The Apex Site property on Douglas Street at Humboldt Street in downtown Victoria, also known as the 'Budget Lot,' will be redeveloped into a mixed-use midrise or highrise project. Although details pertaining to the building usage and the architectural design have not been publicly revealed, the project is a partnership between Jawl Properties and telecommunications company TELUS.
The City of Victoria-owned Apex Site property was the subject of an early 2017 bidding process between six proponents. The City of Victoria opted to proceed with a development planning process and a land sale with partners Jawl Properties and TELUS.
Note: the identified height of 10-storeys is not reflective of the design and is a temporary figure.
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Oops. I didn't realize this was a failed bid and I didn't go back through the entire thread to see this was already here. And here I thought I somehow lucked my way into a scoop. Sorry about that!
All good! Thank you for bringing this forward.
I really like the wedge-shaped design linked to above, though am uncertain of the utility of the overpass walkway. Are we going to be disappointed with the city's selection? I worry that the city will have chosen a plain and non-offensive design that does not make the best use of the lot.
... I worry that the city will have chosen a plain and non-offensive design that does not make the best use of the lot.
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