This spring the Waterford Retirement Residence, (formally the Southway Inn) located at the corner of Bank Street and Hunt Club Road, submitted a Site Plan Control application to construct a 14-storey 8,860 square metre addition to the existing Waterford Retirement Residence (2425 Bank Street).
The addition will be connected to the existing 6-storey building by a one storey link at ground level and will contain approximately 144 seniors’ apartments and a variety of amenities that will serve all residents of the complex.
The property at 2425 Bank Street is currently zoned for up to 15 stories, as approved in 2015, as part of the South Keys to Blossom Park Bank Street Community Design Plan (CDP). As some of you may recall, the CDP process included extensive community consultation and focused on establishing a vision and planning framework for our area in anticipation of future growth. The CDP is a critically important document and will inform development in our community for years to come. If you would like to review this document, it can be found on Ottawa.ca.
As part of the consultation process for the Site Plan Control application, the applicant was required to post a notice on their property as well as on the City’s website. In addition to the required notification, more information was posted on my website as well as circulated in my bi-weekly e-newsletter. The applicant also presented to the Southkeys Greenboro Community Association, at a special meeting held on April 29th, to hear community feedback to the proposed development.
While the application process is in the end stages, at the request of the community, I will be hosting a final online consultation to discuss this proposal on Thursday September 17that 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.
If you would like to attend this consultation, please join via this link: https://zoom.us/j/97741546053