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43 Gorge Road East
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 43-55 Gorge Road East
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 5
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[Burnside-Gorge] 43 Gorge Road East | Rentals; retail | 5-storeys | Proposed


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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 12:59 PM

Citified profile: https://victoria.cit...at-irma-street/

 

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An artist's conceptualization of 43 Gorge Road East, a five-storey, 157-unit rental proposal earmarked for Gorge Road East at Irma Street in Victoria's Burnside-Gorge neighbourhood.

 

157-unit family-oriented rental project with variety of amenity options pitched for Gorge Road East

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#2 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 01:09 PM

I think this will be a positive addition to Burnside Gorge...



#3 Nparker

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 01:10 PM

This seems like such an obvious slam-dunk. I wonder how much NIMBY push-back there will be or how many concessions the city will ask the developer for?



#4 Mike K.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 01:13 PM

As far as the amenities go, this is condo-quality. The urban agriculture area on the roof sounds pretty cool.

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#5 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 01:20 PM

The CALUC meeting saw overwhelming opposition to the proposal, primarily around density/massing concerns.  See the summary here:  http://www.burnsideg...l - 2019.08.pdf



#6 Nparker

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 01:40 PM

The CALUC meeting saw overwhelming opposition to the proposal, primarily around density/massing concerns...

Colour me surprised - not. 



#7 grantpalin

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 02:42 PM

This looks like a great project for the neighborhood, with a good number of units, with a large chunk of those being 2- and 3-BRs, plus the other features. On the parking issue, the 8, 9, and 11 routes go by there on Gorge Rd, which I think slightly reduces the need for per-unit parking; perhaps a dedicated Modo space or two would be worthwhile additions.

 

As for the density and massing concerns, those are like the FREE space on a bingo card - they're always going to be used in objection.


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#8 Mike K.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 02:50 PM

I like that, the free space on a bingo card :D


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#9 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 02:49 PM

This project has been redesigned as per the image below.  Retail is now extending all the way along Gorge.  A complete list of revisions can be found here:  https://tender.victo...108134418547449

 

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#10 Mike K.

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 02:57 PM

That was a lot of changes!


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#11 AllseeingEye

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 09:58 AM

That's a nice looking design. It'll be interesting to see what Burnside-Gorge looks like in another 10-12 years....



#12 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:57 PM

There have been some slight design revisions here; perhaps most notably the unit count has dropped from 157 to 153 as one bedrooms have been decreased in favour of two bedrooms, and the corner has been “toned down” a bit.
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#13 Nparker

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:11 PM

I'm not sure the corner needed to be "toned down".
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#14 Mike K.

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:17 AM

Not the best change. The corner was great before.
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Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:23 AM

Ironically, "toning down" the corner makes it look taller. That three-storey white mass looks so much more heavy and imposing than the two-storey version above double-height glazing.


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#16 Brantastic

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:41 AM

Yeah, not a change for the better. To be honest, I don't really like the whole left half of the photo. The heavy horizontal elements remind me of a parkade.


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#17 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:43 AM

...The heavy horizontal elements remind me of a parkade.

That's exactly the impression I get from the rendering.



#18 gstc84

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:43 AM

The heavy horizontal elements remind me of a parkade.

 

I had the same thought, though that's probably just the rendering. Still, I agree with everyone that it looked better before the change.



#19 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 04:30 PM

This goes to CotW on July 2.

Staff report: https://pub-victoria...ocumentId=54919

#20 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 05:13 PM

Does anyone know if council voted to move this forward to a public hearing?

 



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