MADY DEVELOPMENT CORP.
TURNER FLEISCHER ARCHITECTS INC.
Building on the success of UpTown Waterloo as a desirable place to both live and shop in the City of Waterloo, this nineteen-storey condominium tower will introduce a new form of urban housing at the emerging south end. Relics of Waterloo's industrial heritage are found on the site including the former Waterloo Bedding factory which later become Ontario Table and Chair. The property is located only one block off King Street, Waterloo's principal urban corridor, and planned route for future light rail transit services.
144 Park is a challenging triangular-shaped corner lot with the Iron Horse pedestrian trail to the rear. In order to create an attractive, human-scaled development pattern along both street frontages, a tower and podium concept was developed for the site. This approach places the three-storey townhome units along the street edge which hide the parking structure and creates a pedestrian friendly streetscape. The slender tower then emerges from this podium and an expansive common amenity space is created on the parking garage rooftop. The 144 Park residential tower reflects an innovative solution to a challenging urban brownfield site that will contribute significantly to the emerging high density mixed-use node at Uptown Waterloo's south end.