The four-storey William Thomas building, built in 1855 and taken down in 2010, will be reassembled, with 16 storeys of condos added on top.
By Saira Peesker
Published October 18, 2013
The empty lot north of Lister Block on James Street North will soon be reunited with the building that once stood there, with a residential tower built on top.
New Lister tower rendering
The four-storey William Thomas building, built in 1855 and taken down in 2010, will be reassembled, with 16 storeys of condos added on top, developer Hi-Rise Group announced Friday at a conference being held on the property.
Sections of the facade were numbered as they were taken down and are being stored down the street at Liuna Station.
In addition to ground floor retail and three floors of offices, the building will contain about 100 residential units in total, Hi-Rise's Shawn Marr told a crowd gathered for a Renew Hamilton conference.
"There will be traditional single-story units and very creative two-storey units for some live-work opportunities," he said, describing "energy and confidence" in the city's development scene that helped lot owner Liuna determine it was the right time to move ahead.
While a projected completion date was not announced, Marr said there would be a sales centre and campaign in place for March or April.
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