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Plans afoot to convert vacant office building into rental apartments

A former office and ground floor commercial building at 727 Johnson Street is planned to become a residential building with retail spaces fronting onto Johnson Street. The developer is seeking approvals to add two floors to the building.

Plans afoot to convert vacant office building into rental apartments

Alston Properties has applied to the City of Victoria with plans to transform a vacant office and commercial building at 727 Johnson Street into rental apartments with ground floor commercial space.

The proposal calls for an addition of two floors of residential units atop the three storey building together with a full restoration of the heritage façade.

Approximately 30 rental homes are envisioned above ground floor commercial spaces.

A community meeting presenting details of the development has been scheduled for September 8th at 5:30PM in the Victoria Executive Centre at 915 Fort Street, third floor.

Alston Properties is the owner of the former Steamers Pub building in the 500-block of Yates Street. The company restored the pub into commercial space fronting Yates Street and rehabilitated a former hotel above into the Renaissance Lofts rental apartments. C

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