We’ll have a little show-and-tell in the Sun over the weekend on the city’s tall buildings, but I thought I’d mention here the revised plan filed last Friday by Tega Homes for its controversial “Attika at Parkdale Market” proposal, nestled up against the Carleton Tavern. Eighteen storeys, about 240 units, a restaurant and a few retail spaces.
A bit from the description of the revisions after the urban design review…
“The streetscape is now better defined with the use of continuous canopies which also relate to a more human scale. The appearance of these projections harks back to the industrial heritage of the neighbourhood and is defined by the use of exposed steel structural members supporting a deck. Finally, a more amenable relationship was created to the park and market by increasing the arcaded portion of the Armstrong St. side across the entire frontage. The arcade previously only occupied the corner of the site. A small public plaza is now possible directly in front of the 2 storey podium for park goers.”
That area around Tunney’s Pasture — like the Carling Ave./Preston St. node — is a big target for condo towers. Things are changing in central-west Ottawa. Fast.