Claridge expanding retirement home portfolio with plans for Orléans residence

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Ottawa homebuilder Claridge plans to expand its reach into the local retirement community market with a new six-storey east-end facility, according to planning documents filed with the city.

Claridge is seeking a zoning amendment to permit construction of the 146-unit building at the corner of Innes and Trim roads in Orléans. The site is currently vacant, save for an abandoned house.

While Claridge might be more known for building highrises and suburban communities, the local developer also owns five retirement residences and has another two under construction in Kanata and Vanier, all of which are run by partner Riverstone Retirement Communities.

It proposed another retirement home earlier this year, an eight-storey residence on Hunt Club Road.

Claridge is not the only developer looking to meet the growing demand for retirement residences brought on by shifting demographics.

Homebuilder Silver Maple Developments is also looking for municipal approval for its plans to expand the Samara Square Residences – formerly known as Hyde Park – in the village of Richmond.

It’s looking to build 159 new units spread over two buildings on a property that is already home to 92 townhouses on Perth Street, roughly 200 metres west of Huntley Road.