Central 1, 2 & Hideaway
Central 1, 2 & Hideaway are part of a three-phase modern and urban loft-style condominium development located on Bank Street between Gladstone Avenue and McLeod Street, developed through a successful partnership between Tamarack Homes and Urban Capital Property Group. Taggart Construction completed the excavation and site-servicing. Doran Contractors successfully completed the construction of this project between 2011 and 2015. Taggart Realty Management was engaged to provide property management and commercial leasing services, managing the asset from development through to occupancy. This project is an example of productive collaboration between the Taggart Group of Companies.
This condominium development was designed to fill an urban void between the downtown core and the trendy Glebe neighborhood. This development has revitalized a district previously characterized by surface parking and vacant lots, and has revolutionized urban development in Centretown, now one of Ottawa’s most vibrant communities. With the Parliament buildings and downtown Ottawa within a few blocks, the location has proven to be the ideal for the “Live, Work, Play” lifestyle. Designed with luxurious common area spaces including 17-foot-high ceilings in the lobbies, a beautifully landscaped courtyard, a state-of-the-art pool, barbecue area, and stone fire place, the amenity spaces offer a true “Caribbean-resort” feel.
- Three-phase development comprised of 540 condominium units
- Collaborative project for the Taggart Group of Companies
- Ample underground parking
- Modern common area spaces and amenities
- Floor to ceiling windows, exposed, 9-foot concrete ceilings and pillars
- 25,000 ft2 of prime retail space servicing the building and surrounding neighborhood
- Achieved LEED Gold, including features such as the use of sustainable materials, green roofs and rain water storage systems, and energy efficient systems
One of the significant features of the building is the façade of the former Metropolitan Bible Church that was retained and integrated into the new Central 1 façade. This feature required some sophisticated engineering and construction techniques to achieve. The façade of the Metropolitan Bible Church was designated as having heritage significance and had to be kept in its original state. In order to construct the building without damaging the façade, a steel frame was constructed behind the brick so that the entire façade could be lifted and moved away from the site to complete the necessary construction work. The façade was then lifted back in place as one of the finishing touches to the building exterior.
Taggart Realty Management (TRM) continues to manage the leasing of over 25,000 ft2 of commercial retail units on the ground floor of the condominium buildings. TRM successfully negotiated lease transactions with LCBO, Shoppers Drug Mart, Starbucks, and Wheelhouse Gym, creating the ideal mix of tenants to service not only the residents, but the surrounding community. The LCBO located on the Ground Level of Central 2 is the first LCBO to be located in a residential condominium development.