Association releases site plan for $25M office building

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After being displaced from its property to make way for light-rail construction, a French-language association has submitted a site plan for the facility that will replace it on Montreal Road.

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The $25-million building at 250 Montreal Rd., in Vanier, will be seven storeys high with two levels of underground parking and two loading bays, according to city documents. It will be a mixed-use building, with commercial uses on the ground and office space for the rest of the floors.

The Association des enseignantes et enseignants franco-ontariens owns the site. It is primarily vacant except for a parking lot used by tenants for the nearby 290 Dupuis St. – which is also owned by the association.

Association officials announced the purchase of the site in February. The sale price was not revealed.

"We had no choice," said association president Benoit Mercier in a statement at the time.

"We were served with a notice of expropriation by the city of Ottawa for our property located at 681 Belfast Rd."

Comments are open on the site plan, which has yet to be reviewed by a city committee. No construction timeline has been released.

Subcontractors for the project so far include Martineau Architecture Inc. + Smith Carter Architects & Engineers Inc. (traffic noise assessment) and Paterson Group Inc. (environmental assessment).

Geographic location: Montreal

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