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1221 Blanshard Street
Uses: office, commercial
Address: 1221 Blanshard Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 10
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[Downtown] 1221 Blanshard Street (Capital Six) | Offices and retail | 10-storeys


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#21 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:26 AM

The developer has filed for rezoning and DP.  A nice letter summarizing everything can be found here:  https://tender.victo...728093052889492

 

Mods:  the name of the project is "Capital VI".


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#22 Nparker

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:43 AM

...Mods:  the name of the project is "Capital VI".

That's almost clever.


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#23 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 04:17 PM

This is going to CotW on Thursday Feb 3. City staff are in favour of this development: https://pub-victoria...ocumentId=76721
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#24 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 11:03 AM

Council voted unanimously to send this to a public hearing.

 

https://www.cheknews...hearing-950856/


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#25 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 11:28 AM

Thanks for all your updates K.!
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#26 Mike K.

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 12:12 PM

Can the city handle two 150,000 square foot office towers going up in tandem? Where is all of the demand coming from?

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#27 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 12:16 PM

Can the city handle two 150,000 square foot office towers going up in tandem? Where is all of the demand coming from?


I don’t have evidence but I suspect that BC Pension Corp may consolidate space in the new Jawl building.

Ironically, Covid may be increasing demands for space: Social distancing requirements and requests mean that some local configurations won’t work for a return to office: their open concept floor plans are too “high density”…

#28 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 12:17 PM

I should also note that BC Ferries is over-capacity in their Atrium space so - as an existing Jawl tenant - they may have eyes on space in the new building across the street…

#29 Nparker

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 12:18 PM

...Social distancing requirements and requests mean that some local configurations won’t work for a return to office…

Surely these silly "social distancing" requirements won't last long post-pandemic.


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#30 Mike K.

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 12:19 PM

Or possibly, BC Ferries is hoping other tenants can make way for them in a new building, and they can expand into their space.

The thing about the Atrium is it looks huge but it has a relatively small usable footprint.
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#31 G-Man

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 12:21 PM

^ They can cantilever more floor space where the Atrium is. Problem solved. 


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#32 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 12:27 PM

why tf does bcf need more space? It’s a simple ferry service ffs.
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#33 Barrrister

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 05:53 PM

Bureaucracies tend to grow like every other cancer


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#34 Casual Kev

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Posted 05 February 2022 - 10:39 AM

I've been to the BC Ferries offices pre-pandemic, they were pretty tight in there. The Atrium really gives an illusion of providing more space than it actually does.


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#35 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 01:35 PM

The DRA has written a letter to the City of Victoria expressing their concerns about this building: 

 

https://www.victoria...it-applications



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Posted 09 February 2022 - 01:59 PM

The DRA has written a letter to the City of Victoria expressing their concerns about this building: 

 

https://www.victoria...it-applications

Of course they have


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#37 Nparker

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 03:01 PM

The DRA really doesn't seem to understand what it means to live downtown:whyme:


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#38 On the Level

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 04:08 PM

The DRA has written a letter to the City of Victoria expressing their concerns about this building: 

 

https://www.victoria...it-applications

 

Another example why residents and funding is shifting to the Westshore



#39 G-Man

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 08:18 PM

^ Pretty sure there is solid population growth in Victoria proper.


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#40 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 08:36 PM

^ Pretty sure there is solid population growth in Victoria proper.


Not to mention the fact that, as Langford has become more developed there is more and more neighbiurhood opposition to various proposed developments…

I’m confident that this proposal will pass.

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