ML Devco, main + main plan three-tower development at Vanier ‘gateway’

2 Montreal Rd. rendering
2 Montreal Rd. rendering

A pair of Canadian developers are proposing to redevelop an entire block on the western edge of Vanier, overlooking the Rideau River, with a trio of residential high-rises on top of ground-level retail space.

The property at 2 Montreal Rd. and 3 Selkirk St. – the site of a former gas station and the Eastview Shopping Centre, respectively – is located just across the Cummings Bridge:

ML Devco and main + main are looking to build 1,003 rental units in three towers of 22, 28 and 32 storeys sitting atop a two-floor podium. A rezoning application filed with the city says a range of apartment types are envisioned, “with only a small component of studio units.”

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Elsewhere in Ottawa, ML Devco – the development arm of Magil Laurentian Realty Investments – is also planning a multi-residential development in Hintonburg after acquiring several parcels of land bordered by Wellington Street West and Armstrong Street just west of the O-Train line for $6.2 million earlier this year, according to RENX.

Main + main, which specializes in mixed-use urban developments, is also planning to develop three highrises on the site of the former Alterna Savings and Credit Union on Albert Street.

The project’s proponents say they hope their Vanier project will help revitalize the wider community. It’s located several blocks away from the site of another proposed multi-building development on Montreal Road. Manor Park plans to build some 591 residential units across three towers on its site near the Vanier Parkway.

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