Eau Claire Place I is an adaptive reuse project recognized by the Downtown Calgary Development Incentive Program to drive economic recovery in the city’s core. The vision by owner and developer Cidex Group of Companies is to transform the vacant commercial building into much needed urban residential uses. The office to residential conversion presented a viable economic opportunity and a sustainability solution through repurposing an existing structure.
Situated on a corner site, the seven-story building located in the Eau Claire neighborhood of Calgary, is surrounded by new commercial developments, multi-family residential communities, the Bow River pathway and numerous retail options. The conversion will add approximately 87 market rental units and tenant amenities, such as a gym and lounge and a new residential entryway into the building. The pristine condition of the existing building, including an optimal floor plate configuration, central elevator location, and underground parking, make it easily adaptable for residential use. The design works to repurpose the concrete exterior window grid and existing pre-cast concrete panels. The overall character and brutalist architecture of the building will also remain intact. Through conversion and repurposing of existing materials, it is estimated that a reduction of 1,582,530kgCO2e greenhouse gases will be achieved. The project must adhere to strict timelines for approvals to start construction as early as possible, as it is currently sitting empty. It is scheduled to be completed in 2025.
Eau Claire Place I will create new housing options in the coveted community of Eau Claire – an established neighborhood known for upscale living. The redevelopment is also leading the pack in conversion projects poised to revitalize Calgary’s downtown core.
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