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1555 McKenzie Avenue
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 1555 McKenzie Avenue
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
1555 McKenzie Avenue is a proposal to redevelop the McKenzie Professional Centre into a six-storey rental and ... (view full profile)
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#21 Rob Randall

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 08:49 PM

^Me too.



#22 Redd42

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 09:22 PM

Is there really only one left around here?  I liked it too. Too bad :(

 

Don't think there any left on VI. Looks like are still a bunch in Vancouver.



#23 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 06:21 AM

nice to see the movement here 7 years later.



#24 Darren14

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 12:45 PM

Only one left is in Nanaimo right beside the last Pit Pit. 

 

Got both when i was there in November.



#25 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 12:47 PM

first the quizno's leaves mckenzie mall.  next thing you know the mr. mike's will be gone.



#26 Mike K.

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 03:05 PM

As long as Safeway remains I’m happy.

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 07:35 AM

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Alex Messina of Vancouver-based Nicola Wealth Real Estate speaks to Victoria's draw among institutional rental housing providers, and the region's economic resiliency in June's Ten on the 10th.
 
Institutional investment in Victoria's rental housing market Q&A with Alex Messina of Nicola Wealth
https://victoria.cit...-nicola-wealth/


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#28 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 July 2022 - 05:54 AM

Cap Daily:

 

 

McKenzie Professional Centre replacement headed to hearing

 

At last week’s meeting, council also unanimously agreed to send the proposal for a six-storey, mixed-use development at 1555 McKenzie forward to public hearing. The project would include 384 rental units, commercial space on the ground floor, and underground parking. The development would replace the McKenzie Professional Centre and parkade ,which currently sit on the site.

Council will reconvene on Aug. 8 for a committee of the whole meeting and on Aug. 15 for a council meeting.


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#29 pikabu

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Posted 25 July 2022 - 11:25 AM

Is Fairway Market included in this plan? Or will they remain?



#30 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 25 July 2022 - 12:55 PM

Is Fairway Market included in this plan? Or will they remain?

Fairway Market isn't part of this redevelopment, but I believe they have separately sold their property and I wouldn't be surprised to see a development proposal coming forward soon for the grocery site.


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#31 qv

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Posted 25 July 2022 - 09:29 PM

It always seemed weird that they have two Fairways so close to each other.

I wonder if the sushi place will relocate somewhere nearby. It's always been busy when I've been there.

#32 Redd42

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Posted 25 July 2022 - 11:02 PM

It always seemed weird that they have two Fairways so close to each other.

I wonder if the sushi place will relocate somewhere nearby. It's always been busy when I've been there.

 

Do you mean this place?

 

http://togo-sushi.com/


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#33 qv

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Posted 26 July 2022 - 12:03 PM

Do you mean this place?

http://togo-sushi.com/


They moved! That's news to me. I guess I haven't been in a while

#34 grantpalin

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Posted 26 July 2022 - 01:59 PM

Is the slightly taller building mid-block also part of this redev project? If so then Fairways will be a weird outlier.



#35 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 August 2022 - 10:59 AM

https://www.sookenew...c-input-sought/

 

The application proposes to rezone the area of the former McKenzie Professional Centre from general commercial to neighbourhood mixed-use and construct a six-storey rental apartment building with commercial space at ground level and underground parking.

 

The building itself would contain 372 apartments, 12 townhouses, one level of underground parking and almost 2,000 square metres of commercial space. It would include a mixture of unit types and sizes – from micro suites to three-bedroom units. Public plaza space with seating and an art feature is also proposed at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Shelbourne Street.

 

 

 

 

 

Doesn't look like 8  though.


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#36 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 May 2023 - 02:35 AM

What's happening here?

 

 

 

 

 

Farmer is currently building McCallum Lands in Langford with Starlight Developments, the region’s largest residential housing development with four, six-storey wood frame buildings containing 597 rental units.

 

Farmer also has upcoming projects with Nicola Wealth, including Spencer Block in downtown Victoria scheduled to start this summer, and McKenzie Centre in Saanich, scheduled to break ground in early 2024.

 

 

https://www.timescol...new-ceo-7046474


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 May 2023 - 02:35 AM.


#37 phx

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Posted 10 June 2023 - 03:07 PM

Mckenzie Mall demolition underway:

 

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#38 Mike K.

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Posted 10 June 2023 - 08:43 PM

Thank you.

This isn’t technically approved yet, is it?

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#39 AllseeingEye

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Posted 10 June 2023 - 09:16 PM

Wow the old neighborhood (from 1965-72) sure is changing; the parkade in the McK professsional building was the scene of my loudest ever hallowe'en bang....multiple sticks of ladyfinger firecrackers bundled together with a roll of hockey tape. Made a hell of sound too. Certainly a different landscape than the greenhouses, horse farms and groves of trees it was before 1968 when there was no mall, no professional center or in fact a McKenzie avenue, lol.


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#40 phx

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Posted 23 March 2024 - 05:13 PM

McKenzie Mall, gone, but not forgotten:

 

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