Edmonton Tower to be one of the first core towers to near completion in ICE District
Edmonton, AB (May 25, 2016) ICE District Properties Joint Venture and the City of Edmonton are proud to announce ICE District’s latest milestone with the official topping-off of the Edmonton Tower.
Today’s topping-off event marks a momentous occasion for the much anticipated high-rise, as it represents a symbolic completion of the structural phase of the building. City of Edmonton employees will begin moving to the tower in November 2016.
A targeted LEED Gold Certified Building, the Edmonton Tower is a state-of-the-art, 27 storey structure that is an integral component of ICE District. Located at the corner of 101st St. and 104th Ave., the downtown office tower will be home to a majority of City of Edmonton staff working downtown, as well as other tenants.
“The topping-off celebration marks one of the first core towers to near completion in ICE District, a culmination of years of work and effort,” said Glen Scott, Senior Vice-President, Real Estate, Katz Group. “This is a momentous occasion and, today we can actually visualize the success of what we are trying to accomplish.”
Edmonton City staff are currently located in nine buildings – five leased and four owned – throughout downtown. The City is leasing approximately 65 per cent of the Edmonton Tower. The consolidation of offices will provide Edmontonians a one-stop customer service centre, making it easier for citizens to manage everything from building permits to property tax accounts to transit passes.
“By relocating a significant number of employees to this new tower, the City of Edmonton is affirming its confidence in downtown’s renaissance,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “From enhanced interaction with customers to more effective workplace design, Edmonton Tower will deliver great value and form a key part of the City’s continuing improvement in service.”
In addition to City of Edmonton employees, the Tower is more than 70 per cent leased and will be home to Kids & Company, RBC Dominion Securities, Sorrell Financial and many more. ICE District will also feature the future home of the Edmonton Oilers, Rogers Place, plus a vibrant public plaza, JW Marriott Edmonton, condominiums, retail, restaurants, nightlife and more.
For more information and updates on ICE District, visit icedistrictproperties.com.
About ICE District
ICE District will be the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Canada and is already projecting an energy and feeling unlike anything Edmonton has seen before. ICE District will deliver a new era of entertainment in the form of epic concerts, heartstopping NHL and WHL hockey, blockbuster movies, world-class gaming, boutique shopping, trendy dining and more. A humming public plaza with year-round programming will host events from festivals to public skating. All of this, just steps from sophisticated residences and premium office space. Rogers Place is being developed by the Oilers Entertainment Group and the City of Edmonton. ICE District Properties, a mixed-use development surrounding Rogers Place and the Winter Garden, is being developed through a joint venture between Katz Group and WAM Development Group.
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