The seven-storey historic Duck's Building development is comprised of 108-units of condominium residences and ground floor retail space along the 1300-block of Broad Street and a portion of the 600-block of Johnson Street. The Duck's Building was constructed in 1892.
The project also includes a seven-storey, 59-unit purpose-built rental building earmarked for graduate students at the University of Victoria. The rental building will be situated to the south of the Duck's Building.
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Horizontal lines have their place but many Victorians seem to think modern construction should have no vertical lines whatsoever. If an earthquake knocks down much of the old town and the only thing left are the deferential modern buildings and their horizontal lines, the district would have no charm at all. Modern construction should be modern but it should also follow the established formula. The formula is what makes the district special. Stick with the formula and the district will continue to be special.
If I had my way, the left section wouldn't look anything like the right section.
Good work, Jackerbie!
DRA won't support this no matter what if it is outside the OCP. You propose the Empress and it wouldn't matter. They have dug in their heels on two proposals based on this so even if they liked the proposal they are stuck with turning it down.
They have dug in their heals...
It makes me sick when they do that.
Haha okay fixed it.
There may be lots of construction cranes above city streets, but not all projects have available pre-sale condo inventory. Find out what's still selling and what's coming soon.
59-units of rental apartments and 108-units of condominiums have been proposed as part of a development along the 1300-block of Broad Street.
Over 150-units of housing and commercial space are envisioned for two heritage properties and a surface parking lot in Victoria's Old Town district.