This is a big project. It’s a good idea. Except the subsidized component. But that’s OK.
The half-city-block site, containing the former White Spot Restaurant and Capital City Centre Hotel, could see a cluster of buildings as high as 20 storeys, with housing for working and lower-income residents, office space, a grocery store, retail shops, restaurants, a day-care centre and a 9,000-square foot plaza at the corner of Douglas and Caledonia streets.
The proposal also includes a 90-unit supportive-housing building to be constructed in the parking lot directly across Douglas Street at 722 and 726 Discovery St., where those sheltering in the former Capital City Centre Hotel will be transitioned before the White Spot and hotel are demolished.
B.C. Housing is working on the venture with Chard Developments Ltd., which bought the White Spot site for $7.5 million in November.
About two-thirds of the 400 units would be market and below-market rental units, according to Chard, with the rest condominiums for sale.
The planned grocery store would be 30,000 square feet and there would be about 40,000 square feet of office space. Retailers and restaurants would have ample patio spaces, as well, said Chard.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 08 January 2022 - 05:10 AM.