An early rendering of the Pacific Vista condominium tower, planned for the site of Esquimalt's now-closed Super Low Food Market on Esquimalt Road at Head Street. The project will span between Esquimalt Road to the north and Wollaston Street to the south along Head Street. Lexi House
Highrise tower planned for site of Esquimalt's shuttered Super Low Food Market
Published January 9, 2018
A highrise condominium tower with ground floor retail space has been proposed for the former site of Esquimalt’s Super Low Food Market at the intersection of Head Street and Esquimalt Road, Citified has learned.
Dubbed Pacific Vista
, the building will rise to 12-storeys above Esquimalt Road while adding three levels to its Wollaston Street frontage as a means of accommodating Head Street’s slope, effectively presenting the appearance of a 15-storey building when viewed from the south.
Although architectural plans are preliminary at this stage and the design depicted in the rendering above has been altered following feedback from the municipality, the tower’s 70-units are anticipated to be in the form of one and two-bedroom suites with several ground-oriented townhomes facing south onto Wollaston Street.
Two commercial storefronts, situated in the former footprint of the Super Low Food Market, will front onto Esquimalt Road just east of the building’s residential entrance.
Parking will be in the form of an underground parkade with capacity for 96 vehicles. Due to the narrow width of the development lot, three parking entrances along Head Street will be required to ensure efficient vehicle access.
Pending municipal approvals by mid-2018, Pacific Vista may proceed to the marketing stage by late 2018 or by early 2019. C
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