979-983 Pandora Avenue is a proposal to build a 16-storey mixed-use rental and ground floor retail tower in downtown Victoria's Harris Green neighbourhood.
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... In twenty years people won't even know the name of the building whereas twenty years ago it was seen as the one stop ghetto for the city.
In 20 years View Towers will still look like soviet style housing...unless by some miracle it gets demolished. This Harris Green project need not take any cues from VT.
Well on that first, that was built a long time ago. And I still kind of like View Towers, it is one building downtown. I find Tara Place much worse. If we keep building along the lines of the diversity we have been for the last ten years I think that Victoria can have one building like View Towers. In twenty years people won't even know the name of the building whereas twenty years ago it was seen as the one stop ghetto for the city.
And if you want affordable housing this is what you get. Nobody is going to spend a ton of money designing something that is going to rented out at below market. Why would you?
^ Well that is hard to argue with. The place across from the arena is pretty nice but I don't think that it actually ended up being affordable. Though I thought this was a market rental not affordable housing??
The thing is, if built, it would be the only new tower this bland. I can't think of another building built downtown in recent years that could beat it.
This building looks a lot like the first two proposals for 1400 Quadra, IMHO. Will be interesting to see how the design changes once staff dig their teeth into it, since 1400 Quadra had a very dramatic design (d)evolution.
Any updates on this proposal? It looks like there's nothing on Dev Tracker since the initial application made by Townline back in December...
The highrise residential complex will push the upcoming stream of residences along Pandora Avenue to nearly 1,000-units.
Save-On-Foods, 600 upcoming residences set new course for North Park's and Harris Green's Pandora Avenue
Downtown Victoria's Pandora Avenue corridor is slated for big changes as developers focus in along the under-developed thoroughfare.