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Community Information Session: 1335 & 1339 Bank Street

Community Information Session: 1335 & 1339 Bank Street

Proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment Application

1335 & 1339 Bank Street

This notice is to advise that the City of Ottawa will hold an information session on Wednesday April 28, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held online on Zoom to discuss the proposed Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments for 1335 & 1339 Bank Street (Location Map attached).

The proposal includes a 26-storey (86 meter) mixed-use building, including 326 residential units, 65 limited service hotel units, 524m2 café/bar/fitness centre on the ground floor, and second floor co-working space. The proposal also includes 172 vehicle parking spaces and 269 bicycle parking spaces.

This meeting will be held through remote electronic participation in order to comply with an Order in Council (filed March 28, 2020 and extended on May 16, 2020) pursuant to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which prohibits organized public events of more than fifty people.

This development is just outside of Capital Ward (inside of Alta Vista Ward) on the southeast corner Bank St and Riverside Dr. It is directly across the street from another proposal for two high-rise towers.

More information about this application can be found here, and information about the application across the street can be found here.

Please direct inquiries to:

Kelby Lodoen Unseth, Assigned Planner
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor
Ottawa ON K1J 1P1
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 12852
e-mail: [email protected]

Public Consultation: 299 Carling Ave

Public Consultation: 299 Carling Ave

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to establish a uniform zoning designation over the site, whereas the site is currently split zoned. The rezoning would for allow for future mixed-use development and a public park.

There is no development currently proposed for this site, as the Applicant, Canada Lands Company (CLC), is looking to dispose of the lands after the re-zoning. The rezoning process, however, will shape what is allowed to be developed on site in future, and will see some community benefits secured in the process.

Proposal Details
The subject property is located on the north side of Carling Avenue and has an area of 3.3 acres. The site has 87 metres of frontage along Carling Avenue, 196 metres of frontage along Lebreton Street South, and 94 metres of frontage along Bell Street. The is currently vacant and used as a surface parking lot with 300 parking stalls. To the north of the site is a five-story apartment building. To the east of the site along Bell Street, a high-rise apartment and street townhomes can be found. To the west of the site is a Federal office complex which also includes a large open space along Carling Avenue.

The subject site is currently split zoned Mixed-Use Centre (MC) and Arterial Mainstreet subzone 10 (AM10). The application would create a uniform zoning for the site and introduce zoning provisions with respect to permitted and prohibited uses, building setbacks and stepbacks, maximum building heights, minimum distance separation between towers, and the location of parking. The amendment would create specific zoning designations on the site for both development and parks and open space. A concept plan has been prepared in support of the application demonstrates the development potential which would allow for apartment buildings ranging in height from 20 storeys along Carling avenue, descending to 15 and 8-storeys to the north. A new public park is proposed along Lebreton Street South along with a privately owned publicly accessible space along Bell Street.

Full application details can be found here.

Public Consult: 1330, 1344, 1346 Bank Street & 2211 Riverside Drive

Public Consult: 1330, 1344, 1346 Bank Street & 2211 Riverside Drive

Join our office, representatives of the Old Ottawa South and Heron Park Community Associations, city staff, and the developer for an online consultation on the major development being proposed at the southwest corner of the intersection of Riverside & Bank.

We want to see a lot of changes to this proposal, and a lot of community benefit to come out of this process, but we need your help. Please come out and let the applicant know what you think.

You must register for the zoom meeting in advance here.

Applicant’s Proposal
The City of Ottawa has received an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application to accommodate the future development of a 31-storey mixed use building as well as a 34-storey high-rise apartment dwelling.

Proposal Details
The property is located within the Billing’s Bridge community, south-west of the intersection of Bank Street and Riverside Drive North. The L-shaped site is made up of four abutting parcels, with approximately 104 metres of frontage along Bank Street, 78 metres of frontage along Riverside Drive North and an area of approximately 5,432 square metres. The site currently consists of asphalt parking areas, soft landscaping, as well as three buildings.

The Billings Bridge Shopping Centre and the RA Centre are located to the south of the site. A mix of uses including residential, commercial and offices are located nearby and along Bank Street.
Residential and instituational uses are located along Riverside Drive to the north-east. The Rideau River is located to the north-west.

The applications have been submitted in order to accommodate the future development of a 31-storey mixed use building as well as a 34-storey high-rise apartment dwelling. Parking is to be located primarily below grade and a parkette is proposed near the Bank Street and Riverside Drive North intersection. A Site Plan Control application has not yet been submitted and the design details remain conceptual in nature.

An Official Plan Amendment is required in order to amend the Bank Street Secondary Plan and obtain the following relief:

  • Increase to the maximum height to 106 metres,
  • Removal of the maximum Floor Space Index requirement,
  • Removal of the minimum percentage of building wall required to be located along the Bank Street frontage requirement, and
  • Changes to the stepback requirements.

A Zoning By-law amendment is required in order to obtain the following relief:

  • Increase to the maximum buidling height to 106 metres,
  • Redefinition of the front, rear, corner side and interior side lines,
  • Removal of any minimum or maximum buidling setbacks to any property line,
  • Removal of minimum setback from a watercourse
  • Relief from building stepback requirements, and
  • Removal of the minimum percentage of building wall required to be located along the Bank Street frontage requirement.

Full details can be found here.

Virtual Community Info-session for 200 Lees Ave

Virtual Community Info-session for 200 Lees Ave

The University of Ottawa is proposing a development at 200 Lees Avenue in Old Ottawa East. The info-session will be hosted jointly by the Capital Wad and Rideau-Vanier Ward offices on Feb. 24 at 6 pm over Zoom. You must register in advance. Residents are invited to send in questions and comments to [email protected] and [email protected] prior to the meeting, as well as participate live, with the in-meeting chat on Zoom. 

REGISTRATION: You must register through Zoom in advance. Please do so HERE

The online consultation will include a presentation from the developer and city planning staff, before opening the conversation up to residents.

Public Consultation: 30-48 Chamberlain

Public Consultation: 30-48 Chamberlain

Application details can be seen in full here.

Applicant’s Proposal
The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to rezone the property by applying a site-specific exception to permit the construction of a 16-storey mixed-use building.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Passcode: 506107

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Proposal Details
The subject property is located at the northern edge of the Glebe neighbourhood between Bank Street to the east and Lyon Street to the west.

Generally, the site is dominated by surface parking to support the existing 2.5-storey medical office building at 30 Chamberlain Avenue and two-storey office building at 48 Chamberlain Avenue, which are both proposed to be demolished.

The proposed development is a 16-storey mixed-use building with ground-floor commercial space and 150 residential units, including a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom units. Vehicular access for the development is provided from Chamberlain Avenue on the western portion of the subject property. Two underground parking levels provide 100 vehicle and 112 bicycle parking spaces. Ten at-grade vehicle parking spaces are located along the western property line for visitor, delivery, and short-term parking requirements.

The subject lands are zoned General Mixed-Use, Subzone 4, Maximum Floor Space Index of 3.0 (GM4 F(3.0)) with the easternmost portion of the site also being subject to Urban Exception 469. The purpose of the General Mixed-Use Zone is to allow residential, commercial and institutional uses, or mixed-use development and permit uses that are often large and draw from broader areas than the surrounding community. To facilitate the proposed development, the Zoning By-law Amendment proposes to maintain the parent GM4 zone with the following site-specific exceptions:

1. Extend across the whole site the permission for a Medical Facility Use under Urban Exception 469.
2. Remove the Maximum Floor Space Index and regulate the density through maximum building height and massing.
3. Increase to the Permitted Maximum Building Height from 14 m to 51 m.
4. Rear Yard Setback of 7.5 m for the tower, whereas the High-Rise Zoning provisions require a minimum of 10 m.
5. East Side Yard Setback of 1.5 m for the tower, whereas the High-Rise Zoning provisions require a minimum of 10 m.
6. Relief from the Landscaping requirements for a parking lot.
7. Reduce the Driveway and Drive Aisle width leading to a parking lot from 6.7 m to 6.0 m.
8. Permit Stacked Bicycle Parking, whereas the Zoning By-law requires that spaces be horizontal or vertical.


Ward Council on Official Plan

Ward 17 Meeting on New Official Plan--We Need Your Feedback! 

The draft New Official Plan was released at the end of November and provides a high-level overview of how the city will manage intensification, transportation, and the environment over the next 30 years. It’s a dense document and the City has provided 21 one-pagers on various topics to break it down. You can offer your feedback though tailored forms linked to these one-pagers, or more generally to the [email protected]. Look out for an excellent presentation by the Old Ottawa South Community Association Planning Committee on some major issues in the new OP, to be posted shortly on their website at: oldottawasouth.ca/. The feedback deadline is coming up fast on February 17, and the Community Association feedback deadline has been extended until March 12. 

Our office will be hosting a meeting on the new OP on February 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. To start, City staff will give a brief presentation, and then we’ll split up into breakout rooms to discuss more detailed issues by community. All are welcome to attend. The meeting is geared more toward focused discussion than a general overview, so you will benefit by reading some of the material beforehand.

Development Consultation: 178-200 Isabella

Our office is hosting a consultation on Zoom, in concert with the Glebe Community Association and Minto, on a development proposal for 178-200 Isabella. Details of the proposal can be found here.

Applicant’s Proposal
The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit a 16-storey high-rise mixed-use building with a rooftop enclosed amenity area projection. A four-level underground parking garage with approximately 172 vehicular parking spaces is proposed.

Pop-Up Office

Join the Zoom Meeting for our Pop-Up Office here

Meeting ID: 824 8667 3768

Passcode: 758669

Ward Council

Join the Zoom Meeting for December 4th Ward Council here

Meeting ID: 462 134 4599

Passcode: 9cNq4S

Public Meeting on Lansdowne

Public Meeting on Lansdowne

Join us Tuesday night for an emergency public meeting on the future of Lansdowne Park and the city's P3 agreement with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG).

You must register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Write to Council

Let City Council know now that you do not want to change the Lansdowne deal, and that you want public consultations & a plan for the rest of us by clicking here.

Speak at FEDCO 

The current proposal on Lansdowne is to be voted on at Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) meeting on Thursday November 12th.

Members of the public can register to speak at FEDCO by sending an e-mail in advance to Carole Legault at [email protected] requesting to register as a 'public delegation'.  

Public delegations are given 5 minutes to make their point to committee. 

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