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Uptown Residential
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: Carey Road at Ravine Way
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 24
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 | 24-storeys | residential; commercial


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#161 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 April 2023 - 07:36 PM

It’s really not much more than a bog. That we used to fill in. Sometimes with garbage.

#162 AllseeingEye

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Posted 04 April 2023 - 06:34 AM

Actually it really was a full blown 'proper' lake up until the mid-70's when massive algae blooms resulted from decades of pesticide and especially fertilizer runoff going directly into it from local farms as far away as the Blenkinsop Valley, as well as runoff from at least two wineries which discharged thousands of kilograms of sludge from the wine fermentation process directly into the lake; in addition to periodic sewer discharges from a Saanich treatment plant at McKenzie and Quadra. All those nutrients being introduced into the ecosystem resulted in the wetland-overgrowth we see today.

 

Yet even today in its significantly reduced state its winter flood plain almost quadruples the water surface area to close to 80 acres according to the Swan Lake Nature sanctuary. Fifty years ago (yes I'm old) I remember as a very young yard ape the lake being closer to that latter size virtually all year round.


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#163 amor de cosmos

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Posted 24 June 2023 - 07:12 AM

new renderings at the bottom of this page: https://www.saanich....anich-core.html



#164 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2023 - 07:28 AM

Here are a couple of the the elevations: 

Uptown tower.png

Uptown tower2.png

 

https://www.saanich....aanich-elev.pdf

 



#165 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2023 - 07:31 AM

Not too colourful.

#166 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2023 - 07:38 AM

Indeed. It's not very architecturally interesting either, but then again, what is nowadays (at least locally)?



#167 Mike K.

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Posted 24 June 2023 - 07:57 AM

Aren’t these the renderings from the previous page?

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#168 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2023 - 08:00 AM

I posted a couple of the renderings for anyone who didn't to wade through the pdf document from Saanich's web page.



#169 downtownlurker

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Posted 26 June 2023 - 08:40 AM

Got excited that the tower looked svelte... then scrolled further down...


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#170 Nparker

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Posted 18 March 2024 - 10:15 AM

A new rendering of this project has been spotted by thegreatscaper..

Almost a year later. Any news?



#171 Mike K.

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Posted 18 March 2024 - 10:27 AM

Nope.

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#172 Nparker

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Posted 18 March 2024 - 10:32 AM

So the regional housing crisis really is over. Cool.  :thumbsup:



#173 aastra

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Posted 18 March 2024 - 10:45 AM

Methinks the Uptown corner would be a legitimately decent spot for testing the viability of a large residential building with no parking.


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#174 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 06:34 AM

A report that just went to council identifies the residential project as 318 units, but also 329 units.

It looks like this is finally making some headway.
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#175 spanky123

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 07:15 AM

Methinks the Uptown corner would be a legitimately decent spot for testing the viability of a large residential building with no parking.

 

Yeah, the tenants can park in the retail lots!


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#176 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 07:21 AM

8 years to get from this 
Uptown Tower 2016.jpg
to this
Uptown tower April 2023.png
and still nothing has been built.



#177 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 07:23 AM

Somebody should do the same to Gateway Village.


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#178 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 07:25 AM

Somebody should do the same to Gateway Village.

You mean propose something now and maybe start construction sometime around 2035?


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