A proposal to redevelop the Victoria Plaza Hotel in downtown Victoria is envisioned a six-storey new-build wing fronting onto Pandora Avenue and the addition of two-storeys above the historic four-storey hotel fronting onto Government Street. A total of 100 residences were planned along with ground floor retail spaces.
Following a May 6, 2019 fire that destroyed the entire building, the development proposal was rescinded.
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It seems the debris is going to be here for a while yet.
A pile of debris still sits at the site of the old Plaza Hotel three months after fire ravaged the historic building...the debris will stay there until late fall, possibly even Christmas, as the building's owner works to obtain engineering reports and permits needed for the clean-up...The cost of the clean-up is estimated at half a million dollars by the building's owner, Nick Askew, who says he's on the hook for that expense...
It now appears the owner wants to build a new hotel at this site
...The building's owner tells CTV News he hopes to build a new hotel and predicts that would take three years to complete once the remains of the previous one are finally cleared away...
Demo permit has (finally) been issued for the remaining structure
The development team behind an earlier proposal for the property now plans to unveil a new design concept under the direction of Merrick Architecture.
A development applicaton to restore the 109-year-old hotel and convert it into residences has been nixed following a May 6th fire.
The former Victoria Plaza Hotel, planned for redevelopment into residences, has been heavily damaged by an early morning fire.