The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to facilitate the development of a six-storey residential apartment building containing 67 residential units, indoor amenity space, 50 vehicular parking spaces, and 36 bicycle parking spaces.
The subject site is located on the south of side of Hawthorne Avenue, east of Colonel By Drive, and north of Graham Avenue. The site has a combined frontage of approximately 49.3 metres along Hawthorne Avenue and a depth of approximately 28.5 metres. 12 Hawthorne Avenue is occupied by a two-storey residential building, while 20 and 24 Hawthorne Avenue are presently vacant. The area surrounding the subject site consists predominately of low-rise residential and commerical buildings along Hawthorne Avenue and Main Street.
The applicant is proposing to redevelop the property with a 6-storey residential apartment building with a total of 67 units consisting of 42 one-bedroom units and 25 two-bedroom units. The building will include private indoor amenities including a gym and business centre. Two levels of underground parking are proposed, allowing for 50 vehicular parking spaces, bicycle storage, and an internal waste room. The garage will be accessed through a recessed door at the westernmost extent of the front building wall.
Zoning By-law Amendment
A Zoning By-law Amendment application was filed to request site specific provisions, including but not limited to the following:
- The Zoning By-law requires a minimum front yard setback of 2 metres, whereas the development proposes a front yard setback of 0.7 metres.
- The Zoning By-law requires a building step back from 2 metres after the fourth storey, whereas the development proposes a 2 metres building step back after the fifth storey.
- The Zoning By-law requires a minimum rear yard setback of 7.5 metres, whereas the development proposes a rear yard setback of 6.7 metres.
- The Zoning By-law requires a maximum building height of 14.5 metres, whereas the development proposes a building height of 20 metres.
- The Zoning By-law requires to allow residential uses to take place at ground floor space across a maximum of 50% of the building frontage, whereas the development proposes residential uses to take place 100% of the building frontage.