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Midtown Lofts | ?m | 6 fl | U/C
(05-08-2017, 02:44 PM)rangersfan Wrote: The project was well into the second floor when I went by this afternoon.

This project seems to be stuck on 2 stories for the last couple of weeks.... I was wondering if there was something holding up progress....

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Is it precast or are they doing forms and pouring? Either way maybe the rain was just too much for the work?
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They're using some kind of insulated precast parts, and you're right that there hasn't been any activity to speak of for the last week and half, I guessed because of the rain. They seemed to be making pretty good progress up until then.

Every time I pass, I think about how wonderfully close to the sidewalk on King the ground floor will be. Great for retail, not so great for someone's apartment...
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(05-08-2017, 06:24 PM)MidTowner Wrote: They seemed to be making pretty good progress up until then.

I was actually going to say the opposite; progress seems very slow.

Demolition happened in September of 2015. Excavation in March of 2016. First floor started in late February 2017. Second floor in May 2017.

I was actually curious if there was something particularly complicated about this build or this technique that was slowing work.

It could that I am used to seeing the Trio on Belmont project daily which seemed to put a floor up every 7-10 days albeit with a much different building technique.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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It seems to me that the second floor was mostly up in early April, but that they all but stopped work shortly after. At one point, it really did seem to be active, and foundation-to-second floor seemed quick

May 2016 seems to be excavation, according to this thread. There's also record in here of their claiming to deliver the first units in June 2017. I guess it's still technically possible!
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Yeah, hanging precast in the rain kind of sucks. There might be a high demand for precast panels given the amount of new construction in Ontario.
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Floor three begins:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Some banners have gone up stating 87% sold and now occupancy is slated for fall 2017.

   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Thanks for the update, good to hear the project is selling well.
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The pace seems to be picking up a bit. They are about to start floor 5 at the front, but are still working on finishing 3 at the back. That's about a floor every two weeks based from the last photo.
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Nice project, but it really should've been mixed use, or at least ground floor convertible units! and yes I know this has been mentioned before Wink
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I think it bears repeating!
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I wonder what impediments/down side there might be to having commercial condos on the first floor of a building like this?  One could imagine a dental clinic, or a lawyer's office, for example.   No local market for small "owned" business locations?  Parking issues?   It doesn't seem like a radical idea, especially since the street facing ground level units might be the least attractive to residential buyers.
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It's not at all radical, and the building was originally proposed to have retail at street level. It displaced retail uses, but likely not the types of businesses that would shell out for rent in a new building.

I don't think the developer ever gave any reasoning for subsequently eliminating the ground floor retail.

I agree that the ground floor units are likely to be the least attractive. Especially in this building: from the looks of it, they are extremely close to the sidewalk and street, with not much chance for screening.
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(06-13-2017, 12:54 PM)MidTowner Wrote: It's not at all radical, and the building was originally proposed to have retail at street level. It displaced retail uses, but likely not the types of businesses that would shell out for rent in a new building.

I don't think the developer ever gave any reasoning for subsequently eliminating the ground floor retail.

I agree that the ground floor units are likely to be the least attractive. Especially in this building: from the looks of it, they are extremely close to the sidewalk and street, with not much chance for screening.

Exactly, living in a ground floor res unit here would feel weird, and with the increased pedestrian traffic i wouldn't feel too comfortable at night.
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