The Hintonburg Community Association is appealing the City’s approval of this 12-storey high-rise development at Somerset Square to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT)
The proposed development contravenes the City’s own planning policies under which new builds on traditional main streets are supposed to be a maximum of of six storeys with nine storeys allowed for specially designated gateways.
Hintonburg has already exceeded the City’s own targets for density with multiple towers approved along the LRT line and an increased number of units allowed in low-rise apartments.
Allowing the development would set a dangerous precedent for the approval of other high-rise proposals along Wellington Street West and other traditional main streets in Ottawa.
Coming up very soon is a proposal for another high-rise tower where only nine-storeys are permitted at the corner of Parkdale and Wellington.
We need legal and planning expertise
to make our case to the Ontario Land Tribunal.
***We anticipate needing $50,000 for the appeal***
We need help to help cover these costs.
If you care about maintaining mid-rise heights
on our main street, please donate today.
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