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"Luxury" in real estate language just means the place has running water ....
Luxury is one of MANY over-used terms that have actually watered-down/de-valued what the meaning is.

I lump it together with "Premium" "Ultra" "Gourmet" "Artisan" "Exclusive" "Premiere" and many others I can't recall off the top of my head.

To me, Luxury doesn't mean Chipboard cabinetry in the kitchen and bathroom, or builder grade Cheap Depot flooring, in addition to square footage that is on par with my garage...lol
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The number of buildings under construction on Rideau St. is quite impressive and exciting for this part of the city.

Snapped some pictures of this one yesterday:

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The number of buildings under construction on Rideau St. is quite impressive and exciting for this part of the city.
Thanks for the pic.

I count 10 buildings currently u/c along Rideau. Is that right?
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I'm not accustomed to seeing the elevated site trailers and enclosed formwork in Ottawa, feels kinds Deathstar-ish.
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At first I was disappointed that the podium is higher on this site than next door - and it's probably not great for low floor interior view units at Claridge Plaza III & IV, but the view from Cumberland Street is actually kind of cool - a nice terracing effect. in the raw at least.
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This area is going to look monstrous when it goes full 28 story wind canyon after this and Claridge Royale are finished.
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This area is going to look monstrous when it goes full 28 story wind canyon after this and Claridge Royale are finished.
You KNOW you're not allowed to say the word wind on this site. Cue the next round in the wind tunnel debate.
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Based on what we see now, it seems like they went with a different design from what was shown on the renderings.
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Based on what we see now, it seems like they went with a different design from what was shown on the renderings.
No real surprise there. Just pray they don't go with baby shit yellow bricks like the one in Little Italy.
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You KNOW you're not allowed to say the word wind on this site. Cue the next round in the wind tunnel debate.
Whatever happened to the lengthy Rideau Street community design plan?

I distinctly recall that Rideau was supposed to have a 'european' 6-storey podium setback for it's entire length.

I'm not seeing that from anybody in the last 5 years. Was that thrown out the window? Rideau west started doing it, but these new developments aren't.
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Whatever happened to the lengthy Rideau Street community design plan?

I distinctly recall that Rideau was supposed to have a 'european' 6-storey podium setback for it's entire length.

I'm not seeing that from anybody in the last 5 years. Was that thrown out the window? Rideau west started doing it, but these new developments aren't.
You might be thinking of the Uptown Rideau CDP, which covers the section east of King Edward: https://documents.ottawa.ca/sites/do...eau_cdp_en.pdf
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You might be thinking of the Uptown Rideau CDP, which covers the section east of King Edward: https://documents.ottawa.ca/sites/do...eau_cdp_en.pdf
Yes, thank you. I really thought that report was well done, and remember reading the section on the Streetwall.

I see 'density redistribution' on there. Its interesting to see this kind of like NYC, except limited to each lot. So basically for most of these lots, you can take the maximum floor area as the max buildout to the alleway/lot line x 9 stories, and then translate that total density/total floor area into a 25 storey tower with whatever podium space is remaining in your 'density' calculation.

I have NO problems with very tall buildings along this stretch, but variegation and appropriate commercial/community space on the ground floor is needed to make it human scaled, rather than downtown Slater Street.
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Based on what we see now, it seems like they went with a different design from what was shown on the renderings.
Seems to be inline with the plans that they posted a few months ago:

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Updated elevations with Envie branding:

http://webcast.ottawa.ca/plan/All_Im...Elevations.PDF

Looks like we'll be trading claridge's beige wall with a new grey and black aluminum wall. At least the new tower has some mildly interesting form and lighting details at the top.
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Great. These will be 85 metres tall. EXACTLY the height of CP III/IV. *groan*
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Thanks for posting UrbOttawa. I forgot about these.
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Starting on the building envelope. Materials facing Rideau look pretty good to be honest, but the material on the side look really cheap in terms of fit and finish.



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Side will be hidden by something eventually, so whatever. No worse than CP III-IV blank walls.
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Those buildings are really close together. Looks odd.
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