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1620 Blanshard Street
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 1620 Blanshard Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 22
Condo units: (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR)
Sales status: in planning
1620 Blanshard Street is a proposal to build a 22-storey residential tower with ground floor commercial space ... (view full profile)
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[Downtown] 1620 Blanshard Street | Condos; commercial | 22 storeys


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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 12:56 PM

1620-fisgard-street-rendering-A.jpg

 

Citified profile: https://victoria.cit...anshard-street/

 

Blanshard site approved for 15-storey office tower re-envisioned for 22-storey residential highrise

https://victoria.cit...ntial-highrise/

 
The parcels were formerly where Gateway Green was approved, nearly 20 years ago.

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#2 Nparker

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 02:24 PM

It was not easy finding images/renderings of the previous proposal and history of this site. For posterity I include the following.

GG old.jpg

GG even older.jpg

Gateway Green now.png

 


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#3 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 02:27 PM

That archive one is great.
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#4 aastra

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 02:38 PM

 

For posterity I include the following.

 

posterity was one of my favourite original VV forumers.


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#5 aastra

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 08:10 PM

I didn't notice that yellow umbrella down at the sidewalk level on Blanshard there. That would be a pretty sweet spot to chill and people watch, you think?*

 

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#6 DavidSchell

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 10:03 AM

Looks like a good fit for the location height and design wise. 


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#7 G-Man

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 02:14 PM

Wow this has to be one of the nicer buildings we have seen recently. There looks like some actual thought and design went into it. I wish we could have seen something more pulled together like this for the YMCA site. 


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It has a whole new look!

 


#8 Nparker

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 02:22 PM

For both this and the YMCA project, the proof will be in the pudding. 


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#9 HarrisonGreene

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 10:21 PM

This would be an amazing addition to the city. Hopefully it gets approved as is!
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#10 2F2R

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Posted 01 June 2024 - 08:38 AM

Wouldn't that be something if it actually got built, check back in ten years for a progress report ...


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#11 NinVic

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Posted 02 June 2024 - 08:12 AM

I would argue this corner would be a great location for a not too high end hotel.

 

Near SOFA, Chinatown and Hudson so nearby amenities/demand drivers on main driver in an out of Victoria.

 

With new short term rental restrictions, a new hotel may make sense I would think but I do not know the economics of it all.



 



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