REALTOR Ron Neal, left, and developer Glen Wilson at the cleared site of the proposed Midtown Parkproject.
Photograph by: Bruce Stotesbury, Times Colonist
A Saanich property once labelled a neighbourhood embarrassment is being cleaned up for a new five-storey condominium building.
An excavator started work this week moving ground on the 42-unit wood-frame condo project with underground parking on a pie-shaped parcel at Cloverdale Avenue and Inverness Road. The project is expected to transform the site, which has been an irritant to nearby residents for years. Neighbours had complained to Saanich city hall about boarded-up, derelict houses, which attracted squatters, on overgrown lots. One house had been burned out in a fire. In 2005, a local…