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1314-1318 Wharf Street
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 1314-1318 Wharf Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 6
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[Downtown] 1314-1318 Wharf Street / Northern Junk | Rentals; retail | 6-storeys | Proposed


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#401 qv

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 08:11 PM

I admit to not having much education in design, but this looks really good to me. I like that the heritage part becomes an inverse podium, which highlights the old and the new. It feels harmonious.
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#402 Rob Randall

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 08:43 PM

I just don't think it can get any better. It's this or nothing. This must be approved.


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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#403 On the Level

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 09:42 PM

I just don't think it can get any better. It's this or nothing. This must be approved.

 

Agreed.  Many on the CoV council do not know what they want.  They wants more housing provided there is no development.  They want the buildings saved while not allowing anything realistic to be done with them.   

 

If this doesn't pass then nothing will.


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#404 Rob Randall

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 06:24 AM

Reminder we are now at year 11 since the first designs were drafted.


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#405 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 06:32 AM

Reminder we are now at year 11 since the first designs were drafted.

 

but for comparison, if we measure the time back to the beginning of the universe on a one-year calendar, the first Northern Junk proposals came out on New Years Eve at 11:59:22pm.  Reptiles appeared on December 23rd.  


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 March 2021 - 06:35 AM.

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#406 Rob Randall

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 06:51 AM

Paul Merrick was mid-career then.


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#407 AllseeingEye

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 11:39 AM

Reminder we are now at year 11 since the first designs were drafted.

 

Which is of course ludicrous: Canary Wharf, one of the largest most important financial districts on the planet, comprising just under 100 acres and some 16 million square feet, commenced construction in 1988; the 'business' components, i.e. the principal non-residential buildings, were open less than four years later.

 

Meanwhile in Podunk by the Sea we grumble, fumble and bumble along as noted above arguing about "form" and height over two tiny crumbling structures on a property not much bigger than your average service station....


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#408 jstovell

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Posted 19 March 2021 - 05:36 AM

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#409 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2021 - 05:44 AM

 

Victoria's Northern Junk development to go to public hearing next month

https://vancouverisl...month-1.5352463



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Posted 10 April 2021 - 08:14 AM

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Northern Junk, Capital Iron lands and Victoria real-estate development Q&A with Jon Stovell of Reliance Properties

 
"We have ten major properties in the City of Victoria that over time can add up to over two million square feet of development potential, so we are in Victoria for the long term and highly committed."
 
"I think the City and the community as a whole is struggling a little bit with its identity as it sits on the cusp of changing from a large college and government town, or perhaps a ‘Museum City,’ to a globally relevant urban area at the gateway to the Pacific Rim. Think of Vancouver and Victoria as New York and Boston."
 
"...our newly-acquired Capital Iron lands are planned to move forward as a major project for the north side of the downtown at over seven-acres on which 15-to-16 buildings will rise with uses that include marine-related and light industrial spaces, offices, cultural enterprises and residences."

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#411 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 02:42 PM

This is going to CotW on Thursday May 6.


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#412 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 01:21 PM

On to a public hearing! On a close (5-4) vote:

https://www.cheknews...hearing-780411/

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#413 Rob Randall

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 04:18 PM

Wow, I wonder why Loveday voted yes.

 

As I mentioned earlier, there are two reasons: you send it to public hearing because it's a solid plan and you want it to succeed or you send it to public hearing because it's half-baked and you want it to fail.


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#414 Greg

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 04:54 PM

Wow, I wonder why Loveday voted yes.

 

As I mentioned earlier, there are two reasons: you send it to public hearing because it's a solid plan and you want it to succeed or you send it to public hearing because it's half-baked and you want it to fail.

 

I think in this case it is more like *sevence-baked than half-baked?

 

/*definitely a made-up word


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#415 jstovell

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 06:31 AM

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#416 Greg

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 08:13 AM

 

“I do think that there are folks out there that are are willing to rehabilitate this building without such changes to it. So I have trouble sending it to public hearing at this point,” she [C. T-J.] said.

 

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Kind of seems a shame that no one has been able to identify just who those people might be over the last several decades.


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#417 Mike K.

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 08:15 AM

Willing, sure. But able?

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#418 Sparky

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 09:15 AM

That may be true but they don’t own them.

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 09:19 AM

I'm so sick of this project. Either let it get built or the city should have to buy the land back at current market prices, and turn it into a bike lane museum or an underwater parking lot or something.



#420 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 09:20 AM

the city should have to buy the land back at current market prices, and turn it into a bike lane museum or an underwater parking lot or something.

 

a new stripper bar might be exactly what we need to get out of this COVID funk.  imagine the pent-up demand.  it's the kind of stimulus lots of people will be looking for.


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