The Victoria Press Building is a redevelopment of the Times Colonist Building along the 2600-block of Douglas Street at Kings Road.
The project includes modernized office space, social space, a brewery or distillery, rooftop green spaces and a rooftop restaurant. Retail spaces will front onto Douglas Street.
An adjacent residential component will be situated on the Times Colonist Building's parking lot to the east of the office complex.
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I think the active application is for the distillery- not for the renovation?
Wouldn't they just need a BP- not a DP- for the office renovations?
There's a rezoning application to add brewing/distilling/liquor sales/etc to the existing zone, and there's a development variance permit application to reduce the parking requirement. There is no active DP.
A BP is required for the interior works, and a DP may or may not be required for exterior works depending on how Victoria has defined their DP areas (this varies from municipality to municipality).
I think that the application for heritage designation and the associated application for heritage restoration funding/tax incentive were approved?
Passed by on Kings Rd. early this afternoon. Not much apparent change on the backside, except for the one section being opened up. Street view (Oct 2019) for comparison: https://email@example.com,-123.3641127,3a,75y,310.58h,82.28t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGE36E6HqBNnK21xWI4IF8w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Good news for the Capital's tech industry as a market report identifies Victoria as one of Canada's leading hubs.
A transformation of Victoria's Times Colonist Building will incorporate updated office spaces, new retail frontages and a residential component in the form of a rental tower.