July 30, 2015

Central Phases 1-3 Photography Update

Central Phases 1-3

Central Phases 1-3 is a three-phase, LEED Gold mixed-use infill development containing 544 residential units arranged in five to eight storeys above street-related retail space and townhouses. Central Phase 1 includes the retention of the front portion of the former Metropolitan Bible Church, built in c.1934, thus giving prominence to this heritage resource. Taking all three phases together, the development of 27,000 square feet of double-height, grade-related retail space – housing important local amenities such as an LCBO, drugstore, and coffee shop – has contributed to the commercial rejuvenation of the area, while the addition of 544 residential units has brought lots of new life to the neighbourhood. Central has substantially improved the streetscape, landscaping, and public realm on the three streets – Bank, Gladstone, and McLeod – abutting the site.

The design of Central is intended to enhance the walkable, liveable Centretown neighbourhood, providing environmentally sustainable well-located places to live, allowing for the preservation of a well-known Ottawa landmark building, and reinforcing the character, pattern, vibrancy, and design of the streets and blocks in this area.