Council today approved a new secondary plan for the Orléans O-Train corridor, now under construction, to guide growth and revitalization around Ottawa’s four easternmost LRT stations and along St. Joseph Boulevard.
The plan focuses on creating walkable, 15-minute neighbourhoods by encouraging more housing and employment near transit and along the community’s main street. It promotes mid-rise and high-rise redevelopment on underused properties along the O-Train corridor to create greater housing density with smaller and less expensive housing options.
Council also approved heritage and zoning applications to permit a 21-storey, mixed-use building at 70 and 74 Nicholas, immediately east of the CF Rideau Centre. The building will connect to the shopping centre, add 280 rental apartments and be integrated with the City Registry Office – a designated heritage building on Nicholas Street. A modest brick building built in 1874, the City Registry Office will remain the predominant feature along Nicholas Street. The project includes conserving and rehabilitating the heritage property and restoring missing architectural features.
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