A Contemporary Infill Development
Integrating Victoria's Past & Present
Join us on Tuesday
25 October 2022 @ 6:30pm
We invite you to join us for a virtual Community Information Session hosted by the North Park Neighbourhood Association. Here we will be presenting more details on our proposed development at 1702 Quadra Street, gathering community feedback and answering any questions you may have.
You can also register below to be added to our mailing list and receive project updates, straight to your inbox.
The project site is located at the intersection of Quadra Street and Fisgard Street in the North Park neighbourhood, known as The "Abbey Apartments". North Park is a vibrant and diverse up-and-coming community home to approximately 3,400 people and numerous small businesses and restaurants, as well as larger recreational facilities including Royal Athletic Park and the Crystal Pool Centre in Central Park.
Occupying one square kilometre, North Park is one of Victoria’s oldest and smallest residential neighbourhoods and is well recognized for its collection of historic religious landmarks. The “Abbey Apartments” is one of the many multi-family buildings that make up the area's diverse housing stocks and is a representation of the social and economic transition of the area prior to World War I. They were part of a surge of development in the city as trade and commerce expanded at a rapid pace.
The subject site has a long social history and some architectural significance that is reflected in its angled front corner, tan brick cladding, arched window openings and an interesting stable entrance.
The Hong Yuen Vegetable Co. and Wah Yun & Co Merchants were the early occupants of this space. There were, however, significant improvements to the building in 1942 and the uses have also evolved over time.
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
of those are one-person households.
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