Tresah West is a 12-storey, 179-suite condominium project situated between the 600-blocks of Speed and Frances avenues in the City of Victoria's Mayfair District, a burgeoning area of the Burnside-Gorge neighbourhood.
The tower will be constructed of mass timber technology utilizing cross-laminated and glue-laminated timber.
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As one of those existing purchasers, I gotta say the mass timber was the selling feature, as it added a unique aesthetic that really appealed to me. Having seen mass timber used in other projects, I just love how it looks, nothing to do with being woke. Not sure what I'm going to do now as I am essentially priced out of any similar-specced condo in Victoria. My hunch is that staying the course will be the best course of action, but we will see.
Crusty, I'm hoping you like your home (should you choose to continue on the purchase). Generally speaking, the concrete/steel approach being taken by the developer may actually grant you greater resale value down the road.
Mods: I'm assuming that the change in materials may not require the reissuing of a development permit ...?
Looks like they have redesigned their ground-floor lofts into 2-level 2 bedroom "townhomes", and they are now available for sale. Starting price is 950,000$ I believe.
"Formerly planned as lofts, Tresah’s limited collection of 2-level townhomes on the first floor of Tresah West offer the added perk of an exterior front door with large private patio, and direct access to Tresah’s green spaces and dedicated dog run area."
Several units were released to MLS today, including this 2-bed, 2-bath home: https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/24946467/1008-611-speed-ave-victoria-mayfair
The low-rise (wood frame) portion of this project appears to be reaching its full height.
Yes, it's all full height now.
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