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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Thanks for posting that Nparker.
that’s just the two existing office tenants. nothing new?
Two facets of this development are going to CotW on Thursday Feb 27:
- An application to designate the facade of the Times Colonist building (from 1971) as 'heritage'
- An application for a 10-year tax break to seismically retrofit the existing structure
The building is close to 50 years old and there is a shortage of buildings from the post war era of this style that have been protected. Not to protect this building is a very similar argument that was used in the 80s and 90s not to protect art deco buildings. A lot of buildings that have been heritage designated are ones that are not of a high architectural value but simple managed to survive. Most of our best buildings from 100 to 140 years ago have been torn down
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.