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City Centre/Young Condominiums | 67 & 46 m | 17 & 12 fl | U/C
That is from Duke Street, there is an office building facing King. You can see it at the back of the render there. The ground floor on King has retail and it transitions from that to a parking level underneath the "Ground" floor entrance from Duke.

The greenery in front of the building is the existing drop off area for phase 1.

It is indeed much larger than the original plans. The previous zoning approval is now quite old, its time for an update.
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So is the office building fronting King St a new addition to the project?
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(05-15-2018, 09:55 PM)rangersfan Wrote: So is the office building fronting King St a new addition to the project?

No, it was always considered but as a podium of the residential tower... now it is a semi-standalone building
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I wonder if that means they're now thinking of going ahead with the second tower but holding off on the building fronting on King?
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Wouldn't it make sense to do it all at once? Or am I still picturing this whole thing wrong?
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(05-17-2018, 08:03 PM)Spokes Wrote: Wouldn't it make sense to do it all at once?  Or am I still picturing this whole thing wrong?

It might make sense, or not so much if there's nobody lining up for the office and retail space.
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There is a billboard up on Homer Watson advertising Young Condos with the render recently posted above, so that confirms what the project will look like.
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Well...I found an interesting render which makes everything make sense.

So by the looks of it, the tower will not be on either Young Street or King, but rather Duke. I am confused though, some of that parking back there I thought belonged to someone else (it is not city parking, nor City Centre, IIRC.  That would be right beside that burger joint that is only open May - September.


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"H" for hotel?
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(05-30-2018, 08:07 PM)panamaniac Wrote: "H" for hotel?

No... "H" is just a numbering/lettering system. Projects done, in progress, or in review, would be labelled 1-9 or whatever or A-Z or whatever.

Though, not saying it couldn't a hotel.
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I don't believe Jack Burger has any of its own parking. I've been under the impression that, awkward piecemeal layout aside, it's all one big municipal lot.
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So a five-floor office building. That's good, though. And I think we're not desperate for another hotel at the moment, with both Walper and Crown Plaza in good shape.
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(05-30-2018, 09:54 PM)Markster Wrote: I don't believe Jack Burger has any of its own parking. I've been under the impression that, awkward piecemeal layout aside, it's all one big municipal lot.

There is an area between Jack's Burger and the "city owned" lot that is owned by someone else. By the looks of it, when Young Condo's are build, that area will be part of the new condo's.

See image below, the darker shade of orange, or whatever colour that is, is city owned, the lighter shade are either buildings (in this case, the extreme bottom right is Elements, the top right is Jack Burger, but the light shading beside Jack Burger is also a lot, but not owned by the city.


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I vaguely remember something about thi parking lot being originally planned to be some sort of courtyard, or amphitheatre or something, in between the 2 buildings. Someone tell me i'm not hallucinating?
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(05-31-2018, 11:20 AM)GtwoK Wrote: I vaguely remember something about thi parking lot being originally planned to be some sort of courtyard, or amphitheatre or something, in between the 2 buildings. Someone tell me i'm not hallucinating?

You are not.  I'd like to see the original render of the project - it seems to me that the latest version has been "dumbed down".
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