The PARC Residential Living development is proposed for the 800 block of Fort Street, and would offer senior living, rental space, retail space and childcare. (City of Victoria)

Senior living, mixed-use development to take over part of Fort Street

Victoria’s PARC Retirement Living is one step closer to getting shovels in the ground

A mixed-use development complex that will take up half a block of Fort Street is getting further along in its plans.

PARC Retirement Living supplied revised plans to the City of Victoria on Jan. 16, with the largest changes seen in its overall design, after staff instructed the developer to better match the neighbourhood.

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The proposed 10-storey, two building complex would run on the southern side of Fort Street, from 829-899 Fort St., as well as 846 Broughton St.

The PARC Residential Living development will take up half a block of Fort Street, and offer senior living, rental space, retail space and childcare. (City of Victoria)

It will house 266 rental units for seniors, as well as 191 supportive housing units for seniors, including meal service, transportation, wellness consultation, housekeeping, senior-specific fitness, entertainment, security and first aid response.

It would also have 61 rental suits that are not age specific, and 14 affordable housing units, which will rent at 40 per cent of the fee for comparable units for 12 years.

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On the bottom floor there will also be 1,000 sq. metres of commercial retail space, a childcare space for 36 children, medical offices, multi-purpose rooms, a senior fitness centre, and a Victoria Conservatory of Music Centre for Music Wellness.

Residents would have access to an internal courtyard and two levels of underground parking.

The complex will take place of several vacant units, and local businesses including Van Isle Coin and Stamp, Britannia Antiques and Estates, Zeitgeist Vintage Store, and Sookjai Thai.

The developers are seeking public input on the property, and are hosting an open house on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in the Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton St.

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca


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