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1693 Fort Street
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Address: 1693 Fort Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
1693 Fort Street is a proposal for a six-storey student housing building along the 1600-block of Fort Street a... (view full profile)
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[South Jubilee] 1693 Fort Street | Student rentals | 6-storeys


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#1 PPPdev

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Posted 17 December 2020 - 06:48 PM

Hey-oy, our student housing project is up on the development tracker: https://tender.victo...Number=CLC00318

 

Architect: DAU Studio

Landscape: Biophilia

Developer: Aryze  :1954_dancing:

Builder: Aryze



#2 aastra

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Posted 17 December 2020 - 07:20 PM

Looks pretty good all around.



#3 Brantastic

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Posted 17 December 2020 - 08:18 PM

This looks great! 4 bedroom units, native plantings, ground floor bike room, a new CRU, few parking spots, all in a very walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly neighborhood. I’m sure this will go over well with council.

#4 PPPdev

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Posted 17 December 2020 - 09:54 PM

The apartments are designed to be student pods with common interior living/cooking facilities. We have a local artist to paint the soffit mural that bleeds down the stairwells and into the bike room and exterior ground floor architectural concrete. it’ll be fun!


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#5 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 17 December 2020 - 10:02 PM

Looks like a fantastic addition to the Junction!



#6 PPPdev

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 01:28 PM

http://bit.ly/1693brief

 

if you want more details :)


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#7 marks_28

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 02:31 PM

What will happen with the current residents?



#8 Mixed365

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 03:23 PM

Will you be rending to students first and then allow the general population or will it strictly be students-only?


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#9 Casual Kev

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 11:40 AM

Perhaps a dumb question, but wouldn't Saanich be more appropriate for student housing?



#10 Brantastic

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 11:50 AM

Maybe, but this seems suitable too. It’s not that far from Uvic and even closer to Camosun Lansdowne. The 15 is an express bus that goes directly there, with the 14 and 11 on Fort Street as well. It’s an easy bike ride to both with continuous bike lanes along Fort and Foul Bay.

It’s a lot closer than the student housing that was proposed in the Ducks building downtown or in the proposed seniors + students housing planned for the Parc building at Fort and Quadra.

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 12:00 PM

We had a chance to speak with Aryze about the concept. This will be an interesting project, and it looks like it's at the front of an emerging trend.

 

International student 'pod-style' rental co-housing proposed at Oak Bay Junction

https://victoria.cit...k-bay-junction/


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#12 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 12:07 PM

interesting.

 

and i do not mean this in any negative way.

 

but without linking this to students it would be considered a huge "rooming house".  and not get approval almost anywhere.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 December 2020 - 12:09 PM.

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#13 Rob Randall

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 12:12 PM

Residents will share common features like in-suite kitchens

 

 

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#14 Rob Randall

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 12:13 PM

Unless, of course, the kitchens are out of suite.


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#15 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 12:41 PM

most/all will have kitchens in suite.

#16 Mike K.

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 01:04 PM

In, the other en.


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#17 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 01:27 PM

every "pod" has a kitchen.

 

screenshot-tender.victoria.ca-2020.12.22-16_26_12.png

 

it's just that you will have 4 unrelated people in the largest unit.

 

so you have 23 units with as many as 74 unrelated people living there.  assuming no bedrooms are shared.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 December 2020 - 01:30 PM.


#18 Nparker

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 01:51 PM

Some rooms appear to have private bathrooms while others will have to share.



#19 Rob Randall

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 02:01 PM

 assuming no bedrooms are shared.

 

Student housing? You bet there's going to be some bedroom sharing.


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#20 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 02:07 PM

well that's why this is almost institutional in nature.  it's certainly not your typical apartment building in terms of tenant make-up.  tenants are expected to turn often.  but i'm not sure how the tenancy act comes into play.  ie. what if someone wants to stay for 10 years?  or if you can even discriminate against non-students. 

 

remember that one guy that stayed on at UVic residences and it took them years to get rid of him.  but that was specific residence housing that does not have all he protections of the RTA.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 December 2020 - 02:09 PM.


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