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News for January 2018

news for January 2018

It's been a while since our last update, and as we start a new year, exciting, new and existing projects will be keeping us very busy.

Greater Victoria Housing Society

Construction Documents are completed and Building Permit application imminent, for the Greater Victoria Housing Society in Brentwood Bay on West Saanich Road for building 40 apartments for low income individuals and couples. Much needed rental suites in this area, to accommodate low income workers as well as seniors.

Pacific Lakeside

Excavation has begun on this large project in View Royal and will provide 60 rental apartments in two buildings on one of two remaining lots in the Lakeview Village community near Thetis Lake. Designed for the Pacific Coast Land Company, this project will provide 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments along with underground parking and ample bicycle storage. 

301 Nursery Hill Drive

Construction is well underway on the final lot being developed in the Lakeside Village community. This project for WestUrban Developments will see 63 rental apartments and 7 townhouses for sale on this sloped site right next to Nursery Hill Park. This project will also feature a fully underground parking garage. The townhouses provide individual garages for each unit and feature a southern exposure towards the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. Views from the apartments will feature Esquimalt Harbour, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains in the distance.

Two other projects have begun design development for WestUrban Developments, two 6-storey apartment buildings in West Kelowna and a 5-storey apartment building in North Cowichan.

Community Living Victoria

The new Group Home on Wascana is now complete and residents have moved into their new home. Renovations have now begun on the older dwelling at 595 Burnside Road.

BC Housing

In Courtenay, BC, we are working on 35 apartments for the M'Akola Housing Society at 810 Braidwood Avenue.

Closer to home in Sooke, construction has started on Knox Centre, for the Knox Vision Society, which will see 42 rental apartments constructed on the site containing the Knox Presbyterian Church on Church Road and Waddam's Way.

And one of the final pieces of the Mount View master plan on Carey Road in Saanich will see the Capital Region Housing Corporation construct Westview, with 73 1, 2 and 3-bedroom rental apartments in a 4-storey building.

Working with the Victoria Cool Aid Society, renovations have begun on the Tally Ho for low income rental housing.

Around the Office

It was a busy time last spring moving into our new office after being downtown in the Yates Street address for more than 10 years, and we are now all settled in to Lakeside Village in View Royal, right next door to Thetis lake.

Our Interior Designer, Jordyn Erickson left in January on a 1-year Maternity Leave, and we welcome Nidaa Al-Dujaili to fill in her role until her return.

We're excited about the projects we have on the go in the coming years and we look forward to continuing to serve our growing list of satisfied clients from our great new location in View Royal.

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