|Phase I is completed, Phase II, hoarding and a patch of dirt.|
I blogged about the development after taking a tour of Phase I of the project this summer. The three-unit building, dubbed Le Soleil, has innovative features like solar panels, geothermal heating and gray-water recuperation systems.
For now, there are few signs of life on the site of Phase II, right next door on La Salle Blvd. The day that I toured Le Soleil, EcoCité's principal, Christopher Sweetnam-Holmes said the second phase of the project, La Terre, would be ready in January, 2011.
Lampert delves into some of the delays here. She also has a sidebar outlining financial difficulties that scuppered Eco Cité projects on the Plateau and in Ottawa and may have cost buyers some of their deposits.