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Small/Med size infill just south of the University and next to LRT.

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Evolution of the proposal at the gateway of Wellington West in Ottawa.

Some background, zoning was for 6 floors, but the previous owner was able to get approval for 9 after working with the community and local Councillor. A few years later, in 2020 a developer overpaid to buy-up the entire block and proposed a 22-storey on a 6 storey podium designed by a local architect known for his mediocre designs. They've now come back twice over the last few months with the last two designs.

I much preferred the original design, which best fit with the traditional main street, human-scale vibe. The latest proposal though relatively plain, is my second choice. The others were all terrible.

June 2017.


September 2020.


December 2020.


April 2021.


June 2021.


From the City website:

https://devapps.ottawa.ca/en/applica...0-0020/details

Architectural Package:

http://webcast.ottawa.ca/plan/All_Im...01-20-0020.PDF
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oh wow... that proposal really took a turn for the worst... got uglier with each passing proposal. wish they would have stuck with the original.

is this a quintessentially Ottawa thing to have happen?
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oh wow... that proposal really took a turn for the worst... got uglier with each passing proposal. wish they would have stuck with the original.

is this a quintessentially Ottawa thing to have happen?
I'd say it's fairly common. People often focus on height, with developers ending up building a shorter, but worse design.

That said, this is a special case, where the original, shorter proposal was best. A new developer proposed something 2.5 times the allowed height, which IMO justifies the area residents' reaction.
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Honestly I don't mind the latest rendition. There is a huge area of public realm in front of it that it frames quite well. If that height and bulk fronted onto a regular street width it would be too dominating but it works well in this context.
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Honestly I don't mind the latest rendition. There is a huge area of public realm in front of it that it frames quite well. If that height and bulk fronted onto a regular street width it would be too dominating but it works well in this context.
Ya, that's part of the proposal; transform the street in front of the block into a pedestrian zone to extend Somerset Square. That part of Wellington West cuts-off from the main Wellington West, which becomes Somerset and crosses the Trillium Line to become Somerset, so it's not particularly useful or busy for cars.

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Proposal at the gateway of Vanier. Montreal Road at North River Road. Main+Main, 22, 28 and 32 floors. Residential with retail podium.


https://twitter.com/KatePorterCBC/st...66312052510735
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Proposal at the gateway of Vanier. Montreal Road at North River Road. Main+Main, 22, 28 and 32 floors. Residential with retail podium.


https://twitter.com/KatePorterCBC/st...66312052510735
This one just got approved an hour ago so no longer a proposal
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the City of St Albert has approved a 15Mw solar farm on the cities NW side. This along with adding solar to a number of existing city facilities should go pretty good at reducing GHGs.

https://www.stalberttoday.ca/local-n...hughes-3896523
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