99 Parkdale set to double its height

Urbandale's zoning amendment application for 99 Parkdale is underway, with a request to increase the allowable height from 14 to 24 storeys over a first level podium, so in reality a total height of at least 27 storeys.

Unlike other nearby projects there is no pretense of this being a green building conveniently located by the Transitway: the development plan calls for 162 parking spots for 158 condos, most ranging in size from 700 to 1100sqft, with 6 units per floor.

It would seem that for a change of pace, Urbandale is working with Barry Hobin & Associates
on this project, a name that is so often flaunted in Ottawa condo marketing.

An additional six (or seven) 2-storey townhouses fronting Parkdale are planned, and there is already blue sky talk of the adjacent apartment buildings to the south being razed for a twin tower:

Urbandale hopes to have approvals in place by the beginning of 2013 with a view to offering an occupancy date of 2014. So far there has been no word as to pricing, but the website's submit form would seem to suggest that those not ready to pay at least $350K for this address need not bother to pre-register.