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The Sawyer Block
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 840 Fort Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 6
The Sawyer Block is a six-storey purpose-built rental complex with nearly 900 square feet of ground floor comm... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] The Sawyer (formerly The George) | Rentals; commercial space | 6-storeys | Built - completed in 2020

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#161 gstc84

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 09:01 PM

Still doesn’t look fully finished from the front, but folks have moved in here now.

#162 Hotel Mike

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:34 AM

The sidewalk and bike lane are finally reopened along Fort in front of the building.


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Don't be so sure.:cool:

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 09:28 AM

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The 800-block of Fort Street, known for generations as Antique Row for its collection of antique, used furniture and vintage houseware retailers, will undergo significant change in the coming years as multiple mixed-use development efforts aim to revive the business opportunities along the commercial corridor.
 
Victorians asked to weigh in on future of Fort Street's 'Antique Row' retail make-up as new devs lead storefront revival
https://victoria.cit...efront-revival/


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#164 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 06:31 PM

I must say this looks a lot better than I imagined. Silk purse from a sow's ear.

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#165 Nparker

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:37 PM

The street level restoration is very nicely done.


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#166 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 08:17 PM

It really is. That's black tile right at the ground. Perhaps even better than the original. Recall that a century or so ago the front of this building was chopped off for a street widening. That's why the interior support pillars you can see are unusually close to the front.


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#167 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 05:54 PM

Mods: this project can be marked “complete”, tenants are living here now...
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#168 Mike K.

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 08:30 PM

Yup, it says built. Is that not showing on your end?

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#169 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:28 AM

It wasn't showing on my other device for some reason, but I can plainly see it now.  Thanks!


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#170 Brantastic

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 11:18 AM

The ground floor has apparently been leased. 


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#171 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 02:24 PM

safeway?
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#172 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 February 2023 - 04:17 AM

Recall that this building was built, 60 units, ZERO parking.



#173 Mike K.

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Posted 17 February 2023 - 06:46 AM

Yes, as government-backed, studio and one BR units catering to young people.
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#174 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 February 2023 - 07:07 AM

Yes, as government-backed, studio and one BR units catering to young people.

 

I think we would be a bit naive to think that Harris Green will be full of families. 

 

Further up Harris Green, opposite Moxies, those are some pretty big condo units.  Not many families


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#175 Mike K.

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Posted 17 February 2023 - 07:22 AM

Families or couples, but there’s a very high likelihood people renting a brand new 2BR+ apartment have at least one car. It’s just a lifestyle thing.

So we punted Harris Green from passing under the previous council, which it would have, because of MMHI. MMHI is now admittedly a dud for housing supply. And now the new council tried to make a name for itself, with the councillor who introduced the death blow amendment saying yesterday that Harris Green should have come before this council if we could walk back time.

And don’t forget about Langford!

The take away from all of this is that it could scare away other applicants. If council can single handedly erode four years of planning, who wants to take that risk? Coleman wasn’t mincing words yesterday when he said this sends the wrong message.

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