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Work gets underway on Esquimalt's residential and commercial Town Square dev

Preliminary work has begun at the site of Esquimalt's Town Square development along the 1200-block of Esquimalt Road. The project will include a mix of housing, office space and retail opportunities, along with an expanded public library.  Aragon Properties

Work gets underway on Esquimalt's residential and commercial Town Square dev
Work has begun on Esquimalt’s mixed-use residential and commercial Town Square development in the municipality’s town centre.
Crews have closed several parking lots south of Esquimalt’s town hall in the 1200-block of Esquimalt Road in preparation for ground work and the relocation of underground infrastructure.
The project, dubbed Esquimalt Town Square, will include of a five-storey office building with four levels of class-A office space above a ground floor commercial component. The building’s first floor will house an expanded Greater Victoria Public Library branch along with retail uses.
A mixed-use residential building with ground floor retail space will rise to six-storeys along Park Place at Esquimalt Road. Five levels of residences will overlook the project’s central square, Park Place and Esquimalt Road.
Two additional residential buildings, which may ultimately include a mixture of condominiums and rental apartments, will be situated along the southern perimeter of the site at Park Place and Carlisle Avenue.
Esquimalt Town Square's Vancouver-based developer, Aragon Properties, anticipates a total residential density of some 130-units upon project completion, and approximately 49,000 square feet of office and retail space.
The Town Square project joins a growing list of new developments in the municipality. A Red Barn Markets grocery store opened on Esquimalt Road at Admirals Road in late February, and work continues on a uniquely-designed liquor store at the site of the former Tudor House Pub kitty corner from the newly-opened market. Further east along Esquimalt Road Vanguard Projects plans to start construction on a six-storey condominium residence this spring, and Aragon Properties is also working towards final approvals for a multi-building residential community at Lampson Street’s English Inn site. C

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