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Uptown Residential
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: Carey Road at Ravine Way
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 11
Uptown Shopping Centre's final phase of construction is proposed as a residential highrise with retail spaces,... (view full profile)
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[Saanich] Uptown Shopping Centre residential | 11-storeys | rentals; commercial | approved


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#81 Mike K.

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 12:11 PM

I'll be on CFAX this afternoon at 3:30 to chat about this proposal. Brief segment, 10 mins or so.


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#82 Nparker

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 08:38 AM

I don't think we've seen a rendering from this angle for the Uptown residential component.

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#83 nagel

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:04 AM

It's been sent by Saanich CotW to a public hearing.

 

People want a mid-block crosswalk on Blanshard as part of this project.



#84 aastra

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:10 AM

There should be a pedestrian bridge over Blanshard.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:10 AM

But not specifically because of this project.



#86 jonny

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 10:00 AM

Pretty excited for this project. I think it will tie the whole development together nicely.

 

The Whole Foods expansion looks huge from ground level.


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#87 Mike K.

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 09:33 AM

Approvals are now in place. Morguard will start construction next year.

 

14-storey Uptown Shopping Centre rental tower to get underway in 2017

http://victoria.citi...derway-in-2017/


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#88 Bingo

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 11:02 AM

Pretty excited for this project. I think it will tie the whole development together nicely.

 

The Whole Foods expansion looks huge from ground level.

 

The underground parking at Uptown seems to be poorly designed with poor signage, and it is now linked to the Whole Foods under store parking.

I hope Whole Foods will be open for 5:00 am shopping so I can avoid all of that. 



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Posted 26 October 2016 - 04:03 PM

Agree; overall I like Uptown - it has a nice vibe, its relatively close for us and convenient for lunches after visiting our mom who lives at the Carey Rd Campus of Care.

 

That said parking is definitely a bit of a s*** show especially on this corner since Brown's opened up. That entry/exit into the underground parkade is frenetic at times with a hodge podge of cars and pedestrians all competing at any given time for space. Should be really interesting when 200+ people move in right next door once the residential piece is complete. I assume that tower will have its own dedicated underground parking space as well meaning this will be one uber busy corner....


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#90 JanionGuy

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 04:10 PM

What's really needed here and on Citified is a clear map of the exact location of this new structure. Not for me, as i've seen the open pit where the building will be.  But for other readers that aren't aware of how small the actual footprint of the buildings is, and how close to all the roadways it will be. It's shoved in right beside Whole Foods, so WF will no longer be seen from the west approaches, and the lighting on all of the WF south plaza will be gone for much of the day.



#91 RFS

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 04:32 PM

this is a very exciting development for uptown. next up, the mark one development
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Posted 26 October 2016 - 05:36 PM

The underground parking at Uptown seems to be poorly designed with poor signage, and it is now linked to the Whole Foods under store parking.
I hope Whole Foods will be open for 5:00 am shopping so I can avoid all of that.


I have never had a problem with the underground parking. However I have takenough time to drive around all levels of parking and learn my way in and out at various entrances and exits. Quite honestly I never attempt to park at surface level or Walmart level. Preferring the Shaw (office) level that is in the middle of everything I have to do. GYM, drugstore, pet store and Walmart. It a good middle spot.

Damn... now your all going to park there. :)
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#93 AllseeingEye

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 08:37 PM

I have never had a problem with the underground parking. However I have takenough time to drive around all levels of parking and learn my way in and out at various entrances and exits. Quite honestly I never attempt to park at surface level or Walmart level. Preferring the Shaw (office) level that is in the middle of everything I have to do. GYM, drugstore, pet store and Walmart. It a good middle spot.

Damn... now your all going to park there. :)

 

I have never had a problem with the underground parking. However I have takenough time to drive around all levels of parking and learn my way in and out at various entrances and exits. Quite honestly I never attempt to park at surface level or Walmart level. Preferring the Shaw (office) level that is in the middle of everything I have to do. GYM, drugstore, pet store and Walmart. It a good middle spot.

Damn... now your all going to park there. :)

SN Fitness World members are 'supposed' to park on one of the lower levels yet honestly in 18 months at this location I never have nor to my knowledge has that 'requirement' actually been enforced; guess we'll see if the opening of Whole Foods changes things in that regard.



#94 Mike K.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 06:17 AM

The worst situation is up top where you have three flows of vehicles all trying to exit onto Blanshard. The underground exit joins up with the above ground exit (Shaw/PetSmart etc) and things get pretty backed up.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 06:19 AM

Not if you us the new exit/entrance under Whole Foods. No one is using that yet. Park right by the escalators, go up for Shoppers/ Pets mart. Return to your car and drop of, go down to Walmart. Rinse and repeat.

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#96 Mike K.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 06:21 AM

Yes, you can definitely do that. It spits you out heading right on Ravine towards Blanshard.

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#97 Gary H

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 10:33 AM

:thumbsup:

 

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#98 Kach

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:00 AM

Any word/progress on a potential transit exchange near this site?  To me, that would be the final bit of "detail" for the Uptown development.



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:17 AM

Any word/progress on a potential transit exchange near this site?  To me, that would be the final bit of "detail" for the Uptown development.

 

Great question. Does anyone know anything?


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:31 AM

Any word/progress on a potential transit exchange near this site?  To me, that would be the final bit of "detail" for the Uptown development.

 

Why do we need an interchange?  Can't people walk anymore, from one street to the next?  The last thing we need is buses making more time-consuming stops.


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