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Old Posted Aug 7, 2012, 7:10 PM
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UpperWest | 485 Richmond Road | 82.6m | 24 fl | Proposed

Minto/Canderel
Wallman is the architect!
76.6 metres + a 6 metre mechanical roof



http://app01.ottawa.ca/postingplans/...appId=__80VOR1

edit: now known as UpperWest





http://www.minto.com/buy-a-condo-in-...West/main.html

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Old Posted Aug 7, 2012, 7:15 PM
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Not too many spots left on Richmond where a tower could have such minimal impact on existing neighbourhoods. But given the trends in proposals, and with 28-storeys the new black for condos, it's surprising that they're only requesting the already-planned-for height; imagine they're still girded for a bit of a fight.

Update: and Wallman's done and doing some neat stuff down in Toronto, that's nice to see, especially at site where the developer doesn't need to pitch a trade of extra height for sexy design

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Architectual drawings look intresting, but did anyone see any renders?
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Oh Oh! We know someone who won't be happy. But is it where there use to be several proposals that didn't pass before or just went dead?
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Old Posted Aug 7, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Oh Oh! We know someone who won't be happy. But is it where there use to be several proposals that didn't pass before or just went dead?
yep.. here's an old proposal for the site
http://www.ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa...V-APR-0228.htm

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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 5:45 AM
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But what about when the shadows reach the linear park?! Won't someone think of the linear park!!??
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It's very close to me, and I like it. Great use of that space, in my opinion. The architectural diagrams are a little bland though - I'm looking forward to the renderings.
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2012, 12:22 AM
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That would be nice, and it's not really out of touch with the location, considering the number of mid to high rises that are already in the area closeby.
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David Reevely liveblogs his difficulties fact-checking the zoning/height claims in Minto's proposal:
http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/...tty-difficult/
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2012, 1:58 PM
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My mother lives in the Amica retirement home in front of 485 Richmond. The residents are upset that the builders - and eventually residents - of the building will have to use their narrow driveway that wraps around their building to access it.
Of course, it's the same driveway used by the employees of the office building behind themas well.
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That's quite tall. Way too many people will have spectacular views of the river and Gatineau Hills.
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That's quite tall. Way too many people will have spectacular views of the river and Gatineau Hills.
It's true! I almost just puked in my quinoa!
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Looks like it will be called "Upper West", with the sales office to open in Fall.
http://www.minto.com/buy-a-condo-in-...West/main.html

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With Lansdowne and this, it's nice to see Minto getting back in the condo market here in OT.
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There was an ad for this in the latest Ottawa Magazine as well.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2012, 5:53 PM
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Developpement app.

http://app01.ottawa.ca/postingplans/...appId=__80VOR1

Renders on this one, page 26-28;

http://webcast.ottawa.ca/plan/All_Im...ission%202.PDF

Reminds me of the Watergate complex in DC. Kinnd of like it.
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I really like it! It's kind of a throw-back to 1960's international-style architecture with a modern flare.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2012, 9:19 PM
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Wow, I have to add as well, not bad, not bad at all...
It only sucks that it isn't higher or more of a piece by itself (maybe a bit closer to downtown, like at Lebreton).
This location isn't that bad but it's sad that it will be squeezes and a bit hidden between the 2 other buildings nearby.
But all and all I am excited for this one!
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Thx for the update J.OT13.

I'm liking the renders too. Wishing I could afford to buy and combine PH06-07-08!
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Old Posted Oct 7, 2012, 7:28 PM
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Sales Centre to open in November.
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