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O-Town Hockey
Apr 16, 2011, 4:39 AM
I'm in Mondrian. The base floor options are definately less durable and less quality compared to the upgrades. We upgraded to a wide plank ash and it held up quite well. Actually, we just sold our condo and almost everyone who came through were impressed by how good the floors looked compared to other units in this and other projects around town. A few of the units in our building with the base floors have noticed large gaps developed between the planks due to changes in temperature throughout the year. You should definately upgrade your floors, if not for your own sake, then for resale value.

hackunion
Apr 29, 2011, 10:51 PM
Cellphone @ bus stop

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e92/febottawa06/0425010844.jpg

cityguy
May 1, 2011, 12:37 PM
For a building that's not very tall it sure has a big impact at that intersection.

K-133
May 2, 2011, 1:54 PM
For a building that's not very tall it sure has a big impact at that intersection.

I agree. Its more impressive than I originally gave it credit.

rakerman
May 2, 2011, 8:26 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5680850301_66c4534367.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5680850301/)
DSC03936 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5680850301/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Davis137
May 4, 2011, 11:47 PM
It looks gargantuan compared to the buildings immediately located around it...and to think, there are other phases to go up still...

Flyin' Bryin'
May 5, 2011, 2:14 PM
...and that's only the first half of phase 1 that's showing there.

waterloowarrior
May 18, 2011, 11:05 PM
Central 3 staff reports
http://ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/pec/2011/05-24/01-%20ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0090.htm
http://ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/pec/2011/05-24/02-%20ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0111%20Final%20340%20McLeod%20St.htm

rakerman
May 19, 2011, 2:44 AM
unless I'm mistaken

http://ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/pec/2011/05-24/01-%20ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0090_files/image006.gif

shows empty space across from Central 3 which is actually filled with houses - it's fine to have it empty so that you can actually see the buildings, but kind of weird to then fill it with people strolling around who in reality would be standing in the middle of a building

Here's what is actually across from the Central 3 location

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&aq=0&sll=45.411572,-75.698194&sspn=0.953444,1.674042&g=ottawa&ie=UTF8&hq=&ll=45.411941,-75.692228&spn=0.001862,0.00327&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=45.412005,-75.692074&panoid=pATpmyyuQZWhei4pCjxsaA&cbp=12,284.43,,0,-4.28

S-Man
May 19, 2011, 3:07 AM
I thought it was going to be the ugly 4-storey office building directly east of the Central 2 site. No houses are going to be touched, and Central 2 and 3 will be effectively joined.

reidjr
May 19, 2011, 2:53 PM
Does anyone know when is construction expected to start on phase 3?

S-Man
May 19, 2011, 3:05 PM
Phase 2 starts this summer, don't expect phase 3 this year.

rakerman
May 19, 2011, 7:33 PM
I thought it was going to be the ugly 4-storey office building directly east of the Central 2 site. No houses are going to be touched, and Central 2 and 3 will be effectively joined.

I said empty space across from Central 3.

rakerman
May 19, 2011, 7:36 PM
Glass going up along bottom floors of Central 1 north tower.

http://twitter.com/#!/stephantelka/status/71189588152025089
http://twitpic.com/4zmtiy

rakerman
May 21, 2011, 5:57 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3299/5743164149_bb0dac3d66.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5743164149/)
DSC04053-fixed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5743164149/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/5743717292_2bcd9541e1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5743717292/)
DSC04056 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5743717292/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2560/5743722848_b062dcfd66.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5743722848/)
DSC04060 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5743722848/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Davis137
May 22, 2011, 12:43 PM
It's starting to look good now with some of the exterior elements being installed...

rakerman
May 26, 2011, 11:47 AM
Central 3 (340 McLeod (http://ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/pec/2011/05-24/01-%20ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0090.htm)) passed planning committee on May 24, 2011.

amanfromnowhere
Jun 3, 2011, 3:29 PM
CENTRAL CONDOMINIUMS : Constraction process from modernottawa.blogspot.com (http://modernottawa.blogspot.com/2011/06/central-condominiums-construction.html)

m0nkyman
Jun 12, 2011, 11:46 PM
Looks like the medical building where central3 will be is being deconstructed. They started on Friday I think.

OttawaSteve
Jun 15, 2011, 2:46 PM
yesterday

http://chat.carleton.ca/~sjrifkin/central.jpg

Shalaby
Jun 15, 2011, 6:07 PM
This thread is has the best information on this development on the web. To bad they couldn't hire someone to actually blog regularly about updates. So is seems like phase 3 is officially happening now with the deconstruction of the medical building? I hope that proposed rooftop pool happens. Will the addition of phase 3 slow down the building process for phase 2?

blackjagger
Jun 15, 2011, 7:09 PM
This thread is has the best information on this development on the web. To bad they couldn't hire someone to actually blog regularly about updates. So is seems like phase 3 is officially happening now with the deconstruction of the medical building? I hope that proposed rooftop pool happens. Will the addition of phase 3 slow down the building process for phase 2?

My understanding is that the phase 3 site will be used as a staging area for the construction of phase 2. Whether that has changed or not I don't know. But they do have the sales to start phase 2 and a relaunch to include the 100+ units of phase 3 would probably push back construction by a year.

Cheers,
Josh

OttawaSteve
Jun 16, 2011, 11:27 PM
today

http://chat.carleton.ca/~sjrifkin/central2.jpg

S-Man
Jun 17, 2011, 2:54 PM
A fair number of demolitions so far this year - this building, the Lorne, and the National Bank on Rideau. Maybe others, not sure.

Shalaby
Jun 17, 2011, 3:18 PM
My understanding is that the phase 3 site will be used as a staging area for the construction of phase 2. Whether that has changed or not I don't know. But they do have the sales to start phase 2 and a relaunch to include the 100+ units of phase 3 would probably push back construction by a year.

Cheers,
Josh

A year, huh? Bummer.

Traynor
Jun 20, 2011, 7:08 PM
Just the core and the roof left today:

http://i.imgur.com/6iPea.jpg (http://imgur.com/6iPea)

To give some frame of reference, a Panorama from the West side of Bank Street South of Gladstone.

http://i.imgur.com/Ohbn6.jpg (http://imgur.com/Ohbn6)

And another from the Northwest corner of Bank and Gladstone.

http://i.imgur.com/AuigS.jpg (http://imgur.com/AuigS)
(All pictures courtesy Me and my iPhone. Paroramas created using AutoStitch found here: http://cvlab.epfl.ch/~brown/autostitch/autostitch.html )

Traynor
Jun 20, 2011, 7:19 PM
The way these sold out so fast and with the demand for condos increasing, I am surprised Brad Lamb doesn't make Phase 3 a point tower in the 25 floor range. It would have great views over the other two phases. I don't think it would be too out of context for the area.

S-Man
Jun 20, 2011, 7:30 PM
Actually, it kind of would be. I couldn't see anything more than 12-14 storeys built there, and even then it would require a zoning amendment and garner a lot of community flack. Central 1 got its extra storey or two because it was on a corner with commercial on all other corners.

reidjr
Jun 20, 2011, 7:32 PM
The way these sold out so fast and with the demand for condos increasing, I am surprised Brad Lamb doesn't make Phase 3 a point tower in the 25 floor range. It would have great views over the other two phases. I don't think it would be too out of context for the area.

Sure that would be nice but i have to say i really like the look of central 1 for a shirt building it looks alot bigger then it really is.

Davis137
Jun 20, 2011, 7:41 PM
It does look taller than it actually is, and I'm sure the want for condo's in centertown and downtown is only going to increase. With the exception of some designated heritage locations, I can see more of Bank and other major streets downtown get redeveloped in the near future.

Traynor
Jun 21, 2011, 3:54 AM
Actually, it kind of would be. I couldn't see anything more than 12-14 storeys built there, and even then it would require a zoning amendment and garner a lot of community flack. Central 1 got its extra storey or two because it was on a corner with commercial on all other corners.

I live in the neighbourhood and wouldn't mind 25 floors there. Every extra floor above 5 floors would mean 6-8 units which represents, a potential 120 residences not being built in or around the Greenbelt.

I am all for Intensification over Suburbanization. Fewer trees and greenspaces lost and fewer cars on the road.

rakerman
Jun 21, 2011, 1:34 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/5856210763_f0a801220f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5856210763/)
DSC04395 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5856210763/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5856214051_d1c756321a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5856214051/)
DSC04400 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5856214051/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

See all pics I've taken so far in my Central condos set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/sets/72157603871166608/) on Flickr.

Davis137
Jun 21, 2011, 3:07 PM
I like those pics! Central is shaping up to be a welcome footprint on Bank Street for sure...bridging the gap between the office towers and centertown nicely!

Shalaby
Jun 21, 2011, 5:20 PM
My understanding is that the phase 3 site will be used as a staging area for the construction of phase 2. Whether that has changed or not I don't know. But they do have the sales to start phase 2 and a relaunch to include the 100+ units of phase 3 would probably push back construction by a year.

Cheers,
Josh

Not sure what you mean here. I have a unit in Phase 2, they were 60% sold when I put money down on mine- and that was a long while ago. I have a more recent price list and there are very few units left. Construction on phase 2 was already supposed to start. I'm hoping that once the core structure from that medical building's gone they'll break ground.

I haven't got any word via email or anything from urbancapital about phase 3. I've said it here before, but they REALLY need to hire someone to update a blog or something, for people who have already put money down on these units. I would really like to keep up with what's going on without having to go into the sales office.

waterloowarrior
Jun 21, 2011, 9:29 PM
one of the conditions from phase 2 is under appeal, hearing is in august
http://www.omb.gov.on.ca/ecs/CaseDetail.aspx?n=PL110357

reidjr
Jun 21, 2011, 10:15 PM
one of the conditions from phase 2 is under appeal, hearing is in august
http://www.omb.gov.on.ca/ecs/CaseDetail.aspx?n=PL110357

Thats to bad i guess that means contsurction won't start untill the fall.

Richard Eade
Jun 24, 2011, 2:51 AM
Pictures from 2011-Jun-22:

http://REade.fileave.com/Construction/Central1-2011-Jun-22-Small.jpg

and clearing the way for Phase 3 (I think).
http://REade.fileave.com/Construction/Central3-Prep-2011-Jun-22-S.jpg
Note the water spray being used to try to reduce the dust.

rakerman
Jun 25, 2011, 5:40 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5154/5869544261_543bcf684b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5869544261/)
DSC04522 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/5869544261/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Davis137
Jun 27, 2011, 1:39 AM
They should have gone for 12 floors here, considering the building already looks that good without all of it's exterior fitted yet...at 12 floors, it would have been more like a miniature version of Mondrian...

Traynor
Jun 27, 2011, 4:46 AM
They should have gone for 12 floors here, considering the building already looks that good without all of it's exterior fitted yet...at 12 floors, it would have been more like a miniature version of Mondrian...

I agree, but the height is fitting with the area for now. Maybe, as I suggested before, Phase 3 will go for the full height and stand 20 or 25 floors behind Phases 1 and 2.

Brad would have no trouble selling every unit I am sure.

rakerman
Jun 30, 2011, 1:35 AM
The building on the Central 3 site is completely down now.

Shalaby
Jul 15, 2011, 11:30 PM
I just RSVP'ed to a ground breaking part on the 21st for phase 2. Anyone else going?

rakerman
Aug 10, 2011, 10:43 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6149/6027234423_306163645f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6027234423/)
DSC05614-edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6027234423/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6069/6030153125_f8dab6b6fc_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6030153125/)
DSC05617 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6030153125/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Davis137
Aug 11, 2011, 5:30 PM
Were your pics the ones that the Sun used for the story in the paper/online on Wednesday? Looks like the same pics...

amanfromnowhere
Aug 15, 2011, 3:05 PM
they are starting phase II in November:

CONDOMINIUM BUILDING Proj: 9113412-5
Ottawa, Ottawa-Carleton Reg ON NEGOTIATED/PLANS COMPLETE
Central Condo, Phase Two, Bank St, McLeod St, Gladstone Ave, H3C
$15,000,000 est
Start: November, 2011 Complete: November, 2013
Note: All sub trades have been secured.
Enermodal is the LEED Consultant for the project.
Project: cast-in-place concrete foundation, cast-in-place concrete structural frame, curtainwall exterior, masonry exterior, fuel fired heating system, package air conditioning/heat pump system, 08530; stainless-steel windows, proposed construction of a condominium apartment building with 141 units. The project will include ammenity space, including an exterior courtyard, party room, and gym on the second floor and retail space at grade level. The project will be certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System with a LEED Silver rating.
Scope: 130,000 square feet; 8 storeys; 2 storeys below grade; 141 units; 2 acres
Development: New

source: dcn (http://www.dcnonl.com/cgi-bin/top10.pl?rm=show_top10_project&id=2d37a2fdbe2ce60c229740ca49ad8b8f825ae904&projectid=9113412&region=ontario)

teej1984
Aug 15, 2011, 3:44 PM
Have you seen the floor plans for this place? GOD AWFUL! You basically have no choice but to cook in your living room... wow totally uninspired!

At least the building looks nice from the outside though.

nredding
Aug 15, 2011, 3:54 PM
They don't even have a kitchen island to separate the kitchen appliances from the living area.

I think most of these condos are being bought by investors who don't plan to live in them but will rent them out and sell them once the prices "skyrocket."

S-Man
Aug 15, 2011, 6:26 PM
Dear god - prices haven't skyrocketed yet?

gjhall
Aug 15, 2011, 9:00 PM
They don't even have a kitchen island to separate the kitchen appliances from the living area.

I think most of these condos are being bought by investors who don't plan to live in them but will rent them out and sell them once the prices "skyrocket."

COOKING IN YOUR LIVING AREA OF AN OPEN CONCEPT APARTMENT? What will they think of next. Yawn, just don't buy one. Obviously some people don't care (probably because some people don't cook)...

rakerman
Sep 1, 2011, 12:45 AM
Photos from August 14, 2011

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6201/6054086334_f4c2f588c8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6054086334/)
DSC05644 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6054086334/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Central Phase 2 & Phase 3 construction site

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6068/6054091366_47fa49d232_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6054091366/)
DSC05651 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6054091366/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Looking north up Bank Street

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6054097220_2127a464e5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6054097220/)
DSC05654 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6054097220/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

rakerman
Sep 4, 2011, 3:17 PM
I'm guessing "Hideaway: The final phase at Central" is the rebranding of Central 3?

http://hideawayatcentral.ca/

Right now the website is just a signup screen.

Pic of new sign up at Central 1 site to follow.

rakerman
Sep 4, 2011, 3:22 PM
Central 1

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6190/6112187577_dcf21b85bf_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6112187577/)
DSC05913 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6112187577/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6184/6112211235_b7198f546a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6112211235/)
DSC05915 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6112211235/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Central 1 south side with new pink HideawayAtCentral sign

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6070/6112214119_86b985f39a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6112214119/)
DSC05917 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6112214119/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

I looked at the Central 2 site but there wasn't any progress worth capturing. Mostly it's a storage area for bricks and other stuff for Central 1 right now.

rakerman
Sep 10, 2011, 6:30 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6202/6133252349_a095dc0747_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6133252349/)
DSC05933 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6133252349/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

rakerman
Sep 10, 2011, 10:05 PM
looks like they're taking down some of the hoardings, at least along Gladstone

cityguy
Sep 11, 2011, 1:26 PM
Looking over the pictures taken from Bank st. over the last few months and all I can think of is"were are the people?"

K-133
Sep 12, 2011, 5:51 PM
I can admit when I'm wrong. I was sceptical about this project, but I am impressed at how well it integrates into the existing neighbourhood, and then takes it up a few notches. Driving out of downtown along Bank street, the building really polishes everything up well.

Being there really has a good feeling to it, but then traffic of all types is really quiet due to construction just down the street, so I'm still not completely convinced that this is a place personally would want to be.

Great job and great addition to our city!

Harley613
Sep 12, 2011, 6:20 PM
i'm also very happy with the way it integrates. the red brick touches really match the neighbourhood. i'm only worried about how the ground floor will be...will their be retail? i used to have a loft in the east market by the same company and there were three little storefronts on york, a little one on george but the entire cumberland face was garages and ugly utility connections and walls, totally ruined a block of the market.

gjhall
Sep 12, 2011, 7:38 PM
i'm also very happy with the way it integrates. the red brick touches really match the neighbourhood. i'm only worried about how the ground floor will be...will their be retail? i used to have a loft in the east market by the same company and there were three little storefronts on york, a little one on george but the entire cumberland face was garages and ugly utility connections and walls, totally ruined a block of the market.

Metro grocery store and Starbucks, last I heard...

Harley613
Sep 12, 2011, 8:31 PM
oh wow! that's great news...for the locals, maybe not for hartman's haha.

TMA-1
Sep 12, 2011, 9:14 PM
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Shoppers, Starbucks and T.B.D. LCBO in Phase 2 perhaps. Sobey's is going in at Tribeca.
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gjhall
Sep 13, 2011, 3:11 AM
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Shoppers, Starbucks and T.B.D. LCBO in Phase 2 perhaps. Sobey's is going in at Tribeca.
-

Is Sobey's confirmed? Last I heard it was just their targeted tenant...

S-Man
Sep 13, 2011, 4:41 AM
I'm pretty sure Sobey's will be the tenant. If you recall, Councillor Holmes voted against the project because there would be 6 or 7 delivery trucks driving up Metcale every day to feed the people of centretown. Delivery trucks!!!!! On an empty, barren centretown street filled with bikes!!!!!

amanfromnowhere
Sep 14, 2011, 2:32 PM
photo tour/update from Modern Ottawa blog (http://modernottawa.blogspot.com/).

CENTRAL CONDOMINIUM : INSIDE THE COURTYARD (http://modernottawa.blogspot.com/2011/09/central-condominium-inside-courtyard.html)

rakerman
Sep 14, 2011, 9:54 PM
Looking over the pictures taken from Bank st. over the last few months and all I can think of is"were are the people?"

I don't like people in my photos. I take most of my photos Saturday and Sunday morning and wait until people walk out of my shot.

Cntrtwnr
Sep 15, 2011, 3:38 PM
Contrary to popular suburb belief, there is quiet time "downtown"...saturday and sunday mornings are the best for a quiet stroll to the coffee shop before the city wakes up.

m0nkyman
Sep 15, 2011, 11:05 PM
Just walked past, and noticed that the scaffolding is down from the old facade, so you can now see it in all it's glory, minus the ground floor which still has hoarding up.

Shalaby
Oct 9, 2011, 9:38 PM
Phase 3's (Hideaway (http://www.hideawayatcentral.ca/flash.php)) website was recently updated with a bunch of information that clarified some things for me.

waterloowarrior
Oct 11, 2011, 1:57 AM
9 oct 2011 by southfacing @ flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23575605@N08/6231142017/in/photostream
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6092/6231142017_423840bb25_z.jpg

waterloowarrior
Oct 11, 2011, 2:04 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6239/6233055536_4559a21aff_b.jpg

Shalaby
Oct 12, 2011, 1:11 AM
http://i.imgur.com/vdobF.png

this mockup is at an interesting angle.

rakerman
Oct 20, 2011, 7:20 PM
work has started on the Central 2 site

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6239/6264541692_2d3538fb4a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6264541692/)
DSC07307 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6264541692/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

rakerman
Oct 22, 2011, 4:31 PM
Central 1 seen looking over Central 2 site

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6237/6269169187_0eb2ba4474_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6269169187/)
DSC07339 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6269169187/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Shalaby
Oct 27, 2011, 7:28 PM
Not sure how long they've been up, but you can now view the floor plans (http://www.hideawayatcentral.ca/flash.php) for Phase 3 (Hideaway) online.

rakerman
Nov 6, 2011, 1:02 AM
More Phase 1 seen from the increasingly busy Phase 2 site

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6120/6316857946_c1c68f31ac_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6316857946/)
S0010066 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6316857946/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

alphachap
Nov 6, 2011, 9:21 PM
Central Phase 1 2011-11-06

http://i44.tinypic.com/24yv0yh.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/2q3884w.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/2lm2c78.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/20qxj5l.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/3313mu0.jpg

Davis137
Nov 7, 2011, 2:51 PM
Now all that has to happen, is for a developer to buy the land on north side of Gladstone and build something that's 12-15 storeys, as Central will be a nice setback for a taller building to it's north...well, I think so anyways.

Anywhoo, back on topic...Central looks great, and blends nicely with the streetscape...

rakerman
Nov 13, 2011, 4:10 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6097/6340860174_2015525f70_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6340860174/)
DSCF0261 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6340860174/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6236/6340865236_21c2a7c34c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6340865236/)
DSCF0265 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6340865236/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6058/6340122609_80030b99ab_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6340122609/)
DSCF0270 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6340122609/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6217/6340124057_b5678c4bf3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6340124057/)
DSCF0271 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6340124057/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

amanfromnowhere
Nov 21, 2011, 4:52 PM
Chuck Clark (southfacing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23575605@N08/6365545529/in/photostream/)): ottawa the central better be friends with the neighbours

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6095/6365545529_08aeb53027_b.jpg

rakerman
Dec 17, 2011, 10:17 PM
Still exterior work being done on Phase 1, parts of Phase 2 site multiple storeys below ground now.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6527780291_5f5d2bc14f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527780291/)
DSCF1601 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527780291/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6527789395_5629640ed9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527789395/)
DSCF1609 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527789395/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6527784661_0c2ddb78ec.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527784661/)
DSCF1605 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527784661/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

S-Man
Dec 17, 2011, 11:49 PM
Has anyone been to the pub located kiddie-corner from the Central 2 site on Bank? I'm guessing the owners saw the imminent influx of humanity and set up shop strategically.

Shalaby
Dec 18, 2011, 6:39 PM
Still exterior work being done on Phase 1, parts of Phase 2 site multiple storeys below ground now.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6527780291_5f5d2bc14f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527780291/)
DSCF1601 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527780291/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6527789395_5629640ed9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527789395/)
DSCF1609 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527789395/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6527784661_0c2ddb78ec.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527784661/)
DSCF1605 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6527784661/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

I really appreciate these pictures Rakerman. I've referred to your flickr a few times when I've wanted to show people progress. I hope you keep it up.

That hole for Phase 2 is getting big quick. I feel as if the weather has facilitated the process.

phil235
Dec 18, 2011, 7:50 PM
Has anyone been to the pub located kiddie-corner from the Central 2 site on Bank? I'm guessing the owners saw the imminent influx of humanity and set up shop strategically.

Yep, the Berryman Pub. Very good place. It's kind of an upscale sports pub with quite good food. I'd recommend it!

Dinan
Dec 19, 2011, 10:48 PM
I was told that a Starbucks will open in the groundfloor of Phase I. Have you heard anything about it?

gjhall
Dec 20, 2011, 4:04 AM
I was told that a Starbucks will open in the groundfloor of Phase I. Have you heard anything about it?

There was a sign up on the site to that effect.

Flyin' Bryin'
Dec 22, 2011, 4:34 PM
Phase 1 will have Shopper's, Starbucks and something like "Urban Capital Realty". The developer is now going to have a hand in resale.

Ottawan
Dec 22, 2011, 4:38 PM
Phase 1 will have Shopper's, Starbucks and something like "Urban Capital Realty". The developer is now going to have a hand in resale.

I hope that this Shoppers is a 24 hour one. I don't understand why areas further out have more 24 hour conveniences than the actual core...

Harley613
Dec 22, 2011, 7:46 PM
oh good! there will be a shoppers! i have really been noticing what a pain it is that you have to walk three minutes in either direction from bank and macleod to get to a shoppers....huge hassle! this will fit in the gap nicely. i look forward to the day when bank street is ALL shoppers! uniformity is beautiful.

S-Man
Dec 22, 2011, 7:54 PM
I'm thinking of having several Shoppers in a 'stacked' configuration.

Uhuniau
Dec 22, 2011, 7:58 PM
I hope that this Shoppers is a 24 hour one. I don't understand why areas further out have more 24 hour conveniences than the actual core...

Seriously, though. Although to its credit, Dear Bank finally cave in and started weekend hours at a downtown branch, instead of the former situation where the only Saturday services was out in Buttflaps, Bank Street South somewhere.

Uhuniau
Dec 22, 2011, 7:59 PM
oh good! there will be a shoppers! i have really been noticing what a pain it is that you have to walk three minutes in either direction from bank and macleod to get to a shoppers....huge hassle! this will fit in the gap nicely. i look forward to the day when bank street is ALL shoppers! uniformity is beautiful.

Three minutes is too many minutes!

Uhuniau
Dec 22, 2011, 8:01 PM
I'm thinking of having several Shoppers in a 'stacked' configuration.

Also: a Shoppers within a Shoppers!

Davis137
Dec 28, 2011, 2:30 AM
The TD branch by Bank and Huntclub is open 7 days a week now...even when it's not holiday season. You can come visit this part of town any time you like...hehehe

rakerman
Jan 10, 2012, 4:21 PM
Phase 2 site has two diggers going.

Phase 1 viewed from Mcleod east of Bank
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7029/6673665005_758b9bf6f3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6673665005/)
DSCF1951 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6673665005/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

rakerman
Jan 15, 2012, 5:32 PM
Central 2

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7174/6702134453_3933936dc1_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6702134453/)
IMG_0003 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6702134453/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6702137813_2011ffaa1d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6702137813/)
IMG_0005 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6702137813/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Davis137
Jan 16, 2012, 3:29 PM
I still really like these developments, and I'm sure it's only a matter of time until taller developments start taking place around them...

rakerman
Jan 21, 2012, 11:07 PM
Looks like they have bottomed out, anyone know for sure?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6738679583_e7679bd75e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6738679583/)
IMG_0042 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6738679583/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6738696689_31ea17297b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6738696689/)
DSC07544 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/6738696689/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Marcus CLS
Feb 3, 2012, 3:12 AM
Since central is by Urban Capitol check out these articles from UrbanToronto.ca

Very interesting Interview with the partners and comparisons about doing business in T.O., Ottawa and Montreal.

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2012/02/interview-david-wex-and-mark-reeve-urban-capital-part-2

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2012/01/interview-david-wex-and-mark-reeve-urban-capital-part-1

Also if you check out the rest of the site Toronto is leaps and bounds ahead of Ottawa in terms of building designs.

gjhall
Feb 3, 2012, 4:39 AM
Since central is by Urban Capitol check out these articles from UrbanToronto.ca

Very interesting Interview with the partners and comparisons about doing business in T.O., Ottawa and Montreal.

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2012/02/interview-david-wex-and-mark-reeve-urban-capital-part-2

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2012/01/interview-david-wex-and-mark-reeve-urban-capital-part-1

Also if you check out the rest of the site Toronto is leaps and bounds ahead of Ottawa in terms of building designs.

Their Tableau project in Toronto is divine.

Ottawan
Feb 3, 2012, 11:57 AM
Their Tableau project in Toronto is divine.

I've always loved Urban Capital's projects here in Ottawa, but looking at what they can achieve in Toronto, I like them even more! I can't wait to see what projects they do here next.

eltodesukane
Feb 6, 2012, 10:10 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/o85r8i.jpg