31,000 square-foot Plaza W. unveiled at former Parsons Clinic site

Workers were putting the finishing touches on a downtown renovation project on Wednesday that transformed a drab medical clinic into an eye-catching commercial building.

Workers were putting the finishing touches on a downtown renovation project on Wednesday that transformed a drab medical clinic into an eye-catching commercial building.

The 4822 Ross St. building that served as home to the former Parsons Clinic for decades was unveiled in full after months of rehabilitation and renewal.

“It was a fun project and I’m really happy with how it’s turned out,” said Jason Welikoklad, whose company JDub Holdings Inc. owns the three-storey building.

“It’s nice to have a fresh look downtown, and it’s got a great view of the city park.”

The building, which has been named Plaza W, contains about 31,000 square feet of space.

In addition to removing a myriad of partition walls, contractor IMC Construction Ltd. gutted the interior and brought it up to current standards — including installing a new elevator.

The exterior also underwent wholesale changes, such as the addition of new windows and stone accents.

Built in 1977, the building was used by Parsons Clinic until it closed two years ago.

Welikoklad said he saw great potential in the building, and didn’t cut any corners when renovating it.

“You’re never quite sure when you start, because it’s all on paper,” he said.

“But it turned out fantastic.”

Although Plaza W could be used for retail, Welikoklad thinks it’s better suited for professional tenants. Leasing agent Re/Max Real Estate Central Alberta has had good interest, and he’s optimistic prospective occupants will commit now that the finished product can be seen.

“Essentially, everything is ready for tenant improvements,” said Welikoklad, adding that space can still be developed to different specifications.

The building is served by 40 parking stalls, in addition to on-street parking. Signage is expected to go up shortly.

hrichards@bprda.wpengine.com

Just Posted

Rimbey RCMP searching for suspects in break and enter spree

Rimbey RCMP are looking for a pair of culprits behind five break… Continue reading

Stolen vehicle and gun seized in Blackfalds

Blackfalds man to appear in court

Blood moon over Red Deer

Moon captures attention

China grants Ivanka Trump 5 trademarks amid trade talks

SHANGHAI — The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump’s company preliminary approval… Continue reading

Few signs of breakthrough as May set to unveil Brexit Plan B

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May was set to unveil her new… Continue reading

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

Olympian Adam van Koeverden wins federal Liberal nomination in Ontario riding

MILTON, Ont. — Former Olympic flag-bearer Adam van Koeverden will be carrying… Continue reading

World champion Osmond says it’s “really nice” not to know what future holds

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Kaetlyn Osmond has a world title, Olympic medals… Continue reading

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from expected global growth of 3.5 per cent

Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children’s hospital

DALLAS — Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for… Continue reading

UK police speak to Prince Philip about not wearing seatbelt

LONDON — British police have spoken with Prince Philip after the husband… Continue reading

‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The celestial curtain will be rising soon on… Continue reading

At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

WASHINGTON — Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans… Continue reading

Most Read