Tamarack cuts plans for Norman Street tower by half

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A developer is asking the city for permission to build a nine-storey tower on Norman Street in Ottawa’s Little Italy.

Tamarack Developments had originally proposed an 18-storey tower at the site. That proposal “was not well-received by the community” and did not get the support of city staff, according to a revised planning rationale filed with the city in late October.

The 24,000-square foot site consists of several municipal addresses between 93 and 105 Norman St. and is boarded by the O-Train corridor on its western side.

The new development plan calls for nine storeys along the O-Train corridor stepping down to three storeys closer to Preston Street, which is east of the site. Approximately 50 per cent of the development would nine-storeys.

The plan also calls for nine two-storey townhouses along Norman Street.

The building would have 117 units, half of which are to be two-bedroom units. Of the remaining units, 32 per cent will have one bedroom and 10 per cent will be studios.

The building would have two storeys of underground parking, providing 94 spaces.