Charitable organization plans 3.5-storey apartment building for Vanier

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A not-for-profit that works with underprivileged people who have come into conflict with the law is asking the City of Ottawa to allow for a new apartment building to be constructed in Vanier.

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The John Howard Society of Ottawa has applied to the City of Ottawa to ask for a zoning change to make way for a 3.5-storey, 34-unit apartment building, according to documents sent out to members of the surrounding community.

The property, located at 318,320, 322 and 324 Gardner Street, is currently home to two duplexes. The applicant wants to tear them down and build the low-rise apartment building in its place.

The new site would have self-contained studio units, five parking spaces, a rear deck, a rear yard and a community garden at some point in the future, according to the documents.

“Funding for this proposal is through Ottawa Community Housing and the building will be operated by the John Howard Society under a 35-year agreement,” reads the note the city sent out to community members.

Ottawa-based PBC Development and Construction Management Inc. is listed as the project manager. Leonard Koffman is the architect and Ainley Group Consulting Engineers & Planners is the civil engineer.

Organizations: John Howard Society, Ottawa Community Housing, PBC Development and Construction Management Ainley Group

Geographic location: Ottawa, 324 Gardner Street

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