From Councillor Leiper’s newsletter, which can be found here.
70 Richmond Rd (Champlain Oil) future development – Public Consultation to review 3 options
Some of you may recall that in 2015, Built Heritage Sub-Committee, Planning Committee and Council gave a heritage designation for the old cottage gas station at the corner of Richmond Road and Island Park Drive. Since the designation, the property has changed hands and is now owned by the Trinity Group who are now ready to move forward with re-developing the property.
The subject site is zoned Traditional Mainstreet, TM  H(15), which permits up to 6-storeys in height. Trinity is proposing that to keep the height of a future development more in line with the permitted zoning, they would need to remove the heritage gas station. However, they are open to keeping the heritage gas station, but would need to build a taller building.
The Trinity Group has prepared three re-development options that they would like to consult the public on:
7-storey with no retention of the heritage gas station
This option would see the demolition of the heritage gas station, and a 7-storey mixed-used development, with retail at grade and residential on the above floors.
8-storey with no retention of the heritage gas station with greater step-backs
This option would also see the demolition of the heritage gas station, and an 8-storey mixed-used development, with retail at grade and residential on the above floors, with greater step-backs provided at the fifth and eighth storeys.
9-storey with the retention of the heritage gas station with greater step-backs
This option would see the retention of the heritage gas station, which would then be moved to the front of the property as part of a 9-storey, mixed-use development with retail at grade (within the heritage gas station) and residential on the above floors, with step-backs at the fifth and eighth storeys.
We have attached rendering packages of each option below. Please let us know if you have any issues opening the documents. In addition, our office is also hosting a public consultation to review these options on. At the consultation, the applicant’s team will be on hand to run through the concepts, and the lead planner will be available to field process questions. Jeff will also facilitate a Q + A.
Wednesday, May 29
Presentation begins at 7:00pm
Van Lang Field House
We encourage you to send feedback both to our office (via Jeff.Leiper@Ottawa.ca and/or Fiona.Mitchell@Ottawa.ca) as well as to the lead planner on the file (via Jennifer.Kluke@Ottawa.ca).
Please note that once a formal application is filed, the application will be subject to an additional round of public feedback. We will review those details in the future.
Thank you and we are looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the three options!
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