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I didn't realize this was going up in two halves. Are any of the other buildings on the site under construction yet?
So far, it looks like work is ongoing for the foundation of the building fronting Shelbourne but it's moving ever so slowly compared to the one above. The rest of the site is still being excavated from what I can tell.
Going up so fast! I guess there wasn’t a lot of underground excavation here?
My guess is that because the majority of that site was a parking lot and that it was the first side to start excavation that they got a quick head-start.
Do my eyes deceive me or can you see these cranes from Begbie Street? The next time you're zipping by in your car try craning your neck in that direction (but just briefly enough so as not to be a road menace, because safety comes first). The cranes seem too close and too large. They appear to be right behind Hillside Mall. It's not quite three miles distance from there (from Begbie to University Heights), but I guess it's just very flat going up Shelbourne way.
edit: upon further review, I suppose the tallest crane must be about as tall as a ~20-story residential building?
Upon further further review, is there a crane anywhere else out Shelbourne way? Is there a crane at the McRae Ave project?
American firm acquires University Heights Shopping Centre ahead of 590-unit rental and retail redevelopment effort
South Carolina-based Greystar has acquired soon to be replaced Saanich shopping plaza ahead of construction start.
Wedbild Holdings' five-building project pursuing public hearing to transform mall property on McKenzie Avenue at Shelbourne Street.
Six-storey proposal is envisioned for the site of McKenzie Professional Centre immediately south of University Heights Shopping Centre.
Saanich's J.J. Morgan Restaurant to close after decades in business as University Heights redev nears
A staple of Victoria's dining industry on Cedar Hill Road at McKenzie Avenue will close April 30th.
A large-scale mixed-use modernization of a Saanich shopping plaza on McKenzie Avenue at Shelbourne Street is on the back burner.
Over 350 residences and some 180,000 square feet of commercial space are planned to modernize the aging Saanich shopping complex.
Over 350 residences and nearly 200,000 square feet of commercial space will transform a significant portion of the Saanich mall.