A proposed four-storey building at 730-780 Summit Ave. aims to store vehicles for surrounding car businesses. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Proposed four-storey Victoria parkade offers zero spots for public use

A proposed parkade at 730-780 Summit Ave. will soon be up for discussion

A four-storey parkade is proposed for the City of Victoria – though it’s not for public use.

In a letter addressed to city council, architect Brain Kapuscinski of BJK Architecture Inc. says the property at 730-780 Summit Ave., that formerly housed the Royal Canadian Legion’s Brittania Branch No. 7 and a vacant parking lot, would be transformed into a car storage facility to be used by surrounding car dealerships.

ALSO READ: Victoria Legion goes belly-up due to lack of volunteers

“The building is meant to provide a secure storage facility without giving an unwelcoming industrial building experience,” Kapuscinski said in his letter.

The proposed pre-cast concrete structure would take on an industrial look, with minimal interior requirements aside from a car elevator and required lighting and air intake. The building would have two entrances one on Nanaimo Street and one on Summit Avenue.

On the side of the west-facing wall, Kapuscinski suggests a two-dimensional art installation which would portray a car on concrete blocks.

ALSO READ: Downtown Victoria businesses cite parking issues as top challenge

In these proposed plans there would be no public seating, parking or bicycle parking put forward. It would not be an accessible building becase of its private nature.

The letter does not write specifically to which dealerships would use the facility, but neighbouring businesses include Wheaton Chevorlet Buick Cadillac GMC Ltc., Audi Victoria, FIAT Victoria, Jim Pattison Toyota and Jim Pattison Lexus.

The application is in early stages and has yet to be presented at the committee of the whole for comment.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com

Like us on Facebook Send a Tweet to @NicoleCrescenzi
and follow us on Instagram

Just Posted

Technical difficulties delay Victoria’s $500,000 Christmas light village

The Lights of Wonder display was originally set to open on Dec. 13

Victoria council chambers packed for ongoing environmental cruise ship discussions

Union workers, neighbourhood associations and more gathered for environmental conversations

City of Victoria accepts $1 million cheque from seniors home developer

Milliken Development put forward the cash to the Housing Reserve Fund

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

Residents in B.C. city could face 133% tax hike in ‘worst case’ lawsuit outcome: report

An average home could see a tax increase of $2,164 in one year

POLL: Will you be donating to charities over the holiday season?

Many here in Victoria joined others around the world to take part… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 3

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Most Read