Domicile proposes 18-storey Rochester Street condo

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Days after city councillors approved plans to construct Ottawa’s tallest condo tower in Little Italy, another homebuilder is proposing an 18-storey building a few blocks away.

Domicile Developments’ proposed 127-unit mixed-use building on Rochester Street, between Norman and Pamilla streets, would be less than half the size of Claridge’s 45-storey tower at the corner of Preston Street and Carling Avenue. However, it would dominate the predominantly low-rise buildings in the immediate surrounding area.

In a zoning bylaw amended filed with the city, Domicile proposes a 635-square-foot “pedestrian plaza” at the corner of Rochester and Pamilla streets that leads to the entrance of a two-storey podium at the base of the tower.The plans call for three levels of underground parking with 108 stalls. However, Domicile says the existing surface and on-street parking in the neighbourhood means there’s no need for dedicated visitor parking spaces on the site.

Barry Hobin & Associates is listed as the project’s architect on site plan drawings.

Domicile, along with several other homebuilders, are spurring a residential building boom in Little Italy.

On the west side of Preston Street, Domicile constructed the 12-storey 94-unit hōm condominium project at 100 Champagne Ave. S. Domicile is also the builder behind the Merrion Square Norfolk project on Loretta Avenue, which consists of an eight-storey and a 10-storey condo building, along with a block of townhouses.