A residential and retail development proposed for Capitol Hill late last year now has a name: Catalyst. Developed by Centron Group, the six-storey project at 2100 14th Street NW would succeed the Parkview Auto Repair shop and its perimeter parking lot with 75 apartments and over 5,000 square feet of main floor retail space.

A rendering for Catalyst, image via Centron

Forum contributor artvandelay unearthed a marketing brochure for the development, which included renderings depicting an exterior of shifting boxes, balconies and a corner terra cotta-coloured extrusion. Attached blueprints also show the location of the amenity spaces and the proposed features of the landscaping program, portraying a mix of coloured concrete, benches, planters, and trees providing a much-needed enhancement to the public realm.

Computer sketch of the development, image via Centron

NORR Architects is the prolific practice behind the design of the building, which will accommodate 72 underground parking stalls and surface parking for the retail units. 

Current site conditions, image retrieved from Google Street View

The development permit application was submitted on November 22 according to the City's records, with approval granted on April 20, 2017. Centron is targeting completion for early 2019.

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Related Companies:  NORR Architects & Engineers Limited