Saturday, April 14, 2012

311 Portage Avenue - CENTREPOINT

2012 map, source Centrepoint brochure

Place: CENTREPOINT Development (Website)
Address: 311 Portage Avenue (Map)
Architect: Stantec
Longboat Development


2011 map, source: CentreVenture report

In June of 2011
CentreVenture Development Corporation announced that Longboat Development Corporation and Groupe Germain Hospitality will develop a 20 storey, 200,000 square foot tower at the intersection of Portage and Donald.

The tower will consist of 85,000 square feet of office space, including a new corporate headquarters for architecture and engineering firm Stantec, a 154 room ALT Hotel and a 15,000 square foot lobby and retail area.

The project is expected to open in September 2013.

Former Clarendon Hotel Norlyn Building
Mitchell Copp Building Around Downtown

In 2012 four existing buildings were demolished to make way for the hotel and parkade phase:
the Clarendon Hotel; Donalda Building; Norlyn Building and Mitchell Copp Building. The facade of the latter (pictured bottom - left) is to be incorporated into the final design. (see the individual building sites for demolition pics.)

2012 map, source Centrepoint brochure

Since that time the original plan has grown to include two residential towers on the block, though they have not been officially announced yet. The proposed north tower would require the demolition of the Alabama Building on Ellice.

Related Media
News Release CentreVenture (June 2011)
Big Portage Revitalization Plan Wpg Free Press (June 2010)
First SHED project unveiled One Man Committee (June 2011)
Explaining the SHED WFP TV (May 2011)
$5m bait for parkade gets bites Wpg Free Press (Mar 2011)
Downtown Hotel tower plan unveiled CBC (June 2011)
A & B Sound taken off conservation list Wpg Free Press (Oct 2011)
City to lend longboat $5m for parkade Wpg Free Press (Oct 2011)
Demolition starts on former A & B Sound building Wpg Free Press (Mar 2012)
Farewell, core eyesore Winnipeg Free Press (Mar 2012)


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