The Wedge, a new residential tower by Cox Developments in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has commenced construction. The CAD$50 million highly-lauded and highly-anticipated development is located at 952 Johnson St. and 1400 Vancouver St. in downtown Victoria.
"This is a gorgeous building. I cannot wait to see it built. It's going to be an exquisite addition," said Mayor Helps of Victoria, British Columbia at a City Council meeting on 19 September, 2019. She (accurately) predicted, "I think there is award-winning potential here in terms of the design, and I think that when people walk down the street and walk past this building, they're really going to be in awe of what Victoria can deliver."
The Wedge was inspired by the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Featuring 93 residences in one-, two- and three-bedroom designs, every home in the 15-story tower is designed to feel like a corner unit with maximized views of water, mountains, and the city. Homes range from 460–1,481 square feet (42.7–137 square meters). Shared amenities include a tech center and underground parking. The highly sustainable development was designed with numerous eco-friendly elements like water conservation, active on-site power generation, sustainable materials, natural ventilation, daylighting, and strategic sun control. The Wedge will also offer ground-floor commercial space. The development was designed by San Diego and Vancouver-based AVRP Skyport and is being built by Blackrete Builders Inc. Construction commenced 1 August 2020, and is anticipated to be complete early 2023.
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