(Artist's rendering of Hudson Place One. Rafii Architects/Townline)

Earlier this year, the City of Victoria approved the construction of the tallest tower to ever grace the horizon on Vancouver Island.

TheĀ 26 storey mixed-use building at 777 Herald Street is designed by popular Vancouver-based Rafii Architects and built by Townline developers.

Set for completion by 2020, the structure will contain 176 residential units, a rooftop patio and a 1500 sq. ft. ground floor reserved for commercial use.

There will also be six levels of underground parking with 245 vehicle stalls and 26 visitor spaces. The area will include 192 residential bicycle parking stalls.

(Artist’s rendering of Hudson Place One. Rafii Architects/Townline)

Community space in the area will incorporate amenities like a fitness studio, yoga area, infrared sauna, creative studio, hobby room, billiards room, two fire pit lounges, outdoor dining area with a BBQ, fenced dog run, and more.

The high-rise will also have ‘sky gardens’ unique to Victoria, with several floors of the building stepped back to make room for greenery with Arbutus trees.

(Artist’s rendering of Hudson Place One. Rafii Architects/Townline)

The tower is meant to be a part of the new Hudson Bay District growing around the Hudson’s Bay Company department store building that currently houses the Victoria Public Market.

Construction is scheduled for completion in 2020, and the building will house 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom luxury condos.

The developers are also working on their second tower, Hudson Place Two, which will be another mixed-use residential/commercial building located at 1700 Blanshard Street.

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