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1124 Vancouver Street / 941-953 View Street
Use: rental
Address: 941-953 View Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 6
1124 Vancouver Street / 941-953 View Street is a proposal to build a six-storey, 154-unit purpose-built rental... (view full profile)
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[Downtown] 1124 Vancouver Street / 941-953 View Street | Rentals | 6-storeys | Proposed


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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:24 AM

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An artist's rendering of 1124 Vancouver Street / 941-953 View Street proposed for downtown Victoria's Harris Green neighbourhood. The lowrise project, comprised of 154 rental apartments, is part of a significant redevelopment push encompassing a number of parcels along the View Street thoroughfare between Blanshard and Cook streets.

 

Former Bottle Depot site in downtown Victoria could make way for 154 rental apartments


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#2 Mixed365

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:58 PM

This design of this needs a lot of work. 


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#3 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 02:03 PM

This design of this needs a lot of work.


beyond what I did on the last page?

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:34 PM

This design of this needs a lot of work. 

 

Honestly, I'm just impressed that there's a developer who is aware of bricks as a building material.


Edited by victorian, 07 November 2019 - 03:34 PM.

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#5 shoeflack

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:42 PM

Honestly, I'm just impressed that there's a developer who is aware of bricks as a building material.

 

Really? Brick is one of the most common materials on Victoria new builds it seems...


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#6 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:17 PM

Why this design? Are we being punished for something?


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#7 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:20 PM

I think it's another case of a Vancouver architectural firm that's stymied as to what this neighbourhood's vibe is all about. Or they're uninterested in creating a vibe.

 

The Jukebox next door gets it. The oval tower proposed beside it gets it. This looks like filler.


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#8 AllseeingEye

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:37 PM

Presuming this one would include and build over the adjacent parking lot currently abutting the old depot structure? I get this is an early days rendering but geez this looks like a Stalinist-era administration building in Omsk, circa 1964......


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#9 aastra

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:39 PM

 

...I'm just impressed that there's a developer who is aware of bricks as a building material.

 

From the 1970s (Spencer Castle, North Park Manor, Harbour Square, Nootka Court, Capitol 6, Harbourside in James Bay, etc.) right through to the 2000s (Shoal Point, Parkside, Bayview 1/2/3, Black and White, Oak Bay Village Walk, 1008 Pandora, etc.) it often seemed as if brick was the only building material that developers in Victoria were aware of. That's what inspired some insightful person on this board (not me) to coin the phrase "brick fatigue".

 

That said, I love stuff like Sussex Place, City Place, Aria, Shoal Point, Swallow's Landing, Promontory, the Janion, etc. I wouldn't mind seeing more brick on new buildings in Harris Green. I'll take brick any day of the week over some of the lamer panel cladding that's currently getting overused.

 

But do an interesting job of it. Don't just slap swaths of plain brick cladding on a box. Give it some vitality. Use different types and colours, maybe even (gasp) painted brick. And give some serious attention to the overall lines, the windows, the window frames, the balconies, etc. etc.

 

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#10 Mike K.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:56 PM

The architect’s letter to the City says the site’s geotechnical challenges are related to the Juan de Fuca fault line.

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#11 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:23 PM

The architect’s letter to the City says the site’s geotechnical challenges are related to the Juan de Fuca fault line.


Which is obviously more relevant than the old creek near View and Vancouver...
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#12 Nparker

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:47 PM

...This looks like filler.

Or what you get after eating too much filler.



#13 G-Man

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:47 PM

Which is obviously more relevant than the old creek near View and Vancouver...


Many recent Victorians may not know just how crazy this intersection used to be. I was like driving over a sleeping elephant. View and Vancouver is now the location of what must be one of the most expensive intersections in the province. I think the work there was around 2 million dollars and that was ten years ago.

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#14 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:16 PM

^Remember Geoff Young voted against fixing that corner saying construction costs were too high and we'd be better off waiting for costs to drop.


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#15 G-Man

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:18 PM

Yup would easily be five million now with all the crazy stuff they had to do.

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#16 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:26 AM

pretty sure the east side of the jsb intersection cost at least $5 million.

#17 G-Man

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 06:28 AM

It isn't finished yet.
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#18 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:36 AM

It isn't finished yet.

 

i guess you are right.  could be $15m by the end.



#19 victorian

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:42 PM

The Jukebox next door gets it. The oval tower proposed beside it gets it. This looks like filler.


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The Jukebox is easily one of the ugliest buildings in the city IMO.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:44 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing more brick on new buildings in Harris Green. I'll take brick any day of the week over some of the lamer panel cladding that's currently getting overused.


I couldn’t agree more.

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