ProCura Real Estate Services has announced construction has begun on the 18-storey Central Tower development near Century Park LRT station in South Edmonton. City council approved the multi-phased project in June, and the 176-unit residential tower is the first of the batch to get going.

Century Tower, image via ProCura

The site at 25 Avenue and 109 Street will eventually become an urban neighbourhood containing 3,995 residential units, office space, a boutique hotel, a retail promenade, and a pedestrian-oriented street grid. Humphreys & Partners Architects has designed the rectilinear rental tower, with Manasc Isaac acting as the architect of record.

Century Tower, image via ProCura

"The groundbreaking for Central Tower marks the beginning of a new chapter in the development of Century Park into an environmentally-conscious urban neighbourhood," said ProCura president and CEO George Schluessel in a news release. "The tower will offer premium rental living with many shops and services within walking distance and excellent transit connectivity to the rest of the city via LRT."

Main street and retail promenade, image via ProCura

The project will test out a new "European approach" to residential parking that allows the same stalls to be used by employees and transit park-and-ride users during peak hours. The City is expected to evaluate the experiment each time development permits for the rest of the site are applied for.

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Related Companies:  Humphreys & Partners Architects, Manasc Isaac, ProCura