We've been following the proposals that have been in the works for 620 King West for some time now. Initial plans for a 10-storey, 15 unit condo in 2008 fizzled out, and news on the development of the site had been pretty quiet until recently. Now we have received information and renderings for the new development in our Forum thread, and we are excited to see what should turn out to be a one-of-a-kind development on King West.
Context King West condos, now being developed by Context Developments and designed by Hariri Pontarini, will stretch between King and Adelaide, contain 230 units and reach a maximum height of 18 floors. According to information from a recent community meeting, the project will include ground floor retail, extensive green space, and walkways through the development. The above rendering gives an idea of the building design, with a dynamic facade, interesting play on building volumes, and what are sure to be gorgeous rooftop gardens.
The architect and developer have strayed from the ever-popular glass tower designs, choosing rather to reflect the heritage of the King West district and it's former-warehouse aesthetic. It's not often that we see brick used in new-build condos, and the arches topped with brick columns leading to the precast cladding leave us more than excited to see and hear further details on the project.
This will no doubt be one of the most highly anticpated developments to be announced within the area, and we here at UrbanToronto can't wait to see what Context and Hariri Pontarini have up their sleeves. Keep an eye out on the project forum here for more information, and check out the dataBase listing below.