The BarrelYards is a multi-phased project with an estimated construction value of approximately $350 million. GSP Group prepared applications for official plan and zoning by-law amendments, site plan approval, and urban design guidelines. We further obtained draft plan of condominium approvals and building permits.

GSP Group also developed the landscape master plan, public art master plan, and detailed landscape design geared for each stage of The BarrelYards development. The master plans set design priorities for the public realm and series of open spaces throughout the five-hectare BarrelYards development near Uptown Waterloo.

Construction is completed on a 21-storey residential tower with 500 units, and eight-storey Delta Hotel. Work is underway for a second similar residential tower, with future construction planned for a retirement building, commercial space and condominium.

As part of the detailed design, attention was given to the industrial past of the former Canada Barrels and Kegs Company, and Globe Furniture company site. Site amenities include public art pieces and heritage artifacts tied to the site’s history. Development also integrates improvements and reconstruction of Father David Bauer Drive, and an extension of Waterloo’s Uptown Loop through the site to connect to the City’s trail network.

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