Plan for 'East Flats' overshadowed by 55-storey tower

By Melissa Murray, Ottawa Community News, January 16, 2017

There are high hopes for the proposed east LeBreton Flats development, but they might not be 55 storeys high.

At a meeting on Jan. 9, Claridge Homes unveiled its plans for what it is calling “East Flats,” which includes a 55-storey tower at its centre.

“No doubt there are some positive pieces to what they have shown us,” Coun. Catherine McKenney said in an interview after the meeting.


McKenney highlighted some of the plan’s positives, including uncovering the aqueduct, and adding public amenity space as well as cycling and pedestrian connections, and she is applauding the plan for the buildings to face Booth Street. All of that is good, she said, but it it’s being overshadowed.

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