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Westside Inside

The much-derided showroom for the much-debated Westside Lofts development opened this week. After reading in the Star that the space will eventually be transformed into an art gallery (because I hear there is a shortage in the area), I stopped by earlier today to take a look at the space.

Inside I found a big orange blob housing a selection of the floorplans for the phase one development. Initial impressions? Alsop detailing aside, this looks like yet another cookie cutter condo development. Granted, the developers have take some innovative steps such as giving each purchaser their choice of art from a local gallery, but beyond that there's just more of the familiar mix of concrete everything in what looks to be a continuation of the expanse of ugliness (following in the footsteps of DNA) along the King West/Liberty Village corridor.


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