Monday Mixed Bag

Some of the Google searches that have brought visitors to this blog over this cold January:

"Where is Claridge Plaza 4?"

The last phase of Claridge Plaza will be built across the street from Claridge Plaza 2 on the east side of Cumberland Street and on the north side of Besserer St across from Richcraft's Galleria project. Plaza 3 and 4 will be connected by a ground level podium with a recreation centre, fitness club and lounge.

"Beechwood Ottawa Condos"

According to my contact at Domicile, the sewer and water mains along the east end of Beechwood are currently too narrow to accommodate residential intensification, so plans to redevelop Kavanagh Esso into 6-storey mixed use condos are on hold until infrastructure renewal (ie. installation of bigger pipes) is completed by the City. No word as to a timeline, so stay tuned for more information.

"Windowless Bedroom Condo"

Caution here: to be marketed as a bedroom in the City of Ottawa, a room must have 2 exits, usually a door and a window. Where there is only a door, the room is normally called a den or office; rooms with a door and a half wall (cue Domicile) can be called bedrooms assuming that you keep a ladder handy to climb over the wall in case of fire.

Always double check these facts, particularly when dealing with a private seller. I have known buyers who thought they were purchasing a 2-bedroom only to discover that they had a 1-bedroom plus den (for which they had usually overpaid). Caveat emptor, buyer beware.