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#41 MarkoJ

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

That is one ugly building.

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#42 aastra

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:20 PM

Something like the Home Hardware building on Oak Bay Avenue could really be a great thing on that corner.

#43 Matt R.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

It already looks run down.

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#44 martini

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:52 PM

Yuck! :mad:

#45 Baro

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

Watch this sail through and even be lauded. "This modest proposal respects the scale of the neighbourhood, we wish more developers didn't always claim they need more and more height to break even. This project proves even 1 story is economical downtown."
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#46 Coreyburger

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

Ugh. The CRD housing next door is higher density, not to mention the old medical building next door, or the new Mondrian. And it is ugly to boot.

#47 ZGsta

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:49 AM

1 story? 1 story? Better than a parking lot I guess, but seriously?

#48 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

That really is lame. Maybe they could add some river rock.
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#49 Holden West

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

Slats are the new river rock. If Fort St. is about mock Tudor, then Cook St. is all about slats.
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#50 G-Man

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:30 AM

This is the single worst building I have ever seen proposed. Anyone want to bet that the land is already zone for this and they just need a building permit? Pretty sure in that case there is nothing that can be done.

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#51 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

Pretty sure in that case there is nothing that can be done.


Well, if they want to build an ugly building on their own property, so be it. It won't help them win tenants, unless a needle-exchange is proposed.
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#52 Linear Thinker

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:57 AM

...Anyone want to bet that the land is already zone for this and they just need a building permit? Pretty sure in that case there is nothing that can be done.

City's zoning map says CA-1 Pandora Avenue Special Commercial district (with special restrictions?)
Basically a list of commercial uses, commercial/residential where ground floor is not residential, and allows building height up to 15.5m, 51ft.
I dunno what type of retail this area is craving that the developers of this building think they can fill the space with. Very UN-ambitious.

#53 aastra

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:31 PM

Something like this:



#54 G-Man

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:15 PM

Nice one!

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#55 aastra

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

Not sure if we've seen this image before:
Unit 1 - 1110 Johnson St - Retail Space for Lease/Rent in Victoria

#56 Holden West

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:38 AM

^I think that shot's a preview of the upcoming season premier of "The Walking Dead". "Rick, I've finished boarding up the barn! We should be safe from those walkers."

Aastra, I love that Photoshop. That's D'Ambrosio's design, isn't it?
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#57 Hotel Mike

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

The plan is to put up the ugliest building in Victoria? Surely something more interesting could go there.
Don't be so sure.:cool:

#58 Nparker

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:33 PM

This proposal may be the worst use of available land we've seen in many years. I truly hope it does NOT proceed. :whyme:

#59 G-Man

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:15 PM

See this is where people should be going out there way to get a 10 storey building built...

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#60 ZGsta

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

The sign for this building on that lot isn't there anymore.

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