Capri refresh set to begin
Wayne Moore - Apr 13, 2018 - Biz Releases

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Construction on the first of what is scheduled to be 14 residential towers and buildings for a redesigned Capri Centre Mall, could be approved Monday.

City council will be asked to approve issuance of a development permit for the first tower, a 22-storey building, at the corner of Sutherland Avenue and Capri Street.

Plans for the tower were initially provided to the city inĀ November.

An outline of the design indicate it would include three ‘stacked boxes,’ to break up the massing.

Council will also be asked to approve an overall development permit for the three designated lots on the site. The lots include the overall mall, the hotel and the area across Capri Street where the Old Spaghetti Factory sits.

The overall plan for the mall would include seven towers up to 22 storeys in height ringing around the outside of the mall along Capri Street, Sutherland Avenue and Gordon Drive. A 26 storey ‘signature’ tower is proposed to the west of the hotel.

Two buildings with a maximum height of six storeys would be built along Harvey Avenue, with two others overlooking a central park and regulation size hockey rink.

The site will is also expected to include extensive commercial and retail spaces throughout.

Plans, which council will review Monday, including a transit hub, connected open spaces with a focus on pedestrians, a market square, community park and ice rink.

The build-out is expected to take about 30 years to complete.

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