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Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 12:29 AM
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I think that if the shorter building and podium are fronting Parkdale, and the tower is set behind it, that's not quite as bad. If they want to be a little more realistic, they could go with 10 floors less, as it will put it under that magic 27 storey threshold the city seems to love so much and wouldn't look so bad with the Coats building visable behind that one as well, when viewed from a distance.
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Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 1:46 AM
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and wouldn't look so bad with the Coats building visable behind that one as well, when viewed from a distance.
always the best frame of reference for urban planning decisions, that.

"I'll be using the neighbourhood plans as toilet paper whilst I contemplate the view of this site from across town: ah, just right!"
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Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 2:22 AM
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I am shocked - SHOCKED - that this project has gone back to the drawing board!
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Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 3:24 AM
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always the best frame of reference for urban planning decisions, that.

"I'll be using the neighbourhood plans as toilet paper whilst I contemplate the view of this site from across town: ah, just right!"
Thanks for that (I snorted).
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2012, 2:53 PM
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I wasn't trying to trample all over planning process...just the new proposal looks better then the orignal, less intrusive to the Parkdale streetscape.
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HCA update:

http://hintonburg.com/devwatch.html
  • A proposal for a 36 storey condo tower was previously submitted by Tega developments. This proposal was strongly opposed by the HCA and has been withdrawn.
  • Tega met in a preconsultation with the HCA on May 1, 2012 to present a revised rough concept plan with an 18 storey tower on the Hamilton frontage, and an 8 storey tower on the Parkdale side. The whole block except for the Carleton Tavern is included in this plan.
  • The HCA, on a preliminary basis, has indicated that it considers that there is no architectural excellence or other justification for an 18-storey tower. The HCA has also expressed strong concerns about the visual impact of the building from Parkdale. The number of proposed parking spots was also discussed.
  • The developer may take this feedback into consideration as it develops a proposal for consideration by the City and community.
  • Public meetings will be held when detailed plans are available.
  • On June 10, the HCA provided its comments to the developer based on the preliminary plans presented for pre-consultation.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2012, 12:45 AM
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No compromise by CA

Unbelievable,

The project is cut by 50% in density and it is still not good enough. I agree that 36 stories was probably a stretch but this proposal is far more reasonable for a Brown field site that will require $$ for clean up.

In the city core, 18 stories is a fair proposal. They should have proposed 20.

I am pro intensification and anti pave over farm fields for suburbs.

If this eventually ends up at the OMB the Hintinburg CA will lose.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2012, 1:34 AM
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If someone wants permission to build an exceptional building, why shouldn't they have to design an exceptional building?

PS don't forget that it is Tega that we're talking about here, so they're not getting a pass on reputation alone.
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2012, 4:49 PM
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http://app01.ottawa.ca/postingplans/...appId=__8PNOIO

Mixed-use development involving ground floor retail and restaurant, office space and residential & underground garage. Includes 6-storey segment along Parkdale and 18-storey along Hamilton

Planner: Lloyd Phillips & Associates Ltd.
Architect: Alcaide Webster
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2012, 5:29 PM
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Certainly not a masterpiece, but it makes more sense than the original proposal.
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2012, 6:31 PM
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"it's hideous Jerry, hideous!"

UPDATE
I think I was too harsh, too quick to judge; it's just so ridiculous, from its harvest gold colour to its silly little hat... Actually, I kind of feel sorry for it. I bet all of the other building proposals pick on it on the way to the Planning Department. Poor Attika.

Last edited by McC; Jul 27, 2012 at 6:34 PM. Reason: second thoughts
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"it's hideous Jerry, hideous!"

UPDATE
I think I was too harsh, too quick to judge; it's just so ridiculous, from its harvest gold colour to its silly little hat... Actually, I kind of feel sorry for it. I bet all of the other building proposals pick on it on the way to the Planning Department. Poor Attika.
I never really looked at the previous proposal too clsely, but 36 storeys would've been ridiculous (and I love height).

When it comes to this proposal, it's not horrible. I like how it would look from Wellington, but from east or west it looks a bit wide. Couldn't they break that up into two thinner towers?
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2012, 12:34 AM
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Sorry, but if we're going to have any sanity to our zoning, then brand new and complete CDP's should be respected. This site was specifically slated for eight stories in the CDP that was completed less than two years ago. Get Honeywell to clean up their mess, and build something that respects the CDP.

I can't see them winning at the OMB, so this is a dead letter.
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Letters this afternoon from @Katherine_Hobbs office to those writing to oppose Tega: she will vote against! Fantastic news. (cont.)
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(Cont.) Note, tho, that staff still writing its report - still very important to submit comments. Staff opposition is also critical.
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Old Posted Aug 2, 2012, 3:44 PM
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I don't mind the design asthetic of the building too much. It's still an improvement over the old storeage building that's currently on that block. It will also bring more pedestrian traffic to the neighbourhood, and it's proximity to the park and the market will be really nice for folks that choose to live there. The colour they chose to put on it looks kinda lame, but other than that, the exterior design, including the hat, isn't much unlike condo towers that have gone up in the GTA in the last 10 years.
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A neighbourhood like this needs brick or masonry exteriors.
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Old Posted Aug 3, 2012, 2:23 AM
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2013, 12:34 AM
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I like it a lot! Big improvement from the last rendering.

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Old Posted Jan 16, 2013, 1:43 AM
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Big improvement.
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