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Ottawa committee approves Bank Street development plan, looking to cap building height

The city says the plan would help ensure intensification happens in ways that protect the Glebe’s heritage character and build on the community’s pedestrian-oriented nature. 
2020-11-11 The Glebe gateway sign
New Glebe gateway installation on Bank Street at Chamberlain Avenue, November 11, 2020. Photo/ The Glebe BIA

The City of Ottawa's Planning Committee wants to ensure more predictability in development on or near Bank Street in the Glebe, by capping permitted height and density in certain areas.

It approved the Bank Street in the Glebe Secondary Plan on Thursday, November 25.

If approved by city council, the plan would help ensure intensification happens in ways that protect the Glebe’s heritage character and build on the community’s pedestrian-oriented nature. 

While the plan identifies where taller buildings might be appropriate, most of the area would remain limited to four storeys. Some six-storey development would be permitted on larger properties while buildings taller than nine storeys would only be considered on Isabella Street, at the very north of the area.

Recommendations from Thursday’s meeting will go before to city council on Wednesday, December 8.




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