Corvette Landing was a proposal for a 12-storey, 83-unit condominium complex at the nexus of Constance Avenue, Naden Way and Admirals Road in the municipality of Esquimalt within Victoria's urban core.
Following an early 2019 pre-sales launch, the project scope was changed in December from a condominium to a rental building.
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There are several towers in the works in that area, including one southwest of the listed property, and behind the Tudor House Liquor Store. An 11-storey seniors residence is under construction a few properties south on Admirals next to Red Barn.
Is it the future "core" of the downtown? No. That's the Town Hall/Esquimalt Town Square property and Esquimalt Plaza, not Admirals at Naden Way.
The current plans approved for the site are more of an obstacle rather than a shovel-ready project, IMO. They aimed too high, council fell in love with the concept, but the viability of the idea did not come together.
The current plans...aimed too high, council fell in love with the concept, but the viability of the idea did not come together.
And it was butt-ugly. I think the area has dodged a bullet here.
So if I had to guess, the corvette won't be landing here?
Corvettes don't land, they arrive in port.
83-unit condominium in active pre-sales will be moving forward as a rental tower.
Woodframed buildings in British Columbia will be eligible to rise as tall as 12-storeys following changes to the provincial building code.
Built to the Passiv Haus energy conservation standard, the 83-unit project will also incorporate a unique construction method.
12-storey proposal is one of several highrises and mixed-use projects planned for the seaside municipality.