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Cox Developments starts excavation for rental tower, receives support for nearby condo towers

Excavation has begun at the future site of Cox Development's 13-storey 1075 Pandora rental tower with ground floor commercial space at the intersection of Pandora Avenue and Cook Street.  Citified.ca.

Cox Developments starts excavation for rental tower, receives support for nearby condo towers
MIKE KOZAKOWSKI, CITIFIED.CA

Cox Developments is celebrating two major milestones with the start of excavation for its 13-storey rental tower and a successful reception at the City of Victoria’s Planning and Land Use Committee for its two-tower 989 Johnson condo proposal.

At the corner of Pandora Avenue and Cook Street crews have begun excavating the site of 1075 Pandora, a mixed-use 13-storey rental tower with ground floor commercial space. Rock blasting will continue for several months with construction expected to begin by early next year.

1075 Pandora will include 138 one and two bedroom apartments sized between 440 and 1,000 square feet. The ground floor will accommodate 7,800 square feet of commercial space fronting onto both streets. The project's second phase will see the construction of a 10-storey residential building overlooking the 1000-block of Johnson Street.

Cox Development's projects in downtown Victoria, aerial and massing.
Aerial view and approximate massing of Cox Development's projects in downtown Victoria. Top-left is 1075 Pandora at Pandora Avenue and Cook Street, with the 10-storey second phase immediately to its right. At centre are the 989 Johnson condo towers.  Citified.ca.

One block to the southwest Cox is one step closer in its bid for approvals to build a two-tower condo development, dubbed 989 Johnson, on a parking lot formerly owned by McCall Bros. Funeral Home at Johnson and Vancouver streets. On August 27th the City of Victoria’s Planning and Land Use Committee gave the project the green light and will forward it on to a public hearing sometime in the fall.

989 Johnson consists of 205 condos spread across two towers of 17- and 15-storeys connected by a six storey podium with 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. If approvals are in place by late 2015 project marketing could begin by mid-to-late 2016. C

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Additional reading:

16-storey rental tower proposed at Caledonia and Blanshard streets


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