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.
What a start to 2021. We’re happy to announce that both The Reeve and Travino are now sold out developments. Congrats to our sales team for their excellent work and to all of our new homeowners, we know you’ll be happy in your new homes in beautiful Royal Oak. Missed out? Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with our latest developments.
Thanks to local commercial realtor Chris Marshall for this interview with Ed Geric about the benefits of mass timber, affordable housing, Mike Geric Construction’s history and approach to development and much more
Our team was honoured to be recognized this past weekend with FIVE CARE Awards at the Victoria Residential Builders Association 2020 virtual event. Travino Gardens won Gold Awards for Best Innovative Feature, Environmental Achievement and Best Website. Mike Geric Construction also won the coveted Gold Award for Green Builder of the Year and special recognition award for Excellence in Creating Housing Affordability.
We would also like to congratulate Greg Gillespie, Development Manager for Mike Geric Construction for receiving the 2020 VRBA Service Award for delivering builder education and advancing the association. Well done Greg!
Thank you to the Victoria Residential Builders Association for putting on the annual CARE awards and congratulations to all of our friends and colleagues who received awards for their work and industry leadership.
We’ve officially broken ground! On Tuesday November 17, 2020, Mike Geric Construction and the Tresah team were joined by Mayor Lisa Helps, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and many project supporters and partners for an official groundbreaking at Tresah.
We are so grateful to everyone who braved the elements with us to celebrate the start of construction on the first residential mid-rise in the upcoming Midtown neighbourhood.
The Finalists for the 2020 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE)
Awards of Vancouver Island were recently announced by the Victoria Residential Builders Association
Travino Gardens is nominated in nine categories, including:
PROJECT OF THE YEAR
BEST MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT
GREEN BUILDER OF THE YEAR
BEST INNOVATIVE FEATURE
BEST OUTDOOR SPACE
AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT
BEST CONDO UNIT
Gold winners will be announced at 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 28 by CFAX host Al Ferraby during the
CARE Awards first virtual event on the Facebook pages of both CFAX and CTV Vancouver Island.
The public is asked to select the winner of the annual People’s Choice Award from among the Finalists displayed at Hillside Centre and online at careawards.ca from October 26 to November 28. All voting will take place online at careawards.ca. Voters are entered to win a stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort, the 2002 CARE Awards Project of the Year.
Mike Geric Construction would like to thank the Victoria Residential Builders Association for this recognition and wish congratulations to all of the finalists!
To celebrate the upcoming completion of Travino, Mike Geric Construction is offering to pay half the GST for new home sales at Travino Gardens. *This is a limited time offer that may end at any time. There are just a few homes left at Travino Gardens, including a spectacular penthouse with huge indoor and outdoor spaces.
Travino Gardens is the last of five buildings in the award-winning Travino community that includes a pet-friendly Garry Oak park, indoor pet washing station, fitness centre, a large community room and community courtyard with wide-open green spaces, walking trails, community gardens, a gazebo and water features.
Each home at Travino Gardens features:
- Award-winning soundproofing
- Sustainable central heating & cooling and central solar-assisted hot water
- Smart, spacious open concepts with oversized balconies and natural gas BBQ connections
- Spacious gourmet kitchens with natural gas cooking, large bathrooms with heated tile floors
The shared rooftop at Travino Gardens is also a beautiful space to enjoy the sunshine and spectacular views while relaxing with a book or visiting with your neighbours.
Travino Gardens is ready to call home now! Contact our sales team to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!
*The Half the GST offer is limited to the remaining homes available at Travino Gardens. Accepted offers must be signed by June 30, 2020 to qualify.
Pay Half the GST this May!
To celebrate the launch of Phase 2, Mike Geric Construction is offering to pay half the GST for the first FIVE new purchasers at The Reeve in the month of May!* Also NEW! Secure any home at The Reeve with just a $10,000 deposit.
Phase 2 Now Selling!
The 14 beautiful 3-bedroom townhomes in Phase 2 at The Reeve are now under construction and will be ready to call home in 2020! This is the final phase of The Reeve and your opportunity to purchase a new townhome in this sought-after neighbourhood in Royal Oak.
Contact our sales team to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!
*The Half the GST offer is limited to 5 Townhome purchases at The Reeve. Accepted offers must be signed by May 31, 2020 to qualify.
Join Realtor Alli Munro on Saturday April 25th at 2 PM for a Virtual Open House at The Reeve! Just click this link to join her via ZOOM for a tour around our Show Home. She’ll share the spacious rooms and special features of these homes as well as the community amenities at The Reeve.
For more information about the Open House or about The Reeve, contact our sales team.