Vancouver Sun, Westcoast Homes
Saturday, October 16, 2010
By Suzanne Morphet
Hudson’s Bay store, abandoned after 80 years, now an address for 152 residences while incorporating ideas on recycling, sustainability.
Four years and $80 million later, the transformation from old Victoria department store to new condominium project is complete.
The Hudson’s Bay Store is now The Hudson. And what was once a four-storey, stateof- the-art shopper’s paradise is now a six-storey, 152-unit, modern residential building with enough retail space on its first floor to recall those vibrant retail years.
The road from retail to residential was about as rough as the weathered exterior on the Georgian-styled building when the Bay abandoned it after 82 years. Old buildings always have surprises — and this one was no exception — but the Vancouver developer who bought the property in 2006, Townline Group of Companies, wasn’t counting on enduring a recession halfway through the reconstruction.
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