331 1st Avenue North is a 6 storey heavy timber brick warehouse that was constructed in 1912 in downtown Saskatoon. Gayle MacDonald of Legacy Land Inc. purchased the building and an adjacent property in 2018 so the buildings [one of which had been vacant for years] could be renovated instead of potentially demolished. The project not only upgraded and renovated these character warehouses, but also will also add new life to the surrounding area of downtown Saskatoon. The historic buildings represent a perfect example of “adaptive re-use” as the tenant mix can include Retail, Office or Restaurant. The project was a successful collaboration between the developer, architect and the City of Saskatoon.
Location: 331 1st Avenue North, Saskatoon SK
Architect: KSA Group Architecture
Client: Legacy Land Inc.
Status and Schedule: Complete in Spring 2021
Area: Basement 6,190 SF, Level 1 @ 8,950 SF, Level 2-6 @ 9,175 SF = 61,015 Total Gross SF
Structural: JC Kenyon Engineering Inc.
Mechanical: Key West Engineering Ltd.
Civil: Catterall & Wright Consulting Engineers
Specialty Consultant: LMDG Building Code Consultants & D-Code Engineering Ltd.