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200 Douglas
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Address: 200 Douglas Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
Condo units: 38 (1BR, 2BR, penthouse)
Sales status: now selling
200 Douglas is a 38 unit luxury condo situated across the street from Victoria's Beacon Hill Park.

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[James Bay] 200 Douglas | Condos | 6-storeys | Built - completed in 2014

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#81 D.L.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:20 PM

wow Mike great work digging that up! too bad it will never see the light of day. this city could have all kinds of modern architectural marvels but council and planning always shoot them down (plus the whole economy thing these days). gotta feel sorry for some of the architects in town who's best designs never get built. this city holds on to it's 19th century architectural heritage but restricts it's self from having any 21st century architectural heritage.

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#82 D.L.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 01:15 AM

Here's what the building would have looked like, since the above link doesn't work anymore. Designed by D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism - http://www.fdarc.ca/...&id=album-13359

#83 G-Man

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:32 AM

That is a nice looking building!

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:38 AM

That's more than 7 floors...

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#85 aastra

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:53 AM

This one will surely be built now. Victoria has shaken off its old ways. Progressive people are in charge. It's all about the future and going boldly forward.*

*not really, but some incredibly foolish people actually seem to believe that this is the case

#86 Baro

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 01:24 PM

This is the perfect size and scale for the area. The whole road is full of buildings bigger and smaller than this. Real nice massing, I love this building!
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#87 Mike K.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:17 AM

This is the old proposal. FDarc is no longer the architecture firm involved and the project has been downscaled to 7-storeys.

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#88 cluseau

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

Looks like it's back on track again.

Saw a sign going up out front of the apartment building about 5 pm this evening. Counted 6 floors in the picture as I drove by, but might have been 7. Design is much more "normal" (glass) than the previous; my glimpse wasn't that long though. Guess they're going for quick with no zoning change?

#89 Sparky

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:17 PM

Thanks cluseau. That's two buildings we have heard about today that have a chance of going ahead.

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#90 gumgum

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

Happened to be running by this sign today:


#91 Sparky

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:34 PM

Thanks gumgum.

#92 Mike K.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:31 AM

Thanks for the updates, everyone!

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#93 panamajack

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:31 AM

Nice looking project, too bad it comes at the expense of rental housing.

When was the last market rental housing project in this town anyways?

#94 D.L.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:33 AM

The Churchill on Yates St. was completed last year.

#95 Mike K.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:30 AM

There's also that one project beside the Phillips brewery on Government. That must be nearing construction.

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#96 2F2R

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:30 AM

I think this building is way too tall for this area … two floors would fit nice … I walked up Douglas toward the ocean, past where this building is proposed and I think it will block everybody’s view of the Beacon Drive Inn as we pass the park. Also, when ducks are flying out of Beacon Hill Park towards the duck pond, this monstousity will be right in their way ... send it back and shave it down ... ...

#97 MarkoJ

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:52 AM

This will most likely be wood-framed at six stories?

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#98 Mike K.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:54 AM

^Could very well be.

Here's a little image from www.200douglas.com


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#99 D.L.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:33 AM

I remember there was contention with the previous 12 story proposal for this site because the rental building currently on the site would be lost. So I wonder, how is building a six story building on this site now any better? The rental units are still being lost.

#100 jklymak

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:30 AM

Nice looking project, too bad it comes at the expense of rental housing.

When was the last market rental housing project in this town anyways?


A housing unit is a housing unit. So long as this building has more units than the old building, it means more homes. Sure the old tenants may not be able to live there, but they'll move into the places the new owners vacate.

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