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Old August 20th, 2016, 05:21 AM   #621
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Janion by MarkoJ at vibrantvictoria.ca:

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Old August 27th, 2016, 03:23 AM   #622
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Excavation begins at Johnson Street at Vancouver:

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Old November 4th, 2016, 04:06 AM   #623
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Lyra Residences on Christmas Hill:
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Old March 29th, 2017, 02:09 AM   #624
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Yello on Yates is visible now from Vic West:


Pic by Gary H at vibrantvictoria.ca:

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Capital Park in James Bay:

pic by MarkoJ at vibrantvictoria.ca

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1515 Douglas, also by Gary H:




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Legato on Yates by VHF at vibrantvictoria.ca

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Old June 2nd, 2017, 05:48 AM   #625
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Office complex under construction on Pandora Ave. (pic by zoomer at www.vibrantvictoria.ca):



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Capital Park in James Bay (pic by Kungsberg at www.vibrantvictoria.ca):



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Legato condo on Yates (pic by shoeflack at www.vibrantvictoria.ca):



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1075 Pandora Ave (pic by zoomer at www.vibrantvictoria.ca):



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Escher on Broughton Street is completed (pic from www.duttons.com):



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Concert's Tapestry residence on Belleville Street:



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Condo proposal for the Fort Street side of the parking lot beside View Towers:




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Chard's Yates on Yates project:

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Old June 2nd, 2017, 07:43 AM   #626
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Quite a lot happening there, thank you for the updates!
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Old June 9th, 2017, 11:16 PM   #627
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A slightly older pic of the office building at Douglas and Pandora:



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Rental building at Quadra and Vancouver:

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Old July 24th, 2017, 08:39 PM   #628
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Legato on Yates by Kapten Kapsell at www.vibrantvictoria.ca:



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Capital Park in James Bay by Kungsberg at www.vibrantvictoria.ca:



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Nice rendering of the Customs House project on Government Street:
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Danbrook One in Langford:

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Old August 3rd, 2017, 08:49 PM   #629
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That's quite the pit on Johnson Street:



pic by Mike K. over at www.vibrantvictoria.ca

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Also by Mike K., some work is finally happening re: the main building behind the Hudson?



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Also also by Mike K., the Yello on Yates has topped out:



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A concept for redeveloping some of the Times-Colonist's property?



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Lowrise condo for Fort Street up by Central school:



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Encore is finally rising across from Promontory:



Pic from late June by MarkoJ at www.vibrantvictoria.ca

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The new space out front of the Janion (trees yet to come):



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Office building at Pandora & Douglas by jessief at www.vibrantvictoria.ca:

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Old August 8th, 2017, 02:25 PM   #630
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wow, is there a height restriction in Victoria??
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Old August 8th, 2017, 08:41 PM   #631
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Yes, height limits remain strict, but not quite as stifling as they were from the early 1980s through to the early 2000s. Promontory in Vic West was a recent exception. For more than 40 years the Orchard House apartments was Victoria's tallest building, but Promontory finally ended its reign (even though Orchard House still has a higher floor count). Some pending projects will also be getting exceptions (the condo tower behind the HBC, Chard's tower on Yates Street, and the roundhouse project in Vic West).

The concept for the "Northern Junk" property across from the Janion was refined and quite excellent but the powers that be went crazy because it was a whopping five stories tall. There was a similar uproar about the customs house project.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 01:41 AM   #632
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Pieces of the new JSB arriving by barge:


pic from https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_hoyer/36578798472/


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Westbay Quay in Esquimalt. This will be great for the marina area.





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1075 Pandora by MarkoJ over at www.vibrantvictoria.ca:



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New office building on Pandora by Marko J:



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Legato on Yates by MarkoJ:



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Yello on Yates by MarkoJ:



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Capital Park in James Bay by Bingo over at www.vibrantvictoria.ca (from a month ago):

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Old September 11th, 2017, 01:48 PM   #633
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Victoria is our capital city, these NIMBY's to to be reminded where they live.In my opinion NIMBY's have waterboarding development in Kamloops for 30 years. It's pathetic, and usually led by senior citizens who remember the good old days, while the other half can't remember where they are or why they there.I went to a " town hall " presentation in Kamloops over a big new resort hotel that was to be built in the parking lot just behind riverside arena. A Line of 300 old folks attended with signs and balloons so they would stand out. ( when this next part happen I went off the rails completely and told several hundred people to " shut the **** up and listen " Each senior who got asked the same question or gave the same statement. " how can you bulldoze our park " which was answered once again explaining the park wouldn't be touched. Next speaker asked the same question, then the next & the next... Finally our mayor lost his cool & stood up firmly and spoke loudly " I've answered the question about bulldozing the park. I have told you that the park won't be touched, do not waist our time asking again. " there's a line of people wanting to speak, & when he said " if you're going to ask about the park, go sit down ". 80% went and sat down. the remaining did not know why they were in line or where they were. the few remaining old woman 6 of them all went up together and pulled pink scarfs out wrapping them around there neck in unison ( choreography I guess. ) The song was about a specific tree in the park thats 400 years old. So when the first line was sung, the mayor slammed his hand on the desk and yelled at them to get the hell out, NOW, right now, I dont want to hear I dont care. You people are turning this into a carnival. Some woman yelled from the back, " why won't you answer the question about the park. You haven't mentioned it once" . Neither The mayor and the 7 city consol members didn't know what to say. I fact there 2 or 3 great face palms. More people started accusing the city consol of not even talking about the park. Finally I stood up and yelled to SHUT UP NOW! Every time one of them was about to say something I yelled shut up right now. Shut up & sit down, shut the hell up and the sit the hell down. This carried on for 2 whole min, until one particular old lady yelled out when are going to bingo hall. You said we were going to play Bingo, where the hell are we? thats the issues with nimbys. they lie and bitch and -


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Old September 12th, 2017, 03:00 AM   #634
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In Victoria the supposed defenders of heritage are often the worst offenders re: not doing anything to facilitate/encourage the preservation & restoration of heritage. The silence was deafening during the Johnson Street Bridge replacement saga. It was the opportunity of their lives but the cat had their collective tongues. Local notables actually defended the irrelevant grassy traffic islands (no joke) at the entrance to the bridge but not the bridge itself. And then they went right back to being stinkers again re: opposing the excellent "Northern Junk" proposals (which, of course, involved a significant heritage restoration component that they didn't seem to care one bit about).

In those rare instances where a historic building actually gets restored they often seem to be disappointed, as if they were happier with the abandoned building or the 1950s remodeling or whatever. There are a lot of mixed messages, suffice it to say. They're just political groups, really. In Victoria's case I'm starting to think they represent political forces who don't want a large middle-class residential population downtown. They don't seem to care one bit about large shelter projects, large retirement projects, even large office projects... but even the tiniest condo project will get a mountain of opposition by default.
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A little more information about Victoria's building height restrictions here.

I'm actually of a couple of minds about this. There is definitely a need to keep the sprawl from overrunning the Saanich Peninsula and pushing the Sooke-ness beyond Sooke, but I also understand where the romanticized approach of the NIMBYs comes from.

My aunt and uncle had an old tudor cottage-style house on about 5 acres set on Blenkinsop Lake during the 1960s. It was a weird time when you would see almost as many Union Jacks as Canadian flags, and it doesn't exist anymore, although there are still people that have that bucolic mindset.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 07:53 PM   #636
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I actually don't have a problem with people in Metchosin or the more agricultural areas of the peninsula wanting to keep things as they are. My problem is with people don't want to let downtown or the city neighbourhoods be what they are.

For example, I've always had a problem with the movement to "roll back" downtown Victoria. I've gone on at length all over the interwebs about how Victorians complain about the ruinous effects of a new building but nobody ever mentions all of the buildings that have been lost. Many fine "big city" downtown buildings were destroyed during the 20th century, but especially from the 1940s through to the late 1980s. Knocking a building down to create a void (a parking lot or a smaller building) is fine, but equivalent or greater replacement is not fine?

So I'm saying I'm not a fan of trying to urbanize non-urban areas and I'm also not a fan of trying to de-urbanize urban areas. Suburban-style development in the city drives me batty, especially when it replaces old stuff that was urban format.

In my opinion the development controversies in Cook Street Village have been absurd. I really like CSV, so I want more CSV. I don't want highrises there, I don't want parking lots there. I want more of that good CSV neighbourhood village stuff. But when anyone tries to build more of that good CSV stuff they encounter a mountain of opposition.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 07:44 PM   #637
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Still no word on the project that was selected for the city-owned "apex" site across from the conference centre, but we do know that Cascadia's seemingly excellent bid was not chosen:

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The podium, crafted with warm natural historic materials such as heavy timber Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar and West Coast Granite...


from http://cascadiaarchitects.ca/#/apex-site-victoria-bc/
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Old September 16th, 2017, 05:41 AM   #638
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Looks like a great proposal. Victoria is filling in even nicer than it already is.

I wish it weren't so expensive / time consuming to visit Victoria from Seattle on a whim. (we have 2 kids including a baby, so the costs add up quickly and 4 hours in transit is a challenge.) Seems like such a tease, being only 70 miles away from here.
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