160 Osborne St and 424/425 Wardlaw Ave (formerly Osborne Village Inn)


Description: 3 midrise mixed-use buildings consisting of one 6 storey, mixed-use, multi-family rental apartment building with 89 units at 160 Osborne St. and two 4 storey, mixed-use, multi-family rental complexes with 59 units each at 424 and 425 Wardlaw Ave. for a total of 207 apartment suites. Commercial on ground floor of 160 Osborne St. apartment block and one or two units for restaurant and retail space proposed on the west side of the building. 425 and 424 Wardlaw Ave will include live-work units on main level in addition to the 59 residential units in each.

22 indoor bike stalls will be provided to offset the requested car parking reduction of 134 spaces instead of 171. Car parking will be underground and internal to buildings.

Status: Under construction
Developer: Private Pension Partners
Contractor: Pre-Con Builders Ltd.
Architect: BLDG Architecture Office
Replaces: Osborne Village Inn & The Zoo Night Club (160 Osborne), beer vendor and 2 surface parking lots (424 & 425 Wardlaw)
Press: Developer has big plans for Osborne Village (Winnipeg Free Press)

160 Osborne view at July 2012 – Google Street View

424 Wardlaw Ave view at Oct 2018 – Google Street View

425 Wardlaw Ave view at Oct 2018 – Google Street View

Height restrictions: These buildings are located in the area subject to the “Osborne Village Neighbourhood Plan”. The development complies with the policy that “New development will have a minimum of two storeys and a maximum of four storeys in height in order to preserve the scale and pedestrian oriented character of this area”. 424 and 425 Wardlaw Ave both comply with this policy. At the request of the Urban Planning Division, the building at 160 Osborne is stepped back above the 4th floor “to maintain the existing Osborne ‘street wall’ height range of 2-4 storeys.”