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205 Quebec Street
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 205 Quebec Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 17
Condo units: 102 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR, townhome)
Sales status: in planning
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[James Bay] 205 Quebec Street | Condos; townhomes; retail | 17-storeys


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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:19 AM

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An aerial depicting Mike Geric Construction's 36,000 square foot land acquisition on Quebec Street at Montreal Street by developer Mike Geric Construction. The company says a mixed-use project with communities amenities, housing diversity and public realm improvements are envisioned for the site.

 
Victoria developer acquires landmark development site in Capital's James Bay neighbourhood

https://victoria.cit...-neighbourhood/


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#2 Hotel Mike

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 12:53 PM

That is a great piece of property. This could be a real plus for James Bay if the right development is designed.


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Don't be so sure.:cool:

#3 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 12:55 PM

it’s been an odd but likely profitable parking lot for as long as I can remember. those neat three level townhouses on the NE corner were built in the early 90’s. I think.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 July 2021 - 12:57 PM.


#4 Vin

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 04:10 PM

James Bay lacks a good assortment of commercial and other facilities. A good retail centre is missing here, so hopefully the development will help address this problem and add more services to an area with such high density housing and tourists.



#5 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 04:11 PM

Booooring .

Retail is dead.

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#6 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 10 August 2021 - 02:24 PM

Mike Geric construction and the project architect (D'Ambrosio) will be holding drop-in open houses at the site on August 17 and 19:  https://gericconstru...s-august-17-19/

 

 


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#7 Casual Kev

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 11:13 AM

Huuuge potential for this site. Excited to see what the devs come up with.


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#8 punk cannonballer

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Posted 26 August 2021 - 08:43 AM

Knowing Frank he'll do something awesome and then the developer will gind all the edges off and then Isitt and co. will say that it doesn't include James Bay in the social contract and then it will look as if Frank designed a Holiday Inn Express and then 50C and CovEbola.


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#9 aastra

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Posted 26 August 2021 - 10:24 AM

Considering past development controversies in James Bay, I'm not sure we should be quite so optimistic.


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#10 punk cannonballer

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Posted 26 August 2021 - 10:37 AM

*Franc sorry.



#11 dirt_doctor

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Posted 27 August 2021 - 05:26 AM

That's going to be a challenging site to develop.



#12 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 04:38 PM

Plans are up on Dev Tracker now. The proposal include 112 units across a 17-storey tower and several townhouses.

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#13 Nparker

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 04:56 PM

It has a very 1970s vibe. It should fit in nicely.



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Posted 26 October 2021 - 06:36 PM

Weird.

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 09:50 AM

The project's planned daycare facility will have space for 49 children. MGC, the developer, says the local community is 250 spaces short.

 

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17-storey condominium tower, townhomes and childcare facility proposed for James Bay parking lot

https://victoria.cit...ay-parking-lot/


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#16 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 10:34 AM

It looks like 15% of the units will be offered at 15% below market value with support from the CRD per the letter to the city and council.  I suppose this 'attainable ownership' program would be similar to the ones that Chard has done with BC Housing?

The letter is located here:  https://tender.victo...019143621579856



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Posted 27 October 2021 - 10:46 AM

Hey Kapten - any tips on how to use the Development Tracker? When I look it shows October 20th McClure street as the most recent listing:

https://tender.victo...ero/search.aspx

Love the new renderings you shared as well, and thanks as always!
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#18 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 10:50 AM

The project's planned daycare facility will have space for 49 children. MGC, the developer, says the local community is 250 spaces short.

 

so what do 250 kids do every day?  are they left at home alone?  

 

i take this kind of thing with a serious grain of salt.



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Posted 27 October 2021 - 11:34 AM

/\ a developer ploy to garner community/council support. They are not doing anything beyond providing an empty room designated for daycare. Who is hiring and paying for the daycare workers - are there enough qualified workers or even operators ready to take on the space? And to be fair I haven’t read or know the details - will this space be provided free of charge to operators? If so, that is fairly generous, but shouldn’t be required to gain approval - although ‘shortage crisis’ is increasingly being used to gain political approval.

Approval should be based on whether or not that housing (and design) is suitable in that location. It’s not the developer paying for daycare out of their own pocket, it’ll be the new homeowners subsidizing daycare in Victoria. Ironic as condos cost less than homes, and once again it’s those homeowners who can probably least afford it who are subsidizing a service that everyone will have access to, even those living in the same neighbourhood in multi-million dollar homes.
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#20 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 11:35 AM

Hey Kapten - any tips on how to use the Development Tracker? When I look it shows October 20th McClure street as the most recent listing:

https://tender.victo...ero/search.aspx

Love the new renderings you shared as well, and thanks as always!

I tend to apply the filter to "Pre-Application- CALUC" to see the newest development proposals.  If you do that on the site, you will see this development at the very top...


Edited by Kapten Kapsell, 27 October 2021 - 11:37 AM.

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