Environmentally-leading Dockside Green is back with three-tower new phase under construction
CITIFIED.CA & Bosa Development
Published April 21, 2021
Three up-market residential towers at Dockside Green – comprised of 365-suites amid one of the world’s most environmentally sustainable urban communities – are now underway at the entrance to the City of Victoria’s burgeoning Vic West neighbourhood.
Among them is Dockside Green’s first condominium release in over a decade, a 107-home offering
comprised of one, two and three-bedroom layouts richly appointed with developer/builder Bosa Development’s custom-curated interiors refined throughout the company’s many decades of new home construction across western North America.
|Dockside Green's masterplan extends from Esquimalt Road, at left, through to the Point Ellice Bridge in the City of Victoria's Vic West neighbourhood. The first construction phase at the hands of Bosa Development, with three towers, can be seen at-centre. Bosa Development |
At the Tyee Road site where the trio of towers (sized from 12 to 16-storeys) can be seen rising, Bosa Development is celebrating the opening of its interactive presentation centre that tells the story of a project still early in its master-planned, mixed-use future with numerous residential buildings, a wide array of retail services and market-leading amenities to come.
In the early 2000s, the fledgling vision for Dockside Green embraced its harbourfront setting and market-leading green technologies for its proposed residential, commercial and light industrial buildings spread across 1.3 million square feet of what at the time were the most environmentally-forward undertakings. Although several successful phases of residential and commercial construction had completed early on, 2008’s global financial crisis largely put the brakes on the monumental effort.
By 2017 Victoria council had approved a rezoning that would allow Dockside Green to remain a viable endeavour given changes to market conditions, and those changes presented an opportunity for an experienced development firm to acquire the project’s remaining ten-acres poised for development in alignment with the overall vision shared by the City and the original partners. Now, as part of the newly updated vision, the first tower at the waterfront community is set for completion in summer of 2023.
|Looking towards downtown Victoria, construction crews are working concurrently on the first three residential towers under the revised Dockside Green masterplan, including a homeownership opportunity in a 12-storey, 107-suite building along the 300-block of Tyee Road. Bosa Development |
Nature and low-impact densification have been centre-stage with Dockside Green from its early days and that extends to the updated master plan, with the first phase under Bosa Development’s guidance incorporating ample green space into the street-level realm and along a riparian corridor spanning the centre of the Dockside lands. A state-of-the-art water treatment facility and a District Energy System will continue to reinforce the community’s sustainability by re-processing used water and recapturing energy. Extensive electric vehicle charging stations will be constructed as will industrial rooftop solar panel arrays to reduce electricity consumption from the power grid. A car share program will be available to residents to mitigate dependency on personal vehicles, and an overall commitment to a low carbon footprint project-wide are just a few ways that Bosa Development is committed to Dockside Green’s future as an environmentally-friendly master-planned community.
Set among one of the most desirable residential districts on the south Island, Dockside’s Vic West location situates it among renowned food and dining establishments like Spinnaker’s Brew Pub (the oldest brewpub in Canada), Boom + Batten, an oceanfront cafe and restaurant along Vic West’s Inner Harbour walkway, and Lure, a mainstay of Victoria’s culinary scene with an oceanfront setting at the Delta Hotel.
Transportation options are many, including the Galloping Goose regional multi-use trail which spans along Dockside’s Harbour Road frontage, multiple bus routes connect downtown Victoria and the Capital Region, and even a kayak or watercraft boat launch for exploring the Inner and Upper harbours is available near the Point Ellice Bridge. Downtown Victoria, meanwhile, is just a short stroll away across the picturesque Johnson Street Bridge connecting Vic West with Old Town.
|The continuation of Dockside Green's lush green spaces will front the eastern side of Bosa Development's new buildings, extending to the south the project's water features and green spaces from earlier phases. Bosa Development |
Dockside Green’s presentation centre is open by appointment-only and is in compliance with all COVID-19-related best practices guidelines, including a mandatory mask requirement. To schedule a viewing and to learn more about Dockside Green’s homeownership opportunities, connect with Darien and Austin by calling 250-389-0688. Visit Dockside Green’s website here
, and stay current by following Dockside Green's social media on Instagram
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