It appears that site activity has begun for a new mid-rise development at the corner of 9th Avenue and 9th Street SE, just east of Downtown and the Elbow River in the Inglewood area, and adjacent to the AVLI on Atlantic site. New photos from the site of developer Opus' South Bank project reveal that general contractor Clark Builders and drilling crews from HCM have begun work on the site's shoring phase.

Site activity underway for Opus' South Bank, image by Forum contributor Surrealplaces

Designed by architects Kasian, the five-storey, 84,034-square-foot, mixed-use building is replacing the former Inglewood Art Supplies and Frosst Books buildings, which were demolished between 2015 and 2016 to make way for the new development.

Site activity underway for Opus' South Bank, image by Forum contributor Surrealplaces

In place of the former retailers, South Bank is set to reinvigorate 9 Avenue with 12,632 square feet of commercial retail, and 69 rental apartment located above. The 69 market rental units will include seven townhomes, 25 two-bedroom units, and 37 one-bedrooms units.

South Bank rendering, image via opuscorp.ca

Residents and tenants will be served by an underground parking garage containing 84 spaces, as well as 11 surface stalls. The project's positioning immediately east of Downtown translates to only four minutes drive time into the heart of the city. For those who prefer to walk, the project is located two minutes from the Bow River Pathways by foot, and 20 minutes from the core.

South Bank rendering, image via opuscorp.ca

With construction now underway, occupancy for the building is scheduled for Fall 2019.

South Bank rendering, image via opuscorp.ca

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Related Companies:  Kasian, Opus Corporation