Inspired Office Design Proposed for
We have see more office space completed recently than in many previous years – in the past that would have been reason for the development industry to slow down for several years.
That doesn’t seem to be happening; instead there’s a stream of new proposals for more office buildings, and this project [one of the largest] is for a rezoning on
1133 Melville Street.
Currently there’s a rather ugly and somewhat oddly designed 500 space parkade from the early 1980s, with office space on the top on this mid-block Melville Street site.
There’s a new ‘stacked boxes’ design by James Cheng with Adamason Associates of Toronto that would still see one of the largest office spaces in the city at around 550,000 square feet. It would definitely be the tallest at 550 feet and 34 storeys.
The building would be around three times the base density allowed here – the Metro Core Study some years ago allowed the potential for rezonings for commercial uses. There appears to be some retail space at the bottom of the tower, [likely top attract restaurant and coffee shop type uses].