Scarabelli Realties eyes 16-storey residential tower on northern edge of Glebe

30 - 48 Chamberlain Avenue

An Ottawa real estate firm is looking to tear down a pair of commercial buildings on Chamberlain Avenue near the Queensway and construct a new mixed-use building on the site, according to planning documents filed with the city.

A rezoning application filed on behalf of Scarabelli Realties says the proposed 16-storey tower at 30-48 Chamberlain Ave. would contain ground-floor commercial space and 150 residential units, including studio, one and two-bedroom suites.

The property currently features a medical building and a two-storey office building, both of which would be demolished for the proposed tower.

It’s the latest infill development proposal along the Queensway corridor in the Glebe and Centretown. Roughly a block to the east, on the other side of Bank Street where Chamberlain Avenue becomes Isabella Street, Minto wants to build a 16-storey mixed-use highrise on a vacant land parcel. Further east, another developer is looking to construct a seven-storey mixed-use building on Isabella Street, between Metcalfe and O’Connor streets. 

And, on the north side of the Queensway, Lamb Developments completed its 20-storey SoBa condominium tower on Catherine Street, just east of Bank Street, in 2019.