Suburban Bureau

The Mountain Goes Vertical

An in-fill project at Mohawk and Upper Ottawa holds the promise for densification in the upper city.

By Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 14, 2005

A new infill project at the corner of Mohawk and Upper Ottawa is under construction. This building is beside a new drug store and, as far as I can remember, this corner has been vacant land.

A rare construction crane on the East
Mountain
A rare construction crane on the East Mountain

The surrounding neighbourhood was developed in 1960s and is finally getting finished. This development looks very good. The sign for "Conerstone Condominium" shows a rendering of a good looking, four-floor, brick building with a proper roof.

It is being built close to the road and it appears that parking will be located in the rear. This building is not ignoring the street by turning its back to it, but proudly sits and complements its surroundings.

The sign also mentions something about being constructed with Eco-Block - the latest in energy saving technology. Kudos to Ninco Developments.

Cornerstone Condominiums are being
constructed with energy saving materials
Cornerstone Condominiums are being constructed with energy saving materials

Trey lives in Williamsville NY via Hamilton. He is a Marketing Manager for Tourism and Destination Marketing in the Buffalo-Niagara Metro.

His essays have appeared in The Energy Bulletin, Post Carbon Institute, Peak Oil Survival, and Tree Hugger.

And can't wait for the day he stops hearing "on facebook".

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