Phoenix proposes nine-storey building in Chinatown

Local developer Phoenix Homes is asking the city to make way for a nine-storey mixed-use building it’s proposed for Ottawa’s Chinatown.

Phoenix has asked the city to rezone what is currently a parking lot at 770 Somerset St., at Lebreton Street, for the building, which would be twice the size of what’s allowed there now.

It’s proposing a restaurant and grocery store on the ground floor with the remainder of the building used for residential space, according to documents filed with the city. The building will have a total of 75 units.

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The developer is also proposing 87 parking spaces as part of three levels of underground parking it wants to put in beneath the building.

Staff are required to reach a decision on the application by April 23, according to the city documents.

Who’s involved?

Architects: Dynar Architect and Associates Inc., Morris Melamed, James B. Lennox and Associates Inc.

Land surveyor: Fairhall, Moffatt and Woodland

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