Jump to content


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)
Learn more about 1620 Blanshard Street on Citified.ca

[Downtown] 1620 Blanshard Street | Condos; commercial | 22 storeys

  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Citified.ca

  • Administrator
  • 2,309 posts
  • LocationVictoria, BC

Posted 29 May 2024 - 12:56 PM



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


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


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

  • Nparker likes this
Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.

#2 Nparker

  • Member
  • 41,405 posts

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


  • Mike K. likes this

#3 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 54,312 posts

Posted 29 May 2024 - 02:27 PM

That archive one is great.
  • Nparker likes this

#4 aastra

  • Member
  • 20,974 posts

Posted 29 May 2024 - 02:38 PM


For posterity I include the following.


posterity was one of my favourite original VV forumers.

  • Nparker likes this

#5 aastra

  • Member
  • 20,974 posts

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?*



#6 DavidSchell

  • Member
  • 693 posts

Posted 30 May 2024 - 10:03 AM

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

  • Nparker likes this

#7 G-Man


    Senior Case Officer

  • Moderator
  • 13,827 posts

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. 

  • Mike K. likes this

Visit my blog at: https://www.sidewalkingvictoria.com 


It has a whole new look!


#8 Nparker

  • Member
  • 41,405 posts

Posted 30 May 2024 - 02:22 PM

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

  • Mike K. likes this

#9 HarrisonGreene

  • Member
  • 70 posts

Posted 30 May 2024 - 10:21 PM

This would be an amazing addition to the city. Hopefully it gets approved as is!
  • Nparker and DavidSchell like this

#10 2F2R

  • Member
  • 678 posts

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 ...

  • Nparker likes this

#11 NinVic

  • Member
  • 21 posts

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.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users