The eight-storey Johnson Street Gateway/Northern Junk condominium and ground floor commercial development was envisioned to include 103 residential units and a full heritage restoration of the Northern Junk buildings on Wharf Street at Johnson Street in downtown Victoria.
The proposal had been a work in progress since 2010 and was cancelled in 2019. A rental concept has now been envisioned for the site.
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Approximately 24,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space will be included as part of the development, together with spaces in restored Northern Junk buildings.
....I sure hope the city has a reasonable plan for all of that green space down there. It could be a great little city park (emphasis on the "city" aspect) if they do it right.
LOL! Like the CoV has shown it has any real vision for the area around the JSB. The last thing this area needs is more empty, univiting "people spaces". Reeson Park and the plazas around the new bridge are all the evidence I need that nothing good will come about here if left to the City.
We lost our only real hope for the best use of this space when the CoV backed away from selling the land to the developer. All we'll get now is a compromised development and a useless strip of land straddling the roadways between Wharf and the NJ buildings.
Here is the Open House Content:
I wonder if someone can help me with this. The article linked above was penned on Thursday May 16 and it refers to an open house on Wednesday but does not depict which Wednesday. Would it be the Wednesday following the article ie Wednesday May 22?
Did I miss the open house?
The public is invited to attend a May 22nd info session between 4:30 and 7PM at 1607 Douglas Street.
^ Thank you, I thought that might be the case.
I can't see why Jon posted on May 26 a link to a May 22 open house ?
Northern Junk Pre-Application Open House Video:
Victoria’s trepidation over bridge land sell-off forces Northern Junk proposal to slim down, nix condos in favour of rentals
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A non-support letter from the Downtown Residents Association at odds with a community meeting will push the project's council hearing until after the election.
Reliance Properties has submitted its latest design revision for the Johnson Street Gateway development that will incorporate a heritage restoration of the Northern Junk buildings.