be constructed ?three? high rises at Songhees.

 

In ten years that whole stretch of Vic West-Esquimalt from the JSB to the navy base will be unrecognizable IMO, and in a very good way.



#22 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:30 PM

Great.

You just went and jinxed it.
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#23 AllseeingEye

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:48 PM

This being, well, Victoria....yeah, more than likely.


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#24 Donovan

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM

Does anyone know whether this project is actually going ahead? I ask because there is no progress on site except one banner sign from the Realtors and two from the construction company. I've seen better signage for garage sales. The existing apartment is still there, boarded up. No on site or off site sales office.  



#25 Mike K.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 06:37 AM

That's right, there is no sales office dedicated to the project. They've sold a few units so there has been some uptake but it's not being as well advertised/promoted as it should be.


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#26 LeoVictoria

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 04:39 PM

What the heck?  Looks like the whole project has now transitioned to rental.  https://www.corvette...g.com/register/

Sales info gone, replaced with "Register to rent".  They now say "Esquimalt has given the go-ahead to a development that will offer community-oriented, Passive House–certified, market-rate rental housing at prices middle income households can contemplate"



#27 LeoVictoria

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 04:40 PM

They've also backed down from their talk of using "mass timber modules" and now will just use CLT panels (like other projects have already done such as Hockley Corners)



#28 Nparker

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 04:43 PM

I don't remember it being quite so ugly before either.

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#29 Nparker

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 04:47 PM

It looks like the love child of the WorldMark timeshare and an Escher drawing.


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#30 Mike K.

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 06:59 AM

Oh my.

A friend who bought at that project was just asking me about the delays and wondering when construction would get started.

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#31 Mixed365

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 08:10 AM

Oh my.

A friend who bought at that project was just asking me about the delays and wondering when construction would get started.

 

They bought at Corvette Landing?


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#32 jasmineshinga

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 08:37 AM

Disappointing it's not going to be mass timber, I was looking forward to observing a sample in the wild :(

 

I rather like the articulation of the new design, likely calculated to stifle complaints that it's "massive". Why is that the latest anti-dev keyword? What's wrong with mass?


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#33 LeoVictoria

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 08:52 AM

Disappointing it's not going to be mass timber, I was looking forward to observing a sample in the wild :(

I rather like the articulation of the new design, likely calculated to stifle complaints that it's "massive". Why is that the latest anti-dev keyword? What's wrong with mass?


It’s still mass timber just not using the prefab entire modules they initially said which would have been entirely new

#34 LeoVictoria

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 08:53 AM

Oh my.

A friend who bought at that project was just asking me about the delays and wondering when construction would get started.


So now the people that bought presale will own in an otherwise rental building? Seems nuts

#35 Mike K.

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 09:02 AM

I’ve never encountered a scenario like this so I don’t know what the outcome will be, but as of Friday my friend had not been presented with information that this was becoming a rental, or at least made no mention about the change. I’ll try to dig a little deeper.

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#36 Mike K.

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 09:04 AM

Of course it could also be that a portion will be a rental and portion will be owned by individuals. Or a huge chunk of the project was purchased by an investor and they intend to rent out the units, which means there will be no more presales.

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#37 jasmineshinga

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 09:08 AM

It’s still mass timber just not using the prefab entire modules they initially said which would have been entirely new

Ah, my misunderstanding. CLT panels doesn't automatically mean they were using the new mass timber code. Still going to be interesting, as a beta-test of the new rule set.


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Posted 17 December 2019 - 10:18 AM

I don't remember it being quite so ugly before either.

 

I don't think anything has changed, it's just a simplified model. See Kungsberg's post from June 2018, which includes the promotional images

 

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#39 Nparker

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 10:42 AM

My feelings remain unchanged. IMHO there is never a good reason for exterior stairwells on residential buildings over 3 floors.


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#40 Mike K.

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 11:55 AM

A new disclosure statement is being drafted. The sales team is asking everyone to await its completion.

I’ve reached out for info but have not heard back.

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