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  • 311 Ross. Exterior of two storey section of the building from back lane.
  • 311 Ross. Exterior of the building from the alley way.
  • 311 Ross. Close up of the building showing graffiti and boarded up windows.
  • 311 Ross. Exterior of the whole building as seen from the front street.

311 Ross

Feasibility Analysis

311 Ross, Winnipeg, Manitoba

311 Ross Ave is a multi-storey manufacturing / warehouse building originally designed and constructed as a steam biscuit factory in 1931. The Paulin-Chambers Company produced baked goods from this location until 1950. Subsequent additions to the building were made in 1950 and 1983.

ft3 was contracted to provide an architectural and engineering feasibility analysis / comparative understanding of 311 Ross Ave so that the property could be appropriately marketed for sale. To this end, two redevelopment and adaptive reuse scenarios (multi-family residential and open concept commercial office) were explored to a Class D estimate.

The scope of services included, but were not limited to: building condition assessment; feasibility analysis for redevelopment and change of use; heritage conservation methodology; building code analysis and interpretation; analysis of the cost and implications to remove/demolish the accessory non-heritage structures; proposed methods to address Universal Design and improve accessibility of the property; recommendations for any further professional analysis and studies or potential changes to the property lines to accommodate a new addition or new accessory structure(s) to more efficiently enable redevelopment, accessibility, etc.; and Class D budget estimate.