Developer looks to build 22-storey highrise at Carling and Churchill

Surface Developments
Surface Developments' proposed highrise at Churchill Avenue North and Carling Avenue.

A 260-unit highrise might soon pop up on Carling Avenue if a local developer secures a bylaw amendment to build as high as 22 storeys.

Ottawa-based Surface Developments has submitted plans to build a mixed-use highrise at the intersection of Carling Avenue and Churchill Street North in Westboro. The proposed tower would stretch 22 storeys high with a six-storey podium, 8,560 square feet of at-grade commercial space and a 260-space underground parking garage with 134 spots for bicycles.

The developer is seeking a zoning bylaw amendment to allow a highrise residential-use building, as well as to increase the permitted heights in the area from 20 metres to 67.5 metres and reduce the required setbacks. Planning committee is expected to review the application in early 2020.

The proposed highrise comes as another mixed-use apartment of similar heights is proposed farther down Churchill Avenue North. Azure Urban Developments also filed plans this week to build a 23-storey apartment at Scott Street.

Surface Developments is also preparing to build an eight-storey condo tower on Hamilton Avenue overlooking Parkdale Park in Wellington Village.