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UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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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#121 Citified.ca

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:53 AM

Thanks for the heads-up, tjv!

 

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The Sawyer's Sewing building along the 800-block of Fort Street will soon be remediated as part of a six-storey purpose-built rental development. Plans for redeveloping the site have come and gone over the span of a decade. The latest design incarnation is expected to get underway later this year.

 

Rental apartments finally coming to Fort Street's Sawyer's Sewing site after decade-plus work stoppage

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#122 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 08:37 AM

I’m hopeful that the current development team will bring this project to completion.

#123 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:18 AM

Just to recap:

 

This is the October 2009 Hillel architecture redesign which was a slight tweaking of the May 2009 design:

 

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The architect last I heard was Number TEN Architectural Group.

 

 

 


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#124 Mike K.

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:22 AM

Yes, Number 10 is also behind the Salient proposal for The Sawyer.


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#125 DougG

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 03:45 PM

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 57 times, shame on me.


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#126 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:47 AM

The developer has placed new signage announcing the development on the front of the property. 



#127 Nparker

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:13 AM

The developer has placed new signage announcing the development on the front of the property. 

So they're not going to develop the back of the property.  :P



#128 Rob Randall

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:01 AM

Construction is underway as they excavate below the old building.


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#129 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:45 AM

Taken today:

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#130 Linear Thinker

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:25 PM

800 block Fort will be closed this Sunday for erection of the tower crane at 840 Fort.



#131 Nparker

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:26 PM

Does that include the bike lanes?  ;)



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:11 PM

^yep

The sidewalk on the north side of the street, along with the two-way bike facility, will be closed in the construction area.
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#133 Citified.ca

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 09:48 AM

11-years since Three Point Properties had begun preliminary site-work on the Sawyer Sewing Building in the 800-block of Fort Street.

 

December 21, 2018.

 

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#134 Nparker

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:27 AM

11 years to get a 6-floor building started. That's just nuts.



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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:25 AM

Developer Robert Fung chats about development in Citified's latest Q&A instalment.

 
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Ross Marshall of CBRE Victoria speaks with Robert Fung of The Salient Group about development in Victoria.
 
Ten on the 10th: Real-estate development with Robert Fung of The Salient Group

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#136 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:56 PM

Today:

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#137 Hotel Mike

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:32 AM

Preserving that frontage is a good move on Fort Street. I hope the blend between old and new will work well.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#138 AllseeingEye

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:51 AM

NYC built the empire state building in 13 months; it took this town over a decade to just fuss about and finally approve a 6-floor speed bump. Unreal. And "typical". That said its a nice looking little structure that should contribute to the ongoing process of helping revive a Fort Street that was becoming pretty ho-hum. Nice.


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