Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

No pie in the sky idea, condo developer says

  • Print

THE developers of a planned mixed-use development downtown, including more than 400 condos, continues to exude confidence the project will become a reality.

Jawad Rathore, president and CEO of Fortress Real development Inc., was in Winnipeg on Tuesday to announce the winning entry in the name-the-project contest -- SkyCity Centre.

Rathore said the ambitious 45-storey project -- whose current design includes a nine-storey cap that will make it look 56 storeys high -- has been receiving lots of interest from potential condo buyers as well as sizable potential commercial tenants.

"We thought the name perfectly captures what we are trying to do," he said. "It will be living in the sky... with incredible amenities without ever having to step outside."

The purchase of all the land required -- on the north side of Graham Avenue between Smith and Garry streets -- was finalized in September.

Rathore said planning is "completely on track," with pre-sales to start in the spring of 2014 and construction to begin in the spring of 2015.

"We have had incredible interest from people in Ontario to buy units here because of the attractive Winnipeg rents and the kinds of returns they can expect," he said, adding advanced discussions are underway with national grocery chains.

"We are pleased where we are now with the discussions," Rathore said. "There are three major tenants who are willing to take on lots of space. If we land them all, that might give us the chance to make the residential even more exclusive."

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 4, 2013 B6

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Your top TV picks for this weekend - Aug 29 - Sept 1

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Susan and Gary Harrisonwalk their dog Emma on a peaceful foggy morning in Assiniboine Park – Standup photo– November 27, 2011   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Challenges of Life- Goose Goslings jump over railway tracks to catch up to their parents at the Canadian Pacific Railway terminalon Keewatin St in Winnipeg Thursday morning. The young goslings seem to normally hatch in the truck yard a few weeks before others in town- Standup photo- ( Day 4 of Bryksa’s 30 day goose project) - Apr 30, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should panhandling at intersections be banned?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google