Vacant Expectations

205 Crichton Street - 15 Dufferin Road, All Green Projects, Build Projects, Design Projects, Plan Projects

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The City of Ottawa’s Heritage Survey and Evaluation Form suggests that the property at 205 Crichton may have been developed in response to the housing crisis precipitated by the end of the Second World War.  Each of the three rental units to have been built at 205 Crichton Street in 1945 were designed to provide 1,200 square feet of living … Read More

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History of a Single Story in a Neighbourhood of Two and Three

205 Crichton Street - 15 Dufferin Road, All Green Projects, Build Projects, Design Projects, Plan Projects

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Since 1945, the brick bungalow at the intersection of Crichton Street and Dufferin Road has sat unfinished.  Prior to its construction, the property at 205 Crichton Street was a vacant lot, that had remained undeveloped since the establishment of New Edinburgh. Construction of the building at 205 Crichton street was begun by Leonard Boehmer in 1945.  Leonard Boehmer was an … Read More

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Site Specifics

205 Crichton Street - 15 Dufferin Road, All Green Projects, Build Projects, Design Projects, Plan Projects

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The following descriptive text concerning the property at 205 Cricthon Street is an excerpt from the due diligence work prepared in advance of its purchase: The subject property is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Crichton Street and Dufferin Road (Part of Lots 20 & 21 in Block 18, Registered Plan 42, City of Ottawa) at the … Read More

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The New New Edinburgh

205 Crichton Street - 15 Dufferin Road, All Green Projects, Build Projects, Design Projects, Plan Projects

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“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.“ Jane Jacobs, Writer and Activist, 1916 – 2006 On November 29th I purchased a piece of the old New Edinburgh for the fair price of $585,000.  Given that my previous Passive House and LEED Platinum certified development project was only a block away, I had often admired … Read More

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