Viewfromthe42, you say that about nearly every development proposed or rumoured. I'm not saying you're usually wrong, of course...
A lot of the properties on Wellington are not owner-occupied (a duplex just sold on that block advertised the fact that it backed onto the parking lot). It would be in their interest to advocate strongly for higher and denser, for the sake of their own property values in the future.
But I would agree that they're unlikely to get much extra height at that corner (as someone who can see this site from my house, I would say unfortunately).
Nothing would make me happier than to be wrong. But indeed, I can't think of a development that's surprised me, that's gotten what I hoped would be acceptable, let alone what I think would be ideal.
I always thought that parking lot would take 10+ years to be developed. Google being there really changed things I guess
I wonder if there is any connection between the SIXO delay and the Google expansion rumour.
From the press release the wording makes it sound like phase 2 has not been started.
"This will help as Google Office Phase 2 gets underway, which is also targeting LEED v4."
Sounds like. I would say that KingandWeber's initial interpretation was correct. And it is an exciting prospect!