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The mid-rise office building on the NW corner of Elgin and Lisgar used to be cutely-named "The Elgar", now I guess its all grown up, so it just goes the street address.
Another fine example of imagination is the Trebla Building on Albert Street. Trebla is Albert spellled backwards...
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Another fine example of imagination is the Trebla Building on Albert Street. Trebla is Albert spellled backwards...
well, so it is; how'bout that?
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well, so it is; how'bout that?
They went all out.
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Trinity has a fancy new site
http://www.trinity-group.com

Aerial of Grant Crossing
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Another fine example of imagination is the Trebla Building on Albert Street. Trebla is Albert spellled backwards...
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Does anyone have any info on 460 west hunt club center?
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Does anyone have any info on 460 west hunt club center?
I believe it is on hold right now. I'd deny the applications for several reasons:

1) Location is HORRIBLE. There is no transit service near the site, and it is on an open stretch of Hunt Club that is poorly connected to other streets.

2) The zoning is not ideal; it should be industrial and not commercial there.

3) Traffic safety is a major issue there and it is already near or over capacity. Pedestrian access is virtually impossible as no residential areas are nearby and Hunt Club is not (and should not become) a pedestrian-oriented corridor at all.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2012, 9:43 PM
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I believe it is on hold right now. I'd deny the applications for several reasons:

1) Location is HORRIBLE. There is no transit service near the site, and it is on an open stretch of Hunt Club that is poorly connected to other streets.

2) The zoning is not ideal; it should be industrial and not commercial there.

3) Traffic safety is a major issue there and it is already near or over capacity. Pedestrian access is virtually impossible as no residential areas are nearby and Hunt Club is not (and should not become) a pedestrian-oriented corridor at all.
According to Obj they got a permit.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2012, 9:54 PM
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Does anyone have any info on 460 west hunt club center?
I'm pretty sure it's under construction and should be ready for fall occupancy

Edit - just a reminder for those who are unsure about this project: http://www.springcress.com/pdf/460_whc_brochure.pdf & the OBJ article: http://www.obj.ca/FlyingPage/3509/Ma...nt-Club-Centre
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Beside the fact that energy is not wasted on heating/cooling a whole mall, there doesn't seem to be much going for these kinds of developments. More land, more cars being used, and they aren't main public transit points like Place D'Orleans, St. Laurent, etc.

These are nothing more than a regression if you ask me.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2012, 1:47 PM
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ugh. that crossroads is such a gong show, the northwest quadrant is one of the worst power centres I've ever been to; I've been to the Rona in Hull just to avoid going down there.
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ugh. that crossroads is such a gong show, the northwest quadrant is one of the worst power centres I've ever been to; I've been to the Rona in Hull just to avoid going down there.
I think it will only get worse with this new office building plus the Trinity shopping center going up just down the road.
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I find the design of that new office building interesting. It brings it right to the sidewalk at the corner. But is that really desirable on the Hunt Club front, being an 80 km/h high-volume road?
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The cynic in me is inclined to think that putting it at the corner and not set back was done for one or both of two reasons:

1. visibility of the office spaces
2. access issues near a busy intersection: the further you put the accesses from the corner, the easier things will be. That effectively forces the building location into the corner nearest the intersection.

From an urban design perspective, none of the upper floor units have any real access to the two streets; the stairs/elevators all dump out into the parking lot, so any employees who wished to walk to anywhere for lunch have to start in the parking lot. Kind of a depressing, really.

As of the beginning of May when that PDF was produced, it looks like most of the second floor units had already been sold whereas most of the first floor units - which have street access - were still for sale (although the second floor units are generally smaller, and the one ground floor unit that was sold was also the smallest of the ground floor units). That to me kind of indicates that the ground floor units should have been designed and marketed as something other than office space...


There is a certain irony in the way development is progressing generally: we're getting tall residential condo towers near and around mass transit stations while we are getting office blocks in the middle of nowhere. What good is having residential condos around transit when the employment destinations are increasingly in locations ill-served by transit? From a transit planning perspective, we're better off having tall office buildings around transit stations and people living all over since at least it is easier for transit to get someone to the rapid transit system from their residence than it is to get them from the rapid transit system to a distant place of employment.
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Another example, in Bradenton, FL
https://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ll...09313&t=h&z=17
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I believe the closest two so-called lifestyle centres to Ottawa are in the Montreal area:

North shore:
http://www.icifaubourgboisbriand.com/fr/commerces
http://www.faubourgboisbriand.com/

South shore:
http://www.quartierdix30.com/accueil
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The Hazeldean/Huntmar plaza by NADG/Centrecorp is now being marketed as "The Shoppes at Fairwinds"
http://nadg.com/html/properties/cana...ty_listing.php


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Ah, "shoppes"! I wonder if they're planning to hold an annual Renaissance festival in the parking lot? Nothing says period character (i.e., shoppes) like a suburban Shoppers Drug Mart, a Food Basics, and a Toys R Us... or Toys Be We.
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God forbid if I lived in Stittsville-Kanata, where the 1990s still live. Makes Barrhaven look like...well, something somewhat better.
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Ah, "shoppes"! I wonder if they're planning to hold an annual Renaissance festival in the parking lot? Nothing says period character (i.e., shoppes) like a suburban Shoppers Drug Mart, a Food Basics, and a Toys R Us... or Toys Be We.
Teehee, and is that pronounced "re-NAY-ssance"?




also, good one S-Man.
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