Gibbard District has transformed an iconic landmark to an anticipated waterfront community
The Gibbard Furniture Factory has been an iconic landmark in Napanee, Ont. for more than 180 years. To honour its legacy, this historic land is being transformed into a highly anticipated waterfront community. Gibbard District is more than just residential buildings with contemporary amenities – it’s a vibrant hub that will bring business opportunity, modern living spaces and an elevated sense of community to Napanee.
The first of its kind, Gibbard District is a waterfront community with stunning river views and easy access to the 401, VIA Rail and Prince Edward County. Featuring a beautiful central piazza, it includes retail space, restaurants and public amenities that define modern living.
Luxury residential suites
Gibbard District’s luxury condo suites were designed to seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor living. Positioned along the Napanee River, residents can enjoy the town’s natural beauty right from the comfort of their own home. All Gibbard suites were thoughtfully crafted with high-quality materials and finishes, and designed to maximize natural light – a feature typically only found in large, high-end homes. To admire the great outdoors during all seasons, residents also have the option to enhance their living space with an enclosed balcony upgrade.
The development will also feature unique garden villa suites, which artfully combine the industrial history of the Gibbard Furniture Factory with the benefits of modern living. Featuring 12-ft. stained oak ceilings and exposed polished concrete floors, the private garden terraces located on the piazza level of the district offer ample space and tranquillity for residents. Natural buffers of deep planting beds and soaring trees ensure resident privacy and provide easy access to the central piazza. Modern, scenic and bright, Gibbard District is the perfect place to start a new chapter.
The Piazza – redefining ‘community’ in Napanee
The concept of “community” is at the core of Napanee’s history. Designed for both residents and neighbours, the central piazza will transform the historic Gibbard Furniture Factory into an energetic town centre for family, friends and neighbours to enjoy. The piazza will not only bring people together, but it will serve as a potential venue for farmers’ markets, tree-lighting ceremonies, community festivals and other local events.
Architect’s vision for the project
Gibbard District’s architect Studio JCI couldn’t be a better fit for Napanee’s new waterfront development. For more than 10 years, Studio JCI and its founder Jaegap Chung have specialized in creating residential spaces that respond and capture the true essence of their surrounding neighbourhoods.
The builder’s vision was to transform the highly regarded Gibbard Furniture Factory into a community hub that local residents could treat like a public amenity. Embracing the natural beauty of its waterfront location, the building was designed to pivot 90 degrees, providing all residential units with stunning river views.
However, what sets Gibbard District apart is that this unique collection of buildings forms an intimate urban ecosystem in the heart of Napanee. Adding a modern flair to Dundas Street, it simplifies modern living by placing key amenities right at the doorstep of its residents, with commercial spaces for potential coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores and offices.
About the developer
Doornekamp Construction has been shaping Ontario’s landscape for more than 40 years. Well-known for transforming heritage properties into beautiful mixed-use spaces, Doornekamp will bring forth its unique expertise and creative vision to repurpose the iconic Gibbard Furniture Factory into a thriving community hub, Gibbard District.
With over 60 per cent of residential suites sold, please don’t miss out as there are many units available for purchase. To learn more about this incredible new development coming to eastern Ontario, call or register on the website.