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.
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.
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.