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1400 Vancouver Street
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 1400 Vancouver Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 15
1400 Vancouver Street is a proposal to build a 15-storey, residential tower along the 900-block of Johnson Str... (view full profile)
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#1 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 11:59 AM

Cox Developments is planning to restore the McCall Funeral Chapel and build an adjacent 15 storey chapel.

First rendering:

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The location is Vancouver and Johnson Streets.

Edited by Kapten Kapsell, 15 October 2018 - 12:05 PM.

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#2 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 12:04 PM

There are a total of 93 rental units proposed including some large two bedroom units of approximately 900 square feet and 3 3-bed units. The restored chapel will be commercial space and there will be coworking space on site too.

#3 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 12:08 PM

More renderings of the Cox rental proposal mentioned above:

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#4 Mike K.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 12:11 PM

Ok good! I've been waiting for this report to surface!


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#5 Nparker

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 12:42 PM

OMG! I LOVE IT! 

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#6 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 01:05 PM

I believe that this Cox proposal is the first building in Victoria designed by AVRP architecture.
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#7 lanforod

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 01:33 PM

Those are rentals? Even that top floor one? Wow.



#8 Citified.ca

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 01:42 PM

Thanks for the heads-up, Kapten!

 

Citified profile: https://victoria.cit...ncouver-street/

 

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An artist's sketch of 1400 Vancouver Street, a 15-storey residential tower proposed for the 900-block of Johnson Street at Vancouver Street. The building's unique angled eastern frontage will serve as its most iconic architectural element. 

 

 

Angled 15-storey highrise pitched for Johnson at Vancouver could rise as Victoria’s own leaning tower

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Victoria-based Cox Developments has submitted a proposal to the City of Victoria with plans to build one of the most architecturally unique residential towers in the Capital Region, Citified has learned.
 
The angled 15-storey design –leaning to the east from its footprint on land formerly occupied by the McCall Brothers Funeral Home along the 900-block of Johnson Street at 1400 Vancouver Street – will be an architectural first for Victoria where a building as prominent as the 50-metre tall highrise will literally hover over its foundation and an adjacent 1960’s-era funeral chapel designed by famed Victoria architect John Di Castri.
 
"We like to push architectural norms with our projects, and we wanted to do something very different and very unique on this site," says developer Dan Cox. "The building design stemmed from a desire to see the chapel retained and repurposed, given the role it has served in our community, and the importance of this building to Victoria's architectural heritage." [Full article]

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#9 G-Man

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:22 PM

That is cool and so glad they are keeping the chapel!!

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It has a whole new look!

 


#10 AllseeingEye

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:28 PM

Wasn't sure what to make of it initially on first blush but I've decided I like it. A lot actually. It's different with equal parts panache and verve tossed into the mix. Very 21st century. Which no doubt is exactly why the city will likely give it a hard time, heh....not in keeping with the "real Victoria", whatever the hell that is. Really, really hope this one gets done.


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#11 tjv

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:32 PM

I say bulldoze the chapel, who cares about a little dinky 1 storey building downtown.  Maybe put up a 25 storey where the chapel was next to the one proposed above



#12 RFS

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:42 PM

I say bulldoze the chapel, who cares about a little dinky 1 storey building downtown. Maybe put up a 25 storey where the chapel was next to the one proposed above


Yeah the chapel is really nothing to write home about. Maybe it will be interesting in another 60 or 70 years

#13 grantpalin

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:48 PM

I also wonder if the chapel is really worth preserving. when its removal could allow a larger development next door. I do like the look of the proposed development - the "leaning" design would be an interesting design feature for downtown.



#14 VIResident

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:57 PM

Love it sort of jetsons-esque 



#15 zoomer

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:59 PM

no. What a mess.

#16 Nparker

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:00 PM

Preserving at least a part of the Di Castri building is the only chance anything has of getting approved for this site. My guess is that this proposal will still have a fight ahead of it from some likely-to-be-re-elected council members, even if it doesn't necessarily block their view of the Sooke Hills. Whether you think his work is worth preserving or not, Di Castri is considered a god in the local architectural vernacular.



#17 Nparker

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:05 PM

...What a mess.

Can you please elaborate? What exactly is wrong with this proposal? Not enough red brick? Insufficient use of river rock? IMHO, it's weakest aspect is the blank wall that remains along Vancouver Street from the preservation of the chapel, but if that's what it takes to get an eye-catching piece of contemporary architecture built near my 'hood, then I am OK with that.



#18 zoomer

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:08 PM

"I've got eleven terrible architectural concepts and two decent ones."

Why that's a baker's dozen my son, let's combine them all in one building and call it the Victoria Baguette - which rhymes with bag of shet.

As of today N Parker is officially banned from ever whining about spandrel again.
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#19 Nparker

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

...As of today N Parker is officially banned from ever whining about spandrel again.

The use of spandrel has been much more inventively and appropriately used in this proposal, and doesn't appear as a cheap after thought as it does at Encore. Used in the correct context spandrel will not get my hackles up.



#20 zoomer

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:23 PM

You've got to 11:59 pm NP.. get it all out!

This just might be voted worst proposal of the year if anyone dared to share at SSP Canada in their proposal thread.

If aastra comes out in favour - end times are near my friends.

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