Developers are seeking input from the City of Waterloo and the University of Waterloo for an apartment complex on Phillip Street that would easily dwarf other buildings in the area, Imprint has learned.According to plans submitted to the Federation of Students by Markham-based JD Development Group, the proposed
complex at 256 Phillip Street would consist of five multi-storey buildings arranged around a central courtyard.
The two street-facing buildings, each 20 storeys high, would have retail and commercial space on the ground floor, with the possibility of more in the basement. Two additional 24-storey buildings and a 25-storey building would be constructed behind them.
The complex would also include street-level and underground parking for more than 550 vehicles.
The buildings, targeted primarily at students, would accommodate up to 2,255 occupants. If constructed, it would one of the tallest and most populated apartment complexes in the city.