HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Ontario > Ottawa-Gatineau > Downtown & City of Ottawa


    256 Rideau Street Tower [1] in the SkyscraperPage Database

Building Data Page   • Ottawa Skyscraper Diagram

Map Location

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #141  
Old Posted Jan 6, 2016, 12:49 AM
Marshsparrow Marshsparrow is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 380
Oh good grief...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #142  
Old Posted Jan 6, 2016, 12:00 PM
daud's Avatar
daud daud is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 606
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marshsparrow View Post
Oh good grief...

Thanks for posting the history of that corner! I tried in vain to find a picture of the "rideau mews". Its sad to see our historical buildings gone. There is a facebook group called Lost Ottawa that posts alot of old photos of the city and there is no shortage of lost great architecture in this city.

https://www.facebook.com/LostOttawa/?fref=ts
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #143  
Old Posted Jan 7, 2016, 4:12 PM
Arcologist Arcologist is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: The Nation's Capital
Posts: 570
I say bring back the convent -- what a nice building!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #144  
Old Posted Apr 20, 2016, 3:49 AM
waterloowarrior's Avatar
waterloowarrior waterloowarrior is offline
National Capital Region
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 8,799
Phoenix sold this site to Textbook for $11 million
http://www.juteaujohnsoncomba.com/ne...2015_Sales.pdf
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #145  
Old Posted Apr 21, 2016, 12:53 AM
BlueJay's Avatar
BlueJay BlueJay is offline
Bulid Up, Not Out
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 199
Funny how Phoenix seems to be more involved in flipping land instead of development when it comes to high rise potential sites. Previous history shows them taking a loss, not sure about this one though.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #146  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 2:33 AM
rocketphish's Avatar
rocketphish rocketphish is online now
Planet Ottawa and beyond
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 7,834
Committee approves pair of 26-storey, car-free towers in ByWard Market

Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen
Published on: April 26, 2016 | Last Updated: April 26, 2016 8:35 PM EDT


The city’s planning committee has approved a car-free development in the ByWard Market.

Textbook Student Suites wants to build two, 26-storey towers at 256 Rideau St. and 211 Besserer St., to be joined by a three-storey podium, to create 275 units intended for students. There would also be a 529-square metre retail space on the ground floor.

The proposed development required a zoning bylaw in order to give the company permission to reduce the number of required parking spaces from 164 to 14, all of which would be designated as visitor spaces.

Speaking in favour of the company’s application, the city’s planning department said the proposal is in keeping with guidelines to encourage development around transit hubs. The buildings would be about 400 metres from the entrance to the future Rideau LRT station.

“If you’re not going to do it here, where are you going to do (it)?,” asked planning committee chairwoman Jan Harder.

Although Action Sandy Hill and the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area both raised concerns about the reduced parking requirement, city staff say there’s also ample on-street parking to accommodate the influx of new residents.

The planning department is recommending that a notice be added to the property’s title to indicate that all of the parking must remain for visitors only and that access to the city’s on-street monthly parking permits cannot be guaranteed.

Council will vote on the project on May 11. If all goes well, the company says construction could begin in September.

mpearson@postmedia.com
twitter.com/mpearson78

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...-byward-market
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #147  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 8:41 AM
sestafanos sestafanos is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketphish View Post
Committee approves pair of 26-storey, car-free towers in ByWard Market

Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen
Published on: April 26, 2016 | Last Updated: April 26, 2016 8:35 PM EDT


The city’s planning committee has approved a car-free development in the ByWard Market.

Textbook Student Suites wants to build two, 26-storey towers at 256 Rideau St. and 211 Besserer St., to be joined by a three-storey podium, to create 275 units intended for students. There would also be a 529-square metre retail space on the ground floor.

The proposed development required a zoning bylaw in order to give the company permission to reduce the number of required parking spaces from 164 to 14, all of which would be designated as visitor spaces.

Speaking in favour of the company’s application, the city’s planning department said the proposal is in keeping with guidelines to encourage development around transit hubs. The buildings would be about 400 metres from the entrance to the future Rideau LRT station.

“If you’re not going to do it here, where are you going to do (it)?,” asked planning committee chairwoman Jan Harder.

Although Action Sandy Hill and the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area both raised concerns about the reduced parking requirement, city staff say there’s also ample on-street parking to accommodate the influx of new residents.

The planning department is recommending that a notice be added to the property’s title to indicate that all of the parking must remain for visitors only and that access to the city’s on-street monthly parking permits cannot be guaranteed.

Council will vote on the project on May 11. If all goes well, the company says construction could begin in September.

mpearson@postmedia.com
twitter.com/mpearson78

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...-byward-market
If, one day, in a decade, or two decades, or so on, someone decided to turn this into a hotel instead of student residence due to a change in market that made student residence look different to where we are at today, this building is really going to have a hard time being of any value. Oh well...not my problem I guess.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #148  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 12:37 PM
eltodesukane eltodesukane is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 712
"car-free", no parking, ...
But still no subway network, inadequate public transit, ...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #149  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 1:43 PM
passwordisnt123 passwordisnt123 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Ottawa (Centretown)
Posts: 419
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketphish View Post
[B]Committee approves pair of 26-storey, car-free towers in ByWard Market

Although Action Sandy Hill and the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area both raised concerns about the reduced parking requirement...

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...-byward-market
Holy shit, Action Sandy Hill is like a cartoon character version of a community association. They'd complain if there's parking because it would add to conjestion. Apparently they'll also complain if there's no parking.

Now, that said, I'm not a fan of this development because of the design and the lot line-to-lot line blank tower of walls but at least this is legit TOD, which this city needs a lot more of.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #150  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 2:00 PM
jitterbug jitterbug is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 248
Problematic at best. Did the builder justify the lack of parking or is it mainly a cost saving measure so they don't need to dig? I'm all for transit, but the reality on the ground could get messy. Rick Chiarelli proposes a compromise with more than 14 parking spaces but less than the normally required number. I'd be on board with that.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #151  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 2:31 PM
Uhuniau Uhuniau is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 6,752
Quote:
Originally Posted by sestafanos View Post
If, one day, in a decade, or two decades, or so on, someone decided to turn this into a hotel instead of student residence due to a change in market that made student residence look different to where we are at today, this building is really going to have a hard time being of any value. Oh well...not my problem I guess.
Correct. Not your problem.
__________________
___
Enjoy my taxes, Orleans (and Kanata?).
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #152  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 2:32 PM
Uhuniau Uhuniau is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 6,752
Quote:
Originally Posted by passwordisnt123 View Post
Holy shit, Action Sandy Hill is like a cartoon character version of a community association.
All community associations are.

Quote:
Now, that said, I'm not a fan of this development because of the design and the lot line-to-lot line blank tower of walls but at least this is legit TOD, which this city needs a lot more of.
What is the problem with lot-line-to-lot-line construction?
__________________
___
Enjoy my taxes, Orleans (and Kanata?).
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #153  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 3:28 PM
J.OT13's Avatar
J.OT13 J.OT13 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 11,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by passwordisnt123 View Post
Now, that said, I'm not a fan of this development because of the design and the lot line-to-lot line blank tower of walls but at least this is legit TOD, which this city needs a lot more of.
That whole section of Rideau Street is a wright-off. No way of saving it, so might as well continue the line of 300 foot walls.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #154  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 8:08 PM
OTSkyline OTSkyline is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,386
The great wall of Rideau continues!!!

In other news, if it is student residences (which would make sense given the short distance to OttawaU, Rideau and the Market) then why would they need to include parking? I don't know any student living on campus that have a car. You either live on campus and don't have a car OR the students that do have a car and drive live off campus (usually in places like Orleans, Kanata, South Keys, etc... How many parking spots will the two Envie towers have in Little Italy?

I don't see the need for 2 or 3 levels of underground parking... There are public lots nearby.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #155  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2016, 12:55 AM
passwordisnt123 passwordisnt123 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Ottawa (Centretown)
Posts: 419
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uhuniau View Post
All community associations are.



What is the problem with lot-line-to-lot-line construction?
Sure, many are to a certain extent but I think Sandy Hill's community association is almost like a parody.

There's nothing wrong with lot line-to-lot line construction that a dramatic rise in sea levels couldn't fix
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #156  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2016, 3:40 AM
mykl mykl is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 378
I agree with OTSkyline... When I lived in residence 9 years ago, I didn't know a single person with a car. Students at uOttawa don't live in Ottawa, they live exclusively in the campus/market area. That's just how it is.

As for the idea that this wont always be a student residence and could become a hotel someday? The university's population is constantly growing and there isn't even enough residence space for first year students. Residences aren't becoming hotels, hotels are becoming residences (see: the lot beside this one).
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #157  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2016, 3:43 AM
Harley613's Avatar
Harley613 Harley613 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Wakefield, QC
Posts: 2,572
I can't wait until Claridge builds those three 27 story towers across the street. We can put laser turrets on the buildings and put a zipline down Rideau Street with little carriages that look like x-wings and call the attraction the 'Rideau Street Death Star Trench Run'.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #158  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2016, 1:21 PM
LeadingEdgeBoomer LeadingEdgeBoomer is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 772
mykl wrote

Quote:
The university's population is constantly growing and there isn't even enough residence space for first year students.
The uOttawa population will not grow in the next couple of decades nearly as fast as it did in the last couple. A lid has been put on it for the time being.

The university is claiming that it can now handle all the first year students that want to be in residence--for now. I assume that the many local first year students who go there do not need or want residence space.

There is a new 3P residence opening on Mann Avenue next to the Minto Sport Complex in the fall. It is being offered to students in second year and above who want to live in residence. They are the universities next target group.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #159  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:49 PM
zzptichka zzptichka is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,025
They converted a prison into hostel a couple of blocks from there. Repurposing student residence shouldn't be that hard.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #160  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:51 PM
HighwayStar's Avatar
HighwayStar HighwayStar is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: PHX (by way of YOW)
Posts: 1,049
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harley613 View Post
I can't wait until Claridge builds those three 27 story towers across the street. We can put laser turrets on the buildings and put a zipline down Rideau Street with little carriages that look like x-wings and call the attraction the 'Rideau Street Death Star Trench Run'.
lol... thats quite the vision ....
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Ontario > Ottawa-Gatineau > Downtown & City of Ottawa
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 5:00 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.