349 Mcleod Street/354 Gladstone Avenue (Central Phase I) was recently completed in 2011. The building’s bottom floor retail space contains a Shoppers Drug Mart and a Starbucks Cafe. Central situates unit owners within close walking distance to surrounding amenities on Bank Street, Elgin Street and the trendy Glebe neighbourhood.
Toronto developer Urban Capital, depicted urban loft features in this project. The building resembles past Ottawa developments such as, The East Market and The Mondrian. A feature that sets apart the Central is its quaint courtyard garden. Various units are situated above ‘the garden’ which allows for a picturesque, charming ‘green’ view.
Central is among Ottawa’s most environmentally advanced buildings. It has been designated as a ‘LEED Silver’ building- a standard that ensures environmental and sustainability issues are addressed in constructing and maintaining the building.
An interesting physical characteristic of Central is that the former Metropolitan Bible Church facade was preserved and incorporated into the building’s exterior wall facing Bank Street.