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1301 Hillside Avenue
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 1301 Hillside Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
Condo units: 50 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, live-work)
Sales status: in planning
1301 Hillside Avenue is a proposal to build a six-storey, 50-unit condominium complex at the intersection of H... (view full profile)
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[Oaklands] 1301 Hillside Avenue | Condos | 6-storeys | Proposed


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#41 Mike K.

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:36 AM

It’s not so much about putting retail there as retail not being advised to put there. Remember that nothing in this industry is done happenstance. There are reasons for each decision, and if retail made economic sense there they would have included it.

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#42 G-Man

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:38 AM

Not entirely true. They balance what will make money with what the city says they can build. The city could require it.

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#43 Mike K.

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:59 AM

Retail is becoming a challenging component of buildings even in the downtown core. Consider how long it took to lease the Hillside/Prior retail space (years) where the corner store used to be, and it has a large dedicated parking lot. So does the tennis retailer.

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#44 G-Man

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:35 AM

Hillside Prior was a unique circumstance related to a specific business.

I would say that downtown retail is thriving in established areas while expanded retail areas are slow to fill up. I was just on LoJo the other day and it has never been better.

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#45 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:02 AM

This should have been at the very least a cornerstore in it. 

 

Is it 1924? Are we buying cornbread and smoking a cigar with Ol' Pappy sitting around listening to the Victrola?

 

I used to live at that intersection. It was an easy walk to Quadra Village. 


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