It's the fourth month in a row that housing starts in the region were behind their pace from 2020.
Highrise would eclipse another Claridge project, the nearby Icon condo tower, which is now the city's tallest building.
Real estate firm wants to build a six-storey rental complex in Centretown that would keep part of an existing century-old dwelling but have no space for residents to park.
Purchasers were hit with double-digit price increases in September despite a drop in sales compared with a year earlier.
Federal housing agency said the capital continues to grapple with a lack of supply despite a dip in the number of transactions over the summer compared with the previous year.
Jeff Leiper says developer's plan to tear down office building and replace it with pair of highrises will cause traffic headaches and overshadow nearby homes.
Zyer Developments wants to restore the building at 285 McLeod to its "original appearance and detailing” and build a new eight-storey apartment development over top of it.
Katasa Group's plan is anchored by a 26-storey highrise that would feature more than 80 rental units targeted at students and an additional 150 rental suites in the floors above.
It's the third month in a row that new builds lagged behind their pace of a year ago.
Overall sales in Ottawa were down compared with 2020 for the second straight month.