6-storey Boardwalk project to complete Selkirk Waterfront
Site preparation and excavation has begun on The Boardwalk, a six storey mixed-use office, commercial and condo project at Burnside-Gorge’s Selkirk Waterfront Community.
After 20 years of construction on industrial land once occupied by a lumber processing facility, Boardwalk will rise above Selkirk Waterfront’s last un-developed parcel and complete one of the most successful mixed-use urban redevelopment projects in Victoria.
Originally planned as a condo building with groundfloor retail, developer Jawl Properties decided to re-envision the site (officially located at 2950 Jutland Road) and accommodate several of Selkirk Waterfront’s existing office tenants “bursting at the seems,” as company representative Robert Jawl stated earlier in the year.
The 65,000 square foot building is expected to be completed in 2014 with a construction start by late 2012 or early 2013.
Elsewhere at Selkirk Waterfront one of the community’s first commercial anchor tenants, Fortis Gas, is vacating its headquarters and moving to a purpose-built facility on the west shore. Three acres of surface parking and storage space used by Fortis will now sit largely empty, and while the potential for transforming the land is a possibility Jawl is not actively pursuing formal redevelopment plans at this time. VV
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jonnyMay 10, 2013 at 8:50 am
I think that's the same crane that was recently removed from the Mondrian site.
Mike K.May 10, 2013 at 11:17 am
Is this the first time a full size crane has been used at Selkirk? I seem to recall that the 6-storey office building at Gorge and Jutland was built using a mobile crane.
AllEarsMay 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm
Concert Properties built the newer building that runs parallel to the Galloping Goose. Campbell Construction did the concrete and used the same type of crane there.
History BuffMay 10, 2013 at 9:46 pm
Quote: I think that's the same crane that was recently removed from the Mondrian site.
Good call Johnny .
It is the same crane and it makes economical sense to move it a few blaock away because it wa sthe right size instead of having a whole new one trucked over from the main land.
I have a shot of Mondrian Crane I took and it was pointing in the same direction as your shot.
I resized them then overlayed my photo onto your shot so it is easy to do theside by side comparrison