Another high-profile condo tower project is now officially underway in downtown Winnipeg.
The sod-turning ceremony for Sandhu Developments’ D Condos project was held this morning on the former Restaurant Dubrovnik site at 390 Assiniboine Ave.
A host of dignitaries were on hand, including provincial cabinet minister Kevin Chief, Mayor Sam Katz, area councillor Jenny Gerbasi and CentreVenture Development Corporation president and CEO Ross McGowan.
Sandhu Developments CEO Karampaul Sandhu said work crews have already begun working on the foundation for the $34-million, 24-storey tower.
He said the 91-unit complex is expected to take about 18 months to build, and the first residents should begin moving in during the winter of 2015/16.
He added that more than 70 per cent of the units have already been sold.