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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:58 PM

Three Point Properties is redeveloping the old Bossi house at the corner of Johnson and Vancouver Streets.

Here are the renderings:







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#2 Icebergalley

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 09:51 AM

I've see some action on the Bossi House, but, when will they build the rest?

#3 Baro

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:00 AM

woah, looks not too bad. I love the 1900's brick arches and windows. That is, if they pull it off with real brick that matches.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:18 PM

Wow that could be gorgeous if they do it right!
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#5 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:31 PM

What's behind the original house right now, a back yard?
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#6 Icebergalley

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:28 PM

There was a rear extension that was torn down.. some time back...

#7 D.L.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:17 PM

Looks like this place is for sale, $1.4 million - http://www.mls.ca/Pr...pertyID=5318334

#8 Mike K.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:57 PM

Yet another project Three Point Properties has given up on in the downtown area (Sawyer's Sewing is still in limbo).

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 11:25 AM

This recent development boom hasn't been nearly as big as most people think. We've had several projects in the city and a bunch in the suburbs that were nothing more than phantoms.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 11:58 AM

Yet another project Three Point Properties has given up on in the downtown area (Sawyer's Sewing is still in limbo).


Just a week ago there was lots of construction behind the existing house, I think it's still proceeding, maybe tht's an old listing.

#11 Rob Randall

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:35 PM

This project will now have office space in the old heritage house and three new townhomes built in the back.

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#12 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 10:19 PM

I met with the developer and architect this week. They are holding off on the townhome in the back concept for the time being. Three Point Properties will move their offices here and the back will remain gravel parking.



Here's a heads up: in January we might see the Province approve five storey wood frame construction. If and when that happens, expect to see that new code applied here and at other projects.

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#13 Marilyn

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:13 AM

For contrast:


#14 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:54 AM

They will hold off restoration of the rooftop widow's walk and front porch until it's one day turned back into residential.

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#15 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:13 AM

New addition in back to have small (360-400 sq. ft.) suites. Four storeys, four suites per floor. No parking. Pricing may be $200,000.

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#16 Rob Randall

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:37 PM

Here are some drawings of the new proposal directly behind Bossi House featuring four floors of four suites each.




This isn't a perspective view so the actual building will look somewhat different in real life.





This is the back of the building. It faces the side of the little strip mall behind Moxies.





This is the overall plan. Note the small suites with the suggested IKEA built-in furnishings:




close up:



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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:53 AM

Are there suites below grade? Or is that to be storage?

Pretty small units with low ceilings and w/o much light, particularly if the stripmall ever gets rebuilt. I'm a little surprised that they've tried to cram this onto this lot, but I suppose if they can make them profitable, some cheap apartments are a good thing. In this case, I'd argue that a taller small building would have been better - it looks like the only design criteria was having the rooflines be the same.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:40 AM

Good to have some cheap options for people.

#19 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:21 AM

Are there suites below grade? Or is that to be storage?


A previous design had underground parking but this version is completely above grade. There will be no parking for these units.

In this case, I'd argue that a taller small building would have been better - it looks like the only design criteria was having the rooflines be the same.


The neighbouring condo to the east is not thrilled with the proximity of this building. Making it taller would not make them happier. And the heritage planners at City Hall felt this building should be below the roofline of Bossi House.

The Mosaic building, a converted office project, has 11 foot ceilings and it makes all the difference. Those suites are also in the ~375 sq. ft. range. So, no, they will not be the sunniest buildings on the market.

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#20 Marilyn

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:20 AM

The Bossi House July 2009
1007 Johnson St.


From Vancouver St.


2008


I am not happy with the pink/brown colour of the bricks. That colour paint is being used too often in Victoria. My preference would have been restore the
old bricks to the original the way they have done to a building on Langley St.

Everything else looks so good, the brackets, the door frame all restored to look like the original. The widow's walk will likely go up soon.

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