The first phase of Southpark on Whyte topped off a little over a month ago, and since then scaffolding has been erected around the entire building allowing construction crews to install exterior cladding and windows, as seen in photos posted to our Forum by contributor Kaizen.

Southpark on Whyte construction progress, photo by Forum contributor Kaizen

Insulating panels can be seen surrounding the entire building, with windows being installed on the lower two residential floors.

Cladding at Southpark on Whyte, photo by Forum contributor Kaizen

This five-storey building is the first in a four-building development by ONE Properties and Wheaton Properties of the former Southpark car dealership on the south side of Whyte Avenue centered on 106 Street. Designed by GBL Architects, this phase is bringing 99 residential units atop 15,100 square-feet of retail space to the popular shopping and entertainment district.

Rendering of Southpark on Whyte, image via ONE Properties

Future phases of the $107-million development include towers of up to 16 storeys and approximately 560 more residential units, as well as another 11,800 square-feet retail space on Whyte Avenue.

Conceptual rendering of future phases, image via ONE Properties

Southpark on Whyte closes a major gap in the urban fabric that previously existed on Whyte Avenue, helping to tie together the western end of the street to the Old Strathcona historical district.

Phase one is expected to be complete for October 2020, though this may change given the current situation with COVID-19.

SkyriseEdmonton will continue to follow this project and its future phases as it progresses. More information and images can be found in our project Database entry linked below. What do you think of Southpark on Whyte? Leave a comment below, or join the conversation in our Forum!