937 View Street

Project Overview

937 View Street is a proposed rental housing development in Victoria, BC. A visionary design for the building is focused on maximizing the number of homes at this site to create attainable and highly livable spaces as well as shared neighbour amenities to support the city’s critical housing need and the evolution of Victoria’s growing downtown community.
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Maximizing Livability

  • Welcoming, bright living spaces with high ceilings
  • Juliette balcony and/or large operable windows with unobstructed views
  • Flexible living area with space for 3-4 people, high-speed wired
  • Galley style kitchen with ample storage, dishwasher, microwave, electric induction range and electric oven.
  • Three piece bath with built in linen storage and medicine cabinets
  • Built in bed, drawers, nightstands, wardrobes & reading lights
  • Washer/Dryer & built in vacuum / broom and coat storage

Project Benefits Summary

  • 269 rental homes in a highly walkable and bikeable urban environment
  • Efficiently sized units designed for livability and affordability
  • Range of studio, one, two and three bedroom homes
  • 5,500sf of amenity areas for residents including a dog run, community garden, shared patio and gym to create resident connections + community
  • No Parking + Large Bicycle parking room with charging
  • A rental housing agreement to secure rental in perpetuity
  • $50,000 donation to City of Victoria Housing Reserve Fund
  • Cafe with patio + street-facing homes to activate View Street

Project Principles

  • Beautiful & Efficient Living Spaces
  • Pet-Friendly Homes and Amenities
  • People-Powered Transportation
  • Connecting with Neighbours
  • Enhancing Victoria’s Downtown Community
  • Attainable Rental Living
  • A Range of Housing (studio-3 Bed)


This central downtown location in Victoria’s Harris Green neighbourhood has a walk score of 98, cycling score of 98 and transit score of 92, making it one of the best locations in the city to live without a car. It’s within walking distance to workplaces, shopping, restaurants and the many parks, waterways and cultural opportunities that make Victoria a sought-after place to live.


Designed by the award-winning team at dHK Architects, 937 View Street is a 23-storey building that’s been thoughtfully conceived to transform the View Street corridor with a contemporary building that includes 269 purpose-built rental homes. Residents will enjoy a large rooftop amenity space with outdoor kitchen and seating and a sixth-floor community space with a community garden, dog run and seating areas. The first floor of the building includes three ground-oriented homes, a large café with a patio for the public and residents as well as a bright and modern secure bicycle storage room with e-bike charging, bike repair and wash station as well as room for oversized bikes.


The team at Nelson Investments is committed to building reliable and livable rental housing that’s designed to provide affordable living in Victoria’s downtown over the long term. These high-quality rental units are right sized at an average of 389sf. The talented Bidgood Design team have employed innovative interior design techniques to create beautifully efficient, airy and welcoming living spaces. This bold proposal is also designed with no vehicle parking, which contributes to overall affordability for the future residents of 937 View Street.


Nelson Investments is a family-owned company with deep roots in Victoria, Vancouver Island and Vancouver. We focus on supporting local economies through investments in early-stage start-ups, fast-growing companies and established local businesses in hospitality, development, construction and technology.  Current companies include (but are not limited to) Pacific Sands Beach Resort, Shelter Point Distillery and First Light Technologies.