Plans revived for 16-storey Barrhaven towers


Plans are once again being proposed to construct what’s believed to be the tallest building in Barrhaven.

Earlier this month, a consultant working for Saint Joseph Developments filed a site plan application with the city to construct the first phase of a pair of 16-storey towers at the corner of Longfields Drive and Marketplace Avenue, adjacent to RioCan’s Chapman Mills Marketplace power centre.

The two buildings will contain a total of 290 apartments and nearly 20,600 square feet of retail space.

The builder is pitching the proposed project as a transit-oriented development, given its proximity to the Transitway.

Tega Homes proposed a similar-sized development in 2013.