Mixed-use office and residential project last piece of the puzzle at Selkirk Waterfront
Jawl Properties has applied to the City of Victoria with a zoning variance request for the last remaining undeveloped parcel at the Selkirk Waterfront Community along the Gorge waterway.
Company representative Robert Jawl says the initial plans for 2950 Jutland Road envisioned a six-storey residential building with commercial space along the groundfloor. However, strong demand for office space at Selkirk has recently lead to a re-think of the project to include a mix of offices, residences and commercial space.
“Several office tenants at Selkirk are bursting at the seams and would like to remain within the community. Our plans are for a 65,000 square foot mixed-use building that could start construction by early 2013,” Jawl said.
2950 Jutland Road, previously marketed as the Boardwalk building, is still planned as a 6-storey structure.
A little ways up Jutland Road the Fortis (previously Terasen Gas) property is reaching the end of its twenty year lease and coincidentally marks Selkirk’s 20th year as a burgeoning community. The natural gas supplier will relocate its entire base of operations to the west shore where a purpose-built project is in planning. Fortis was the anchor tenant, so-to-speak, at Selkirk Waterfront when the community began taking shape in the early 1990’s.
With Fortis vacating its premises Jawl Properties will have the opportunity to redevelop nearly 3-acres of surface parking currently used as a storage and maintenance yard by the gas supplier and other organizations. The site will be re-envisioned with the potential to be transformed into mixed-use buildings, although no concrete timeline or concepts are available at this time.
With the push for 2950 Jutland, Jawl Properties has put its most recent land purchase, the Roth Site in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue, into a holding pattern of sorts. However, Jawl does say that the project will encompass the same design principles and hopes to achieve landmark status as did the company’s Atrium Building at 800 Yates Street. The Roth Site project may include a mix of uses combining office space and residential units together with commercial on the groundfloor. With the pending departure of the Royal Bank from the property and into the Hudson Building, Jawl says the company will be positioned to more vigorously pursue its ideas for the site.
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aastraAug 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm
Any recent pics of this one?
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