Committee OK's 'short-sighted' development proposal for Rochester Field

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, January 23, 2018

After spending more than two hours hearing from a dozen residents opposed to a proposed development on Rochester Field in Westboro, the City of Ottawa's planning committee voted six to four to allow the construction of two buildings there.

Critics of the proposal say the six-storey buildings that could eventually rise along the field's southern edge will block the only view of the Ottawa River from Richmond Road.

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