As part of the Oblates Redevelopment project in Ottawa, land surrounding Saint Paul’s University that once belonged to the Oblates Fathers and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart is being given a new life by two Ottawa-based developers and architects who are committed to preserving the integrity of the space within its community.
Development of the 26 acres of Oblate lands off Main Street will be completed by eQ Homes for Regional Group but Domicle, working with Roderick Lahey Architects, will be responsible for land fronting on Main Street that was once owned by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart.
Domicile purchased the Main Street land – between Oblate and Springhurst Avenues – from the the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in January of 2014 and though a redevelopment of the land is planned to include multi-use residential buildings, they intend to remain committed to the 79 Sisters who will continue to reside in the main convent house indefinitely.
The Corners on Main will take form in two phases in buildings fastidiously designed by Roderick Lahey Architects in Ottawa. Phase 1 is a six-storey building which will feature 70 one and two bedroom condo units – including 4 ground level units – and a four-storey portion of the building which is connected to Phase 2. Phase 2 will front on Main Street and offer approximately 13,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail, restaurant, and service space in addition to approximately 70 one and two bedroom suites.
Included as part of The Corners on Main design are fitness facilities, guest suites, roof top terraces and an interior courtyard. The buildings will also have access to a 5200 sq.ft. park that was inspired by Greeley Park in Manhattan, NYC.
Units at The Corners on Main will be available for purchase later in 2015 and construction is expected to begin in September with occupancy targeted for Summer 2017. Visit www.cornersonmain.ca for more information.