East Port Properties celebrates grand opening of 351 Water Street

The first new office building in downtown St. John’s in 25 years

St. John’s, NL – Last night marked the grand opening celebration of 351 Water Street, and the official beginning of a new age in the city’s waterfront development.

“It is an honour to be surrounded by the people that have been an integral part of transforming 351 from paper sketch to the first new building in downtown St. John’s in 25 years,” said John Lindsay, President of East Port Properties. “This accomplishment is the result of years of collaboration, and to all of those involved, we tip our hats and say thank you.”

351 Water Street is the first building to be heated and cooled by sea water in Newfoundland and Labrador. Inspired by its surroundings, the unique design is expected to provide significant environmental and economic results. 351 is a Canadian Green Building Council LEED® Certification Candidate, and has been constructed to the LEED® Gold standards.

Mayor Dennis O’Keefe was in attendance, and thanked everyonewho played a role in the development of the iconic building. He spoke of the intrinsic value of Water Street and the harbour, and the appreciation for the concept behind 351 Water Street.

As part of the evening’s festivities, the winning piece of artwork from Blank Canvas: A Juried Call for Public Art Commission was unveiled. Valued at $100,000, this was the first private sector juried art commission in Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundland visual artist Will Gill was selected as the winner, and his piece ‘Black Island Punt’ is now permanently on display in the lobby of 351.

About 351:

351 is the first new office building in downtown St. John’s in more than 25 years. It was developed by East Port Properties and designed by Stantec Architecture (formally PHB Group). Inspired by its surroundings, 351 uses natural tide technology, and respects our natural environment. It will be the first sea water heated and cooled building in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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About East Port Properties:

East Port Properties is the leading development company for workplace real estate in Atlantic Canada. Since 1981, East Port Properties has developed millions of square feet of office, commercial, research, industrial warehouse, parkade, and recreational facilities, primarily in Metro Halifax and St. John’s.

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Media Contact:

John Lindsay
President
East Port Properties
Cell: (902) 499-4717
Office: (902) 468-2145

351 Water Street Parking Lottery is now open

97 New Monthly Parking Spaces in Downtown St. John’s

St. John’s, NL – Today marks the official opening of the call for applications for the 97 new monthly parking spaces available at 351 Water Street.

“East Port is pleased to be hosting this parking lottery, offering an equal and fair chance for people to get a monthly parking space in downtown St. John’s, said John Lindsay, President of East Port Properties. “We’d like to thank the City of St. John’s, as these parking spaces are supported by their efforts to increase parking in the downtown area.”

The 351 Parking Lottery will be accepting entries from February 25th until midnight on March 14th, 2014 via an online application form: threefiftyone.ca/parkinglottery/

On March 19th, 2014, East Port Properties will hold a live online draw for these monthly passes. A full list of the lottery entrants, showing both winners and wait list placements for remaining applicants, will be posted on the 351 website at the end of the draw.

The 351 Water Street parking garage, set to open this spring, will be adding a total of 445 new indoor parking spaces to the downtown area, with a combination of tenant, transient, and monthly parking.