Committee approves zoning for central and east-end residences

Published on
February 28, 2024
Council, committees and City Hall
Planning, development and construction

The Planning and Housing Committee today approved a series of zoning amendments to facilitate residential development in the Hintonburg, Vanier and East Urban communities.

In Hintonburg, the Committee approved a multi-building development on lands northwest of Carruthers Avenue and Armstrong Street. The applicant plans to build an 18-unit, three-and-a-half storey building facing Carruthers Avenue, which will join a similar, recently built apartment building on Armstrong Street. The approved zoning would consolidate the site, creating a unified zoning exception and height schedule for the properties. This infill development near Tunney’s Pasture Station and Wellington Street would encourage density near transit and within an established 15-minute neighbourhood.

In Vanier, the Committee approved zoning to allow for a three-storey apartment building with 18 dwellings on Park Street, north of Montreal Road. The amendment would retain the Traditional Mainstreet parent zoning, which permits a broad range of uses, including residential. At present, residential dwellings in this area are only permitted where there is an associated non-residential use in the same building, and the amendment would permit the proposed residential-only building. The aim is to intensify an underused property and provide a transition of land use and building form between Montreal Road and the low-rise neighbourhood to the north.

In Ottawa’s East Urban Community, the Committee approved zoning to facilitate development of three four-storey apartment buildings, northeast of Navan and Renaud roads. The amendment would change the site’s zoning to allow for residential uses and permit the proposed development with 164 dwellings. Construction could only take place after the nearby Eastboro subdivision is further along. The proposed development would be accessed via a new public street within that subdivision and the three apartment buildings could only be built after the City assumes ownership of that uncompleted street.

If Council approves, the land-use permissions that the Committee recommended today will help put applicants in a position to build 230 new dwellings in Ottawa. To help address the housing challenge, Council committed to providing home builders enough opportunities to build 151,000 quality market homes by 2031. Visit for a graphic showing quarterly progress towards Ottawa’s housing pledge targets.

Recommendations from today’s meeting will rise to Council on Wednesday, March 6.