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The Ventana
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 1003 View Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 14
Condo units: 21 (2BR)
Sales status: in planning
The Ventana is a proposal for a 14-storey, 21-unit luxury condominium tower along the 1000-block of View Stree... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] The Ventana | Condos, retail | 14-storeys | Proposed


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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:06 AM

Citified profile and more renderings: https://victoria.cit...os/the-ventana/

 

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An artist's rendering of the 14-storey Ventana condominium tower proposed for View Street at Vancouver Street in downtown Victoria's Harris Green neighbourhood. The luxury building will feature only 21 suites.

 

High-end Ventana condominium tower planned for View and Vancouver streets

https://victoria.cit...couver-streets/

 

A luxury mixed-use condominium and retail project has been proposed for a long-vacant lot overlooking the View and Vancouver streets intersection, Citified has learned.

 
Dubbed The Ventana and rising to 14-storeys, the oval-shaped highrise designed by architect Jan Zak will be comprised of 21 residences sized at approximately 1,500 square feet, while two retail units will front onto the street below.
 
A rarity among Victoria’s condominium offerings, developer Don Charity of Mosaic Properties confirms purchasers will have the opportunity to combine two suites at Ventana to occupy an entire floor of the tower.
 
Amenities for residents are currently envisioned to include a lap pool and a fitness facility on the third floor, while two high-speed elevators will yield near-instant elevator access on all levels. [Full article]

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#2 Nparker

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:07 AM

Yes!!

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#3 RFS

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:12 AM

21 units over 14 floors?  this will make the facebook socialists have a fit


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#4 RFS

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:16 AM

21 units over 14 floors?  this will make the facebook socialists have a fit

 

Let alone council... imagine what Comrade Issit and his vassal will say 



#5 Nparker

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:19 AM

21 units over 14 floors?  this will make the facebook socialists have a fit

That alone makes it worth supporting. Comrade Isitt's social equality alarm must be going off at more than 100 decibels!  :eek:



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 07:30 AM

21 units over 14 floors?  this will make the facebook socialists have a fit

 

And to imagine that the majority of the population lives in one unit over two floors!


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:02 AM

^ I am pretty sure that is not true, at least not in Victoria. Still this building looks amazing.

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It has a whole new look!

 


#8 Nparker

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:29 AM

Is it too much for me to hope this proposal inspires other projects (I am looking at you future Roundhouse towers) to break away from the rectilinear mold?



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:46 AM

Neat! I'd like to see images of the ground floor. Is that a glowing neon blue stripe across the podium?



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:48 AM

Neat! I'd like to see images of the ground floor. Is that a glowing neon blue stripe across the podium?

 

Looks to me like chrome!



#11 aastra

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

 

21 units over 14 floors?  this will make the facebook socialists have a fit.

 

It's a small lot and the Jukebox right next door will have a boatload of small units. Meanwhile, many of the units in the Regents Park buildings right across the street are huge. Mixing things up is good.


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#12 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:57 AM

Will the parking be underground here, considering the geotechnical challenges associated with the soil? If the pool and fitness amenities are on 3, it would make sense to have parking on 2...

#13 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:10 AM

I'm not sure there will be underground parking. I know that owners will use Jukebox parking. You will recall the previous one-storey bulding on this lot was virtually condemned because it had cracked in two and was shifting noticeably before it was demolished.

 

Edit: I'm not 100% sure about the on site parking.


Edited by Rob Randall, 27 June 2018 - 09:14 AM.

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#14 Kungsberg

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:24 AM

Is this property just where this (smallish) parking lot is, or is the dividing line between Jukebox and Ventana a bit farther to the east (left on the photo)?  

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#15 Jackerbie

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:41 AM

^ Yup, just that parking lot it looks like. 1029 View is the Jukebox.

 

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#16 zoomer

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 10:14 AM

Ugh.. not impressed.

Again it could be their trademark combo of World’s Worst Renders and World’s Worst Colour that is throwing me off. Hopefully it’s not that identical paneling to Jukebox and instead a higher end material that looks more bronze.

Looks short, stubby and just awkward smacked up against Jukebox. Have we become so desperate for good design that we are easily awed when someone rounds off the corners of a rectangular box?

#17 grantpalin

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 10:21 AM

I like the change from the typical boxy structure. Agree that it makes sense to add some larger units to the market as many new builds seem to provide small units. Can't be certain from the image, but looks like no balconies.



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 10:33 AM

Really disagree with zoomer on this one. It's a fairly small building that doesn't look like anything else around. That's not a fault, it's a big plus. I'd actually suggest that interesting small-footprint buildings are an indicator of a district's maturation. The era of drab slabs (in Harris Green) should be long behind us now.


Edited by aastra, 27 June 2018 - 10:34 AM.

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#19 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 10:50 AM

I think the height is fine. It is not too stubby. I don't get the idea that a cylindrical tower has to be phallus proportioned to be acceptable.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 10:57 AM

i wonder where they got the name for that place? maybe this house
http://www.vmspace.c...cture&idx=10437

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