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Westmount Place (50 Westmount N, 9-15 Dietz N, 192-218 Erb W) | 11-25 fl | Proposed
#91
That is a nice looking building! Finally a podium that some thought put into it. Are we sure this is being proposed for waterloo haha.
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#92
That's the best-looking building proposal I have seen for Waterloo in quite some time. The podium balconies and windows look good, and the black cladding isn't overdone (podium and top floors only). No combover or random windows. And I like those vertical copper (?) strips of cladding look good well.

I think this building is a good example of how to make a building look good on a moderate budget. (Unless ac3r tells us that this is actually an expensive design.)
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#93
(01-18-2022, 01:58 PM)cherrypark Wrote: Backside courtyard is a nice touch, if realized. As always, hoping they actually plant the trees for those that aren't modelled as street trees.

Not really clear if the first floor has some commercial space or if its just lobby/more condos?

No commercial space in this particular building as far as I know. The future buildings in this project will likely have some, given the scale of this and how many residents would be there.
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#94
The signs are down from the property, or at least that’s what I thought I noticed last time I was by. Does this mean the original proposal is kaput?
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#95
Not as far as I know. They were going to have another meeting about it in 2020 but that was postponed...but was never rescheduled. I believe it's still an active application. Sadly, the way the political and social bureaucracy works in Waterloo means this will either take a decade to get done, will be scaled back in size due to NIMBY complaints or will be cancelled outright. The developer may just decide to abandon the plan due to the sloth like pace Waterloo operates on as well as all the pushback from NIMBYs. I know if I was a developer and proposed a big project like this that got stalled for years, I'd just abandon it and move on to a city that isn't full of conservative minded people.
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#96
(01-18-2022, 04:20 PM)ac3r Wrote: Not as far as I know. They were going to have another meeting about it in 2020 but that was postponed...but was never rescheduled. I believe it's still an active application. Sadly, the way the political and social bureaucracy works in Waterloo means this will either take a decade to get done, will be scaled back in size due to NIMBY complaints or will be cancelled outright. The developer may just decide to abandon the plan due to the sloth like pace Waterloo operates on as well as all the pushback from NIMBYs. I know if I was a developer and proposed a big project like this that got stalled for years, I'd just abandon it and move on to a city that isn't full of conservative minded people.

This is the as-of-right version after the rest of the project was scrapped and the OPA/ZBA abandoned. As far as I know, they are unsure of what to do with the rest of the site and are waiting to see how the market responds to this first building to decide.
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#97
(01-18-2022, 03:15 PM)ijmorlan Wrote: The signs are down from the property, or at least that’s what I thought I noticed last time I was by. Does this mean the original proposal is kaput?

The sign blew down in one of November's wind storms, and is afaik lying under the snow. It's a marvel that the other half of the big weeping willow tree hasn't collapsed, as well as that no move has been made to remove the hazardous mess it presents.
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#98
Building now has a new sign announcing it as ”the Carrick.” Many trees were cut down last week and the site is fenced off. Let the fun begin!
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