The Sawyer Block is a six-storey purpose-built rental complex with nearly 900 square feet of ground floor commercial space. Residential units will be maintained as rentals in perpetuity as part of an agreement with the City of Victoria.
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890 square feet of ground floor commercial space fronts onto Fort Street.
The street level restoration is very nicely done.
It really is. That's black tile right at the ground. Perhaps even better than the original. Recall that a century or so ago the front of this building was chopped off for a street widening. That's why the interior support pillars you can see are unusually close to the front.
It wasn't showing on my other device for some reason, but I can plainly see it now. Thanks!
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