Sunday, August 22, 2021

222 Water Street

The site beside 222 Water Street has had a lot of fill brought in. Could this be a sign that the long vacant building will be coming down, or redeveloped in some other way? 

There is also some City owned land to the north of the property that could be helpful for a developer if they were looking to do something "big" with the property. .




Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Friday, May 14, 2021

The Wellington

 

While new-build non-profit apartments shouldn't be the only source of affordable housing, it is encouraging to see this development well underway.

Wentworth Apartments

 

This development is coming along well. 
 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Metal is the new vinyl

Some of the first posts I made on this blog, more than a decade ago, were prompted by the NIMBYism expressed by residents and leaders of Saint John, expressed through their criticisms of vinyl siding. 

It is discouraging over a decade later, citizens and councillors have focused their energy on the new villain of metal siding.

I think this building looks pretty good.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/saint-john-the-atlantic-metal-siding-1.6013957

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

East side development

Apartment development off Mountain View Drive. 



Oceanside Urban Lofts

 

 
Metal siding is going up on this concrete apartment building in the south end. 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Sonya Court Apartments

 

New apartment development in east Saint John.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Wentworth

It's sometimes hard to tell from the glossy computer renderings (https://thewentworth.ca/) how a building will look when it comes together. I think the design choice of not making this faux-heritage was the right direction. The material selections (brick and panels) for the Wentworth look good in the real world.



Monday, February 22, 2021

Telegraph Square

 

 
It's impressive what is taking shape on the corner of Canterbury Street and Grannan Lane. It's sometimes easy to miss how large a development site is. I don't think a lot of people would have realized looking at the former parking structure on this site, that something like Telegraph Square would fit here.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Apartments going up in Uptown/South End

 The Wentworth:

The Telegraph:

Oceanside Apartments:

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Uptown Apartment Construction

 The Telegraph building:

 The Wentworth building:

Monday, October 19, 2020

Canterbury Street Construction

 

Another level going up.

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