Hudson Place One is a proposal to build a 25-storey mixed-use condominium tower with a commercial ground floor. The building is proposed for the 700-block of Herald Street at downtown Victoria's Hudson District.
An earlier proposal submitted to the City of Victoria in the summer of 2017 included a 29-storey height. This was reduced to 25-storeys in the fall.
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I think they can reject it for any number of reasons; for example, Councillor Isitt votes against developments that don’t have a certain number of affordable units.
Hence my use of the word "logical" in my above query.
I still don't quite understand what needs to be approved with this project. Since no additional height has been requested beyond what has already been approved, and to the best of my knowledge the correct zoning is in place, what exactly remains to be decided?
The City is considering a Development Permit with Variance application to construct a 26 storey mixed use building facing Herald Street. The proposal requires the following variances: Section 6.70.6 (d) – an increase in the height from 72 m to 75m. Section 6.70.8 (b) – Relaxation of massing setback, measured at the upper most storey, from 13.22m to 2.31m Section 6.70.7 (a) - reduce the minimum site area from 4480m2 to 2100m2
>>>I wish HP1 was going to obscure my view of the Jack Davis Building<<<
I don't understand the dislike of the Jack Davis building ... I like it !!! It needs a paint job however.
...I don't understand the dislike of the Jack Davis building ...
The JDB is a pink wide-scraper, with red windows - a garish combination - and if that wasn't bad enough, its East-West orientation creates an enormous north wall that is almost always in shadow. If buildings are going to be this wide, they should at least be situated North-South to reduce the amount of "dark side" on their north facades.
It also suffers from "dead ground floor syndrome"; an affliction of many pre-millennial modern office buildings in the CoV, before retail and other non-office uses were encouraged for the ground level.
Following nearly a year of excavation, a construction start is imminent for the 25-storey Hudson Place One tower in downtown Victoria.
Approximately 1,500-units of condominiums and purpose-built rental apartments will receive occupancy status over the next two years.
A proposal to build the Island's tallest condominium tower along the 700-block of Herald Street has been reduced from 29-storeys to 25.