21-storey high-rise proposed across from Ottawa’s Museum of Nature

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Ottawa developer and property manager Colonnade BridgePort has filed a rezoning application to allow a 21-storey residential high-rise that would replace a historic Argyle Avenue office building.

The property at 100 Argyle Ave. – located between Metcalfe and Elgin streets, north of Catherine Street and the Queensway – is directly adjacent to the Ottawa Police Service headquarters. It’s currently occupied by a surface parking lot and 2.5-storey office building that’s home to Coldwell Banker Rhodes & Co. and other businesses.

Under the proposed development, the façade of the heritage building would be preserved. The Argyle Avenue property is currently zoned for a maximum height of nine storeys.

The surrounding area has seen several high-profile developments in recent years, including Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corp.’s Beaver Barracks project on Metcalfe Street and Lamb Development’s under-construction Soba Ottawa condo tower on Catherine Street.