Doral Forest Park, building A is an 11-storey condominium proposal along the 4700-block of Elk Lake Drive in Saanich within Victoria's urban core.
The project was initially proposed in 2013, and following subsequent design alterations, was re-envisioned in 2020 with a new architectural firm at the helm.
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Late 70s/early 80s. Reminds me of some of the buildings from that era at UVic.
That's exactly it. I did a double take and rechecked the thread title to see if it said UVic lol.
This current Saanich council, I'm not sure what their dev approvement record is. This is my neck of the woods, and I personally don't see an issue, but there are a lot of vocal folks in the area that might.
11 storeys. I wonder what kind of view of the lake to the north and Victoria/ocean/Olympics to the south that gives.
Mike, I'm a bit confused. Your pictures posted shows 6 or 8 buildings (not sure if some are connected). Your profile says its 2 builds of 5/11 storeys.
I think one interconnected building runs along the forested side of the property (rising as high as 11 storeys) and a separate 5 storey building fronts Elk Lake Drive.
In December, a proposal by Mike Geric Construction Ltd. to erect 11-storey and five-storey condo buildings on Elk Lake Drive next to Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park advanced to a public hearing on a 7-2 vote.
The Doral Forest Park project features 242 condos, including 43 that would be sold at 15 per cent below appraised value.
A number of council members noted the need for more “affordable” housing options in moving the project forward, despite opposition from residents and a staff report highlighting “a height, scale and massing that is out of context with surrounding development.”
Seven years in planning, a proposal to bring condos to Elk Lake Drive has been re-envisioned.