Yello is Chard Development's first purpose-built rental residential project in Victoria and the company's largest residential development undertaking to-date.
Note: this property was originally rezoned for two towers of 17 and 11 floors by Dubai-based Emaar Properties, developers of the World's Tallest Building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Chard purchased the property in 2011.
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6,600 square feet of ground floor commercial space across two units will front onto Yates Street.
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Apparently not VHF... I wonder what happened here..? I never knew that one of the founders of VV could get suspended.
I appreciate that insight Kev!
After looking at floor plans of both V1488 and Yellow on Yates I would not say that V1488 is fancier. They are both probably on a similar level. I actually prefer Yellow overall. The cabinetry at V1488 and finishing's look so-so. With that said I must disclose that I have not been to either show rooms, and you have!
Yellow on Yates is by far in a more superior neighbourhood. It's closer to the core and not on bad reputation Pandora. However, I am looking forward to what appears to be a revitalization of upper Pandora given all the stellar developments that are currently happening.
You must take into consideration that location, location, location is definitely worth something. The location of Yellow is the best of all three areas/developments that you mentioned. I would also expect a premium for a Chard building. Although appears Chard is slapping their name on anything nowadays, so that may change. Even Bosa differentiates itself from its mid level rental developments (Bluesky). You'll notice that they don't put Bluesky on there high end rentals. Check out 1108 Pendall in Vancouver!
Admittedly I don't have much of an eye for finishes, if it looks new and sleek I'll be fooled if the stuff is of inferior quality lol, and V1488's bigger emphasis on glass and walkaways makes it seem fancier. And they do seem to offer more amenities like personal bike racks, a playground, a swagged out atrium and apparently an inordinate emphasis on CCTV. I do agree that Yello is better located but only marginally; V1488 is a bit closer to the homeless/addict hangouts but it's also right at the edge of the CBD with less nighttime noise/bustle. Both of them are technically located in the same neighborhood.
And VHF was a founder of VV?
These are both good quality rental buildings that will attract the right type of people to help clean up downtown.
If I were to personally choose to live in one of these buildings then I would go with Yellow on Yates. It's slightly nicer overall and in a better location. With that said I believe that V1488 does the City of Victoria a greater service. It's one of the necessary buildings that will add another nail in the coffin for the notorious 900 block of Pandora.
Should this page now be removed from the Major Projects Underway tab as it has now been complete?? Also why do some projects have a heart in the top corner while others do not??
Approximately 1,500-units of condominiums and purpose-built rental apartments will receive occupancy status over the next two years.
The 209-unit highrise spanning the 800-blocks of Yates and View streets is scheduled for completion by early next year.
Chard Development is readying for the launch of the company's largest Victoria project to-date while its Escher condo project is one unit away from sold-out status.