NEWS & REFERENCE
CHATEAU B'NAI BRITH - GROUND BREAKING
Ashlee Wismach, November 2016
After nearly 4 years of development planning, Chateau B'nai Brith broke ground on November 28th officially communicating to all, especially the community in desperate need of affordable seniors residences, that the wait is nearly over and that this ambitious bench mark project will be Realized.
With the support of Mitchel Brownstein, Mayor of Cote Saint-Luc, Anthony Housefather, Federal MP for the Mount Royal riding, David Birnbaum, Provincial MNA for Darcy-McGee, Ted Greenfield, president of Chateau B'nai Brith Inc., Robert Libman and the Bissell family who's incredible contribution helped make this project a reality, Renwick and the development team kicked-off the construction of the modern, energy efficient 129 unit Chateau B'nai Brith facility. A facility that ultimately will become the new standard in the provision of social housing for autonomous seniors. Click HERE for the Suburban Article
CHATEAU B'NAI BRITH - ENGAGEMENT DÉFINITIF
Ashlee Wismach, November 2016
Having completed the detailed and lengthy planning process for the design of Chateau B'nai Brith, including the necessary negotiations with the Direction D'habitation de la Ville de Montréal and the SHQ regarding its cost, the addressing of key environmental initiatives, its conformity to the Acces Logis program and the acceptance of all elements above and beyond the basic program that this project will include, Renwick can confirm that on November 7th B'nai Brith officially received its Engagement Définitif as issued by the Government of Quebec.
Ultimately representing the final step in the approval process, the timeline for the delivery of the facility has been set for the Spring of 2018.
Congratulations to all involved. This marks a threshold achievement in the realization of what will become a landmark development.
MASSIVART - AND THE ATELIER DES ARTISTES FACILITY
Ashlee Wismach, September 2016
Artistic expression, in every form, is essential to modern society and can have profound impact on our endeavors, our pursuits and our lives.
Recognizing the synergy between the two groups, MassivArt and Renwick have begun a landmark effort toward the realizing of the Atelier des Artistes facility.
With an objective of creating a collaborative work space, designed specifically for artists, this 22,000 sq.ft. development will house 65 individual atelier studios, an event space, and a creativity lab - this facility will allow the artists and their work to be more involved in both cultural and community domains and be of greater accessibility to groups of diverse disciplines.
Given the significance of the overall project and its relevance to the fabric of Saint-Heri life, Atelier des Artistes will be an part of the Canada Malting Redevelopment!
RENWICK PLACES THE CANADA MALTING FACILITY UNDER OPTION!
Ashlee Wismach, March 2016
The Canada Malting Facility has dominated the Saint-Henri skyline since its original construction in 1905. Sadly, having become derelict after being abandoned in 1989, the site has not benefited from any of the development energy proliferating the area, primarily due to its complexity, contamination and dramatic state of deterioration.
With experience in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic sites, specifically with respect to their transformation into viable and meaningful mixed used developments, Renwick began analyzing Canada Malting in March of 2015. With the completion of a lengthy review of the site, its components, the history of the facility and of the neighborhood, A preliminary development plan was established and purchase negotiations were successfully concluded in October 2015.
While still being finalized, the approach will see for the restoration of the original facility, the preservation of its historic value and the redevelopment of the site for the creation of social housing, places of employment, public green spaces, access to the Lachine Canal and family oriented residences.
GILLETTE LOFTS : ON THE CUTTING EDGE
Mary Lamey, November 2006
Every real-estate project starts on paper, but the Gillette Lofts have a rare distinction of having started as a thesis proposal.
The 55-unit condominium building was the brainchild of Noam Schnitzer, a resident of the Quartier International who has an interest in architecture, urban planning and business. The 32-year-old mooted the idea of a downtown loft conversion as part of his application to HEC Montreal's MBA program.
He showed the outline to his cousin, Israeli engineer Nachum Vered, who was intrigued enough to want to know more. Read full article HERE.