It isn’t too often that it’s possible to compare the rendering of a proposed development with the final outcome. Onni’s Social condo project in Mount Pleasant (behind the new Community Centre) was completed in May, and it doesn’t just look almost exactly like the artists impression – if anything it looks better!
The brickwork (in the sunshine) looks – at least for now – brighter, and the landscaping with a water feature is a distinct addition to the neighbourhood.
IBI/HB’s design replaced an earlier design by NSDA, for another developer, the Eden Group, who ran into trouble in 2007, pulling ‘Elyse’ from sale and eventually putting another project nearby, Scotia, into receivership. Onni picked up the site and started over with the new design in 2009.