Orl​éans developer looks to construct residential complex near Cyrville LRT station

Cyrville development

An Orl​éans-based developer wants to build a six-storey apartment complex near the Cyrville LRT station.

In an application recently filed with the city, a numbered corporation represented by east-end resident Carina Guzman is proposing a 45-unit building at 1368 Labrie Ave., south of the intersection of Highway 417 and Cyrville Road. The property is currently occupied by a detached dwelling and a storage building.

According to planning documents, the development would contain a mix of one- and two-bedroom units as well as amenity space, an indoor activity room and a rooftop terrace. An underground parking lot would have space for 31 vehicles, including three spots reserved for visitors.

The site is currently zoned for light industrial use. Guzman’s firm is seeking zoning amendments to permit more transit-oriented development with greater height and density.

The project is just the latest in a series of recent development applications aimed at adding more density to neighbourhoods surrounding east-end transit stations.

Three-tower proposal

Last July, Ottawa city council gave the green light to a plan that would see three towers of 25, 27 and 36 storeys with a total of 850 rental apartment units as well as an eight-storey, 175-room hotel constructed nearby on Ogilvie Road.

In plans filed last fall, another builder, TCU Development Corp., proposed a six-storey mixed-use building with 116 residential units at the southeast corner of Cyrville Road and Joseph Cyr Street, a few hundred metres east of the St. Laurent Shopping Centre.

A bit farther east, RioCan and partner Killam Apartment REIT are partnering to build a series of apartment highrises near Blair Station. 

Two stops to the west, meanwhile, Ottawa’s Colonnade BridgePort is partnering with a Toronto-based group on plans to build a mixed-use “urban village” near the Via Rail station, while the federal government is looking for a private-sector partner to develop residential units, parks and shops as well as a major new office complex just south of the nearby St. Laurent Shopping Centre.