Residential and office development overlooking Union Canal set for approval at Fountainbridge

The building would sit on the southern bank of the Union Canal where it ends at Lochrin Basin. Picture: GoogleMaps
The building would sit on the southern bank of the Union Canal where it ends at Lochrin Basin. Picture: GoogleMaps

In February 2019, Glencairn Properties, owned by the Edinburgh and London-based property developing family, the Teagues, applied to build a four-storey residential and office building at 7 Lower Gilmore Place, Fountainbridge.

The building would sit on the southern bank of the Union Canal where it ends at Lochrin Basin, and would replace several low-rise commercial and residential buildings.

That planning application was refused in October 2019, with Edinburgh City Council planners stating “the proposal is contrary to Edinburgh Local Development Plan policy, in that it would fail to respect the character and appearance of the area by virtue of the scale and massing of the building.”

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The owners of Glencairn Properties, Barry and Daryl Teague, subsequently appealed

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The Dirt: A $22 million residential, retail development could be coming to downtown Spokane

A residential and commercial development could be coming to the former Umpqua Bank site in downtown Spokane.

Seattle-based architecture and design firm GGLO filed a preliminary application with the city to potentially build the six-story, 129,000-square-foot mixed-use development on two parcels of land at 206 and 214 W. Riverside Ave.

The 214 Riverside project – to which it’s referred in the application – will have 139 one- and two-bedroom units, 63 parking spaces and 1,250 square feet of lobby and amenity space. The construction cost is an estimated $22 million, according to documents filed with the city.

The 214 Riverside project will be required to undergo an environmental review with the Washington State Department of Ecology. A water study by the city of Spokane Water Department will also be required prior to construction to ensure design standards are met and how the development would affect the city’s water system, according

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