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High-profile lot on Douglas Street at Saanich Road adjacent to Uptown mall eyed for redevelopment

The last un-developed parcel of land on the southern tip of Uptown Shopping Centre's block on Douglas Street at Saanich Road is poised to become a two-storey, mixed-use retail and office building.  Google

High-profile lot on Douglas Street at Saanich Road adjacent to Uptown mall eyed for redevelopment
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One of the most high-profile, un-developed properties on southern Vancouver Island is now the focus of a mixed-use retail and office proposal.
 
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Architectural firm de Hoog Kierulf has submitted plans to the District of Saanich for a two-storey commercial building on a triangular lot at Saanich Road and Douglas Street adjacent to Uptown Shopping Centre’s southern-most point.
 
The proposed building, which will feature pharmacy and retail spaces at street level with offices above, will occupy the western half of the 7,400 square foot parcel designated as 3415 Douglas Street, while nine parking stalls and a driveway entrance off Saanich Road will absorb the remainder of the space.
 
A rezoning application is currently before municipal planners to change the zoning from permitting a service station (the site was last used as such over a decade ago) to a commercial zone.
 
3415 Douglas Street site plan.
A site plan for 3415 Douglas Street depicting a commercial building and an adjacent surface parking lot. Douglas Street is along the left side of the image, and Saanich Road along the right.  de Hoog Kierulf Architects
 
The land was cleared and has remained vacant since the start of construction of Uptown Shopping Centre in 2007, which was developed on the site of Town & Country Shopping Centre.
 
3415 Douglas Street will complete the block between Douglas Street and Blanshard Street, and from Saanich Road to Carey Road. C

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