Tuesday, October 8, 2013

‘Forest of towers’ planned for east-side transit stations

The city is working its way through its second batch of “transit-oriented development” (TOD) plans, major rezonings of vacant and underused space around transit stations from Lees to Blair, aimed at taking maximum advantage of the high-capacity transit system it’s building. They include plans to let builders construct towers of 20 and 30 storeys, and even taller ones at Lees — including one plot of land right next to the station that the planners think should have a 45-storey building. That would make it the tallest thing the City of Ottawa has ever zoned for without being asked by a developer first, and potentially second only to a pair of 48-storey buildings Richcraft has proposed for the south end of Little Italy.

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