Edmonton's most dense neighbourhood continues to intensify, as a development permit application has been filed for Village on 121, a proposed tower development on 121 Street just north of 102 Avenue.

Village on 121, rendering via GEC Architecture

Nearctic Group received approval to rezone the land back in September of 2017, allowing the developer to build a tower up to 60m tall with 140 residential units and a ground-floor commercial retail unit. The permit application was originally filed in November 2017, however has sat in limbo since then; a revision appears to have been filed on Wednesday, however, providing some hope that the project is ready to move forward again.

Village on 121, rendering via GEC Architecture

Designed by GEC Architecture, the 18-storey tower also includes ten townhouse units at ground level according to released renderings, along with the retail CRU on the southwest corner facing 121 Street.

Village on 121, rendering via GEC Architecture

The proposed development would be ideally located in the heart of Oliver, directly across the street from Paul Kane Park, with the Loblaws City Market just two blocks north in the Brewery District

The newly renovated Oliver Exchange, photo by Dave Sutherland

Future residents would also be just half a block from the "Oliverbahn" separated bike lanes on 102 Avenue, and the trendy Oliver Exchange, a recently renovated telephone exchange building now home to a coffee shop, a bakery, and soon to include a brewpub as well.

The "Oliverbahn" spearated bike lanes, photo by Dave Sutherland

SkyriseEdmonton will be sure to follow this development as it progresses. Check out the project database for more information, or join or discussion forum to follow the conversation. What do you think of this project? Leave a comment below!

Related Companies:  GEC Architecture, Nearctic Group