New details about the proposed development at Jasper Avenue and 108 Street were revealed at a recent open house. Though the proposal appears largely unchanged from our previous glimpse at the Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed building, the display boards revealed much more detail about the street-level interactions.
The most notable piece of the pedestrian realm appears to be the corner of Jasper Avenue and 108 Street - also known as Capital Boulevard - where the first two levels are cut back from the street edge, with the upper levels of the mid-rise building suspended above.
Another major focal point of the pedestrian realm is a connector that runs through the long side of the development, connecting Capital Boulevard to the future Warehouse District Park to the east. Lined with retail shops and weather-protected by the mid-rise building above, the connector appears designed to be an inviting place to both pass through as well as to stop and enjoy in itself.
At a presentation to the Edmonton Design Committee (EDC) on Tuesday, representatives from the project - a partnership of John Day Developments, Pangman Development Corporation, and Maclab Development Group - emphasized their dedication to a welcoming pedestrian experience around all facets of the building. This focus includes the addition of a courtyard-like entrance to the south tower, a nod to the Spanish-Colonial El Mirador Apartments that currently occupy that part of the site.
The twin-tower project - 117 metres and 35 stories on the north, and 147 metres and 45 stories on the south - is expected to bring up to 1,050 residential units to downtown Edmonton. A new entrance to Corona LRT station, situated just below this development, is included as part of the proposal.
At the EDC presentation, it was revealed that the first phase of the development would include the entire underground parkade, podium, and the north tower and mid-rise buildings. The taller south tower is planned to be developed later as market conditions allow.
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|Related Companies:||DIALOG, Hariri Pontarini Architects, John Day Developments, Maclab Development Group, Pangman Development Corp.|