Construction to start at Union project in Old Town
After more than a decade of failed proposals and stalled plans the infamous Buckerfield site bridging downtown Victoria’s Chinatown and Old Town districts is finally on its way to a complete transformation.
Union, a five-storey, two-building project spanning the 500-block of Pandora Avenue and Fisgard Street will break ground May 12th and mark the start of Anthem Properties’ first foray into Victoria’s new-build condo market.
Anthem’s Leah Jewell said the project is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete and will be ready for occupancy by the fall of 2013.
Although sales at the Union have been slower than expected, this has been partly attributed to the site’s infamous past stemming from Amadon Group’s cancellation of the Bambu project on the eve of construction nearly a decade ago. A barren, fenced off “wasteland,” as some have called it, has remained ever since. When the shovels finally hit the ground at Union, Jewell says she feels confident that buyers will respond accordingly to Anthem’s commitment to the project and the community.
Union’s current confirmed sales represent 27% of the 133-unit total. Retail space along the ground floors of both buildings will be marketed closer to the completion of the project. There is no word at this time of potential commercial tenants.
Victoria-based Merrick Architecture is behind the building design and Anthem has partnered with Van Isle Projects to oversee construction.
For more information on Union and to stay up to date with the latest news and construction photo updates for the project, refer to VibrantVictoria’s discussion thread here. Follow VibrantVictoria’s news and updates on local condo developments and activity on our Victoria Condos Facebook page. Union’s official sales website can be accessed at www.unionvictoria.com.
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The five most recent replies to VibrantVictoria.ca's discussion forum's [Downtown Victoria] The Union | Condos | 5- and 5-storeys | U/C thread, the most relevant thread to the above headline or article:
MarkoJMay 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm
May 20th, 2013.
Dylan LeblancMay 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm
good work MJ :-)
Mike K.May 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm
This building is fitting in better than I originally thought it would.
It's probably unwise to question Merrick Architecture, isn't it? ;)
MarkoJMay 20, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Quote: good work MJ :-)
Went for a long walk this afternoon....!
Hotel MikeMay 21, 2013 at 10:25 am
I notice they've painted one of the plain block walls a red brick colour to blend in. I assume they'll do that to the second big wall.