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The Summit at Quadra Village
Uses: rental, condo
Address: 955 Hillside Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 4
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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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