An ambitious proposal has been submitted to transform Niagara Falls’ skyline with a towering hotel and residential complex. The development, spearheaded by Hennepin Realty Holdings, seeks to erect two 58-story towers at 6546 Fallsview Boulevard, promising to become the tallest structures in the city if completed.

Currently, the site hosts the Oakes Hotel, which boasts a 21-story tower offering views of the iconic Falls. The new project envisions demolishing the existing hotel to make way for a grand complex that will integrate a hotel, residential spaces, a casino, office areas, and banquet facilities. Additionally, a nearby plot currently used for surface parking is slated for redevelopment into a seven-story parking garage to serve the new buildings.

Designed by the Toronto-based architects–Alliance, the proposed towers are set to reach impressive heights of 210.05 meters, according to The structures will include 1,140 hotel suites and a select number of 126 residential units, all connected by a six-story podium featuring a central three-story atrium. The second level of this podium will house restaurant and gaming facilities, while a striking sky bridge on the fifth floor will link the two towers.

Hotel and residential amenities will be located on the sixth floor, encompassing a spa, fitness center, and swimming pool, catering to both guests and residents. Should this project materialize as planned, it will significantly surpass the height of the current tallest building in Niagara Falls, the Hilton Niagara Falls North Tower.

Tough Competition Ahead

While this development would redefine the city’s skyline, it faces competition from other significant projects already in the pipeline. Niagara Falls is on the cusp of a vertical expansion, with several planned developments vying for the title of the city’s tallest structure.

Among the competing projects are a 77-story tower at 5602 Robinson Street, a 72-story tower at 6605 Stanley Avenue, a complex featuring towers up to 60 storys at 6880 Stanley Avenue, 56-story towers at 5383 Robinson Street, and dual towers of 61 and 60 stories at 5555 River Road. Each of these developments has been in the planning stages for some time, creating a competitive race to reshape the skyline.

Despite the fierce competition, the proposal by Hennepin Realty Holdings stands out due to its mixed-use design, combining luxury living, hospitality, and entertainment in a single complex. The inclusion of a casino and extensive amenities aims to attract both tourists and long-term residents, potentially setting a new standard for future developments in the area.  Niagara Falls already has some very popular gambling venues such as Fallsview Casino Resort, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Delta Bingo and Gaming Niagara Falls.

As Niagara Falls continues to evolve, the city’s skyline is poised for dramatic changes. The proposed twin towers represent a bold step forward, reflecting a trend towards vertical growth in one of the world’s most renowned tourist destinations. Whether this development will ultimately become the tallest in Niagara Falls remains to be seen, but it undeniably marks a significant chapter in the city’s architectural evolution.