University Heights, building C is proposal for a six-storey mixed-use rental and retail complex at Cedar Hill Road and McKenzie Avenue in Saanich. The building is part of a redevelopment of the southern half of University Heights Shopping Centre bordered by McKenzie Avenue, Cedar Hill Road and Shelbourne Street.
Click here to learn how to keep your data current and how to upgrade to a Citified Plus project profile.
Main core foundation (and first tower crane section) in place for the first building off McKenzie. First crane should probably up and operational within a month or so.
Saanich Archives photo:
Nice - the old 'hood from 1965-72; our house would be just out of frame on Cedar Hill Rd heading south, on the upper left of the image.
The old stone "Sutherland" house as we referred to it sits just to the right on the rise overlooking the newly built McKenzie Ave. The apartment with the three wings just 'below' the house - in fact it sits to the east - was easily and by far the biggest in that entire area, and by a large margin.
At that time a year or two before the mall was constructed and McKenzie actually built (which I was believe was about 1968-9), what is now Cedar Hill Rd, starting a couple of blocks north of where it intersects McKenzie, was gravel road all the way out to Mt Douglas.
And of course the iconic greenhouses owned by the Lum family are seen across from the mall.
The time has finally come for the main mall building...
Meanwhile, there are now two cranes on site:
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.
Expanded Saanich Home Depot now part of 600 rental unit University Heights redevelopment
Wedbild Holdings' five-building project pursuing public hearing to transform mall property on McKenzie Avenue at Shelbourne Street.
400-unit rental complex proposed for 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.
Massive redevelopment of University Heights Shopping Centre put on hold
A large-scale mixed-use modernization of a Saanich shopping plaza on McKenzie Avenue at Shelbourne Street is on the back burner.
University Heights redevelopment plans to go before Saanich design panel (with renderings)
Over 350 residences and some 180,000 square feet of commercial space are planned to modernize the aging Saanich shopping complex.
Exclusive: University Heights Shopping Centre poised for major makeover
Over 350 residences and nearly 200,000 square feet of commercial space will transform a significant portion of the Saanich mall.