Monday, April 8, 2013

Claridge "Icon" (505 Preston St) Planning Committee Comments

The condo boom in Little Italy continues! On Tuesday, Ottawa City Planning Committee will consider an application for a tall tower at the corner of Preston and Carling. Claridge's "Icon" would be, at least for a little while, the tallest building in the city.

You can read the staff report recommending approving the development here. As you can read below, the DCA has a number of concerns about the implementation of the building, how funds used to improve the community ("Section 37") are being apportioned, and the need for a more comprehensive strategy to improve the neighbourhoods public realm.

DCA "Icon" (505 Preston St) Planning Committee Comments

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