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1314-1324 Wharf Street
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 1314-1324 Wharf Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 6
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[Downtown] 1314-1324 Wharf Street / Northern Junk | Rentals; retail | 6-storeys | Proposed


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#41 Nparker

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:03 AM

I feel for whatever commercial space goes into this project. The retained "Bridgehead Green" will create a visual barrier, despite the proliferation of activity suggested by the rendering above.



#42 aastra

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:10 AM

Where did you get that pic from? Any others?



#43 Nparker

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:16 AM

Where did you get that pic from? Any others?

It was in the Times Colonist today. There were no additional renderings and there has been no update to the Development Tracker either.



#44 aastra

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:37 AM

Some promising stuff in here:

 

 

Its design would reflect the character of Victoria’s Old Town, with red brick on the exterior of the northern section, and an inset mural, Stovell said. The mural design has not yet been determined. The southern section of the new rental space would have an exterior of grey-coloured terra cotta tile.

A glass atrium would wrap around and protect a portion of the southern-most warehouse, Stovell said.

With the old buildings, “we are keeping all the interior walls and exterior walls. Most of the walls will still be outside in the public realm.”

From the Times-Colonist...

 

Northern Junk certainly has set a record for the most high-quality proposals for the same small site.


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#45 Nparker

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:53 AM

 

With the old buildings, “we are keeping all the interior walls and exterior walls. Most of the walls will still be outside in the public realm

I find it hard to believe these 100+ year-old walls will withstand the construction process without having to be pretty much entirely re-built.

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#46 G-Man

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:10 AM

It will likely just be the walls. They will technically be whole new buildings seismically. It is pretty good so far for property. I mean what else could the developer do here?

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#47 Nparker

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:11 AM

... I mean what else could the developer do here?

Give up and go home.



#48 RFS

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:14 AM

Some promising stuff in here:

From the Times-Colonist...

Northern Junk certainly has set a record for the most high-quality proposals for the same small site.


The best and by far the saddest to lose was the mini tower proposal. That would have been an iconic and contemporary entrance to downtown and complement to the new JSB
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#49 G-Man

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:16 AM

Yes but the public land is out now. So it is just the space the two buildings sit on...

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#50 Nparker

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:19 AM

The best and by far the saddest to lose was the mini tower proposal...

The 2012 proposal was pretty darn good as well. It restored the Wharf Street frontage and of course now that will be lost forever.  :(

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#51 RFS

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:19 AM

The best and by far the saddest to lose was the mini tower proposal. That would have been an iconic and contemporary entrance to downtown and complement to the new JSB


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#52 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:26 AM

Jesus, the defining feature of the NJ buildings is their stand-alone feature and rubble wall. This design erases that. They no longer have a reason to exist. The facades are unremarkable, This is a cookie-cutter approach to heritage.
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#53 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:36 AM

I understand why Reliance is doing this. They've run out of options and are up against the wall. But this is the facadism FOCUS wrote about.

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#54 Nparker

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:39 AM

I understand why Reliance is doing this. They've run out of options and are up against the wall...

Rubble walls that are essentially being hidden by this proposal. It's the worst option yet.

Thank you CoV and DRA!  :mad:


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#55 aastra

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:55 AM

Yes, but aren't they saying most of the old walls will still be there either on the inside or outside?



#56 G-Man

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:16 PM

Exactly. All the walls will still be visible.

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#57 Mike K.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:29 PM

The walls! Must protect the walls.


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#58 aastra

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:32 PM

You're saying Victorians like to put up walls during development controversies? It's not just a big facade?



#59 Nparker

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:53 PM

Exactly. All the walls will still be visible.

But not necessarily from the outside, at least based on the one rendering so far available.



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Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:04 PM

Isn't that supposed to be the one wall showing through the window there?

 

Really liked the micro-district effect of the various other proposals. That's toast now. Just one building.


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