City hall blog: Committee of adjustment protects Hintonburg 'mainstreet' rules

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, November 17, 2017

We’ve been talking a lot this week about “traditional mainstreeets” in the context of the Salvation Army’s application for a shelter and health complex on Montreal Road.

At its core, the application is about whether or not city council should allow a shelter on a traditional mainstreet. The planning committee and council will need to decide if a shelter is an acceptable amendment for the land use at 333 Montreal Rd.

(...)However, the city’s planning department doesn’t think the real estate office would generate the pedestrian traffic sought for a mainstreet. A ground-level real estate office at the front of the building wouldn’t satisfy the intention of the zoning, the department concluded.

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