The Sapporo Station South Exit North 4 West 3 Block Urban Redevelopment Preparatory Association plans to build a 220-meter-high skyscraper with 40 floors above ground for the redevelopment of the North 4 West 3 block in front of JR Sapporo Station. It consists of a high-rise section that houses a hotel and offices, and a low-rise section with a height of approximately 50 meters that houses commercial facilities and parking lots.
The public inspection of the environmental assessment document started on November 2.
In the environmental consideration document at the planning stage, which is the first procedure of the environmental assessment, plan A with a single building at a height of approximately 240 m and plan B with two buildings at a maximum height of roughly 190 m were considered. As a result of comparison from the viewpoint of environment and society, the association chose plan A.
The height of the redevelopment building has been revised to approximately 220 m from the original plan, but the total area remains unchanged at roughly 230,000 m2. The building, with 40 above-ground floors and six basement floors, will be a steel-framed structure with some additional steel-reinforced concrete sections. It will have a hotel in the upper floors, offices in the middle floors, commercial facilities in the lower floors, and parking lots underground. Nihon Sekkei will be in charge of the design.
The environmental assessment document will be available for public inspection at Sapporo City Hall and other places until December 1.
(Excerpt from an article on November 2, 2020)
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