Downtown's newest condo tower – over 60% sold 'Mod' on Cook at View – unveils display suite as completion nears
Mike Kozakowski, Citified.ca
Published October 7, 2023
Harris Green’s first condominium to reach occupancy since 2021 is nearing completion on Cook Street at View Street, and now boasts a fully furnished ‘finished product’ display suite highlighting the project’s finishings and designer-inspired layouts.
Over 60% sold, 15-storey Mod (see website
) from Victoria developers Fraser McColl and Dan Robbins features nearly move in-ready (move-ins are expected in December) one and two-bedroom residences priced from $459,000 in one-bedroom formats, and from $734,000 for two-bedroom homes with secure underground parking. Available suites still include homes with expected-to-be protected views towards the lush urban canopy of Fairfield and Rockland, the Salish Sea, and Washington State’s Olympic Mountains thanks to what Robbins calls Mod’s “book-end” location.
“From the southeast corner of downtown Victoria’s Harris Green neighbourhood, Mod is uniquely situated as a book-end tower on the edge of downtown adjacent to lower density neighbourhoods, with anticipated development patterns to the south and east being far shorter, thereby maintaining incredible views from Mod’s upper floors,” Robbins says, adding that “purchasers still have the choice of a number of view suites in a variety of floorplans, along with competitively-priced one-bedrooms that will appeal to first-time purchasers and the investor market.”
|Mod, as seen from Cook and Fort streets. The tower's southern and eastern frontages, pictured, are book-ends at the edge of downtown Victoria, adjacent to lower density neighbourhoods. Colin McTaggart
Underway since 2021, 129-suite Mod is among the tallest of downtown Victoria’s condominium highrises, and comes at a time when condominium homes have been surpassed in volume by rental developments due to ultra-low vacancy rates, making for fewer purchasing options in the city centre, thereby increasing demand for upcoming units.
Meanwhile, Mod’s newly finished display suite within the tower provides purchasers with a clear sense of the detail and workmanship Robbins and McCall have become known for across their many past developments throughout Victoria, and buyers are knocking.
“While the rental market remains exceptionally strong in downtown Victoria, which is great news for the investor market, condominium buyers are seeing less supply and more competition for pre-sale opportunities,” says Fraser McColl. “Now that we’re almost move in-ready, interest in Mod has steadily risen as so many condominium buyers are looking for certainty like near-term move-in dates and being able to preview the finished product. And given how few new-build condominiums are available in our market today, demand is very strong for completed units.”
At Mod, avant-garde view-inspired layouts present purchasers with oak or walnut cabinet palettes that accentuate white oak floors and quartz counters throughout each home.
High-end appliance packages are part of functional gourmet focal points in Mod’s diverse floorplans, and ample storage space is provided for practical efficiency. Floor-to-ceiling windows create vibrant, light-filled rooms melding with well apportioned exterior patios taking full advantage of Victoria’s mild year-round climate, or Juliet balconies that welcome a fresh breeze indoors. All bedrooms are on exterior walls with generous glass glazing.
Bathrooms are opulent, with modern flair and quality materials.
Parking will be in the form of an underground parkade. Residents will also have access to a secure bicycle lock-up.
|The view from Mod's upper floors towards the west, overlooking downtown Victoria. Colin McTaggart
The building’s amenities are located in a sizable fourth floor common area for recreational activities and entertaining. The ground floor includes three commercial units, all of which have sold. Two of the three are being amalgamated for a café, Robbins says.
Nearby commercial services include the wide assortment of stores and retailers of downtown Victoria, including a Save-On-Foods, the Market on Yates boutique grocery store, and the many shops at The Bay Centre shopping mall.
Alternative transportation for a car-lite lifestyle is at the building’s doorstep with Fort Street's AAA all-ages-and-abilities cycling route connecting other AAA routes throughout downtown and further afield. Transit services from downtown Victoria make getting around without a vehicle easy, with routes reaching all corners of the Capital Region, including south Island universities, colleges and employment nodes.
Learn more about homeownership opportunities at Mod by viewing the project’s sales website
, and to schedule a display suite visit, connect with the Mod team by clicking here
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