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UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Summit at Quadra Village
Uses: rental, condo
Address: 955 Hillside Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 4
The Summit at Quadra Village is a four-storey, 320-bed residential and dementia care facility for seniors. The... (view full profile)
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[Quadra-Hillside] Summit at Quadra Village seniors residence | 4-storeys | Under construction


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#161 Rob Randall

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:29 PM

Uhh, the other side of the street is mostly retail. I am with G-Man, this is incredibly stupid that they didn't include active retail (or something). Apparently there were zoning issues and issues with building ownership, etc. if they had retail

 

Unpopular opinion warning. There's something to be said about not having the Quadra Village urban fabric merge with the Hillside/Douglas urban area. If the landscaping is appealing this could be a nice oasis. But the overall design is very generic institutional.


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#162 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:29 PM

Uhh, the other side of the street is mostly retail.


small offices in the apartment building with parking right behind and then the strip mall. any dedicated parking for retail or commercial in this centre would have to be underground or on kings.

#163 Jackerbie

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:59 PM

small offices in the apartment building with parking right behind and then the strip mall. any dedicated parking for retail or commercial in this centre would have to be underground or on kings.

 

The City could have negotiated a road dedication to widen Hillside to construct on-street parking. Additional parking could be located off of the existing lane that runs parallel to Quadra. The site is massive compared to most development sites, so I am sure the professionals could have arrived at some sort of solution, resulting in a better project.



#164 Nparker

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 01:23 PM

Compared to many projects in the CoV the development of this piece of land seemed rushed and it shows in the end result. Of course by this measure, whatever ultimately gets built at the Northern Junk site should rival the Taj Mahal for beauty and architectural significance.



#165 aastra

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:15 PM

When the office building on Quadra near Hillside was built I remember some people acting like it was massive for the neighbourhood. So check out this place at 1:13 of this video.


Edited by aastra, 28 January 2019 - 07:16 PM.


#166 Nparker

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:40 PM

That's a cool video but it could use a better soundtrack.  ;)



#167 aastra

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

Super 8mm hardware is going to be a bit noisy.



#168 Gary H

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:11 PM

The tower crane on this one came down today.

 

First a shot of the crane going up from May 2017:

 

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And what it looks like today:

 

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#169 Kungsberg

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 08:06 AM

Some views from yesterday, starting at the southeast corner (close to Kings Rd) and then counter-clockwise around the site. 

 

In the 4th photo you can see the back-up generator.

 

I believe they are estimating completion in another 10 months or so, but I'm not sure if that is for simply the building construction, or including the interior fit-out of specialized equipment, food services, etc.

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#170 Kungsberg

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 08:06 AM

From:  https://www.dhk.ca/s...-quadra-village

THE SUMMIT AT QUADRA VILLAGE

This state-of-the-art, 320-unit residential and dementia care facility provides private rooms to all residents and offers secure outdoor spaces. It also features amenities such as a hair salon and physiotherapy room, along with an on-site dialysis suite.

 

. . . the Summit at Quadra Village will become the new home for residents of Oak Bay Lodge and Mount Tolmie Hospital. The project employed an integrated design process with construction management procurement and an overall construction budget of $65 million.

 

All bedrooms are private, single-occupant rooms complete with an ensuite bathroom and shower. Floors are organized into houses of 24 residents with the ability to subdivide into smaller pods of 12. 

 

The building features robust resident services and amenity spaces, an adult day program for 30-35 seniors, and it will be the first facility in the province with an on-site hemodialysis clinic. 

 

The design prioritizes both resident quality of life and operational efficiency, with compact centralized staff areas surrounded by perimeter resident common areas facing onto landscaped gardens.

 

 

225,000 square feet

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#171 Nparker

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 08:18 AM

It's sad that people in the twilight of their lives are going to have to live in a project that appears to be only a slighted altered design for a prison.



#172 lanforod

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:06 AM

It's sad that people in the twilight of their lives are going to have to live in a project that appears to be only a slighted altered design for a prison.

 

Strikes me far more of a hospital feel, not a prison. I suppose space is a premium, and this is assisted living, right? In terms of economics, it's probably a pretty efficient way to do it?


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#173 Nparker

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:20 AM

I was thinking more in terms of aesthetics than function in my assessment of S@QV. I appreciate that the Quadra Village isn't exactly known for its outstanding architecture, but this bland edifice isn't going to inspire the neighbourhood to lofty inspirations in the future.



#174 lanforod

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 10:22 AM

The exterior reminds me of RJH. Hospital. Sure, not as nice as high end assistive living; you do get what you pay for, no?



#175 Nparker

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 10:24 AM

...you do get what you pay for, no?

I imagine this motto will be written over the main entrance (on newsprint with a sharpie)



#176 tjv

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 04:15 PM

It's sad that people in the twilight of their lives are going to have to live in a project that appears to be only a slighted altered design for a prison.

Then they should be saving their money for retirement.  Don't save and you get a shoebox and a closet like this place, if you save you can get a private place with a living room, separate bedroom, etc, etc.  I was bidding some work in a government nursing home years ago and it was an eye opener for sure, so much that I think it should have been mandatory when you reach 25 you get a tour to show what happens when you don't save for retirement



#177 LJ

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:24 PM

It's for folks with dementia, right? They won't care what the place looks like.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#178 Nparker

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:37 PM

Well I don't have dementia, and I am stuck looking at the place likely for decades.



#179 grantpalin

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 10:20 PM

I live near here, and see this place every day. It is very institutional looking. And it blocks my view of *gasps* SJ Willis.



#180 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 04:19 AM

It's for folks with dementia, right? They won't care what the place looks like.

 

there is likely some truth to this.  also where senior people live is sometimes a reflection of how much their kids and grandkids are willing to pay. 


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 April 2019 - 04:19 AM.


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