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

Cyrville development
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.

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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.

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