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One Bear Mountain
Use: condo
Address: 2000 Hannington Road
Municipality: Langford
Region: West Shore
Storeys: 18
Condo units: (1BR, 2BR, 3BR, penthouse, 2BR + den, 3BR + den)
Sales status: pre-sales
One Bear Mountain is an 18-storey condominium complex on Hannington Road at Langford's Bear Mountain community... (view full profile)
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#21 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 05:52 AM

A three-bedroom penthouse condominium on Bear Mountain, still more than two years away from being available for occupancy, has been sold for $3.65 million, a new record for condo prices on the West Shore.

 

The sale to a local buyer in the One Bear Mountain development is both a new standard for Langford, once considered the destination for affordable homes, and an indication that the work done atop Skirt Mountain by owners Ecoasis is starting to pay dividends.

 

“It’s been a long time since a multi-family condominium offering has been available at Bear Mountain and there has been demand for one,” said Ecoasis chief executive Dan Matthews.

 

 

 

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Posted 06 December 2022 - 11:47 AM

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One Bear Mountain is now the West Shore's tallest building, as it nears its topping-out along Hannington Court at Langford's Bear Mountain Resort. The 18-storey tower will deliver over 200 luxury condominium residences by summer of 2024.

 

West Shore's new tallest building quietly emerges atop Bear Mountain Resort

https://victoria.cit...ountain-resort/


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Posted 25 June 2023 - 07:20 AM

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Posted 25 June 2023 - 08:15 AM

A widescraper lover's dream.

#25 AllseeingEye

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Posted 25 June 2023 - 09:16 AM

I know a few people in the condo directly across the street from this 21st century version of the Watergate building and none of them are remotely happy with this beauty plunked across the roundabout from them. Their view went from WOW to zip, zero, nothing.

 

BM zoning IMO is....well, odd: you can't tell from the picture above but exclusively SFH is shoehorned right up to the property line of this tower, ending just out of frame about 15 meters to the right of that Mercedes, as well as on the other side of this development. It would be like plunking down a fifteen storey tower on Garnet Rd in Gordon Head, amidst a sea of SFH's....



#26 Mike K.

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Posted 25 June 2023 - 09:20 AM

Surely they had enquired about the four-storey concrete shell that has stood on that site since 2008, to see what the future held for that property?

That particular lot had been earmarked for a highrise from BM’s Day 1.
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Posted 25 June 2023 - 09:42 AM

No idea but they're smart folks I'm sure they were aware to some degree but maaaaan this thing is the champ of widescapers; I didn't think it would be possible for some building to beat out the horrific Jack Davis building downtown but here we are. At the very least this is a contender for that title....

 

You can't appreciate the actual scale of the thing looking at Marco's pseudo-fisheye lens shot above. But stand on the street right in front of it.....that's another matter altogether.


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Posted 25 June 2023 - 09:52 AM

...this thing is the champ of widescapers; I didn't think it would be possible for some building to beat out the horrific Jack Davis building downtown but here we are. At the very least this is a contender for that title...

My thoughts exactly.



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Posted 25 June 2023 - 11:29 AM

No idea but they're smart folks I'm sure they were aware to some degree but maaaaan this thing is the champ of widescapers; I didn't think it would be possible for some building to beat out the horrific Jack Davis building downtown but here we are. At the very least this is a contender for that title....

 

You can't appreciate the actual scale of the thing looking at Marco's pseudo-fisheye lens shot above. But stand on the street right in front of it.....that's another matter altogether.

So we like density as long as it is designed to our tastes? I have heard it all. Too big, too tall, not enough parking, casts too much shade, dont like the set backs, don't like the facade too expensive, too plain too....?

 

Density & Diversity is key to any community (as long as its not mine)


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#30 Mike K.

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Posted 25 June 2023 - 12:06 PM

No idea but they're smart folks I'm sure they were aware to some degree…


Like the people who move to the harbour then complain about the planes.

That’s why people pay me the big bucks. I can help save them from themselves (and their realtor) 🤭
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#31 RPPB

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Posted 25 June 2023 - 12:54 PM

Very close to the SFH nearby but definitely a long time coming.

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#32 AllseeingEye

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Posted 25 June 2023 - 01:44 PM

So we like density as long as it is designed to our tastes? I have heard it all. Too big, too tall, not enough parking, casts too much shade, dont like the set backs, don't like the facade too expensive, too plain too....?

 

Density & Diversity is key to any community (as long as its not mine)

 

Who exactly is the "we" in that statement? I live on the Gorge - IDGAF about BM: they can build single story or 100 story buildings until the end of time for all I care personally. I simply passed along the thoughts of some folks who have to live across the street from this particular condo. Period. End sentence.

 

As it happens I agree with the rest of your comments - we have in fact 'heard it all' in Victoria about a variety of built forms over the years, some of it valid, some of it utter malarkey - but that does not mean the opinions of those now forced to watch "Bill and Alice" swilling their coffee on their 7th floor sundeck where there once was a spectacular view, aren't worthwhile or aren't at least as valid as those of someone championing 'big 'n tall' buildings sprouting everywhere and anywhere.....



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Posted 25 June 2023 - 02:47 PM

Who exactly is the "we" in that statement? I live on the Gorge - IDGAF about BM: they can build single story or 100 story buildings until the end of time for all I care personally. I simply passed along the thoughts of some folks who have to live across the street from this particular condo. Period. End sentence.

 

As it happens I agree with the rest of your comments - we have in fact 'heard it all' in Victoria about a variety of built forms over the years, some of it valid, some of it utter malarkey - but that does not mean the opinions of those now forced to watch "Bill and Alice" swilling their coffee on their 7th floor sundeck where there once was a spectacular view, aren't worthwhile or aren't at least as valid as those of someone championing 'big 'n tall' buildings sprouting everywhere and anywhere.....

Agreed in part.

 

I am just tired of the constant complaining of the general public any time something is built. It is always wrong in someway to someone. If one traces this building origins back to the original  BM plan there was always a massive building planned for that site.. The original building halted construction at the podium level and it sat derelict for 10 years +/-. The current building is a VAST improvement over the derelict remains of the original.  Anyone who bought a home next to this site is probably very happy that the ruins are gone.

 

But what do I know, I'm just an optimistically pragmatic person.


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#34 LJ

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Posted 25 June 2023 - 07:32 PM

I know a few people in the condo directly across the street from this 21st century version of the Watergate building and none of them are remotely happy with this beauty plunked across the roundabout from them. Their view went from WOW to zip, zero, nothing.

 

BM zoning IMO is....well, odd: you can't tell from the picture above but exclusively SFH is shoehorned right up to the property line of this tower, ending just out of frame about 15 meters to the right of that Mercedes, as well as on the other side of this development. It would be like plunking down a fifteen storey tower on Garnet Rd in Gordon Head, amidst a sea of SFH's....

To be fair something was always going to be built there, and just to the left of the building is another condo building, not as big to be sure, but a multi-storey condo nonetheless. If you drive down the Olympic corridor towards Westhills there is a rather expensive subdivision with some nice views to the south. However, there is going to be a 20-storey condo built right in front of the first two houses. You want a cheaper price on your lot, you take your chances.


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Posted 25 June 2023 - 09:13 PM

To be fair something was always going to be built there, and just to the left of the building is another condo building, not as big to be sure, but a multi-storey condo nonetheless. If you drive down the Olympic corridor towards Westhills there is a rather expensive subdivision with some nice views to the south. However, there is going to be a 20-storey condo built right in front of the first two houses. You want a cheaper price on your lot, you take your chances.

 

The issue wasn't/isn't the height for the folks across the street from this condo which reminds me very much of the Watergate Building, lol - the issue is the width of the thing; for whatever reason this area just loves its fat scapers which are for the most part hideous. There is a reason projects like the Jack Davis building don't win any architectural awards. Tall and slim I personally have no issue with generally speaking. Squat and fat? Ugh. I do not understand the appeal of that building style. But as I said above it has zero bearing on us as we'll never see either tall or (thankfully) especially fat in our neighborhood in my lifetime or beyond in all likelihood.


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Posted 26 June 2023 - 12:34 PM

I understand the appeal from an efficiency point of view. It doesn't have appeal from an aesthetic view though.


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