Committee approves intensification near LRT stations

The City's Planning Committee today approved several high-rise buildings that promise new apartments within a short walk of LRT stations. The move would help the City meet targets within the Official Plan around intensification near the stations.

Just 400 metres from Cyrville Station, the Committee approved Official Plan and zoning amendments to increase the existing 20-storey maximum building height. The change would allow for three high-rises – at heights of 25, 27 and 36 storeys – that would house about 850 rental apartments at the corner of Ogilvie Road and Cummings Avenue. An eight-storey hotel is also planned for the site.

The neighbourhood near Carling Station is also set for more housing after the Committee approved a mixed-use development on the block bound by Preston, Aberdeen, Beech and Rochester streets. The site, which is primarily a surface parking lot, would be redeveloped with three-storey buildings facing Preston Street, increasing up to 26-storeys at Rochester Street. The upper floors would include about 550 units, with the first phase planned as rental apartments. The ground floor includes retail and restaurant space, including a much-needed grocery store.

Source : City of Ottawa 

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