Ten weeks since we last checked in at M2 Block in East Village, and the 4-storey mixed-use development has now topped off. Viewed below from above, the uniquely shaped structure can be seen overlooking the banks of the Bow River. 

M2 Block, recently topped off in East Village, image by Forum contributor outoftheice

Moving around to the front of the structure, the view of M2 Block from the street highlights the structure's irregular massing and variously angled setbacks. Designed by XYC Design + Development and nArchitects, M2 Block will eventually be home to a variety of uses, including a strip of ground floor retail, two storeys of commercial office space (25,000 sq. ft.), and a singular, fourth floor penthouse suite (2,000 sq. ft.). 

M2 Block, street view, image by Forum contributor 1875

Arranged thus in a more or less, off-kilter, layer cake arrangement, the various setbacks will allow for generous rooftop terraces. Moreover, with its prime location, all within the structure will be treated to splendid, uninterrupted, riverfront views. 

M2 Block, rear view, image by Forum contributor 1875

Neither the largest, nor the most high-profile development currently on the rise in East Village, M2 Block is nonetheless one of the most unusual. Combining multiple uses within such a compact package, M2 Block will serve a full range of needs in the area, from retail, to commercial, to residential, all within just four storeys. 

SkyriseCalgary will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.