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UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The 881 at Uptown
Uses: condo, rental
Address: 881 Short Street
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
Condo units: 51 (1BR, 2BR, 1BR + den)
Sales status: pre-sales
The 881 at Uptown is a six-storey, 51-unit condominium and 10-unit rental project proposed for the municipalit... (view full profile)
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[Saanich] The 881 at Uptown | Six-storeys | Condos | Under construction


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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:25 PM

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61-unit condo project eyed for Short Street near Uptown Shopping Centre

http://victoria.citi...hopping-centre/


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#2 Nparker

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:42 PM

Google Earth puts 851 Short Street exactly at the Saanich Road intersection. What is currently on the site of this proposal?



#3 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:47 PM

Google Earth puts 851 Short Street exactly at the Saanich Road intersection. What is currently on the site of this proposal?

 

http://www.saanichne.../363291931.html

 

 

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If not for a Saanich Police officer’s presence in the area on Sunday morning a vacant residence on Short Street would likely have burnt to a far greater degree.

The officer was on patrol in the area of Uptown when they called in the structure fire at 5:27 a.m. for the boarded-up, two-storey residential home at 851 Short St.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#4 Mike K.

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:52 PM

If you click on the profile link above, the location will be there. Google Earth incorrectly identifies the location.


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#5 Nparker

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:57 PM

Google Earth puts 851 Short Street exactly at the Saanich Road intersection. What is currently on the site of this proposal?

GE must have its numbers mixed up. I am guessing it's these 4 houses.

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#6 Bingo

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 03:11 PM

Trivia

The Victoria-Sidney Railway tracks went along Blanshard behind Mayfair Mall, through the land occupied by the Shaw on Cloverdale Ave,

and up the incline along Short Street and across the area occupied by UpTown.


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:10 PM

Not far from this area is Alder Street which runs from Tolmie to Finlayson across form Mayfair mall. they are all war time homes constructed in the late 40's

A fellow named Dave Lloyd who owns a local business called Victoria Drain at 32 Regina ,

has been buying up properties on Alder street where he lives. His plan, once he buys up a few more on the one side of the street is to apply for rezoning with the purpose of building a large rental apartment building after the homes are torn down.

 

This general are from uptown to Mayfair will probably see a lot of higher density housing going in

 

The google map shows in yellow pins the homes that Mr Lloyd already owns about 5 of the 8 pictured

 

 

 


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#8 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:39 AM

Yeah, that whole stretch between Hillside and Saanich won't be recognizable in 20 years.

Look at what's happened in Vic West since the early 1990's.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

The development permit was approved Oct 30, 2017. 23 BR and 38 two BR units. 10 rental units secured through a 10 year housing agreement.

 

Here's the final rendering, and the full report to Council (with additional plans and elevations) is online here: http://www.saanich.c...toct3017rcw.pdf

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#10 Jackerbie

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:03 AM

^ However, the DP will not be ratified until all of the covenants are fully registered (i.e. the housing agreement)



#11 MarkoJ

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:35 AM

This now live and for sale -> http://www.the881.com/

 

One bedrooms (decent size @ 640 sq/ft) starting at 375 gst included.


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#12 Nparker

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:44 AM

Overall it's an attractive looking building.

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I am just not fond of the exterior, exposed stairwell. IMHO it cheapens the look and is reminiscent of 1960s motels.

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#13 grantpalin

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:11 PM

Perusing the amenities list on the website, was kinda taken by the following line under The Interiors:

 

• Smart wired including CAT6e, cable and fibre optic

 

 

 

Pre-wired for ethernet is a big plus in this day and age, plus support for fibre optic!

 

Floor plans look decent as well, no tiny units here.


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#14 lanforod

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:46 PM

^ isn't that rather standard on any new build these days, especially condo buildings?



#15 tjv

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 01:49 PM

yes, my house all has that.  But a lot of people cheap out and don't put in jacks around the house and just have wifi.  It makes a big difference when you have Netflix and 3 people are trying to watch Netflix independently plus play on their phone and the internet because Netflix will start to stall.



#16 grantpalin

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 02:24 PM

^ isn't that rather standard on any new build these days, especially condo buildings?

I don't know, but then I have no involvement in modern construction or renovation. I have been reading up on what it takes to run ethernet through an existing structure. Could be a little bit of work or a lot of work depending on circumstances. In any case, if I ever get to the point of buying a residence I will favour any with CAT cable already run, or be planning to do it myself.



#17 grantpalin

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 04:12 PM

Further to above, I rarely see mention of pre-run ethernet cabling in housing marketing materials, so it caught my attention in this case.



#18 lanforod

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:33 PM

Most houses are still run for phone lines. Typically they just use Cat5e or 6 now, and then just use less of the actual wires if only doing RJ-11 jacks.  I have a fairly entry/mid level condo on the mainland that pre-ran Cat 5e everywhere, 10 years ago. First thing I did when I bought it was terminate each end and plug them into a router.

My house here, had to run wires, which is a PITA for sure. Did it anyways, so much better than Wifi overall.



#19 MarkoJ

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:47 PM

Just noticed heat-pumps as well. A bit of a premium wood-framed building.


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#20 grantpalin

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:56 PM

Ya, even if ethernet lines are terminated for phone use, they can be re-terminated for ethernet. Dependent on the shape of the run, whether it was done point-to-point or in a star formation tying back to a single location.

 

My folks are moving house in about a month to a cute little rancher in C. Saanich and I have considered offering to run ethernet cables for them. I'd get the experience and they'd get better performance than wifi only.



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