The Customs House development encompasses a full restoration of the historic Customs House building at Wharf and Courtney streets into luxury condominiums. A seven-storey new-build wing will replace a 1959 addition fronting onto Government Street.
16,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space will front onto thoroughfares surrounding the project.
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It really opens up the view through to the magnificent old shopping mall building behind.
It's funny you should say this. I recall when the demolition was taking place for the Victoria Eaton Centre (now the Bay Centre) in the late 1980s hearing people remark "Wouldn't it be nice if they turned this whole area into a park". Given the opportunity, it seems some people envision all of the CoV being turned into green space.
They've managed to remove that massive hill of demolition rubble and are now into the excavation.
A sign on the wall states
Completion Spring 2020
An exclusive inside look at the complicated heritage restoration of a downtown Victoria architectural icon.
Approximately 1,500-units of condominiums and purpose-built rental apartments will receive occupancy status over the next two years.
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