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1546 Scott Street - Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications

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The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit a 25-storey mixed-use apartment building containing 230 dwelling units and 222 square metres of ground floor commercial, with a total of 176 parking spaces.

The subject site is located on the south side of Scott Street, between Parkdale Avenue and Holland Avenue. The irregular shaped parcel has a lot area of approximately 2,523 square metres with 31.64 metres frontage along Scott Street and a lot depth of approximately 70 metres. The site is currently zoned Mixed Use Centre Zone Subzone 12, Urban Exception 22, Maximum Floor Space Index 3.0, Schedule 99 and 100, and is occupied by a one-storey commercial building operating as The Beer Store and associated surface parking and loading facilities.

To the north of the subject site is Tunney’s Pasture, a federal employment campus with a total of 17 builidngs and Tunney’s Pasture O-Train station. Also north is Mechanicsville, a primarily residential neighbourhood, as well as the Ottawa River and Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. To the east is the Hintonburg neighbourhood, which is characterized by low- and mid-rise residential as well as high[1]rise residential, commercial and institutional uses along Scott Street. To the south is Wellington Village, which is characterized by low- and mid-rise residential as well as commercial uses and Highway 417. To the west is Holland Cross which includes mid-rise buildings with various commercial and retail uses, as well as Wellington Village which is characterized by low-rise residential.

The purpose of this Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application is to accommodate redevelopment of the site to construct a 25-storey mixed-use apartment building containing 230 dwelling units and a 222 square metre commercial unit on the ground floor and a total GFA of 13,907 square metres. The applicant is proposing a drive aisle which provides access from Scott Street to the rear of the building to access 13 parking spaces within a covered parking area and the loading dock that will shared by residnetial and commercial, as well as access to the four levels of underground parking containing 163 additional parking spaces. This drive aisle also provides access to adjacent loading facilities on the abutting property south of the subject site. A total of 122 bicycle parking spaces will be provided externally and within the first floor and parking garage. A garbage room is proposed internally at the rear of the building next to the loading area.

A total of 1,564 square metres amenity area is proposed, including 566 square metres of indoor, 308 square metres of outdoor, and 690 square metres of private amenity area. The applicant is proposing 189 square metres of landscaped area.

To facilitate the proposed development, the applicant seeks to rezone the subject site to Mixed-Use Centre Zone Subzone 12, with a new Urban Exception and Schedule (MC12[XXXX[ S(YYY)) to permit the following requested relief:

 • To permit a minimum front yard and corner side yard setback of 2.8 metres on the ground floor, whereas six metres is required.

• To permit a minimum interior side yard setback of zero metres on the ground floor and 4.1 metres for the tower, whereas six metres is required.

• To permit a minimum rear yard setback of 0.6 metres on the ground floor, whereas six metres is required.

• To permit a maximum FSI of 5.5, whereas 3.0 is required.

• To permit a maximum building height of 145.8 metres ASL, whereas 98.35 metres ASL is permitted in Area A and 72.35 metres ASL is permitted in Area C on Schedule 100.

• To permit a minimum of 8% of parking lot area to be provided as perimeter or interior landscaped areas, whereas 15% is required.

• To permit a minimium required width of a landcaped buffer of a parking lot of 1.3 metres, whereas 1.5 metres is required.

You can review the Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications further on Devapps. This application has not yet been approved. 

We are hosting an open house via Zoom to discuss this proposed development further with the community: 

Thursday, January 27th, 7:00pm

Please the link below to join the webinar: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82842507223

Meeting ID: 828 4250 7223

Password: 294165

During the open house webinar, the applicant and their team will run through the proposed development in more detail, and we will take questions from those watching. In order to join, you just need to download Zoom and click the link provided. You will then be prompted to use the password, and sign in with your name and e-mail address.

We will be recording the webinar and posted it online afterwards for anyone who is unable to attend on January 27th.

You can register for future notifications about this application by submitting a form in the “Send Feedback” button in the DevApps package or by e-mailing the planner (Steve Gauthier, steve.gauthier@ottawa.ca) and requesting to receive future notifications on these files : (#D02-02-21-0148, D07-12-21-0216)

Please send feedback to the lead planner on the file, Steve Gauthier (steve.gauthier@ottawa.ca). Please also consider sending us feedback on the proposed development and including us on any correspondence with the planner via Jeff.Leiper@ottawa.ca  and/or Stephany.Chevalier-Crockett@ottawa.ca.

Posted December 15, 2021