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the soil looks totally different from that dirty mess for Central 1
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Crane is up for Central phase II
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Crane is up for Central phase II
Here's a pic of it.

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The pit at Central 2 as of today:

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Wow, did the south tower of PH1 ever go up quickly! Cool to see that PH2 is going to be kicking off soon enough too...
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Shoppers & Starbucks in Central 1

The Shoppers sign says it will open May 31, 2012.

I don't know when the Starbucks will open.


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According to a local Starbucks manager, the new Starbucks at Central will open on May 20th.
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The Shoppers sign says it will open May 31, 2012.

I don't know when the Starbucks will open.


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not particularly inviting -- at least not yet -- is it? I hope they put out some planters and café tables, anything really to soften that up a little.
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http://www.southcentralottawa.com/flash.php
Looks like Urban Capital and Tamarack will have more projects to come in the area after the 3 Phases of Central. Burning self-interested question: How much older than their target market am I if I think South Central would be THE LAST name that you'd want to try and foist on an up and coming area...? holy cow does a name that evokes Boyz in the Hood, Rodney King, Crips, Bloods and race riots not spell "hip real estate, buy now!" to me...

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Looks like Urban Capital and Tamarack will have more projects to come in the area after the 3 Phases of Central. Burning self-interested question: How much older than their target market am I if I think South Central would be THE LAST name that you'd want to try and foist on an up and coming area...? holy cow does a name that evokes Boyz in the Hood, Rodney King, Crips, Bloods and race riots not spell "hip real estate, buy now!" to me...
So is it gonna be SoBa or South Central? This is a case of competing visions.

PS: I agree "South Central" is a horrible name.
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So is it gonna be SoBa or South Central? This is a case of competing visions.

PS: I agree "South Central" is a horrible name.
But SoBa's not terribly appropriate for this area either, because you haven't gone very far south on Bank yet, Old Ottawa South and Bank Street through South Ottawa are still kilometres away, and then Bank just keeps on going south from there: South Keys, Southvale, SoutheySoutherson...
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I agree...Bank and Hunt Club is Ottawa South...
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Ok, so CeBa; Central Bank. Or maybe Midtown (and I'm not thinking about midtown Manhattan, obviously).
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Looks like Urban Capital and Tamarack will have more projects to come in the area after the 3 Phases of Central. Burning self-interested question: How much older than their target market am I if I think South Central would be THE LAST name that you'd want to try and foist on an up and coming area...? holy cow does a name that evokes Boyz in the Hood, Rodney King, Crips, Bloods and race riots not spell "hip real estate, buy now!" to me...
Lol. The flash animation reads: "South Central: the next great hood."

And if you get in trouble there, you end up in Attica. I mean, Attika. With Ice Kube.
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Hopefully Urban Capital will Do The Right Thing when it comes to naming the area.
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Looks like Urban Capital and Tamarack will have more projects to come in the area after the 3 Phases of Central. Burning self-interested question: How much older than their target market am I if I think South Central would be THE LAST name that you'd want to try and foist on an up and coming area...? holy cow does a name that evokes Boyz in the Hood, Rodney King, Crips, Bloods and race riots not spell "hip real estate, buy now!" to me...
They knew exactly what they were invoking with that name, but are counting on a kind of collective, selective amnesia or flat-out ignorance. "South Central" for a young, relatively middle-class, predominantly white Canadian demographic = hip, urban, 'edgy' even (but not too edgy) -- and is it just me or does Barrymore's not look oddly like the arch in Washington Square in that ad? Better throw in some trees and single-family housing and a poutine truck in the image to make all feel safer. All of this rather than a lightning rod (like L.A.'s South Central has been) for a variety of much less 'glamorous' issues: urban decay, poverty, crime, social injustice, etc. It's like celebrating a sanitized white-friendly Cotton-Club-esque version of the Harlem Renaissance with no references to institutionalized racism and mobilized activism. Just some swingin' hot jazz and cool Langston Hughes poems.
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Hopefully Urban Capital will Do The Right Thing when it comes to naming the area.
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The About Us blurb says Urban Capital is teaming up with the BIA to "redefine and revitalize" the area. If they're really working with the BIA they'll have an advantage in defining the area.

I really wanna get into Urban Capital's head and figure out what they're trying to do. Lamb Developments tries to define a new district and then Urban Capital does the same with some parts overlapping with the district Lamb is trying to create. Perhaps it's just competition. Didn't Urban Capital work on some projects with Lamb? Mondrian, etc.?

I think competition would be good for the area. It would be nice to watch these two companies go at it.
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