Council briefs: Richmond Road, Glebe zoning changes approved

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Ottawa City Council has approved a “transit-oriented development plan” for the areas around three proposed transit stations.

Ottawa City Hall

By Jacob Serebrin

The plan is intended to focus and “intensify” development within an 800 metre radius of the proposed Lees, Hurdman and Blair stations. The development plan also calls for future transportation developments in these “station areas” to be based around promoting walking and cycling to rapid transit stations. The strategy, which modifies the city’s official plan, passed unanimously with some technical amendments.

Zoning change approved for 236 Richmond Rd.

City council also approved a zoning change for 236 Richmond Rd. The change will allow Main and Main Developments to move forward with construction of a nine-storey mixed-use building at the site. The building would have retail on the ground floor with 70 residential units above.

Glebe parking garage moves forward

Council has also approved a zoning change to allow the construction of a parking garage in the Glebe. The four-storey garage at 170 Second Ave., to which city hall has attached a $9.5-million price tag, will have 149 parking spaces.

Geographic location: Richmond Road

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