You can now look at this significant proposal for Bank Street on the City’s Devapps site.

The proposal includes construction of an 8-storey mixed-use building (commercial at grade, retirement residence on upper storeys). The “Beer Store” and “Mr Muffler” are there now. The property is zoned Traditional Mainstreet, with a height limit of just 15 metres (4 – 5 storeys). It is situated immediately north of Kettlemen’s Bagels (one storey) as well as both backing onto and located immediately beside 2 1/2 storey residential homes on Monk Street. They are requesting a “minor re-zoning” to allow for a height limit of 26 metres (8 storeys).

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Now is the time to have your voice heard – What do you think?

The City’s deadline for accepting comments from the public is September 15th. They should be forwarded to Ann O’Connor ann.o’connor@ottawa.ca.

Redevelopment of what is now largely a surface parking lot would be a very positive step and this proposal includes a number of positive elements. However, the Glebe Community Association (GCA) is discussing concerns raised about the negative impacts (i.e. shading and wind effects, building “loom”, privacy, etc.) of the proposal for increased height and massing/scale). The GCA will be drafting comments to provide to the City (and posted to this project page). So please also consider sharing your views with the GCA by copying: planning@glebeca.ca We’d like to hear from you.