550 Pandora Avenue is a proposal to redevelopment a single storey commercial building into a five-storey mixed-use rental and retail complex in Victoria's Chinatown district.
The unit count is approximate.
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Creation of affordable housing units will be funded by BC Housing, but operated by Chinese Freemasons Housing Society.
This project was redesigned last month to incorporate some feedback from the DRA (including the replacement of hardi-plank with brick on the commercial level):
Still very simple but it looks a lot better along the ground. If the brick cladding is half-decently distinctive as compared to the buildings on either side then it should be okay. The featureless and characterless top levels are as lame and misguided and inappropriate as ever, but I think I've given up on the CoV ever coming around to understand this point.
I still feel like the character windows on the old building next door have been trying to get our attention, but nobody's listening.
Yeah, the ground floor is a lot better. I'm particularly fond of brick cladding but it does feel like a bit of overkill for that stretch. I think a lighter brown brick would be a bit better just to break that stretch up a bit.
But yeah, what's with the featureless box plunked on top?
Mixed-use residential and retail complex to replace Mo:Lé Restaurant, Habit Coffee digs on Pandora Avenue
A vision for an upcoming replacement of a single-storey commercial complex in downtown Victoria's Chinatown district has been revealed.
A single-storey commercial building along the 500-block of Pandora Avenue could be replaced to make way for a lowrise residential and retail project.