Developer proposes nine-storey apartment building in Vanier

Vanier apartment

More rental housing could be added near the city’s central core under a new proposal to construct a nine-storey apartment building in Vanier.

In a site plan recently filed at City Hall, Longwood Developments is proposing a 61-unit rental apartment building with a mix of one- and two-bedroom suites on Gardner Street near the northwest corner of Vanier Parkway and McArthur Avenue. Underground and surface-level parking would provide spaces for 33 vehicles.

The property, which consists of two lots, is currently occupied by a pair of single-detached homes that would be torn down to make way for the project. The proposal would require various zoning amendments because the proposed height of 29 metres exceeds the current 25-metre limit. Changes to setback limits and lot area and width requirements would also be needed.

A number of other rental housing developments are also on the drawing board for the neighbourhood, including a three-tower project with nearly 600 apartment units at 112 Montreal Rd. and 314 Gardner St. and a six-storey, mixed-use apartment building with 43 units as well as commercial and office space at 337 Montgomery St.