More on Morley’s

January 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm 2 comments

I wrote about the Morley’s Soda Water saga last year.

The new owner/developer has recently asked the City permission to redevelop the century-old building as a residential development with a new third floor added. Permission is required to allow two live/work units on the ground floor. A public hearing will be held in a few weeks.

Entry filed under: architecture, City Hall, urban design.

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  • 1. Yule Heibel  |  January 6, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Well, this should be interesting, and kudos to Chris LeFevre.

    Via the discussion on this project’s forum page on Vibrant Victoria, I see that the third floor will be metal, but I agree with those posters who argue in favor of glass.

    On the other hand, it’s amazing that anything in construction is going forward these days, so…

  • 2. Robert Randall  |  January 7, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    My gut feeling is the added floor should have been set back a bit more. I don’t like how that railing sits right behind the parapet.

    You can’t really get a good view of this building from the front so that rendering is rather deceiving. However, you will be able to see the addtion from Johnson St., in fact, it will be quite prominent.

    The building beside it (the former CRD building on Yates) is three storeys (equal to four regular storeys) so there is a lot of blank wall beside Morley’s SF.

    The most important aspect will be how the addition looks from Johnson. Trying to disguise it or downplay it would be unwise, in my opinion.


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