OMB shoots down rezoning for Westboro condo towers

13 06 2012

“Opponents of two condo towers overlooking the Transitway trench in Westboro have won a victory from the Ontario Municipal Board, which found that the city’s planning documents are supposed to mean what they say.

The two buildings at 335 Roosevelt Ave. were designed to be 14 and 16 storeys tall. Their would-be builder, Uniform Urban Developments, made the case that they’d hold the same number of units, but be more attractive — taller but slimmer — than the four-to-six storey apartments allowed under the existing zoning. In December, over many nearby residents’ objections, city council signed off on the zoning change permitting the taller structures…” (Read the rest of this story on the Ottawa Citizen website.)

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