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Application made that would see the tallest building ever built in the City of Guelph

Skyline's development subsidiary wants to build a 25-storey multi-use building adjacent just south of the train station downtown

A proposal has been submitted to build what would be the tallest building in Guelph.

A subsidiary of Skyline Group, SkyDev, has submitted an application to the City of Guelph of Guelph to build a 25-storey building at 70 Fountain St. and 75 Farquhar St., which is directly across Wyndham Street from the Guelph Police Headquarters.

The building would have retail space on the ground floor, three floors of office space and 180 apartments and four levels of underground parking.

The application to the city is for an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment for the site that would permit a building that tall.

Currently, the two tallest buildings in Guelph are the River House and River Mill condominiums near the Macdonell Street/Wellington Street intersection.

While the application has been made to the city, it is not yet posted on the city web site as the application is not deemed to be complete. It is listed on the city's interactive map of current developments and proposals.

The company released the news on its web site.

Unde the city’s Official Plan, two other properties are zoned for 18 stories: one is the home of the Guelph Fire Department headquarters on the northeast corner of Wyndham/Wellington and the other is the northwest corner of Wyndham/Wellington, where Fusion Homes is in the early stages of building an 18-storey development.

Two 14-storey projects have also been approved for outside the downtown core.

The proposed site for the 25-storey building currently serves as the three-storey home of Sklyline’s corporate office.

“We’ve seen significant growth and changes to the city over the years, and we’re excited to bring a new property development to the downtown core that will attract new residents and commerce,” said Martin Castellan, Co-Founder, and Chief Administrative Officer of Skyline, in a news release on the company’s web site.

SRM Architects is designing the project.

A public open house is planned for Jan. 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Old Quebec Street Shoppes.

“We have a chance to come together as a community and support a significant investment in our downtown core. Having more people working, living, and shopping in our downtown is integral to the future prosperity of the City of Guelph.” said SkyDev president Greg Jones.