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522 Lower Byron Avenue - Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications + Open House

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*Please note this application was originally received on September 1st, 2022 *

The City of Ottawa has received Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications to facilitate the construction of a three-storey residential apartment building containing 18 dwelling units. No vehicular parking is proposed.

The subject property has a frontage of 20.12 metres on Lower Byron Avenue and a lot depth of 30.40 metres for a total site area of 611.64 square metres. Currently, a two-story detached building occupies the subject property. The area surrounding the subject property is characterized by low- and mid-rise building typologies typically found in the Westboro neighbourhood. North of the subject property is characterized by the low-rise commercial uses along Richmond Road. East of the subject property is Churchill Public School and surrounding low-rise residential buildings. South of the subject property is characterized by low-rise residential buildings and Westboro Village Co-operative Preschool. West of the subject property are mid-rise mixed-use buildings along Richmond Road, residential uses along Byron Avenue, and the Byron Linear Tramway Park. The proposal seeks to redevelop the site and construct a three-storey residential building containing 18 apartment units. The proposal includes five studio units, nine one-bedroom units, and four two-bedroom units, as well as at-grade and rooftop amenity space. The proposal includes nine bicycle parking spaces and zero vehicular parking spaces.

The application for a Zoning-By Law Amendment proposes to seek relief from provisions within the (R4UC [2685]) zone in the City of Ottawa Zoning By-law 2008-250. The purpose for this minor rezoning is to allow for a decrease in the minimum rear-yard setback from 9.12 metres to 5.86 metres, an increase in the maximum permitted rear yard projection from 1.2 metres to 1.52 metres above the first floor, a decrease in the minimum rear yard area from 25% to 21.2%, a decrease in the minimum number of resident parking spaces from 3 to 0, and a decrease in the minimum number of visitor parking spaces from 1 to 0.

The submission is live on Devapps, where you can review additional supporting documents for this application.

Our office is holding a community open house to give residents the opportunity to review the details further, and ask questions from the developer and City staff. 

Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 825 1208 8751

Passcode: 671346

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 November 9th.   


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 Colette Gorni, and requesting to receive future notifications on this file  (#D02-02-22-0069 and #D07-12-22-0107).

As always, please send your feedback on this file to the lead planner on the file, Colette Gorni ( Please also consider sending us feedback on the proposed development and including us on any correspondence with the planner via and/or

Posted November 1, 2022