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Union Waterfront

The newly envisioned Union Waterfront project, set on 1.5 acres, is planned as a multi-phased residential development with a retail component that brings connectivity between the picturesque Port Dalhousie waterfront and the City. The new pavilion creates an inviting walkway down to the waterfront, beaches and marina, while the residential component respects its heritage surroundings.

With an emphasis on materials and massing, the 170 residential units will range from 550 sf to over 1000 sf, each with balconies or terraces that will offer breathtaking views across the lake. The 12-storey building will offer ground floor retail that opens up into the pavilion and along the main street fronts, creating a vibrant community for residents and locals to enjoy all year round.

Developed by Fortress Real Developments, the project has retained Kirkor Architects to design the building, Land Art Design as the landscape architect and GBCA as the heritage architect. The planner on the project is IBI Group.

To register for the project visit unionwaterfront.com.

“When we purchased this project, we wanted to make sure we presented a plan that will enhance the current landscape of the community and be financially viable. The product you see today is something we are all proud of and we hope the community will be proud to have a project like this enhance the already beautiful landscape of Port Dalhousie.”

Vince Petrozza, COO, Fortress Real Developments

Project Updates

April, 2017

The development team continues to work with the project consultants, City staff and stakeholders to prepare for submissions on this mixed-use development. Preliminary plans for the sales office will commence in Q2-2017. To receive the latest updates, visit www.unionwaterfront.com.

January, 2017

Fortress has been working diligently with the consultant team on getting all documents prepared for re-submission of the revised mixed-use, 12-storey proposal to the City for Q1-2017. To register for further updates, go to www.unionwaterfront.com.

October, 2016

Fortress has continued to receive positive feedback from the City and stakeholders for this development project. Over the summer months, a pre-consultation meeting was completed with the City and related departments, and reports and studies are being commissioned for the formal planning submission later this year.

July, 2016

In June 2016, Fortress unveiled the newly envisioned Union Waterfront project to local politicians and community stakeholders in St. Catharines. Set on 1.5 acres, the project is planned as a multi-phased residential development with a retail component that brings connectivity between the picturesque Port Dalhousie waterfront and the city. The new pavilion creates an inviting walkway down to the waterfront, beaches and marina, while the residential component respects its heritage surroundings. With an emphasis on materials and massing, the 170 residential units will range from 550 to 1,000+ sf, each with balconies or terraces that will offer breathtaking views across the lake. The announcement was well received and has garnered positive media with its vision of creating a vibrant community for residents and locals to enjoy all year round. The development team is now preparing to make first submissions to the city, and plans to be on schedule for a spring/summer 2017 sales launch of the residential units. To register and stay informed about this project, visit www.unionwaterfront.com.

Media Coverage

Fortress unveils Port Dalhousie Condo Plans

On Wednesday, Fortress Real Developments hosted an unveiling event to show community members and dignitaries its plans for the waterfront property on Lock Street. Dubbed Union Waterfront, the new condo project is being touted as modern style blending with classic quality.

Niagara This Week
June 30, 2016

A simpler, shorter plan for Port Dalhousie condo tower

Project Manager of Union Waterfront Condominium by Fortress Real Developments, Paul Demczak joined CKTB's Lee Sterry this afternoon with an update. Demczak says they have spent the last year making sure plans for the condo development made sense financially and for the unique area.

Newstalk 610 CKTB
June 30, 2016

Port Dalhousie condo development plan unveiled

On Wednesday, Fortress Real Developments unveiled plans for a Union Waterfront condo development. The 12-storey development, covering a partly-razed parcel of land by Lakeside Park, would take place in two phases and include a retail component. It makes use of Hogan’s Alley as a centrepiece and includes a courtyard. “We are here to celebrate a new beginning,” said Vince Petrozza, chief operating officer of Fortress Real Developments at an outdoor event held at Lock Street Brewing Co. in Port Dalhousie.

St. Catherines Standard
June 30, 2016

Union Waterfront announced for Port Dalhousie

Union Waterfront, the first waterfront development of its kind in St. Catharines, will span 1.5 acres, consist of two mixed use buildings, including one that reaches 12 storeys and will offer a mixture of residential and retail units.

Greg Chew Commercial Real Estate
June 30, 2016