The heritage restoration of the Scott Building on Douglas Street at Hillside Avenue will include a repurposing of the buildings second and third floors into rental apartments. The ground floor will remain as a commercial space.
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Passed with unanimous support. I'm excited to see this one get underway.
The new six-storey wood frame structure to the east of the Scott Building will be separated from the existing building in order for the heritage component of the project to be a visual focus from the surrounding streets.
The two buildings will frame a green central plaza, creating a pedestrian experience while allowing for intermittent vehicular access and short-term parking stalls. The central plaza will be accessible to the public and is intended to be enjoyed by both residents and visitors.
One and a half levels of underground parking will fill the east side of the site under the new building and plaza. The upper portion of the underground parkade will be allocated to commercial/retail staff, customers, and residential visitors. Beyond the staff and visitor parking, gated secured parking will be provided to building residents.
Victoria's historic Scott Building on Douglas Street at Hillside Avenue to be repurposed into rentals and its parking lot redeveloped.