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Project Profile: St Joseph's Hospital in Sudbury

February 12 , 2013
Panoramic Properties Inc.
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Project Profile: St Joseph's Hospital in Sudbury

 

In October 2012,  the Panoramic Properties team received support from The City of Sudbury’s planning committee to complete development and construction at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital site. Along with our project architect Michael D. Allen from ACK Architects, we will begin our plans to convert the historic property to 210 residential units.

 

ACK Architects  are known for their work in preserving and developing historical properties. In 2012, the firm was honoured with a commendation by the Niagara Heritage Council for its work in the preservation of a historical  property in Niagara on the Lake. This is not the first time we’ve embarked on a project like this either, The Panoramic Team has had success in the past in acquiring and developing a number of older buildings.

 

The southern section of the former  St. Joseph’s Hospital property is slated to be demolished and replaced by an eight story structure for 85 residential units. The other 125 units will be accommodated in the existing building. Additionally,  a three-story parking garage will be built underneath the new building. We estimate that there will be 332 underground spaces with 20 additional spots on the surface. For bike enthusiasts,  we have made accommodations for more than 100 bicycle stalls in both the residential units and the parking structure.

 

Just under fifty per cent of the 4.5 acre property will be set aside for landscaping and green space. This will include planting pine, oak, maple, spruce and birch trees close to the northern area of Facer Street. The design will also incorporate balconies and rooftop gardens to further  transform the original building.

 

Throughout this process, we’ve heard a lot of feedback from both the community and the municipality alike. Inspired by this, we’ve evolved our plan to address the comments and concerns raised. The St. Joseph’s Hospital development features extensive landscaping including a new bike path and walkway. These will connect to the existing network of paths in the popular Bell Park and benefit all residents of the neighbourhood.

 

Our goal is to reflect the city of Sudbury in the transformed hospital building; development and construction plans have been completed to achieve a balance between natural and urban. We’re currently awaiting formal approval by Greater Sudbury City Council and it is our hope that construction will begin in early 2013.

 

Be sure to follow our posts on Panoramic Properties news and blog for more information on this project as it kicks off.