Edmonton Tower to be one of the first core towers to near completion in ICE District
EDMONTON – 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, which remains on schedule to open in fall 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 access services such as business and development permits, and pet licensing.
“This is an exciting day for the City of Edmonton as we take a major step towards moving into new offices,” says Linda Cochrane, City of Edmonton. “The Edmonton tower is another key project that is going to contribute greatly to the ongoing revitalization of our downtown, which is really starting to take off. The new tower will provide an outstanding work environment for City staff and we are excited to be a part of ICE District.”
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, luxury hotel, condominiums, retail, restaurants, nightlife and more.
For more information and updates on ICE District, visit www.icedistrict.com.