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The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application to construct a three-storey mixed-use building with commercial space (restaurant) on the ground floor and five residential units above. The building is neighbouring and to be attached to the existing mixed-use building at 184 Main Street. No on-site parking is proposed.
The subject site is located in Old Ottawa East, on the western side of Main Street, in the block between Hazel Street and Graham Avenue / Lees Avenue, in between two three-storey developments, also mixed-use commercial and residential. On the same block and adjacent are other commercial space. Across the street is Saint Paul University, as well as two large 6 storey apartment buildings with commercial ground floor space closer to Oblats Avenue. The site is also in proximity to Immaculata High School and the Ottawa Footy Sevens Arena. The lot is 10.06 metres wide and 30.20 metres deep with a total area of 303.80 square metres. It is legally described as Part 1 Plan of Part of Lot 4 in Block A on Registered Plan 102 with the City of Ottawa.
Main Street is designated as Mainstreet Corridor in the New Official Plan (2021), and the site is subject to that Old Ottawa East Secondary Plan and is zoned Traditional Mainstreet Zone, Subzone 7, Urban Exception 2182 (TM7).
The property is currently occupied by a two-storey single detached dwelling. The existing building will be demolished. The new building is designed to match the existing 184 Main Street development. The ground floor will be commercial with access from the street. The residential entrance will be located on the north side of the building and accessed along a side walkway. The units propsoed are: one bachelor, three one-bedroom units, and one two-bedroom unit. Garbage will be stored internally, and One bike parking space per dwelling unit will be provided in the rear yard.
The applicant seeks to rezone the subject site from Traditional Maintreet Zone, Subzone 7, Urban Exception 2182 (TM7) to introduce new site-specific provisions to permit the following requested relief:
- The required rear yard setback be reduced from 7.5 metres to 4 metres;
- The reduced percentage of glazing required on the front ground floor façade; currently the requirement is 50%;
- The Rear Landscaped Buffer be reduced from 1 metre to 0 metres to allow bike storage abutting the rear lot line;
- A relief from the requirement that the façade facing the main street must include at least one active entrance serving each residential or non-residential use occupying any part of the ground floor. The development proposes a principal entrance to the restaurant well setback from the street and the principal entrance to the residential use located in the interior side yard.
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.
Our office will be holding a public meeting on the development at 15-17 Oblats Avenue on December 5th from 7-9pm. The format will include a brief presentation on the application, with a discussion and question and answer period to follow. The application with associated plans is available on the Dev Apps website.
Please join our office for a presentation and community consultation on the development at 15 Oblats Avenue. The project has not yet been submitted to the City, so there are no formal documents in circulation. At this meeting the developer will present the draft design and a framework of how it has evolved through community input. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. Once there there is an official application on file, residents can also submit feedback through a more formalized process to the City Planner on the file.
Councillor Shawn Menard in concert with the Heron Park Community Association, and the Ottawa Community Benefits Network
Rawlson King, Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe
Kumsa Baker, Campaigns Manager for the Toronto Community Benefits Network
Join us to find out:
- What is a Community Benefits Agreement?
- What benefits can be achieved from a Community Benefits Agreement?
- A Community Benefits Agreement for Confederation Heights: The Case and a Vision
- A Coalition to Advocate for and Build a Community Benefits Agreement
- What you can do
Please join us on Saturday June 11th (rain date June 12th) for a Capital Ward Bike Ride + BBQ to reconnect with neighbors and celebrate making it through the last two years! For those who want to join, We’ll be meeting at 11am at Sylvia Holden Park, and biking to Windsor Park for a picnic at 11:30am. The ride will be family friendly, but note that you are welcome to join us for the BBQ portion of the event. We’ll supply hot dogs/veggie dogs & buns & soft drinks, feel free to bring your own sides and utensils, and a blanket to sit on if you desire. Please RSVP to the event so we know how many to expect - the bike route is mapped out below. Looking forward to seeing many of you there!
Please join us for Capital Ward’s inaugural Older Adult Forum, hosted by Councillor Menard in concert with Senior’s Watch Old Ottawa South. The topic for this forum will be addressing the lack of primary care and support services available to the older adult population.
Featured panelists include Dr. Laura Muldoon, a family doctor at Somerset West Community Health Centre, and Ann Good, a retired public servant who has advocated over the past 20 years for the care of senior family members and friends, while they navigated various health conditions and levels of care. The forum will take place on May 19th at 7:00 PM and will be hosted online.