3319 Douglas Street is a proposal to build a six-storey rental complex with ground floor commercial spaces along the 3300-block of Douglas Street at Cloverdale Avenue in the District of Saanich within Victoria's urban core.
The property was formerly the home of retailer Island Outfitters before a January, 2020 fire razed the complex.
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So…just give people free TV’s and a Netflix account and call it a day?
no. most people already have that.
instead go study places that have these types of amenities and see how much they are used. and what the maintenance issues are. fire pits and BBQs at a rental? good luck.
just make it simpler. cheaper even. i know that doesn't fly with politicians when you have to go cap-in-hand to ask for variances. so you have to make it look like you are building a little social paradise. but you know it's a crock as well as we do.
I don’t know if council would even permit a building to proceed without sizeable amenities any more. Every project seems t have something up its sleeve.
that's the political reality unfortunately.
We did, before Covid we toured rental projects in Montreal, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Calgary. We researched the specific amenities, the density to support them, and the utilization rates from building owners. We studied the proximity of private in building amenities to local public and 3rd party competing amenities to see how that affected uptake. We ran a survey of more then 1,000 renters in Victoria asking them about what sort of amenities they'd like to see.
the results paint a very different picture then what you are saying...so we're happy with our design :)
Redevelopment of Douglas Street's Island Outfitters property envisioned as six-storey rental complex with retail
The former home of Island Outfitters at 3319 Douglas Street could be redeveloped into a unique mixed-use landmark.