Location: Saanich, BC
Developer: Morguard Investments Ltd.
Uptown is a redevelopment of an 18 acre site at the crossroads of Uptown Victoria/Saanich BC into a premiere LEED Neighborhood Development Gold Lifestyle Shopping Centre Office Residential Mixed-Use project; one of the first in North America.Â
Phase 1 & 2 comprising of approx. 875,000 sq. ft. (retail and office) is now complete.Â Phase 3 will incorporate multi-residential and expanded offices.Â It features Main Street oriented multilevel retail & offices, a public plaza and 2 ground oriented retailing levels responding to unique site opportunities.
Uptown was designed to encourage and support the use of greener forms of transportation, such as ride sharing, public transportation, walking and cycling.Â Other features include reflective roof systems, underground structured parking to minimize the heat island effect, 225 bike rack stalls, changing rooms and commuter shower facilities for the employees of the tenants.
These features, combined with the construction of a number of its buildings to a LEED Gold standard, make Uptown a truly sustainable development.Â Chandler Associates Architecture Inc. worked closely with the developer, Morguard Investments Ltd. and design consultants Designcorp International.