Another big attraction of the project is a 1. winter garden that would be shared between hotel guests, residential tenants and the public. The winter garden would sit inside the south-facing corner of Blanshard Street and Fort Street, which Fullbrook said was inspired by the need for something “grand” in that space.
The high-rise triangular tower won’t have balconies so as not to get in the way of the view of the St. Andrew’s Cathedral spire. The project got some pushback on the addition of two floors, 2. making it 18 to 20 storeys high. Residents cited concerns of economic viability.
The Blanshard Block 3. would see three levels of parking underground, with room 4. on the second and third floor for smaller specialty office spaces. The 5. fourth floor would house a restaurant or bar and the hotel – in the triangular-shaped tower – is meant to have an “AirBnB” feel, allowing those who travel to the city on business to be where the locals are.
One of the main draws of the project, that received a number of compliments from those in the audience, is 6. the fact that the developers will undertake the whole project while keeping all the commercial and residential tenants. Currently, the site is occupied by a Monk Office, the Self-Heal Herbal Center, Elder Chiropractic, Chimoto, Italian Food Imports, Guitar Plus, Better Choice Staffing
6 items there. will bet that 4 of them don't happen. this developer seems to have grand ideas. nothing seems to happen though.
hotel guests and apartment residents do not just hang out in common areas. it's not how people work.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 31 January 2020 - 05:17 AM.