Westboro continues to experience significant development, as new condos are being built throughout Ottawa’s many unique neighbourhoods. The area has long been popular for its proximity to the river, its parks and pathways, and its flair for independent groceries, shops, bakeries, and galleries. Just a short stroll along Richmond Road shows off many recent changes to the growing neighbourhood, including several new condominium projects.
Westboro Station, a mixed condo and retail building which was completed in 2012, is centrally located at Richmond Road and Golden Avenue. The project was designed with the community in mind: the towers themselves are only a few storeys tall, while street-level shops and restaurants feature patio gardens and trees lining the sidewalks. In addition to the residential suites and retail units, Westboro Station includes space for an office component, offering some neighbourhood residents a convenient commute to work.
Long appreciated for its focus on community, the “village” of Westboro features many shops and restaurants geared towards an active lifestyle. From specialty bakeries to outdoor life boutiques and health-oriented restaurants, this neighbourhood is ideal for those who like to keep active, either on their own or with their families. Westboro Station is designed to integrate with this lifestyle. The building’s website reminds potential buyers that the area offers “the perfect balance between urban excitement and the slower pace and friendliness of a small borough”. The residential units are located on the second to seventh storeys and include one and two bedroom floor plans. Penthouse suites are also available.
Those who decide to live at Westboro Station enjoy the energy-efficient design behind the building and the suites. Rather than use a traditional HVAC system, the builders included a “central plant” heating and domestic water design, reducing energy consumption and helping to keep maintenance costs low. A programmable thermostat allows for individual suite-controlled heating and air conditioning. The suites also offer insulated exterior doors and high-efficiency thermal window panes, and are billed individually for electricity costs. In addition to the money that the residents save, the reduced pollution and fewer resources used help everyone contribute to a greener lifestyle.
Westboro Station was completed in 2012 and has become a part of the neighbourhood’s continuously growing culture. For additional details on the suites at Westboro Station, or on other developing condo projects in the city, please contact us at one of our branch locations, or find a sales representative who can help you.