Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Scott Building renovation concepts revealed by new owner (PHOTOS)


The new owner of the Scott Building has revealed this week its plans for redevelopment following its initial proposals for renovations last November.

District Investments Group acquired the 2659 Douglas St. building and parking lot at 735 Hillside Avenue last year.

Reports at the time said the company planned to repurpose the building’s upper floor space for housing and to build a six-storey rental tower on the adjacent parking lot.

The rental tower will also include new commercial spaces on the ground floor.

District says the new building “will be revitalized to retain its vintage character while updating components where appropriate.”

Scott Building has served variety of purposes

Originally constructed as a residential property in 1912, the 50,000-square-foot Scott Building underwent a change of use in 1949.

It was renovated in 1974 and once again in 2005, according to Colliers International marketing materials.

Once completed, the repurposed building will include approximately 46 residential units, with another 45 to be constructed at the Hillside space.

The Chicago-style architecture makes for a striking image on the corner of Hillside and Douglas, with a finish comprised of brick, stucco, marble, and tile with ornate terra cotta trim.

And the proposed renovations are equally striking; check out the concept renderings below!

(District Investments Group)
(District Investments Group)
(District Investments Group)
(District Investments Group)
(District Investments Group)
Myles Sauer
Former staff editor and writer at Victoria Buzz.

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