Plans for Selkirk Waterfront's last undeveloped property have morphed from a residential building with groundfloor retail into a mixed-use office, residential and commercial building.
Also, Fortis (Terasen) is vacating its space after 20 years at Selkirk and plans are underway to re-locate the operation to the west shore. Fortis was one of the initial tenants at Selkirk and gave the project its first major line of support.
Of course with Fortis moving out, this positions the surface parking/maintenance yard at Selkirk for some form of redevelopment.
More in the article below.
Mixed-use office and residential project last piece of the puzzle at Selkirk Waterfront
By Mike Kozakowski, VibrantVictoria.ca
Mixed-use office and residential project last piece of the puzzle at Selkirk Waterfront | VibrantVictoria.ca
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. [Read more]