Central Phase One and Phase Two Floor Plans

With the first phase of Central by Urban Capital nearing completion at the corner of Bank and Gladstone and the launch of phase three quickly approaching this fall,  I thought that I would post the remaining floor plans for phases one and two.  I feel that the Via Spiga floor plan in phase two is maybe the best buy in the city right now for its size and price point.  For more details on pricing and availability please send me an email to tyler@bennettpros.com

Phase One



Phase Two




SOHO Champagne Floor Plans

Ever since the launch of SOHO Champagne, it seems like the market has kicked into high gear.  Now I know it sounds a little crazy but I swear it is because of the weather.  By the end of the month, when the Ottawa Real Estate Board releases the stats, I will let you know if the market really did pick up in the month of June or if it was just my business.  Due to the increase in traffic, it has taken me a little longer to get the SOHO Champagne floor plans up than I would have hoped, but I guess it’s better late than never.   My favourite one bedroom unit is the D-The Birch and my favourite two bedroom unit is the J-The Ironwood. Here are the floor plans for all of the released units, excluding the town-homes and penthouses.  For availability and an up to date price list, please send me an email or give me a quick call.

Jason Spezza for SOHO Champagne

SOHO Champagne just launched its new promo video featuring Jason Spezza.  Check it out, it’s actually pretty good.  SOHO Champagne will be launched in a few weeks.  Subscribe to this blog to stay up to date!

It’s SOHO Yo!

The condo market in Ottawa is with out a doubt booming and there are ton of options. Some examples are 101 Richmond, 111 West and Qwest by Aschroft, 131 Holland and HOM by Domicile, Tribeca and Claridge Plaza by of course Claridge, the Merit by Charlesfort, Central Phases 1, 2 and 3 by Urban Capital and of course, my personal favourites, SOHO Parkway, SOHO Lisgar and SOHO Champagne.

For over 50 years, Mastercraft Starwood has developed, constructed, acquired and managed over 10,000 homes, townhouses, condominiums and hotels throughout Canada with a market value over $1.5 Billion. Mastercraft Starwood is the developer of Toronto’s finest boutique hotel, The SoHo Metropolitan Hotel, and Toronto’s first five-star hotel, The Hazelton Hotel.

Having developed in Ottawa in the past, Mastercraft Starwood in 2009 gave Ottawa their first taste of the “SOHO” brand with SOHO Parkway and like a drug we were hooked. With sleek modern architecture by Rod Lahey, hotel inspired amenities and standard finishes that crushed even the competitors top upgrades, it was a no brainer.  No one else was offering, Quatz counter tops, integrated appliances by AEG, Miela and Leibher, floor to ceiling windows, and marble bathrooms fit for the Las Vegas strip all in the same unit.  So when doors opened on opening night it was pandemonium.  Eager home buyers looking to get a piece of the action had been in line for hours and by the time the doors closed that evening, almost every unit had been spoken for.

Things were not much different in the spring of last year, when SOHO Lisgar was launched.  All of the dejected customers who were unable to get their hands on hotel inspired living in westboro, now had a second chance here to finally get one.  Again, SOHO Lisgar had the same high quality materials and standards demanded by their boutique hotel clientele – well heeled jet setters, movie and rock stars, and C-level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs) – who want living spaces equivalent to the comfort of their expensive homes. SOHO Lisgar was pretty much sold out by days end.  Demand is still so great that SOHO Lisgar has just released four more floors, which bring back all of the original floor plans from the initial launch date that were sold out.

So whats next for the SOHO brand?  SOHO Champagne and SOHO Italia, coming soon.  For more information on SOHO or to be registered for the exclusive launch of SOHO Champagne where only a 125 people will be invited and where the first 25 purchasers will receive an iPad 2, send me an email or give me a quick call.  Thanks for reading.  Have a great day!

Developer Applies to Construct Ottawa’s Tallest Building

An artist's concept of the Soho Italia, a 35-storey condominium tower. (Roderick Lahey Architect Inc.)Mastercraft Starwood Group wants to build "Soho Italia" just behind the archway of Little Italy on the site of an old parking lot on Preston Street.

Condominium developer Mastercraft Starwood, is seeking to construct a 35-storey tower in the heart of Ottawa’s Little Italy that, if completed, would be the tallest building in the city.

Last week, Mastercraft Starwood pitched the idea to mayor Jim Watson and the ward’s city councillor, Diane Holmes, as well as Peter

Hume, the chair of the Planning and Environment Committee. An official zoning change request has not been filed yet.

An artist’s conception for the project from architect Roderick Lahey shows a slim glass and concrete tower that resembles a stack of plates. The design also includes a ground floor dedicated to a museum of Italian culture.

Lahey said he’s excited about the project, and describes it as a fluid design that’s supposed to look like water moving, inspired by the Aqua Tower in Chicago. The Ottawa building would house about 220 residential condo units. If completed, it would likely edge out tower C of Place de Ville, the 29-storey, 112 metre building, and the 32-storey, 108 metre-tall Minto Metropole in Westboro, as the tallest building in Ottawa.

The spot is currently zoned for 19-storeys for a commercial building and 22-storeys for a residential building, according to a spokesperson with Mastercraft Starwood. The company has also met with the local business improvement association and is expecting to meet with community groups to discuss the plan.

Local residents, businesses and politicians CBC spoke with expressed surprise at the sheer size of the planned building, with some questioning its height while others worry that it is too wide for the available lot.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2011/01/17/ottawa-preston-tallest-building.html#socialcomments#ixzz1Bi92Aqed