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University Heights, building A
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 3956 Shelbourne Street
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
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#281 Spy Black

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 06:46 AM

That's a very nice looking project!

This will be a big shot in the arm to the McKenzie/Shelbourne "village".

 

I grew up not far away on a small farm on Feltham Rd, and this corner has come a very long way from the fields, ditches, and greenhouses of Ruby Road, and of my youth :)



#282 qv

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 07:09 AM

The article makes it sound like the GHRA is already on board. Does this mean smooth sailing through approvals?
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Posted 05 October 2021 - 09:44 AM

Expanded Saanich Home Depot now part of 600 rental unit University Heights redevelopment


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#284 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 06:13 AM

Saanich council has voted to send an amended plan for University Heights to a public hearing.

 

Part of the rezoning and development permit application discussed at council’s special meeting Sept. 27 includes a contribution from developer Wesbild of $750,000 for children and families’ charities and greenspace acquisition in Saanich, $100,000 for public art onsite and $150,000 more for electric vehicle infrastructure – a package worth approximately the same as the cost of moving power lines underground for the project.

 

The 5-4 vote saw Couns. Judy Brownoff, Susan Brice, Colin Plant and Nathalie Chambers opposed.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....public-hearing/


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Posted 15 November 2021 - 06:14 AM

Shelbourne Community Kitchen staff are disappointed their organization was left off the list of recipients of community amenity contribution funding from the University Heights redevelopment project.

 

The charity, operating out of the Lutheran Church of the Cross at Cedar Hill Road and Cedar Hill X Road, offers services for food-insecure individuals and families in the area.

 

On Sept. 27 council approved sending an amended plan for the shopping centre redevelopment by Wesbild to public hearing on Nov. 16.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....-redevelopment/

 

 

Erika Schade, Saanich communications manager, said the community kitchen applied for and received $10,000 from the district’s Strategic Priorities Grant program in 2021, and has received such grants from the district since 2015.


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#286 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 07:51 AM

Council has approved the rezoning and redevelopment of University Heights on Nov. 16 to move to a final hearing in the coming weeks.

Wesbild’s redevelopment proposal for the University Heights Shopping Centre will include affordable rental housing, a grocery store, an expanded Home Depot

https://www.vicnews....ts-development/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 November 2021 - 07:52 AM.

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 09:07 AM

..............redevelopment proposal for the University Heights Shopping Centre will include affordable rental housing, a grocery store, an expanded Home Depot
 

As a kid, growing up on a small farm in Gordon Head, that corner was always just Ruby Road, the huge Lum greenhouses, and a couple of farmers fields.


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Posted 19 November 2021 - 11:18 AM

As a kid, growing up on a small farm in Gordon Head, that corner was always just Ruby Road, the huge Lum greenhouses, and a couple of farmers fields.

 

I grew up and lived at Cedar Hill Rd two houses down from the corner of what was Ruby Rd at that time, from 1964-72, routinely tagging along with the older neighborhood teenage boys who used to go bow hunting to pheasant on that (mall) site. Our old hockey pond in winter was right where the library stands at present day Cedar Hill/McKenzie. 


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Posted 07 February 2022 - 12:17 PM

anyone know what's going on with this project? they haven't updated the status of it and i thought there was going to be a decision on it soon since they want to target a spring start on construction yet there's no word on it and save on foods is still there.


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#290 Mike K.

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Posted 07 February 2022 - 12:20 PM

The project has been approved, but they’re not yet at the de-construction phase.
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#291 mdb1983

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Posted 07 February 2022 - 09:41 PM

The project has been approved, but they’re not yet at the de-construction phase.

oh ok, so they're basically just waiting to find the time to announce the construction date. thanks. 


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Posted 25 March 2022 - 07:38 AM

South Carolina-based Greystar has acquired University Heights.
 
American firm acquires University Heights Shopping Centre ahead of 590-unit rental and retail redevelopment effort

https://victoria.cit...lopment-effort/


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#293 Casual Kev

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Posted 25 March 2022 - 06:08 PM

Good to hear University Heights is getting a facelift + lots of residential. Next up, Saanich needs to field something for Shelbourne x Cedar Hill Cross (what do they even call the shops in that area?)



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Posted 26 March 2022 - 01:01 AM

That area might be known as the Shelbourne Valley.

#295 Kilo95

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 10:23 AM

Should this thread be moved out of the Completed & Cancelled Proposals sub-forum given that it's been approved? 


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Posted 26 March 2022 - 10:57 AM

Shelbourne x Cedar Hill Cross (what do they even call the shops in that area?)

 

Shelbourne Valley Centre is what the municipal planners call it.



#297 baconnbits

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 11:35 AM

I think it gets approved this upcoming week at council

#298 Mike K.

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Posted 27 March 2022 - 06:25 AM

It’s getting 4th reading which is a technicality at this stage.

Kilo, you’re right. I’ll switch it over.
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Posted 31 March 2022 - 06:19 PM

i was reading this article and it looks like construction wouldn't start until late 2022 or in early 2023 so it seems to be delayed again. i guess that means the mall will be quiet for awhile longer.

 

They should be glad that save on foods is still there paying some kind of rent when almost all the other businesses jump shipped a long time ago thinking it was closing down since last year

 

The project is expected to be approved this spring, with construction targeted to begin later this year or early in 2023. Once construction is complete, the REIT will have the option to purchase Minto Properties’ stake in the development at a five per cent discount on its then-appraised fair market value.  

 

https://www.obj.ca/a...shopping-centre


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#300 mdb1983

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 08:04 AM

with Save on Foods closing on the 23rd and all the other stores gone are they going to speed up the construction date?

 

https://www.victoria...-redevelopment/


Edited by mdb1983, 12 June 2022 - 08:06 AM.

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