After a few delays and a change in vision, crews will put shovels in the ground today as construction on a new mixed-use office building at Winnipeg's busiest intersection gets underway.
Planning for Osborne Place — a 32,000-square-foot, six-storey office building at Confusion Corner — has been plugging along for two years.
Imperial Properties, the firm managing the build, said in a release Friday that the building at 257 Osborne St. "is expected to play a large role in revitalization efforts at Confusion Corner."
More vehicles pass through the notorious intersection than any other spot in the city, the firm said — more than 91,100 vehicles daily.
Adrian Schulz, the president and CEO of Imperial Properties, said the project aligns with the city's Corydon-Osborne Area Plan.
"The city's emphasis on highrise and mixed-use developments feels like a new beginning, and we're proud that our redevelopment of the Osborne and Pembina corner is validating and kick-starting this plan," Schulz said in a statement.
"The site offers a state-of-the-art space and an outstanding location, which should attract the attention of anyone interested in relocating to one of Winnipeg's most iconic intersections. We couldn't be more excited to see this project come to fruition."
The firm said plans are also in the works for a new residential development next door at 265 Osborne St. Construction on the 10- to 12-storey building is slated to start in 2017, the firm added.