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Address: 1025 Johnson Street
Municipality: Victoria
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[Harris Green] The Dalmatian | Victoria No. 1 Firehall | Rentals, office space | Completed - Built in 2023


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#741 LJ

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Posted 29 December 2022 - 07:20 PM

They are going to run into the same problem Seattle did. People are going to cut back on their hours of work so that they can continue to get subsidized housing.


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#742 Mike K.

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Posted 29 December 2022 - 07:32 PM

What’s interesting, is the last Pacifica building, built on Tyee (I think that’s the last one) didn’t have market units, but something they called “near market.” Now Pacifica is taking applications for market housing.

Maybe the homes are still priced below the actual market rate in a private building, because the terms are less costlier for that unit, but are still market under the operating cost scenario for this building?

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#743 Nparker

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Posted 29 December 2022 - 11:13 PM

Yay! I quality for the subsidized 1 bedroom.
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#744 spanky123

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Posted 30 December 2022 - 09:30 AM

Yay! I quality for the subsidized 1 bedroom.

 

Yep you and 10,000 other people. Ever wonder how they choose who gets a unit?!


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#745 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 December 2022 - 09:37 AM

Yep you and 10,000 other people. Ever wonder how they choose who gets a unit?!


Let me guess, it’s not in an open and transparent way?
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#746 dkuitu

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Posted 30 December 2022 - 09:40 AM

Do they have the rental rates for there units? Floorplans, etc?



#747 downtownlurker

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Posted 06 January 2023 - 03:25 PM

A few interior shots: The Dalmatian Photo Gallery (pacificahousing.ca)



#748 spanky123

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Posted 06 January 2023 - 04:25 PM

Do they have the rental rates for there units? Floorplans, etc?

 

It is run by Pacifica. You need to be on their list.



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Posted 15 January 2023 - 11:50 AM

By my count this will be the one-millionth time that I've made this point about building massing: wide buildings have much more impact on views than taller/narrower buildings. Where once you could see many things, you can now see one thing. And in this case it's quite a repetitively plain thing, too.


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#750 aastra

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Posted 15 January 2023 - 11:55 AM

Do y'all remember when "they're stealing our sky" was a complaint against new development? We heard it a lot for a while there, although it seems to have gone out of fashion again. Anyway, how come nobody ever complained "they're stealing our depth of field"? Widescrapers are depth-of-field stealers.


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#751 aastra

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Posted 12 February 2023 - 06:57 PM

I was thinking the ground level might look great when the vehicles etc. are in there. So I'm wondering, why do I think it will look so great? And then I realize it's because none of the ground level glass is opaque or otherwise covered over. I'm pretty sure this indicates some sort of capsizing of our reality: it's now standard for ground-level stores and businesses to have opaque windows, and it's now standard for vehicle entrance doors to have large panes of clear glass. Back in the day it was the exact opposite.



#752 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 February 2023 - 04:25 AM

By my count this will be the one-millionth time that I've made this point about building massing: wide buildings have much more impact on views than taller/narrower buildings. Where once you could see many things, you can now see one thing. And in this case it's quite a repetitively plain thing, too.

 

 

As seen from the 7th floor of Regents Park.

 

 

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#753 aastra

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Posted 27 February 2023 - 11:33 AM

Do we have a thread for the narrow building across the street between Mondrian and Sutton Place? (the mods on this board have given me grief a thousand times for my clever and hilarious plays on words, so maybe this one time they could switch gears and help a guy out)

 

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The firehall's ground level looks great because -- unlike just about every other ground floor in downtown Victoria now -- it has windows that you can actually see through. Any wagers as to whether it will remain like that or if it will also get covered over eventually?

 

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#754 dkuitu

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Posted 01 March 2023 - 03:06 PM

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#755 Nparker

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Posted 09 March 2023 - 02:34 PM

The Dalmatian as seen from Yates Street.

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#756 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 March 2023 - 02:36 PM

Nparker goes on a totally berserk photo tour!
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#757 aastra

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 11:42 AM

JohnnyJayEh's pic from the other day...


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#758 Nparker

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 11:48 AM

The Dalmatian proves that one widescraper is more than enough for this area.



#759 Mike K.

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 01:09 PM

The building looks absolutely massive, until you realize the true scale, thanks to the fire trucks, and then it's not so radical.

 

It's just a building, slightly wider than normal Victoria-sized buildings, but also thinner than we often see. I don't see the catastrophe you guys do.


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#760 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 01:13 PM

Thanks, fire truckers. 🔥
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