The City of Ottawa has received applications for a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control to construct a 30-storey mixed-use building containing 330 dwelling units and three ground floor commercial units. A total of 250 parking spaces will be provided, including 240 underground and 10 at surface level. My office will be holding a public information session on this application in the near future. Please keep posted for updates.
The subject site is located along the west side of Dumaurier Avenue, north of the intersection between Ramsey Crescent and Dumaurier Avenue. The site measures approximately 4,195.2 square metres and has approximately 70.35 metres of frontage along Dumaurier Avenue. The site is currently occupied by a portion of a single storey commercial building.
Surrounding land uses include the remainder of the single storey commercial building on separate parcels immediately to the south; low-rise residential communities, the Transitway and Highway 417 further south; Dumaurier Park to the east; Pinecrest Station and the future Pinecrest Light Rail Transit (LRT) Station further to the southeast; a high-rise mixed-use building, Ruth Wildgen Park, and lowrise
residential communities to the west; an office building, a school, and a church to the north; and, low-rise residential communities further north.
The applicant is proposing to demolish a portion of the existing building to construct a 30-storey mixed-use building containing 330 dwelling units and three ground floor commercial units. A gross floor area (GFA) of 25,801.5 square metres is proposed. The three ground floor commercial units will occupy an area of 440 square metres. 2,144 square metres of communal amenity space is proposed.
A total of 250 parking spaces are proposed including 220 spaces for residents and 20 spaces for visitor parking and commercial uses on three underground levels, as well as 10 surface level spaces for visitor parking and commercial uses. 167 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed. The underground parking garage is accessed from a drive aisle behind the building which is connected to an access from Dumaurier Avenue.
The Zoning By-law amendment application was filed to permit the following:
- apartment dwelling, high-rise’ as an additional permitted use;
- a maximum building height of 95 metres;
- a floor space index (FSI) greater than 0.25;
- a reduction in the landscaped area abutting a residential zone;
- a reduction in the number of parking spaces provided for visitor parking and for commerical
- purposes; and
- a reduction in the dimensions of the bicycle parking stalls provided.
A small portion of the subject property is currently zoned Community Leisure Facility Zone (L1 Zone); the proposed Zoning By-law amendment would rezone the entire property to permit the proposed development.
Timelines and Approval Authority
The “On Time Decision Date”, the target date the Zoning By-law Amendment application will be considered by the City’s Planning Committee, is October 28, 2021. A decision on the Site Plan Control application will follow the Planning Committee and Council deliberation on the Zoning By-law Amendment application.
Submission Requirements – Zoning By-law Amendment
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before approval is given, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Ottawa to the Ontario Land Tribunal. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before approval is given, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
Stay Informed and Involved. Register for future notifications about this application and provide your comments by e-mail and adding File No. D02-02-21- 0069 & D07-12-21-0110 in the subject line.
Access submitted plans and studies regarding this application online at ottawa.ca/devapps.
If you wish to be notified of the decision on the application or have any questions, you can contact:
Laurel McCreight, Development Review Planner
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 16587