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Winnipeg|West Broadway Commons|12 Floors|Proposed



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Project Description
The West Broadway Commons, at 175 Colony Street, is a joint venture project of UWCRC 2.0 and All Saints Anglican Church.

The West Broadway Commons will provide 110-unit, mixed-income apartments, with over 3,000ft2 of street-level commercial space.

The project embraces cultural diversity and social inclusion and has several priority objectives:

increase the number/quality of available rental units in the West Broadway neighborhood
provide a minimum of 28 affordable rental units
commit to the inclusion of barrier free suites
offer a fully visitable building with a minimum of 10% barrier free suites
animate the street level with vibrant commercial activities
support alternative transportation (transit, car sharing and cycling amenities)
achieve an energy rating 30% better than the 2015 National Energy Building Code focus on quality design that fits with the character of the neighbourhood. The building features welcoming and programmable common area and amenities with extraordinary views, for residents and visitors. Common areas include a warming kitchen, a multi-purpose room & lounge, a gym and a space that allows for smudging.

Financial Requirements
The total projected cost of the building is $28.5 million. The Joint Venture is in the process of securing a mortgage for $22 million and has specific plans for funding from impact investments and various grant programs of $3.5 million. To complete the project, we require an estimated $3 million in donations.
Main Floor Commercial Opportunities
The West Broadway project is seeking business owners, entrepreneurs, companies and organizations, interested in opportunities to become ground floor tenants. In particular, we are seeking specialty retail, new food and beverage concepts, neighbourhood-scale commercial uses, and other community services. For more information visit our Request For Expressions of Interest page: Commercial Expression of Interest

Timing
Plans to break ground in summer of 2018 with completion in spring 2020.

Key Participants
Joint Venture Owners: UWCRC 2.0 Inc. and All Saints Anglican Church
Developer: University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation 2.0 Inc.
Architect: Number Ten Architectural Group
Construction Manager: Bockstael Construction Limited







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Trees on a roof in Winnipeg? I see some "value engineering" that is likely happening...
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ha ha...yeah, probably.

it has been done though!

https://goo.gl/maps/5kgksL3JVh32
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That was my 1st thought too. I used to work there.
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Great, thanks!
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Any updates on this project?
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going through variance process right now. Public consultation meeting on the 8th. COme by if you want to lend your voice.

Its really exciting. The affordable housing ratios and rent levels it will provide under a new CMHC program are amazing. It will be a special place for the community. I'm super excited about it. Good ground floor tenant too.
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What are the exterior materials? it looks like a classy building from the renders, unlike the other crap going up on stradbrook...300 Assiniboine, Osborne Place.
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Good to know its still in the works. I agree it'll be great for the area, thanks for the update!
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That is a very nice project. Is it some type of faux brick cladding?
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working very hard to have as much real brick as possible. Also close to 30% glazing, which is rare for a residential tower. Tough on a tight budget but the church and UW want the highest quality for the community. The north side will likely be EIFS....don't look.

better than 30% energy performance as well.
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How can UWCRC2 be involved in a project that looks as great as this, yet also put forth what looks to be a wreck on St. Mary?
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How can UWCRC2 be involved in a project that looks as great as this, yet also put forth what looks to be a wreck on St. Mary?
I was just thinking this...it's like the projects were conceived in two totally different worlds. One has nice large windows including full glass corner windows and the other has little punch outs as if it were a prison.
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Yeah. Like Downtown Commons is no stunner, but the balconies did a huge part for breaking up the blank walls and making it a lot more visually interesting.
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Such a great project. Looks great and will bring much needed affordable housing to the neighbourhood. Awesome.
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How can UWCRC2 be involved in a project that looks as great as this, yet also put forth what looks to be a wreck on St. Mary?
And St. Mary project has a big name architect behind it, Michael Maltzan Architecture.
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And St. Mary project has a big name architect behind it, Michael Maltzan Architecture.
Didn't even realize that. That gives me some faith that the renders are just extremely arty and not realistic... can't imagine he would design something so awful to go right beside his shining new jewel in the Inuit Art Centre.
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Didn't even realize that. That gives me some faith that the renders are just extremely arty and not realistic... can't imagine he would design something so awful to go right beside his shining new jewel in the Inuit Art Centre.
Looking at their other projects i can see the resemblance, im also holding out that this will turn out ok.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=micha...w=1396&bih=691
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