Twelve-storey building proposed for St. Joseph Boulevard in Orléans

By Brier Dodge, Ottawa Community News, July 5, 2017

Residents from Queenswood Heights have given a developer feedback that they’d rather see something closer to eight storeys, not 12 when the lot at Duford Drive and St. Joseph Boulevard is developed. The development group wants to build a 12-storey building on the lot, with commercial tenants on the main floor, and condos or apartments on the rest of the floors.

In order to build 12 storeys, the developer would have to apply for a zoning change because buildings that high aren’t currently allowed on the site. But it’s only about 600 metres from a future light rail station, and the city’s plans call for more intensification close to LRT stations, which means the company can apply for the change.

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