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City invites feedback on Château Laurier redevelopment

February 14, 2017
Council Updates

The launch of a process for public feedback on the proposed redevelopment of the Château Laurier was announced today at the City’s Planning Committee.

The City has received a Site Plan Control application for the development and that information is now publicly available at ottawa.ca/chateaulaurier. Members of the public have 28 days to review the project and submit feedback, including through an online form and via email at chateaulaurier@ottawa.ca.

The proposal will be refined by City staff following their review and public feedback. Owing to the local and national importance of the Château Laurier, a special heritage working group, comprised of nationally respected heritage professionals and a representative from Heritage Ottawa, has been established to provide advice to the applicant, the City, and the National Capital Commission.

There will be additional opportunities to provide feedback before the project comes before Council, including when it considered by the Committee of Adjustment, Built Heritage Sub-Committee and Planning Committee later this year. The City will also organize a community session for information and comments before these committees review the proposal.

Prior to the Château Laurier announcement, Planning Committee today approved zoning that will impact the future of Armstrong Street, which runs parallel to Wellington Street West in the Hintonburg neighbourhood. The change will allow for development of local-serving small businesses along portions of the street and in the block to the south, between Armstrong Street and Wellington Street West.

The Committee also approved an Official Plan Amendment and zoning that will allow for construction of a two-storey mixed-use building on the site of the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre. Facing 255 Kanata Avenue, the development emphasizes pedestrian access and quality urban design.

Reports for these Committee-approved items will go to City Council on Wednesday, February 22.

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