A digital rendering shows what a new, 10-storey building could look like from 819-827 Fort St. (File contributed/ The Salient Group)

City seeks public input on proposed 10-storey building on Fort Street

The mixed-use building is part of the block-long project proposed by The Salient Group

The City of Victoria is asking the public for its opinion on proposed changes to the properties from 819 to 827 Fort Street.

The properties are part of a project by The Salient Group and will be transformed into a 10-storey, mixed use building. The ground floor will be commercial use with rental residential apartments above.

This will neighbour another ambitious project by PARC Retirement, running from 829 to 899 Fort Street which will also be a 10-storey building and is slated to be designated rental housing for seniors. This portion will also include a childcare space, medical offices, a multi-purpose room, a senior fitness centre and a Victoria Conservatory of Music Centre for Music Wellness.

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The City is now asking the public for input on two heritage variances for the 819-827 building, which will retain the facade of the heritage designated building at 825 Fort St. and designate the facade at 819 Fort St. as heritage designation property.

A public hearing will be held on the development on at City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com

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