The Residences at Osborne Place – 265 Osborne Street

Location: 265 Osborne St
Status: Under construction since spring 2019. Appears on hold as of spring 2021.
Developer: Imperial Properties Winnipeg
Architect: DIN Architecture
Press: Osborne building will feature robotic parking (Winnipeg Free Press)

Description: 15 storey mixed-use consisting of 8 storeys/75 units of residential, 7 storeys of retail/commercial space and parkade. Phase 2 of Osborne Place development.
Replaces office building for General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres

265 Osborne Street, July 2012 – Google Street View

265 Osborne St at May 2021

Project will be built in 2 phases: first phase will be the parking and commercial on levels 1-7 and second phase will be the residential on levels 8-15. The parking primarily services the office building at 257 Osborne St. Level 1: commercial, Levels 2-5: parking with one short-term residential unit per floor, Level 6: office, gym and roof deck, Level 7: office space, Levels 8-15: residential.

The development includes robotic parking. Parkers drop their car in 1 of 4 ground level entrance bays. The entrance bays have sensors which match car sizes with associated stalls inside the garage. A machine delivers the car to an appropriate stall, and returns it to the driver at the bay entrance when required. This parking system leads to some variances which are described amongst others in this report.

After request by the City of Winnipeg’s Urban Planning Division, the developer agreed to provide 24 indoor and 24 outdoor bike parking stalls “to support multimodal transportation options for residents, workers, and other users of the building.”

Source: Board of Adjustment meeting, Dec 12, 2018