1030 Fort Street is a proposal to redevelop a single-storey commercial building along the 1000-block of Fort Street in downtown Victoria, into a six-storey rental complex with at-grade retail spaces.
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Victoria council roundup: Disputes over Fort developments’ height and parking
Council moved two Fort Street development proposals forward to public hearings. Both are for six-storey, mixed-use buildings; one in Harris Green's heritage corridor, the other in South Jubilee.
City staff recommended that council approve zoning changes for the development, calling it "a sensitive and innovative response to the existing form and character of the heritage corridor through a human-scaled design and rich detailing."
The Victoria Downtown Residents Association disagrees. It wrote to council in July, opposing the project on the grounds that it would "undermine the character and appeal" of the area. "We would like to see the maximum of four stories zoning bylaw adhered to," Ian Sutherland, the chair of the association’s land use committee, wrote. "We would also like the developers to provide parking given the density and lack of parking currently."
Although council unanimously agreed to move the project forward, Councillor Geoff Young said he was doing so reluctantly and that "any public reaction that is significant may change my willingness to have this proceed."
30-unit proposal may replace single-storey strip of retail spaces on Fort Street between Vancouver and Cook streets.