Parkway is a proposal to restore the two-storey Wellburn's Market building at the intersection of Cook Street and Pandora Avenue and to construct a low-rise new-build residential building on the market's adjacent parking lot along Cook Street.
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^ all of those would be better with a widow's walk at the top.
...the smaller building doesn't have to look like an addition to Wellburn's, and having it so matchy-matchy makes for a boring and forgettable streetscape...
I guess one person's matchy-matchy is another person's complimentary. From what little detail I can see of the shorter new building (especially in the nearly colourless rendering above), I mostly like the way it looks. As aastra mentioned earlier, the vertical windows are a particularly nice touch. I think I will wait to see further detailed renderings before I pass judgement on this proposal.
NPNA is hoping for another CALUC meeting (following the redesign) in March...
I guess that gives them time to sharpen their pitchforks and refuel their torches.
If anyone is interested, the meeting minutes/notes from the CALCUC meeting on March 20 are available here: http://npna.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/NPNA-CALUC-minutes-1050-Pandora-and-1518-Cook-20Mar-2019.pdf
Save-On-Foods, 600 upcoming residences set new course for North Park's and Harris Green's Pandora Avenue
Downtown Victoria's Pandora Avenue corridor is slated for big changes as developers focus in along the under-developed thoroughfare.
Rental apartments and modern commercial space will replace the aging Caption Building and its adjacent surface parking lot.
The North Park neighbourhood's 107-year-old Wellburn's Market building is in-store for remediation as part of a redevelopment effort.