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1 10 2010


Ottawa convent development under review

The planners of a controversial development on the site of the Sisters of the Visitation convent in Ottawa’s Westboro neighbourhood are going back to the drawing board.

Dozens of people living in the area appeared before the city’s planning committee Wednesday to oppose the project.

Ashcroft Developers intends to build 600 condominiums and apartments in three highrise buildings around the convent.

But in an unusual move, the committee invoked a section of the Municipal Act that allows the ward councillor, city staff and the developer to sit down and try to negotiate a new deal.

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