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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, 60-unit woodframe purpose-built rental building with nearly 900 square feet ... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] The Sawyer (formerly The George) | Rentals; commercial space | 6-storeys | Under construction

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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:59 PM

Three Point Properties started preliminary work on the reno of the old Sawyer Sewing building at 840 Fort but work has since stopped (what's the hold up all about?).


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#2 G-Man

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 07:22 AM

I think this might be a new rendition as there are more units apparent in this drawing as the old one was just five buts this seems more like seven or so.

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#3 Rob Randall

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:45 PM

I am told this project is still alive but in a slightly different form--more like the Dragon Alley condos in Chinatown.

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#4 Ms. B. Havin

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:47 PM

Yes, that's a surprising twist, IMO. This 'alley' will dead-end, though, correct? That makes it trickier to animate. Interesting idea though -- hope we see it actualized ...soon.
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#5 Rob Randall

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:54 PM

Yes, it would be a dead end, but the property is up against the parking lot of the Chelsea apartment's surface parking lot, so it could conceivably cut through to View St. some time in the future.

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#6 G-Man

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:42 AM

Do you mean they would be going for Live/Work zoning with potential shops along the bottom? I see that being an utter failure unless they call it an Antique Mall.

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#7 Mike K.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:02 AM

The rear of this property has now been excavated to some extent. Perhaps the soil is contaminated and they need to air out what's left?

#8 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:54 PM

This is not officially dead but if the six-storey wood construction is approved we will probably see it revived with a different concept than the one depicted above.

EDIT: I see the links are broken to the old images but I don't know if there are any other copies floating around.

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#9 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:58 PM

Redesigned by Hillel architecture, six storey (20.8 m) residential building directly behind the Sawyer building (no courtyard)

36 units priced around 200 K. avg. 434 sq. ft.

No parking.

Current floor space ratio: 2.5:1, requested fsr: 3.95:1

Public meeting hosted by DRA will be held, time TBA.

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#10 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:47 PM


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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:51 AM

Looks good.

#12 G-Man

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 06:29 AM

It looks nice but I am concerned that someone is already considering jumping off it.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:27 AM

It looks like they are going to be housekeeping rooms (note the gaggle of French maids gathered at the servants' entrance to the left) frequented by the likes of John Travolta, who looks like he left his paint cans up the street at the OB Home Hardware.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:03 AM

I'll be darned. It is Travolta.
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:06 AM

^
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#16 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 06:58 AM

Updated rendering released:


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#17 Mike K.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:05 AM

Is this project approved yet?

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#18 G-Man

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:32 AM

I think this may be one of those cases where it was worth waiting for the new project as this is far better than the original proposal.

#19 Mike K.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:32 AM

An entry for the project has been added to the construction projects list.

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#20 D.L.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:36 PM

I bet there's a huge nasty blank wall on the east side of that building.

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