Windmill Developments, the folks who brought us The Currents at the corner of Wellington & Holland (home of the GCTC), are having a go at their second condo at Queen & Bronson on land sold off by the Christ Church Cathedral, hence the name Cathedral Hill:
Having consulted extensively with both the City and the Centretown Citizen's Community Association has made the approval process relatively painless, not to mention the fact that the project's narrow footprint will have little impact on the views of the neighbouring Gardens condos across the street. As of last report all approvals are a go and sales will be launched in mid-September.
The preliminary list of features includes the usual suspects as well as a few novelties in the Ottawa condo market: wine storage, space to tune your skis and bike, yoga studio (or is Domicile already doing that?), a dog wash room and a charge station "should you contemplate an electric car in the future". Once again guest suites are being featured which already makes me wonder just how small these units will be.
Based on what I've seen at The Currents, I'd like to suggest a few more items for Windmill's checklist: higher quality finishes in the units themselves, specifically cabinetry and flooring, a well appointed lobby that reflects the overall price per square foot, and absoutely, definitely, please: a front door intercom that allows residents to buzz visitors into the building, rather than having to take the elevator downstairs and open the door themselves.