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Ottawa, October 30, 2014 – La Ville de Gatineau and Windmill Development Group are inviting the public to attend an Open House to view plans for the former Domtar lands, Thursday, November 13 from 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. followed by a public assembly beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Through historically and environmentally sensitive redevelopment, Windmill, one of Canada’s greenest developers, plans to build the world’s most sustainable community on the Chaudière and Albert Islands, and downtown Gatineau riverfront.

“This will be the last public consultation meeting before our development application goes to Gatineau Council in Gatineau,” said Rodney Wilts, Partner, Windmill Development Group. “We’ve been thrilled with the turnout at our other public consultations, and look forward to the opportunity to meet with Gatineau residents and stakeholders to hear their thoughts on our plans.”

Ottawa City Councillors approved Windmill’s rezoning application for the former Domtar lands on October 8th, 2014.

Additional information on the application to the Ville de Gatineau can be found on the website
The event is open to media.

To register for the Open House, please visit: www.the-isles.ca or www.les-iles.ca

Detailed schedule
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – The public can view displays of the Chaudière Redevelopment project and meet with Windmill officials.
Location: Agora at La Maison du Citoyen, 25, rue Laurier, Gatineau

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – The public is invited to comment on the plans and ask questions of a panel that will include Gatineau City Councillors, and Jeff Westeinde from Windmill Development Group.
Location: Salle des Fêtes, La Maison du Citoyen, 25, rue Laurier, Gatineau

Key facts/dates

  • Windmill Development Group signed an agreement to purchase the Ottawa and Gatineau lands from Domtar on December 4, 2013
  • More than 900 people attended Windmill’s first public consultation was held at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on December 11, 2013.
  • Windmill’s development applications were submitted to the City of Ottawa and la Ville de Gatineau on April 22nd, 2014.
  • Close to 300 people attended the second public consultation on June 24, 2014 at the Canadian War Museum.
  • Ottawa City Council approved rezoning for the former Domtar Lands on October 8th, 2014.

About Windmill

Windmill is a visionary company dedicated to transforming conventional development practices by ensuring that exemplary ecological, social and financial returns are achieved in all their projects. Every Windmill development is conceived, designed and constructed to protect and enhance the local community and our ecosystem. Windmill is the only developer in North America to have achieved LEED Platinum on all its mixed-use projects. Completed projects include The Currents, a performing arts centre and modern condominium tower in Ottawa’s Wellington West neighbourhood, and Dockside Green, a model sustainable community in Victoria that was named one of 16 Clinton Climate Initiative Climate Positive developments.

 
For information:
Annie Boucher
613.863.3702
boucher@fusecommunications.ca

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Ottawa, October 27, 2014 – Ottawa-based Windmill Developments are again proving they are leaders when it comes to reimagining how people live and work in downtown Ottawa.

The visionary green developers have announced they are building Ottawa’s first and only Class A commercial condominium tower in the heart of downtown Ottawa next to their Cathedral Hill residential condo building.

Located in the heart of Ottawa Centre’s EcoDistrict on the leading edge of downtown, the office condos will provide businesses and not-for-profits the unique opportunity to build equity with money that would otherwise disappear paying rent for office space.

“We spend a lot of time looking at best practices and imagining better ways for people to live and work,” said Rodney Wilts, Partner, Windmill Developments. “Giving professional practices and associations a way to build future equity by owning space in one of the downtown’s most desirable areas is a win-win for us and the businesses.”

While world-class cities like Chicago, New York and Toronto have embraced the office condo concept, the 14-floor Cathedral Hill office tower will be Ottawa’s first executive office condo building. Even more impressive, Windmill aims to make it one of Ottawa’s greenest buildings.

“As always, we are focused on high sustainability and performance goals with this project,” says Wilts. “We plan to use the best technologies and materials to not only make this building healthier for the owners and their employees, but more efficient and enduring.”

Key features

In addition to offering some of Ottawa’s most stunning views, including the Ottawa River, Gatineau Hills, Lebreton Flats and Windmill’s own Chaudière redevelopment project the building will feature:

Windmill’s trademark energy efficient and sustainable design, resulting in reduced energy costs for the owners, as well as a healthy work environment for employees.

Proximity to amenities such as restaurants, the Parliamentary precinct, and national institutions.

A 95% walkability score, plus one of the city’s best access to Ottawa’s public transportation hub, including bike routes and the future LRT (light rail transit).

Customizable floor plans, shared boardrooms, common showers and secure bike parking, among other amenities.

The units start at $187,000. For information, visit www.whylease.ca

Launch event
The public and the media are invited to join Windmill for the launch of this unique landmark office condominium:

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
5:00 pm – 7:30 PM
Rideau Club, Pearson Room
99 Bank Street, 15th Floor

To register: www.whylease.ca

About Windmill

Windmill is a visionary company dedicated to transforming conventional development practices by ensuring that exemplary ecological, social and financial returns are achieved in all their projects. Every Windmill development is conceived, designed and constructed to protect and enhance the local community and our ecosystem. Windmill is the only developer in North America to have achieved LEED Platinum on all its mixed-use projects. Completed projects include The Currents, a performing arts centre and modern condominium tower in Ottawa’s Wellington West neighbourhood, and Dockside Green, a model sustainable community in Victoria that was named one of 16 Clinton Climate Initiative Climate Positive developments.
 
For information:
Annie Boucher
613.863.3702
boucher@fusecommunications.ca

www.whylease.ca

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