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246 Albert St. | 12 fl | Complete
#1
Just stumbled into this project at the City of Waterloo website... feel free to remove if there is already a thread for it (I didn't see one so I'm posting it). I think it's pretty decent, and I'm glad that this developer/architect are pushing the boundaries, especially with using colour! thoughts?
I also noticed it's not yet on the ASP website...

12 floors, 6 floor podium
57 units (69 bedrooms)
One bedroom + den & 2 bedroom + den
18 parking spaces
Shared woonerf with 228 Albert
No commercial space proposed...

Urban design brief: http://www.waterloo.ca/en/contentresourc..._brief.pdf

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#2
No retail component on Albert St makes me sad. Sad
Though, it does look like the ground floor unit facing those bay windows is probably convertible, like the Northdale guidelines suggest.

   
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#3
Great map on page 13 there laying out all the different Northdale projects.
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#4
Good looking project. I really like the fact that they seem to be going in a very non-traditional direction when it comes to design. A positive indeed.
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#5
(07-19-2015, 04:14 PM)notmyfriends Wrote: Great map on page 13 there laying out all the different Northdale projects.

Yes, great overview of projects happening in Northdale, I was meaning to post it as well:

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#6
With that much intensification already, there is going to be a need/opportunity for some additional retail and services in Northdale.
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#7
Looks like it's made out of random Lego's or something. Brutal.
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#8
Updated renderings:

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Looks like they flipped some of the balcony positions on the front and added more yellow instead of orange. Perhaps less glass too?
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#9
Wow... now it just looks like another generic Prica project. Not terrible, but the original renders were slightly better.
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#10
Looks pretty close to finish to me...

   
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#11
Yeah, title should be updated to completed.
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#12
(10-11-2016, 03:55 PM)Memph Wrote: Yeah, title should be updated to completed.

Not until it opens, otherwise this could mislead a student renting sight-unseen from abroad.
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#13
It should at least be changed from 'proposed' I think it's come along way from that. Haha.
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#14
(10-12-2016, 08:28 AM)gomesjustin Wrote: It should at least be changed from 'proposed' I think it's come along way from that. Haha.

Another ugly building.
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#15
Better than some of the student buildings.
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