Halifax | Friday, April 21st, 2017
Today marks a major accomplishment for Southwest Properties as MAPLE, the largest multi-unit residential building to come to downtown Halifax, received its building occupancy permit from the city. The achievement comes less than two years from the date that Southwest assumed construction management of the Hollis Street development.
“We are thrilled with our construction team’s success on achieving occupancy,” said Jim Spatz, Chairman and CEO of Southwest Properties. “Everyone worked very hard preparing the building for final inspections and contributing to this momentous day. Appreciation is extended to our design and construction teams and the many contractors on the project. We also thank the daily commuters and the surrounding businesses for their cooperation as we underwent construction.”
MAPLE’s pre-leasing has been extremely positive over the last year, reaching 50% of units leased to date. “We have had a very positive response to MAPLE from the market. People want to live here and we are excited to be opening the doors to new residents today, and in the upcoming days and weeks.”
When completely occupied, the building will add close to 500 people to the downtown core, who will contribute to the vibrancy of the centre of the city. MAPLE brings innovation to urban living in its design, its technology, its sustainability and especially in the residents’ experience – an incredible location with fabulous amenities. Southwest is committed to environmental sustainability, having built the first LEED Gold certified multi-unit building in Atlantic Canada. It is targeting LEED certification for MAPLE which will make it the largest LEED certified multi-unit building east of Quebec.
The building has now been handed over to the operational team who are making final preparations to welcome MAPLE’s first residents. The model suite and leasing centre has transitioned from its Lower Water Street location to the building in order to showcase both the units as well as the unparalleled amenities of MAPLE.
Southwest currently self-managing the construction of PAVILION, CURVE, and Halifax’s new YMCA on South Park Street, as well as the new dual-branded Marriott Hotel in Dartmouth Crossing, through Southwest Construction Management.