Contemporary Rental Homes
Bolstering the Evolution of Quadra Village Neighbourhood
Located at the corner of Kings Road and Fifth Street, this 56-unit, 100% affordable building is seen as expressing—through form and materials—the vibrant context of the Hillside Quadra neighbourhood.
1025 Kings seeks to provide a more urban, street-oriented building that is compatible with the evolving neighbourhood.
Located on the corner of Fifth Street and Kings Road, 1025 Kings is proposed as a 100% affordable rental homes that will bolster the neighbourhood’s urban village vibrancy.
The six storey building will replace the existing aging rental building on the site and provide a mix of car, bike and carshare facilities. Aryze is going above and beyond the existing City's Tenant Assistance Program to ensure a comfortable transition for current residents.
Housing Strategy Phase 1 & 2
Go Victoria Mobility Plan
Climate Leadership Plan
Upcoming Missing Middle Housing Study
Dozens of action items in the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan
We believe housing is a human right, and with homeownership increasingly out of step with local incomes, Purpose Built Rental (PBR) housing is the strongest form of tenure and represents a possible—and sometimes beneficial—alternative to homeownership.
Common benefits to rental housing are the lack of maintenance or repair costs, increased access to amenities, no property taxes, more flexibility where you live, predictable monthly payments, and no requirement for a downpayment.
What does the data tell us? Sixty-one percent (61%) of households in Victoria rent their home; of these, almost half (48%) are one-person households.
of households in Victoria rent their home
of those are one-person households.
The building programming has been designed in response to this data:
What's more, all rental units have been designed to increase livability through form and function, ultimately supporting long-term tenancies.
Learning from our History
The 1960s and 1970s introduced the first series of apartment buildings built under the Federal multi-unit residential building (MURB) program that incentivized many of the rental apartments built throughout the Capital Region.
As this program was phased out, only 934 purpose built rental units were built between 1980 and 2016, however, the City of Victoria’s population grew by 25,793 residents. Herein lies the problem; population growth outnumbered rental housing construction by more than 27 to 1 creating a significant shortage of supply. If we are going to make urban progress in affordability, climate change, and social equity, we need to increase rental housing across the city in areas well connected to walk, bike, and transit corridors.
Rental Units Built
Known for its vibrant and welcoming personality, Quadra Village is the heart and soul of the Hillside-Quadra neighbourhood.
With highly connected transit routes and an array of established and celebrated local Victoria businesses, this neighbourhood has room to grow and will continue to benefit from much needed housing options for those who hope to live and work in the area.
Throughout the initial community engagement and outreach, Quadra Village residents identified the need for a family-oriented play space that will provide the local families with an opportunity to spend time outdoors.
In response to this community request, we are collaborating with The City of Victoria and School District 61 to create a community park on the adjacent underutilized lot. The central element of the park will be a playground for younger generations, while the rest of the park can be equally appealing to the residents of all ages, contributing to the vibrancy and evolution of the area.
Kings Road extends west and east, while Fifth Street extends north and south, both are a two-way streets and classified by the City of Victoria as a local road.
The Fifth Street and Kings Road intersection to the north of the development site operates under stop control for Fifth Street. Fifth Street traffic is restricted to right-in and right-out only turn movements.
From the subject property’s doorstep there are diverse cycle routes, bus routes and walking options.
The City of Victoria’s twenty-five year transportation masterplan places even more focus and investment in alternative transportation options with additional transit service and bike lanes planned for the area, including an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) shared-use bikeway along Kings Road planned for construction in 2021.
Quadra Street extending north and south is classified by the City of Victoria as an arterial road.
We're committed to being good neighbours and having an open, honest dialogue in the communities where we do our work.
As our proposal moves through various phases of the development process, we aim to keep community members informed in order to build trust and establish a shared vision for the project.
If you would like to be included on project updates for our proposed development at 1025 Kings, please fill out this form.
1839 Fairfield Road
Victoria, BC V8S 1G9
250 940 3568
As an integrated team of home builders, developers and urban planners, we’re deeply committed to increasing the quality of housing—and the quality of communities—in Victoria, BC.
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