St. Hilda’s Towers Inc. underwent a deep energy efficiency retrofit to improve the property’s efficiency, resilience, and affordability—and did so in a cost-effective, replicable manner for other high-rise multifamily assets in cold-weather climates. The project investment history is unique in that the owner had limited reserves and did not contribute to the retrofit at the […]
Comprising 15 townhouses as well as 396 studios and one- and two-bedroom units in two high rises, Radio City provides residential ownership opportunities in the predominantly rental market of Toronto, Ontario’s Church Street neighborhood. Because the neighborhood is commonly referred to as Toronto’s “gay village,” the project’s marketing plan targeted gay men. Part of a public/private partnership, Radio City shares the site with Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS). Developer Context Development Inc., bought the site in 2000 and sold half of it to the NBS for CAN$1 in exchange for height and density bonuses from the city.
The result of a collaboration between locally based Giarratana Development LLC, and Atlanta-based Novare Group, Viridian is a 31-story concrete and blue-green glass condominium tower that stands in the heart of Nashville’s central business district (CBD). Originally priced between $130,000 and $400,000–with penthouses selling for more than $1 million–the 305 condominiums feature floor-to-ceiling windows, ten-foot (3-m) ceilings, and one- and two-bedroom floor plans that average approximately 875 square feet (81 sq m). The building’s first floor contains a grocery store, another smaller retail space, a lobby, a concierge desk (staffed 24 hours a day), and a mailroom. Part of the ground floor and the eight floors above it contain 430 parking spaces, the lowest residential units are located on the tenth floor, and most offer views of the downtown skyline and/or the Cumberland River. The 31st floor features a club room, an exercise facility, and an outdoor rooftop pool. The project, which embodies smart growth principles, has helped generate demand that has led to the development of several additional high-rise residential projects in and around downtown Nashville.