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Old Posted Oct 17, 2019, 1:20 AM
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NIAGARA FALLS | 6605 Stanley Avenue | 253 M/830 FT | 72 FLOORS

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Old Posted Oct 17, 2019, 3:20 AM
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Is Niagara Falls cursed? I’ve seen a number of proposals...none of which have formed into reality. When’s the last time a high-rise was built here?

Taking this one with a grain of salt.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 2:55 AM
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looks stunning

the most recent highrise in NF that I know of is the Hilton addition, the city's tallest building, built in 2009
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2019, 4:47 PM
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Not sure we need a tall/dense skyline here.. gotta walk to The Falls to enjoy it.

But one 800+ foot Shanghai-lite tower like that is ok with me.
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2019, 7:31 PM
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It's worth mentioning that the structure on this site is a foundation/podium for a 30s hotel (Crowne Plaza Hotel) that was abandoned during construction in 2004 due to financial struggles. The top of the stump appears to have a floorplate for a tower already and can support up to 40s according to a news article I read, but the 72s plans for this tower would require totally redoing the central foundation of the structure.

The fact that a buyer could easily cop out and only do the 40s without having to redo the foundation work makes me think that this developer is serious with wanting to put this building up. They do appear to be preserving the shape of the podium, though, which will definitely save some time.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2019, 4:44 AM
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It was approved...

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Niagara Falls Review: 72-storey hotel, residential development approved in Niagara Falls

By Ray Spiteri | November 12, 2019

Niagara Falls city councillors say a 72-storey mixed-use building with hotel and residential units proposed for land on Stanley Avenue will be a "landmark" and "world renowned."

Politicians approved an application from a developer to transform an area that for years has housed a partially-built hotel that was never completed.

The applicant, 6609 Stanley Nominee Inc. (Jeremia Rudan) is proposing to build one of the tallest buildings in Canada. It would eclipse the Hilton Hotel & Suites on Fallsview Boulevard (56 storeys) as the tallest hotel in Niagara Falls.

"I'm delighted to be here today to see what we are going to end up," said Coun. Wayne Thomson.

"This hotel is going to be a five-star hotel. This is a unique building - 275 families living there in their own condo and 487 hotel rooms."

He said the land is zoned tourist commercial and is "exactly where it should be going."

A public meeting was held Tuesday night in council chambers where the applicant received amendments to the city's zoning bylaw and official plan to permit the development of the building and parking garage, which would cover three parcels of land encompassing an area along Stanley Avenue between Dixon and Dunn streets and including Level and Cleveland avenues.

The official plan currently allows for mixed-use buildings up to 30 storeys (90 metres) on the land.

The city approved a plan in April 2000 by Rudan Holdings Ltd. for the 30-storey Crowne Plaza hotel with 300 rooms along with a convention centre, restaurants, stores and underground parking.

The 9/11 terrorist attacks and subsequent drop in tourism impacted the company's ability to get the financial backing it needed to finish the project, The Niagara Falls Review reported at the time. Construction was stopped in 2004.

The stoppage left a two-level concrete foundation with a three-level underground parking garage.

Coun. Mike Strange said he regularly receives emails from tourists and residents complaining about the "eye sore" at the corner of Stanley Avenue and Dunn Street.

He congratulated Rudan and the development team for the current proposal, saying it will be "world renowned."

"It's time we do something with that property," said Strange, describing a video played during the meeting showing what the 72-storey building will look like as "unbelievable."

Coun. Chris Dabrowski said the project will complement other amenities in the area, adding the video gave him "goosebumps" and that the building will become a "landmark hotel."

The city received a petition signed by about 20 people opposed to the size of the development proposal, as well as concerns it will block views for neighbouring properties.

"We are not against this development as the current partially completed structure … has sat vacant for so many years and is an eye sore," reads the accompanying letter.

"What we are against is the plan for a 72-storey building in this area or anywhere else in this city. This height is far too tall and will only add to the concrete wall of hotels already in existence. You allow this one and many more will follow."

In a separate letter sent to the city, resident Heather Ruzylo said bylaws are created for a reason, yet "there are always developers seeking amendments."

"Now, I can understand someone asking for a minor variance of 10 per cent, or even up to 20 per cent, but the one requested by 6609 Stanley Nominee Inc. is nearly 150 per cent. That is way too much and should not be approved."
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Wow! Beautiful building.
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WTF! This went through? This is the first time I seriously visiting Niagra. I would stay in the building (hotel) and soak in those views for an entire weekend. WTF. Sign me up!
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This building would be visible from Toronto! I hope it gets built.
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whoa, 830'.

that's pretty surprisingly tall for niagara falls.

wouldn't that make it the tallest building in canada outside of toronto?
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whoa, 830'.

that's pretty surprisingly tall for niagara falls.

wouldn't that make it the tallest building in canada outside of toronto?
I believe there is a building in Edmonton around the same height.
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whoa, 830'.

that's pretty surprisingly tall for niagara falls.

wouldn't that make it the tallest building in canada outside of toronto?
Yep.
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Beautiful tower with a beautiful view. Not a fan of the parking lots, but that can be taken care of.
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Beautiful tower with a beautiful view. Not a fan of the parking lots, but that can be taken care of.
Wow, I was so drawn in by the scraper that I never realized the sea of car parks. So much potential for Niagara Falls. This could be the development turning point they needed for mass infills and a downtown economic surge.
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I'm gonna be so sad if this one doesn't go through. It's once in a blue moon that an actually decent looking building gets put up in a "Tourist Trap" like Niagara Falls, Miami Beach or Las Vegas so let's pray that this one gets through the economic minefield that is speculative real estate industry in the 21st century!
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Being an unashamed skyscraper geek I'll admit this building is fun (even though it's an obvious short steal from Shang). Why not.

One tall tower (casino?) is just another view.

I grew up next door. But Niagara Falls (city) has been putting lipstick on a tourism pig from Clifton Hill to later casinos et al for some time. Logical for tourism. Clifton Hill remains a hilarious (go there but don't tell anyone).

Before all this the Niagara Parks Commission had sketched/built a glorious ribbon of bike/walk/drive drive/park experiences along the river. Unmatched views of falls, the gorge etc. All the way to Niagara-On-the-Lake.

But the city seems not collecting/building on casino revenues and rebuidling the town itself. Why.

Better than the US side. Of course. But wasted chances... still a dumpy town. NF (Canada) city improving.. not imo.

Love the edge of Niagara Falls Ontario. Always have. Hope the city overmasters start to bring the town back.
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