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Downtown Victoria's Mod condominium tower, over 50% sold, rising as landmark in Harris Green

A rendering of Mod, now under construction along the 1100-block of Cook Street at View Street in downtown Victoria's Harris Green neighbourhood. The 15-storey 'book-end' tower offers unimpeded views towards Fairfield and Rockland.  66 Developments

Downtown Victoria's Mod condominium tower, over 50% sold, rising as landmark in Harris Green
Mike Kozakowski, Citified.ca
Downtown Victoria’s sole condominium tower under construction is well above ground level as workers begin preparations for pouring concrete on the sixth of 15 floors.
 
Mod, from Victoria-based developers Dan Robbins and Fraser McColl, is on track for completion next year on View and Cook streets in Harris Green, and is now selling its remaining collection or one and two-bedroom homes, priced from the mid-$400,000s (see website).
 
“We are pleased with our construction progress, and look forward to reaching Mod’s final height of 15-floors by the end of winter,” Robbins said, adding that “from the tower’s current height, future homeowners will enjoy virtually unimpeded views to the south and east thanks to existing upcoming buildings being shorter, and municipal plans limiting the heights of proposed buildings.”
 
At ground level, two of Mod’s three retail units have sold, with the third space overlooking the intersection of View and Cook streets reserved for a “cafe operator, or a food and beverage business,” Robbins confirms.
 
Sales of Mod’s 129 condominiums have have surpassed 70%, with suites still available in eight of nine layouts ranging from 445 square feet to 762 square feet.
 
In terms of views, Mod is uniquely situated as a ‘bookend’ tower in the downtown core, straddling the low-rise neighbourhoods of Fairfield and Rockland.
 
“Mods’s unique location on Cook Street at View Street among recently completed lowrise buildings will effectively lock in some of the most beautiful vistas of southern Vancouver Island,” Robbins told Citified earlier in the year, and continued:
 
“With Mod rising at the southeastern tip of downtown Victoria, future development further south and east of its location is planned by the City to occur at much lower heights than Mod’s 15-storey massing, which will yield unimpeded views for homebuyers.”
 
With avant-garde interiors, Mod’s view-inspired layouts present purchasers with a choice between oak and walnut cabinet palettes that accentuate white oak floors and quartz counters throughout each home.
 
 Mod exterior rendering.
Mod's location as a 'book-end' tower in Victoria's downtown core will preserve views towards the Rockland and Fairfield neighbourhoods.  66 Developments
 
High-end appliance packages are part of functional gourmet focal points in Mod’s diverse floorplans, while ample storage space is provided for practical efficiency. 
 
Floor-to-ceiling windows create vibrant, light-filled rooms melding with spacious exterior patios taking full advantage of Victoria’s mild year-round climate, or Juliet balconies that welcome a fresh breeze indoors.
 
Speaking to the large panes that dominate the tower’s design, Robbins told Citified “it was the urban canopy, the ocean and mountain views that drove our architectural decisions and finishing touches, to accentuate Victoria’s natural beauty through large, picture windows in every residence.”
 
Bathrooms are opulent, with modern flair, quality materials, and expansive vanities.
 
The building’s amenities, meanwhile, are located in a sizeable fourth floor common area for recreational activities and entertaining, crafted for convenience and lower strata fees. 
 
Parking will be in the form of an underground parkade. Residents will also have access to a secure bicycle lock-up.
 
Situated at the eastern gateway to downtown Victoria and the Fairfield neighbourhood home to the picturesque Dallas Road waterfront, Mod residents will have access to ample public transit connections for destinations throughout the Capital, cycling infrastructure via Victoria’s protected bicycle network, and the walkable downtown core at arm’s reach.
 
Mod is the latest development effort from Robbins and McColl, who are considered among the most active real-estate development teams on the south Island, with recent large-scale projects completed as the Oceanna apartments in Sidney’s downtown, and the restoration of downtown Victoria offices on Fort Street into tech spaces.
 
To learn more about homeownership opportunities at Mod, and to view the project’s sales website, click here. C
 
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