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Old Posted Jun 28, 2018, 6:04 AM
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Yikes! This looks like a low rise office complex in an industrial park.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2018, 11:56 AM
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First Macdonalds, now this! That corner is going to hell! Actually I'm not opposed to this development. With Landsdowne being what it is now, this won't be out of place.
Is that a criticism on Lansdowne? Yes, it leaves something to be desired in the architecture department but it is the single best thing to happen to the Glebe in a long time. The concrete wasteland that was Lansdowne in years past was an embarrassment to our city and the vibrancy of the area has brought a new energy to Ottawa's most central primarily residential neighbourhood.
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Minto set up a project website as part of the public consultation. The presentation to Planning Committee summarizes the design evolution very well.

http://www.minto.com/doc/mg/home/ott...esentation.pdf
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2018, 4:57 PM
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There's nothing wrong with the MacDonald's itself - the parking lot next to it is the lame duck.

This project combined with the project across the street on the corner of Fifth/Bank should bring some nice additional density to that end of Bank. I don't really see what the issue is.
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Minto set up a project website as part of the public consultation. The presentation to Planning Committee summarizes the design evolution very well.

http://www.minto.com/doc/mg/home/ott...esentation.pdf
Nice find. And welcome to the forum!
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2018, 2:39 AM
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They did some solid improvements to try and appease the community. More than we can say for other developers.
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New Rideau Canal footbridge to be named after Flora MacDonald, free Elgin St. parking

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Updated: July 11, 2018


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Seven-storey redevelopment in Glebe approved

A seven-storey redevelopment of a Glebe property received council’s endorsement.

Minto Communities is building at 99 Fifth Ave. as an addition to the historic two-storey commercial strip along Bank Street. The new building would replace a two-storey addition and interior courtyard.

Current zoning only permits five storeys. City planners say the seven-storey plan is compatible with the community.

“Better than the original. Not good enough,” Chernushenko said, adding that he voted in favour of the application because he helped make it more tolerable for the community.

Coun. Jeff Leiper was the only one who voted against the application.


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https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...lora-macdonald
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 5:24 AM
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What kind of dumb comment is that from Chernushenko?
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 1:17 PM
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What kind of dumb comment is that from Chernushenko?
My understanding is that Chernushenko didn't lift a finger on this one because he opposed anything above 15m. The heavy lifting was left to Minto and the Glebe Community Association.
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Yikes! This looks like a low rise office complex in an industrial park.
Do you have a comparable example?

To me, it looks like a typical commercial infill in an urban setting.
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