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Factory Block
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 480-492 Esquimalt Road
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
Factory Block is a proposal to build a six-storey mixed-use rental and retail project along the 400-block of E... (view full profile)
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[Vic West] Factory Block | Rental; retail | 6-storeys


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#21 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 01 October 2021 - 11:28 AM

I do wonder if this will become Aryze's biggest rental project to date (by unit count)...



#22 PPPdev

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Posted 02 October 2021 - 11:52 AM

It’ll be the second biggest as 3319 Douglas is at 169 homes

#23 Mattjvd

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Posted 02 October 2021 - 04:35 PM

Oof. I generally quite like Aryze's projects, but this looks like a UVic residence building from 1971. And not in a good way. Great spot for some added density though.

Edit: My reaction to was to the original rendering, not the revision! The new proposal looks pretty good and I'm happy to see that it is adding even nore density.

Edited by Mattjvd, 02 October 2021 - 04:41 PM.


#24 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 22 July 2022 - 04:50 PM

This is going to CotW on Thursday July 29.

#25 Nparker

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Posted 22 July 2022 - 05:16 PM

Better than most of Aryze's designs, although it still kind of looks like a hospital

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Perhaps the rendering "icon" for this thread should be amended to reflect the updated proposal.

 


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#26 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 27 July 2022 - 02:36 PM

Today the T-C reported on this development and included quotes from Luke Mari at Aryze:

 

https://www.timescol...ildings-5628291



#27 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 01:04 PM

This is going to a public hearing: https://www.timescol...hearing-5647582
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#28 Nparker

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 01:28 PM

...Perhaps the rendering "icon" for this thread should be amended to reflect the updated proposal.

Still no updates to the image for this thread.  :(



#29 aastra

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 02:44 PM

Yeah, but why make so much out of it?*

 

*factory reference



#30 G-Man

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 08:10 PM

Geez Aastra, way to build him up... 


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#31 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 June 2023 - 02:19 AM

Aryze Development’s redesigned mixed-use project for 480 and 492 Esquimalt Rd. once again got the greenlight from Victoria council to head to a public hearing.
 
The project, which went through the same process in August 2022, has altered its overall plan, cutting back on commercial space in favour of 10 more rental residential units, and reducing parking to one underground level and 34 total spaces, down from the 63 originally proposed.
 
 
 
 
 

The six-storey project will now offer 95 rental units spread over two buildings on what is currently a large parking lot.

 

The proposal approved last year would have included large commercial and industrial spaces on the ground floor totalling 1,204 square metres. That space has now been cut back to 222 square metres.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 30 June 2023 - 02:19 AM.


#32 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2023 - 05:56 AM

When will Aryze move forward on its Catherine Street project? That was approved in 2021, I think.

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#33 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 June 2023 - 05:58 AM

Yes no point adding retail in Vic West.

#34 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2023 - 05:59 AM

There were tenants that had wanted to use the space for production. It sounds like a custom design job. I guess they walked away, maybe due to how COVID changed the way we work.

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#35 E2V

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Posted 30 June 2023 - 06:29 AM

When will Aryze move forward on its Catherine Street project? That was approved in 2021, I think.


Wasn’t this proposal at Catherine and Langford Street? Isn’t there a modular multi-story supportive housing building there now?

#36 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2023 - 07:03 AM

No, that's across the street from the Aryze property.

 

Here's their site: https://victoria.cit...therine-street/

 

Here's the supportive housing: https://victoria.cit...therine-street/


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#37 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2023 - 07:04 AM

There were tenants that had wanted to use the space for production. It sounds like a custom design job. I guess they walked away, maybe due to how COVID changed the way we work.

 

...oh yeah, hence the initial name of the project as Factory Block.


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