Trinity drops height at planned Gladstone Station mixed-use development

Gladstone towers
Plans for Trinity Development Group's three-tower complex near the future Gladstone Station

Trinity Development Group is lowering the planned height of its proposed apartment complex next to the future Gladstone Station, according to updated plans filed Thursday with the city.

The developer, which is partnering with CLV Group and PBC Real Estate Advisors on the mixed-use project at 951 Gladstone Ave. and 145 Loretta Ave., is now planning three towers at heights of 35, 33 and 30 storeys. The original plans also called for buildings at 35 storeys and 30 storeys, but also included a 41-storey highrise.

Each building will include a podium for office and retail space. Of the more than one million square feet of space included in the development, some 789,000 square feet will go towards residential use, with a total 745 units planned between the three towers.

Two levels of underground parking will allot for 521 parking spaces on the site, which is located directly next to the planned Gladstone Station as part of phase two of Ottawa’s light rail transit.

Trinity also has plans for three highrise towers farther down the Trillium Line at 900 Albert St., next to Bayview Station. Those towers will feature heights of 65, 56 and 27 storeys containing more than 1,200 apartment units.

When the Gladstone Station plan was first announced at Ottawa’s Economic Outlook last November, Matthew Laing – Trinity’s senior vice-president of development and planning – said the close proximity to the LRT lines was a strong point in the proposed development’s favour, adding that the developer wasn’t concerned about an oversaturation of housing in the area.

According to Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper, there will be an open house to discuss the proposed development on Sept. 10 at the Hintonburg Community Centre at 6:30 p.m.