This is a release from the City of Ottawa:
The City’s Planning Committee today approved demolition of 234 O’Connor Street – a 19th century, red-brick house located between Somerset Street and Cooper Street.
The property sat vacant for 15 years after being damaged by fire. The current owner has taken measures to stabilize the building, but after years of neglect, the house’s framing, foundation and brick work have suffered significant deterioration.
Committee members approved the demolition and the owner’s plan to build and maintain a temporary community park in its place, for the time being. The Committee has set a timeline for the owner, however, requiring that construction of a replacement development start within five years of the demolition.
The Glebe community could soon have a new 160-unit retirement home and residential care facility after committee approved zoning to allow an eight-storey, mixed-use building at 890 and 900 Bank Street. The property, located on the west side of Bank Street at the corner of Thornton Avenue, will also feature ground-floor commercial space.
Reports for these Committee-approved items will go to City Council on Wednesday, April 26.
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