A rezoning proposal that would allow for construction of a 280-metre tower in Edmonton has been given the go-ahead.
In October 2016, developer Alldritt Land Corporation announced plans to build The Quarters Hotel and Residences in downtown Edmonton. The project features hotel, residential, retail and public space components. The City of Edmonton approved Alldritt’s rezoning application at the end of April, by a vote of seven to five. The application detailed amendments to the North Saskatchewan River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan and the zoning bylaws.
"With today’s City Council approval, Alldritt Land Corporation will continue building on the dreams of those who made Edmonton the city it is today through the development of an 80-storey mixed-use tower beside the Shaw Conference Centre," said the company in a press release.
Plans and renderings for the glass tower show an elevated walkway above Grierson Hill Road, connecting the site’s green space and McKinney Riverfront Park. The property will also feature a series of terraces overlooking the river valley, connected to coffee shops, restaurants and retail stores.
The project is in pre-construction phase. Demolition of the site’s vacant buildings is expected to begin shortly.
The building is said to eclipse the 66-storey Stantec Tower as the city’s tallest building.
Edmonton-based architectural firm KENNEDY designed the project.