Gatineau developer proposes pair of apartment highrises near Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre

Richmond Road proposal

A Gatineau developer is proposing to construct two highrise apartment buildings near the soon-to-be-rebuilt Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre.

In a recently filed development application, Heafey Group says it wants to build an 11-storey and a 12-storey tower at 1420 Richmond Rd., 365 Forest St. and 2583-2589 Bond St. in Britannia Village. The Richmond Road site is currently home to an automobile service shop while the property at 2583 Bond St. is occupied by a former tire shop.

According to the site plan, the two towers would feature a total of 391 rental apartment units, with 180 suites in the 12-storey highrise and 211 units in the 11-storey building. The taller highrise will also include a two-storey commercial space and a five-level underground parking garage with space for 477 vehicles.

The proposal requires council approval because the proposed building heights of 37.4 and 34.3 metres exceed current zoning limits. 

The site is located a couple hundred metres west of the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre, which is being completely redeveloped as part of owner RioCan’s plan to reimagine many of its aging retail plazas across Canada.