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Old Posted Sep 10, 2015, 1:24 AM
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It's amazing how cheaply the City can be bought off.
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It's amazing how cheaply the City can be bought off.
I think that is probably because there is absolutely nothing wrong with putting a hotel there. The CDP was probably needlessly restrictive.
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The CDP was probably needlessly restrictive.
Given the proximity to downtown, it clearly is too restrictive if the city doesnt want to allow a hotel.
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2015, 6:35 PM
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Especially given how many downtown hotels have closed recently for construction or conversions to appartments or residences... Ottawa often has a hotel shortage on peak events and weekends where everything (and I mean literally everything from hotels, motels, inns, b&b's) in Ottawa and surrounding areas are sold out.
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2015, 7:32 PM
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Given the proximity to downtown, it clearly is too restrictive if the city doesnt want to allow a hotel.
It really is downtown, across from the new Sobeys and beside an office tower. Really no single family neighbours to upset at all.

A hotel is actually a perfect use for the site, as it would give some life to that stretch of Metcalfe, and guests are in walking distance of everything, including the restaurants on Elgin.
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Old Posted Sep 11, 2015, 6:57 PM
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Hotel Indigo is just 1 block north at the corner of Metcalfe and Laurier; no resident has died because of that yet...
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Does anyone know the status of this project?
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i assume this went the way of the VHS ...
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...ower-1.4783143

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Toth Equity Ltd. has applied to the City of Ottawa to demolish the inside and rear wall of the six-storey Medical Arts Building at the corner of Metcalfe and Nepean streets.
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Council approved the zoning and official plan amendments in 2015, but decided the hotel would go ahead only once the developer paid the city $200,000 toward parks or recreational facilities.

The latest plan no longer includes the hotel, according to the consultant's report.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2018, 1:40 PM
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This is my favourite building in Ottawa. I'm pleased this is going ahead, the tower compliment the Medical Arts façade. This building always wanted to be a skyscraper anyway. The vertical lines make it appear much taller than 6 stories ; )
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2018, 12:35 AM
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Any way we can force them to knock it down to 22 storeys or (preferably) bump it up to 32 storeys? Why is "27" the answer to life, the universe and everything in it in this town?
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2018, 8:08 PM
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Anyone ever been inside? Any origina features left?

Nice to see a historic building re-used basically in its entirety. It would be nice if developers would see this as an example to move away from façadism throughout the city.

Too bad they killed the hotel portion though. I guess they wanted to save the $200,000 (see CBC article posted by danishh).
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Old Posted Sep 25, 2018, 2:31 PM
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Approved at Planning Committee
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#OttCity planning committee approves tower, overhaul of Medical Arts Building on Metcalfe Street:
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