The final Ontario Land Tribunal decision regarding 1047 Richmond Road has come forward, and states the following:
Originally, the proposed development was a three-tower development consisting of a 40-storey tower, a 38-storey tower and a 36-storey tower, with a shared six-storey podium and a public park.
Disposition of the matter has come before the Tribunal as a settlement motion.
Under the revised development proposal, dated October 6, 2023, the Applicant would construct two towers of 38 and 40 storeys on their respective three-storey podiums. The two buildings would be connected to an underground parking garage. The redevelopment also provides for a privately-owned publicly accessible space fronting Richmond Road, as well as a public park.
A holding provision has been included in the proposed Zoning By-law to restrict development until specific conditions have been met relating to fire flows and wind conditions. The removal of the holding symbol may be phased as the site may be developed in phases.
THE TRIBUNAL ORDERS THAT:
a. The Appeal against the failure of the City of Ottawa to adopt the requested Official Plan Amendment is allowed in part and the Sherbourne New Orchard Secondary Plan in Volume 2A of the Official Plan of the City of Ottawa is amended as set out in Attachment 1 to this Order.
b. The Appeal against the failure to enact the requested zoning amendment is allowed in part, and By-law No. 2008-250 of the City of Ottawa is amended in accordance with Attachment 2 to this Order.
The Tribunal authorizes the municipal clerk of the City of Ottawa to assign a number to this By-law for record keeping purposes.
- Amend the Sherbourne New Orchard Secondary Plan in Volume 2A as follows:
a. Remove Section 3 policy 4 a “Be with buildings up to 20 storeys in – height…” and replace with the following:
i. Be with two towers of a maximum of 38 and 40 storeys on 1047 Richmond Road. The proposed development shall provide a minimum 200 square metres of Privately Owned Public Space.
b. Amend Policy 4.1. to read “High-rise buildings are limited in the plan area between 10 to 30 storeys, with the exception of 1047 Richmond Road which will be in accordance with Section 3.4 a”
c. Redesignate the property from “Maximum 20 storeys after density redistribution” to “Areas not appropriate for on-site density redistribution” on Schedule C