It has been a long time since a building in Cornwall reached for the skies. That is about to change with the construction of Kings Landing, a seven-storey apartment complex offering panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River.
The new building is expected to break ground in September and upon completion will offer 40 executive apartments.
"We are very excited about this project," said JC Godard, owner of Tri-Star Living. "The building will offer luxury-type amenities while at the same time taking advantage of the very best in energy-efficient construction."
"We have already seen a strong interest from people looking to reserve an executive apartment," added Godard. "We offer a selection ranging from two-bedroom suites at 1,650 sq.ft. to one-bedroom apartments at 1,000 sq.ft.."
Kings Landing is situated just east of Cornwall's downtown on Montreal Road on the former Courtauld's propertyr. The site will have a fully landscaped lot, parking for tenants and guests and immediate access to Cornwall Transit routes.
"We're very happy to see Mr. Godard begin yet another quality residential project in Cornwall," said Mayor Bob Kilger. "The expansion of our residential capacity goes hand in hand with our efforts to market Cornwall to new residents."
The building design incorporates attractive architectural features that include a red brick/stone exterior and an abundance of windows and balconies for the tenants.
"This development is a great example of the benefits of infill development," said Ken Bedford, supervisor of planning for the city. "The site was already serviced and zoned appropriately and therefore could be considered a turn-key development site."
The Kings Landing project is scheduled for occupancy in the fall of 2013.