OTTAWA — The city and its partner in the Lansdowne Park redevelopment — the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group — settled on Wednesday with 11 of the 14 parties appealing the project to the Ontario Municipal Board.
The concessions include giving $300,000 to the Glebe BIA and $30,000 to community groups to help them through what will surely be a disrupting construction session when the Lansdowne project gets under way. The city and OSEG will split the costs equally.
The changes also include preserving what amounts to air space for area residents.
For example, one condition of the settlement sees the total elimination of nine-storey residential buildings that were to be built behind townhouses facing Holmwood Avenue. While the walk-ups are still going ahead, the commercial buildings behind them will only be about four storeys high — the same height as the townhouses.
The condo tower going up at the intersection of Bank Street and Holmwood Avenue will be capped at 12 storeys instead of the previously planned 14, and a small public square will be installed at the corner.