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Green Building Award

Uptown Place

Uptown Place is a Build Green Silver two-phase 76-unit residential development located in the growing Uptown region of Victoria. It contains oversized windows that accentuate the outdoor views of Mt. Douglas and Swan Lake to the east and the setting sun in the west. West coast cedar siding and soffits were placed on the exterior to promote a continuous west coast modernist aesthetic. Every home on the main level has a self-contained patio, yard and own front door creating a townhouse feel that lessens the insular condominium building feeling and enhances the interaction with the streetscape and neighbours.

Uptown Place contains additional details that promote environmentally sensitive building practices and green lifestyles. To lessen the impact on the stormwater system, there are five strategically located rain gardens that circumnavigate both buildings. An apple tree was protected and resident-only community garden was built in order to increase local food production. Lastly, a secure bicycle room with a workbench was installed in the underground parkade to encourage cycling on the nearby Galloping Goose Trail and Lochside Regional Trail.

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Victoria Real Estate Board

3035 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4W2
Tel: (250) 385-7766 Fax: (250) 385-8773

Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.