Little parking, big problem, neighbours of proposed Westboro condo say

By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, February 27, 2018

The City of Ottawa's planning committee has approved a luxury condo building on Scott Street, pitting the councillor for Westboro against his residents, who fear the development will turn their neighbourhood into a parking lot.

Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper said he felt uncomfortable opposing the community's wishes, but threw his support behind the proposal for 1946 Scott St. nonetheless.

The nine-storey building would have 49 units but only 13 surface parking spots, four of which would be reserved for visitors.

The idea is to discourage residents from owning cars and steer them toward public transit instead. The building would be about a three-minute walk from the existing Westboro Station.

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