Are more high-rises on Regina Street good developments
for the community and its environment?
Proposed zoning change site: The Parkway House and surrounding
area, in front of Richmond Square buildings
In the city master plan this land is Zone 01 which
is defined as suitable for: open space, parkland, community garden,
environmental preservation and education area.
Windmill Development Group is proposing significant zoning changes for
developing 12 storey and 20 storey buildings.
According to the developer:
- At the end of Regina Street where the Parkway House facility
currently is (see photo above.)
- 170 units are planned in two buildings plus a new facility for the
Parkway House occupants.
- Traffic would enter and exit via Regina Street. A traffic study has
been completed according to the developer.
- The intent is the first phase building, 12 storey, (roughly 60
units) is designed specifically for those with indoor air environmental
sensitivities which will be 30% rental and the rest will be for sale condos.
- The second building, 20 storey, would all be condos for sale.
plan is to commence construction on the first phase possibly late this
year or spring 2010.
Regina Street already
has one of the higher densities of high-rises in Ottawa. These proposed
developments will impact the single-family homes, as well as the existing
high-rises around them. Some of the concerns heard around the neighbourhood
- Traffic for 170
additional units (this is likely more than ALL the single family homes in
Lincoln Heights) funnelling down Regina Street?
- What will be the
infringement on existing residents’ “Right to Light/Solar Access” of such
high and dense developments?
impacts on the green space on what is a significant bird sanctuary, and an
ecologically designated storm run off area?
- Impact on the
existing infrastructure in the area?
- What are the
community-oriented considerations in these developments in order to
attract a balanced demographic and socio-economic residential mix for a
strong and sustainable Lincoln Heights community?
- What are the neighbourhood
enhancement aspects of these developments in terms of making our
neighbourhood a more attractive place to live in?
There is a community
consultation meeting on this zoning change proposal:
Regina Public school (gym) on Wednesday April 15 at 7:00
try to attend the public meeting.
you have concerns about the density and appropriateness of this development,
this is whom you can contact:
community coordinator on this issue- Parham Momtahan: LHC@momtahan.com http://www.momtahan.com/lhc
Last changed: 14/04/2009