High-Rise Towers, Salvation Army Building Approved


This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

The City’s Planning Committee approved two separate proposals today in Kitchissippi Ward: a complex of high-rise towers on the site of the Westgate Shopping Centre and a mixed-use tower where the Trailhead Paddle Shack used to be, at 1960 Scott Street in Westboro.

At Westgate, located at 1309 Carling Avenue, RioCan Management plans to transform this underdeveloped property into a dynamic mixed-use area with five towers. The first phase includes two 24-storey towers fronting onto Carling Avenue. The next two phases could see three additional towers closer to Highway 417 – one at 24 storeys and two at 36 storeys.

On Scott Street, the 22-storey mixed-use building proposed would feature retail on the ground floor, as well as office space and 149 residential units in the remainder of the building. Planning Committee approved an increase in height in line with City Council’s priority to encourage transit-oriented development. The taller development will take advantage of its proximity to Westboro Station, which is 110 metres away.

Barrhaven could soon be home to a new Salvation Army building after Planning Committee also approved development of a place of worship and community centre, to be located at 102 Bill Leathem Drive.

Planning Committee also approved zoning amendments to allow farmers’ markets to be operated by the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Association in three communities:

  • Stittsville, at 6000 Abbott Street East, in Village Square Park
  • Westboro, between Broadview Avenue and Golden Avenue, in Byron Linear Park
  • Riverside South, at 650 Earl Armstrong Road, in the Riverview Park & Ride

Reports for these Committee-approved items will go to City Council on Wednesday, April 12.



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3 thoughts on “High-Rise Towers, Salvation Army Building Approved

    1. So the Planning Department is against the Salvation Army building but the Planning Committee is in favour of the building.

      Now it goes to council.

      Will his lairdship and his minions follow the advice of the department or the committee? Perhaps the issue gets tabled for further debate? Maybe it gets passed over to the Airport Authority for their decision?

      Hopefully the Salvation Army gets the building where they want it. At this point it still could be a coin flip or a fence sit.

      1. P,S. – I made no comment on the high-rises because they are a done deal the moment the builder finishes the blue prints.


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