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Ella set to rise.....

Ella set to rise.....

Postby dle » Jan 12th, 2018, 8:33 am

The Mission Group project, at the corner of Lawrence Avenue and Ellis Street across from Castanet's new studios, will feature a 20-storey tower, housing 116 condo units.


It begs the question.....now, are they SURE they are going to get 20 stories??? Or will it top off at maybe 11 and "disappoint" the City again?

How can the City be sure? What to do? What to do?

As Winnie would say "Oh bother......"

I guess we will find out how tall it is when it's completed and we can simply count the floors...solved!

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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 12th, 2018, 8:38 am

Or is it only 19 because there is no 13th floor?

I just hope this doesn't become some half completed derelict.
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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby Fancy » Jan 12th, 2018, 8:43 am

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#216044

It's 75% sold so I would imagine it will end up as planned.
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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby Omnitheo » Jan 12th, 2018, 8:45 am

Kelowna I’m so proud. We’ve gone from complaining about buildings being too tall to complaining about buildings not being tall enough.

You’re growing up so fast. Brings a tear to my eye.
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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby Fancy » Jan 12th, 2018, 8:51 am

The plans were changed from 19 to 20.
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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby cv23 » Jan 12th, 2018, 9:08 am

Fancy wrote:The plans were changed from 19 to 20.


Well how on earth were they supposed to make money at only 19 stories ? We should have approved 30 for them.(sarcasm off)
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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby dle » Jan 12th, 2018, 9:49 am

Fancy wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-216044-1-.htm#216044

It's 75% sold so I would imagine it will end up as planned.


One would hope but isn't Central Green partially sold as well? I suppose none of the tower units were spoken for - that would be kind of tricky!

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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby TMBOkanagan » Jan 12th, 2018, 12:23 pm

dle wrote:
Fancy wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-216044-1-.htm#216044

It's 75% sold so I would imagine it will end up as planned.


One would hope but isn't Central Green partially sold as well? I suppose none of the tower units were spoken for - that would be kind of tricky!


The building at Central Green that was recently not approved was a rental building. I believe the units that are being sold right now are part of the Mission Group's development on the site that has already been approved.
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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby Roadhog » Jan 12th, 2018, 12:30 pm

It is good to see development in that area, but it is just a pity that the parking is not going to be underground. Above ground parkades are really ugly and a detriment to the downtown area.
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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 12th, 2018, 12:36 pm

Roadhog wrote:It is good to see development in that area, but it is just a pity that the parking is not going to be underground. Above ground parkades are really ugly and a detriment to the downtown area.



Having worked on a few bigger buildings downtown. The water table is really high. They already float these buildings on piles and pray for the best. Going down is likely not an option
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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby GordonH » Jan 12th, 2018, 12:42 pm

Fancy wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#216044

It's 75% sold so I would imagine it will end up as planned.


It would be curious how many of that 75% are actual residents & how many are investors.

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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby cv23 » Jan 12th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:
Roadhog wrote:It is good to see development in that area, but it is just a pity that the parking is not going to be underground. Above ground parkades are really ugly and a detriment to the downtown area.



Having worked on a few bigger buildings downtown. The water table is really high. They already float these buildings on piles and pray for the best. Going down is likely not an option


I guess that's why all the towers right on the lake have underground parking

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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby GordonH » Jan 12th, 2018, 1:04 pm

^^^ then each of them must have one hell of a pumping system, they would be below the water table.

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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 12th, 2018, 1:06 pm

A few of those towers have serious issues.
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Re: Ella set to rise.....

Postby normaM » Jan 12th, 2018, 1:20 pm

Wasn't one of them flooded more than once?
Yea how many sold have lil bearing on completion targets met.. ask those still waiting to move into Sopa
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