Join our team at an open house event to learn the latest on our application for the redevelopment of the surface parking lot at Quebec, Montreal and Kingston Streets in James Bay. This online event is being hosted on Microsoft Teams from 7-9 PM on Wednesday November 23, 2022. Registration link and full details are below. For more information on this development proposal visit www.quebecandmontreal.ca.
Join us for an update on the proposed redevelopment of the Quebec/Montreal/Kingston Street parking lot.
A proposal for new homes, meaningful community amenities and outstanding public spaces by a local development team.
This proposal reimagines a surface parking lot in iconic James Bay.
The vision is to build a development that will enhance its dynamic surroundings by adding to the character of this historic neighbourhood with a diverse range of housing, an improved pedestrian experience, exceptional public spaces and valuable amenities for residents and the broader community.
Mike Geric Construction Management is hiring a Site Supervisor and Site Safety Officer to work with our talented construction team.
Reporting directly to the Construction Managers. Responsible to perform tasks that require physical labor,
be always hands on, overseeing MGCM Site Staff, coordinating site trades, providing a safe & clean
construction site. Maintaining the construction schedule and providing quality for our clients, reflecting the
MGCM brand and image. All functions and responsibilities are performed in accordance with MGCM values
Mike Geric Construction Management Ltd is looking for an experienced Commercial Construction CSO, an individual
who will provide health and safety leadership and promotes a culture of health and safety commitment to
our work site, work well in a collaborative and fast paced environment, and will demonstrate excellent
judgment, good common sense, and be a quick learner. The ideal team member will perform duties in a
spirit of partnership and teamwork, and be committed to the highest ethical standard and take pride in our
tradition of excellent service to our customers, consultants, trades, suppliers and working partners.
We are a family-owned, local developer, that uses a hands-on approach to develop projects that
contribute to our communities. We are truly invested in the community we call home and have nurtured
relationships with our neighbors, our customers and the people who work with us to build quality homes.
Environmentally responsible planning, design and construction go into everything we do so every home
we build is one that we would want to call home ourselves.
To apply for either of these positions, email your resume to
UPDATE: Mateah passed public hearing on Tuesday June 21! Thank you to our neighbours and the broader community for coming out to support this unique development. We truly appreciate your support!
Public Hearing June 21, 2022
SHARE YOUR SUPPORT!
How You Can Support This Development
1. Write a letter to Saanich Mayor and Council – an email to email@example.com will reach the whole Saanich Council. If you support new and affordable housing, public spaces, childcare and a medical centre, please lend your support and send a short email to these decision makers
2. Speak at the public hearing on June 21, 2022 – the public can attend in-person or online (Teams Link here) to share a few words about why they support this development. The public hearing starts at 5pm and we expect Mateah will come up on the agenda at approximately 7pm. For more information about the meeting visit the District if Saanich website.
3. Share with your friends and neighbours – if you know anyone else that would support this type of development, please pass this information along to them!
Happy Holidays to all of our friends, neighbours and colleagues. Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy holiday and a very happy New Year.
Our office will be closed between Christmas and New Years, reopening January 4, 2022!
Coming soon to Royal Oak, Marson is a new development nestled in the forest next to Elk and Beaver Lakes. Marson is a collection of studio to three-bedroom homes that will offer the best of city-living from a beautiful location surrounded by trees, lakes and wildlife.
These 242 new homes will offer an exclusive opportunity to live in one of Greater Victoria’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, ideally located nearby shops, schools, services and recreation with easy access to the surrounding area by car, bus or bicycle.
Mike Geric Construction recently purchased this beautiful development property on Elk Lake Drive, which was formerly known as Doral Forest Park. Marson is named in honour of Terry Marson, the previous owner of the property. This proposed development is in the final stages of approval and will be available for sale when a disclosure statement is in place in 2022.
For more information on this latest development from Mike Geric Construction, please visit the project website Marson Elk Lake.
Tresah is a signature Mike Geric Construction development, currently under construction in Midtown Victoria. This project has attracted homebuyers and investors because of its beautiful design, value and the opportunity to be part of the first major residential development in Victoria’s growing Midtown neighbourhood.
As we’ve been planning for the upcoming construction of phase 2, Tresah West, we’ve come to a decision that mass timber is no longer the best structural material for this building. There are challenges related to the mass timber supply chain, market demand, lack of local mass timber expertise and materials pricing that have led us to the decision to build with another structural material. This change will ensure we can deliver this building effectively and in a timely manner.
I’m very excited to announce that Tresah West will be built with recycled, lightweight steel and concrete. We’ve chosen this innovative approach because it’s sustainable, durable and has many benefits when it comes to the speed and simplicity of construction, home design and building maintenance and operations.
Though we are changing the building’s structural material, the overall design and quality will remain the same, as will our building schedule for Tresah. As a builder with more than 50 years of experience in this local market, we are very happy to have a construction plan in place to deliver Tresah without delay.
We look forward to showcasing this innovative and beautiful structure as we begin construction in the months ahead. In light of our new structural plans, we will be closing our presentation centre for a brief period to refresh it with a bright and spacious new look. It will reopen in early December. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our sales team with any questions you have.
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The Mike Geric Construction team attended the 2021 CARE Awards this past weekend and was surprised with an unexpected honour. We received the Advancing Solar Energy Efficiency Award from the Victoria Residential Builders Association in recognition of the inclusion of Solar energy in our recent developments.
The Reeve, a 36-home townhouse development in Royal Oak includes solar panels in each home, in addition to EV charging, VRF heating and many other sustainable features that make these homes extremely energy-efficient.
We would like to thank the VRBA for this award recognizing our efforts in solar and look forward to including many more alternative energy solutions in future developments.
The James Bay Community Association is hosting a Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) Meeting for the proposed redevelopment of the surface parking lot located between Quebec, Montreal and Kingston Streets in James Bay, Victoria.
JAMES BAY CALUC MEETING
Wednesday November 10, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00PM
Mike Geric Construction and our talented design team will be presenting our application for rezoning the property into a mixed-use development with a mix of market and affordable housing, a childcare centre and resident-focused commercial spaces that will create a beautiful addition to the neighbourhood with new public open spaces, lushly-landscaped (widened) sidewalks with public furniture and improvements to transportation safety.
This community meeting is the next step in our consultation process, which began early this summer and has continued with open house events, community association meetings and individual meetings, calls and messages with neighbours and community members who are invested in ensuring a new development is beautiful, thoughtful to its surroundings and adds amenities for residents.
The feedback from the public on our early planning process has been welcome and insightful for our team and as a result, we have made changes in the latest version of our plans. These include:
- Purchasing the property at 224 Kingston Street in response to feedback that the project would be improved by adding this land and creating more family-oriented townhomes;
- Further pulling back the development at the corner of Quebec and Montreal in response to concerns about the current safety and sightlines at the corner;
- Creating an expanded neighbourhood café space, outdoor patio and public square with seating and landscaping in response to requests for a community gathering space;
- Replanning some homes to be more adaptable, to accommodate people aging-in-place;
- Widening sidewalks, adding pedestrian promenades with lush landscaping in response to concerns about the walkability of the neighbourhood during peak periods;
- Adjusting the building to have a lower podium height with a more tapered tower oriented North/South to reduce shadow and view impacts; and
- Confirming a childcare centre for the development.
Our pre-application to the city is available to view on their website. Please get in touch with our team if you have feedback or questions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No question is too big or small, we’d love to hear from you.
We would also like to see you at the CALUC Meeting on Wednesday November 10th!
Meeting Via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82505944354)
Mike Geric Construction Purchases High Profile Development Site in James Bay
July 13, 2021, Victoria, BC – Mike Geric Construction has purchased a 36,000 square foot (3,343 square metre) lot in James Bay that’s bordered by Quebec, Montreal and Kingston Streets. The high-profile site is currently a surface parking lot and is one of the few undeveloped properties in the historic James Bay neighbourhood.
“Our vision is to transform the site into a mixed-use development that will bring community amenities, housing diversity and public realm improvements to the neighbourhood,” said Edward Geric, president, Mike Geric Construction. “We have already begun conversations with our neighbours and the broader community to start developing a shared vision for a really forward-thinking development proposal that will add value to the area and benefit all of our neighbours.”
Geric has brought together D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism and Murdoch DeGreef Landscape Architecture to begin creating a concept for a thoughtful and creative development that will become a long-lasting and valuable amenity for the community.
“This site is adjacent to a mature residential neighbourhood as well as one of the city’s most popular tourism districts, all within walking distance to downtown, James Bay Village, Fisherman’s Wharf and Beacon Hill Park,” said Geric. “It’s an idyllic piece of property and we’re very grateful to have the opportunity to bring forward a plan to create something special here.”
Mike Geric Construction is a local, family business that has been building homes throughout Greater Victoria for more than 50 years. The company is known for their leadership in adopting sustainable construction innovations and a commitment to housing diversity. They are currently building Victoria’s first mass timber condominium building, Tresah, which is located in Midtown across from Mayfair Shopping Centre. Their planned development, Doral Forest Park, recently passed a District of Saanich public hearing. Both developments, as well as the recent Travino development in Royal Oak, include housing programs with a total of 58 affordable home ownership and rental suites that reflect the company’s focus on creating housing diversity.