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Sun Life sells Westmount Place for $77.8 million
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https://www.therecord.com/news-story/837...8-million/

This seems like a pretty significant development. They are talking about putting in 600 units of apartments on the property. Sun Life will maintain their lease on the old mall/office space until at least 2026, so it remains to be seen what happens with that.
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Quote:Most important for Killam, the site has 88,000 square feet of land on the Erb Street side of the property that could be developed with buildings containing up to 600 new apartments.

There we go. The entire hillside from Erb is screaming to be developed - parking can go below grade, residential above. Huge potential here.
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#3
Finally. Demolish the eyesores on Erb tonight!
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#4
http://bentallkennedy.com/pdf/retail/Wes..._Place.pdf

Information on property.
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(04-04-2018, 08:40 AM)rickhd Wrote: http://bentallkennedy.com/pdf/retail/Wes..._Place.pdf

Information on property.

I can only imagine the nightmare that will be parking once T&T opens....
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#6
For comparisons sake, what does 600 units of apartments look like. I also assume that 600 single-bedroom apartments would be different in volume to 600 multi-bedroom apartments.
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#7
Realistically 600 apartments means at least three towers, given (even recent) K-W tower heights.

The article does say "up to" so larger apartments might reduce the number of apartments.
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(04-06-2018, 11:40 AM)nms Wrote: For comparisons sake, what does 600 units of apartments look like.  I also assume that 600 single-bedroom apartments would be different in volume to 600 multi-bedroom apartments.

Charlie West is 300 units, and at 31 floors one of the taller buildings planned for KW. 200 units seems to be a more typical size around here. That size includes a mix of one/two bedroom units, some with dens.
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#9
Funny how they’ve labelled Erb Street incorrectly in the PDF
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(04-13-2018, 08:39 PM)PassTheBruce Wrote: Funny how they’ve labelled Erb Street incorrectly in the PDF

I’m also interested to note that the red border doesn’t reach all the way to Erb. Did somebody just draw a line around the parking lot, or is the property along Erb actually owned by somebody else?
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(04-03-2018, 09:24 PM)KevinL Wrote: There we go. The entire hillside from Erb is screaming to be developed - parking can go below grade, residential above. Huge potential here.

This is my dream. Street level retail at Erb/Westmount, hovering over a multi-level parking garage. We can get urbanism, and the City can get their parking demands too, without the added expense of digging out an underground garage.
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(05-29-2018, 08:21 AM)Markster Wrote:
(04-03-2018, 09:24 PM)KevinL Wrote: There we go. The entire hillside from Erb is screaming to be developed - parking can go below grade, residential above. Huge potential here.

This is my dream.  Street level retail at Erb/Westmount, hovering over a multi-level parking garage. We can get urbanism, and the City can get their parking demands too, without the added expense of digging out an underground garage.

Replacing a suburban mall with an urban streetscape really is the dream!

Of course, what is really needed here in concert with this project is great bike infra on Erb and Westmount going uptown, as well as transit, and then cut the parking minimums.
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I was really pissed off when Westmount Grand went up across Erb St, and put in an 8 foot retaining wall as their corner presence.
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(05-29-2018, 08:21 AM)Markster Wrote:
(04-03-2018, 09:24 PM)KevinL Wrote: There we go. The entire hillside from Erb is screaming to be developed - parking can go below grade, residential above. Huge potential here.

This is my dream.  Street level retail at Erb/Westmount, hovering over a multi-level parking garage. We can get urbanism, and the City can get their parking demands too, without the added expense of digging out an underground garage.

You could have entrances on levels 1 and 5 of the parking garage! Or a 10-story building with only a 5-story impact on the skyline from the south and west. Sadly we’ll probably get something much less interesting. Still, there is hope. It’s a lot of space.
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