Benefits to the City of Victoria
Victoria PARC is focused on becoming a vibrant central hub while recognizing the unique neighbourhood character, maintaining the spirit of the downtown core and emphasizing sustainable transportation.
To nurture the community, the proposed development offers several social, economic and environmental benefits.
This vibrant community hub will serve independent seniors and the wider community. With an emphasis on social inclusion and community wellness, the property will add to the vitality of an inter-generational community by providing amenities and green space for public use and enjoyment.
The economic benefits of this development include strengthened community partnerships and sponsorships, employment of retirement residence staff, activation of retail spaces along Front Street, and the addition of medical offices, a senior fitness centre and The Victoria Conservatory of Music’s new Centre for Music Wellness.
The proposed development is being designed with sustainability in mind. As such, it will integrate energy conserving technologies that result in lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduced energy use. Victoria PARC is targeting LEED® Gold certification upon completion.