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Victoria Plaza Hotel
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 603 Pandora Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 6
Condo units: 100 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR)
Sales status: in planning
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[Downtown Victoria] Victoria Plaza Hotel (aka Monty's) Redevelopment | Condos | Proposed

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#581 G-Man

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 12:33 PM

Too true. As I said recently on the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network post, public space is like commercial space, you need the client base to make it successful.

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#582 Nparker

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 12:44 PM

...As I said recently on the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network post, public space is like commercial space, you need the client base to make it successful....

And unless the CoV has secret plans to greatly increase density, we already have more than enough plazas and gathering places for the present and foreseeable future.



#583 GaryOak

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 01:24 PM

And unless the CoV has secret plans to greatly increase density, we already have more than enough plazas and gathering places for the present and foreseeable future.

hey would it not be best to buy up the land now so you don't have to pay as much in the future once you have dencified. That are actually planning for the future for once.

Edited by GaryOak, 09 March 2018 - 01:25 PM.

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#584 Kach

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:26 AM

You have an unlimited knowledge of what is possible. Stop selling yourself short.


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#585 Nparker

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 10:15 AM

CoV staff have had this in their court for 6 months now. Any guess on what is taking so long?

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#586 Jackerbie

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 01:45 PM

I think this may be a case of the Dev Tracker not being up to date. The application went to Heritage and Advisory Design committees in February. Both endorsed the application with some minor comments, so the developer is likely addressing those comments and working with staff to get this item to Council.

 

Not sure if this is playing in to it at all, but there may be an effort to keep potentially contentious items off of Council's plate close to the election (I know that's the case in some municipalities, at least)


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#587 Jackerbie

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:02 PM

Looks like revised plans were submitted back in September for this one. Lots of changes in response to Heritage Design Panel and Advisory Design panel comments. I believe the guts are the same, with no change to the unit count, but you'll have to comb through the revised plans to check for yourself. Dev Tracker folder is here: https://tender.victo...Number=HAV00005

 

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#588 Jackerbie

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:04 PM

The previous iteration, to compare:

 

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#589 G-Man

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:10 PM

As much as want to see this redeveloped, I am hoping for something that looks a little bit less like an office building...
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#590 Nparker

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:12 PM

I am guessing construction will start on this sometime after the Northern Junk project is finished. -_-


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#591 Rob Randall

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:55 PM

I am really hoping that roofline architectural detail survives underneath that vertical paneling.

 

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#592 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 06:08 PM

This is going to CotW on Thursday with staff recommending that this move forward to a public hearing.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:45 PM

What exactly is going forward? That dull Centra Gas wannabe building we saw earlier this year? This is moving along while the remediation of the Ducks Block is stalled????


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#594 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 09:15 PM

The version moving forward is pictured in Jackerbie’s initial Oct 30 post ...

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#595 Nparker

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 09:31 PM

...This is moving along while the remediation of the Ducks Block is stalled????

Meanwhile, the Northern Junk project must be approaching its second decade of revisions without being any closer to approval.



#596 G-Man

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 10:31 PM

Yup so sad. They need to make Northern Junk more bland and utilitarian apparently...

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#597 Mike K.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:03 AM

Too much reference to Christianity with all that brick.
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#598 Nparker

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:33 AM

Too much reference to Christianity with all that brick.

And the cream colour of the brick looks a lot like a type of poinsettia.



#599 Fairbanks

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:31 AM

Just build it already.  lol


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#600 Jackerbie

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:43 PM

Thornton-Joe straight up asked staff if they could give her a reason to refer it back. In the end, this one is heading to a Public Hearing.


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