Central Green to grow

Council looks at Central Green

The latest addition to the Central Green project is before council today.

The 80 unit, five-storey housing unit being proposed will have 20 two-bedroom units, 35 one-bedroom units, five bachelor suites and 20 micro-suites. Each has a balcony to meet the private amenity space requirements.

Aesthetically, the building is said to be in tune with its surroundings.

“The use of metal detailing on the awnings and railings lends to the urban aesthetic, while the red brick is a historic reference to the Central School site located across Richter Street,” reads the council report.

“When viewed from along Richter Street, the style of the Central Green development flows from traditional to a more modern style, with the red brick providing a consistent visual tie throughout the entire project site.”

The building is interior to the site and will not directly front onto Richter Street or Harvey Avenue and the primary entry facing to the east public plaza area and onto the Central Green internal access road, reads the report to council.

“The underground parkade is located at the opposite end of the main entry and is accessed via Chapman Place, which is west of the subject property,” reads the report.

“All of the main floor units have private amenity space in the form of at-grade patios.”

Three strata buildings are already in under construction at Central Green. The general site also includes two subsidized housing complexes.

Original plans for Central Green envisioned 20-storey towers along Harvey Avenue and open space.

Those plans were ruled out due to cost and new buildings will now be 12 storeys, with most of Central Green consisting of mid-rise structures as well as a new city park.

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