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Project Specs
Completion date:

2016

Size:

111,500 sq ft

Budget:

Withheld

University of Winnipeg Downtown Commons

The University of Winnipeg Downtown Commons is a $24.0M, 14 storey, 102 unit residential tower located just south of the Buhler Centre and west of the WAG.

Designed to LEED silver standards, the building continues the U of W’s commitment to the Kyoto Protocol by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero. The building is raised 30 feet above grade to accommodate a future expansion to the adjacent Plug-In Gallery and to raise the units above grade to take advantage of the impressive urban views from the site. The second floor is devoted to common interior and exterior amenity spaces as a means of creating community within the planned diverse social mix of the tenants.

With a mixed income mandate, the Downtown Commons provides an opportunity for creating a true community with a wide-cross section of people from different cultural, economic and social backgrounds; it is a place built to respect and facilitate the diverse needs of people of all abilities.