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NEXT Gallery
Uses: commercial, civic
Address: 1040 Moss Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 2
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#321 Citified.ca

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 09:54 AM

A recent $2.8 million donation towards the AGGV's Next Gallery was recently received, but the project remains $14 million from its goal of raising $25 million. $2 million was pledged by a developer in 2016.

 

As Halifax secures funding for $130M art gallery, Victoria's $25M 'Next Gallery' concept remains financially strapped


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#322 Jackerbie

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 09:56 AM

Meanwhile, the new Vancouver Art Gallery received $40M from a single donor...



#323 Mike K.

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 09:57 AM

I think the decision to pursue a plan on Moss Street is a major mistake. Just maintain your offices there, while a new facility should be built on the waterfront. That would receive serious government backing, especially if it were to contain a permanent first nations art component.

 

Or better yet, sell Moss Street to help finance the new-build downtown.


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#324 Nparker

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:34 AM

The continued commitment to the Moss Street location is a head-scratcher.
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#325 Jackerbie

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:48 AM

I assume this will be going to Council relatively soon. It was on the agenda for Advisory Design Panel on July 24, but minutes aren't up yet so I don't know the outcome.



#326 Mike K.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 12:40 PM

In 2015 the budget was $21 million. Earlier this year it was $25 million. Today it is $30 million.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 12:47 PM

In 2015 the budget was $21 million. Earlier this year it was $25 million. Today it is $30 million.

 

And yet they've opted to pursue municipal approvals for the new addition. Gutsy move, as Development Permits lapse if construction isn't started within two years.



#328 Mike K.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 04:00 PM

Indeed they do. Perhaps they know something the public doesn’t yet know. They’ve also enlisted HCMA. The original design was under a different firm.

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:16 AM

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An artist's rendering of the NEXT Gallery at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's 1040 Moss Street lands. The $30 million expansion project has seen its budget rise nearly 50% in four years while construction timelines have been pushed back.

 

Art gallery expansion project sees budget rise by 43%, construction start pushed back

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#330 Nparker

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:22 AM

Scrap this proposal, find a location downtown and sell the existing property to finance it.



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:24 AM

Re: municipal approvals

 

Rezoning of the property was approved in 2015.

 

Building Permit application was received by the City but it is listed as "On Hold," i.e. it has not been issued. It cannot be issued until the Development Permit is approved by Council, which is the stage they're in right now. 



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:26 AM

Ah, very good. It was supposed to say "applied for." I'll make sure that gets changed.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:29 AM

The costs appear to be getting out of control while both the province and the feds have only allocated small amounts (the province $6 million, while the feds $7 million, but that was only if the province would match the $7 million so the federal contribution may fall back down to $6 million).

 

Just under $5 million has been pledged by two donors alone ($2.8 and $2 million each). There are many smaller donations, I'm sure, but that still leaves $12-$13 million shy of the $30 million goal.


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#334 Jackerbie

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:38 AM

Scrap this proposal, find a location downtown and sell the existing property to finance it.

 

They wouldn't make enough money on the sale of the property to build a new building, though. I can't see the Rockland property bagging them more than $10M.


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#335 Nparker

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:54 AM

They wouldn't make enough money on the sale of the property to build a new building, though. I can't see the Rockland property bagging them more than $10M.

I didn't mean to imply that the sale of the Rockland property would fully finance a downtown site. A location of higher visibility would likely attract tourists and a greater number of locals and increase revenue, perhaps making additional public financing for an expansion more appealing.



#336 LJ

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:50 PM

Do tourists really go to art galleries of such small stature?


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#337 Nparker

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:50 PM

The AGGV has some fantastic items in storage that rarely see the light of day due to space limitations. A larger space might also allow for more travelling exhibitions. I think a bigger, well promoted, downtown location would attract more than just locals.



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 01:38 AM

Do tourists really go to art galleries of such small stature?


I think they would. we could use a few more multi-hour attractions downtown.

 



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