Windmill plans new group house, residential towers close to former web site of Lincoln Fields Purchasing Centre


A outstanding Ottawa agency identified for its environmentally pleasant housing initiatives needs to construct a brand new group house for adults with bodily disabilities in addition to two highrises containing lots of of residential items close to the previous web site of the Lincoln Fields Purchasing Centre.

Windmill Growth Group lately filed an software to assemble three buildings with a complete of 510 residential suites at 2475 Regina St., close to the northwest nook of Richmond Street and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. 

The one-hectare property is at present house to Parkway Home, a 12-unit residence for adults with bodily disabilities. Windmill plans to tear down the present constructing, which has occupied the positioning for greater than 4 a long time, and exchange it with a brand new seven-storey constructing that can embrace a brand new house for Parkway Home on the bottom flooring and 6 flooring of residential items above.

In line with the appliance, the getting old group house has change into “uneconomical to take care of” resulting from rising working deficits and must be changed. 

Parkway Home has signed a redevelopment settlement with Windmill that can see the Ottawa agency assemble a brand new facility and set up an annuity that can cowl the group house’s present deficit till the brand new constructing is constructed. One other annuity can be established as soon as the brand new facility is operational to make sure its continued operation.

Pair of highrises

The proposal additionally consists of plans for 2 highrises of 19 and 25 storeys that may comprise a mixture of studio residences in addition to one-, two- and three-bedroom suites.

Windmill says it’s “at present working via the feasibility of the positioning to know the proposed mixture of residential rental versus condominium items.” A planning software lately filed with town says the 19-storey tower will doubtless be house to rental residences whereas the 25-storey highrise would comprise “market-value” condominium items. 

The developer says it hopes to faucet into financing packages supplied by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. and teams equivalent to Toronto-based Trillium Housing in a bid to offer reasonably priced rental housing and apartment items. 

“Alongside a brand new house for the Parkway Home facility, the positioning will characteristic new housing, designed and constructed to be one of the crucial sustainable new improvement initiatives in Ottawa,” the appliance ready by planning advisor GBA Group says. 

Windmill says it intends to pursue a One Planet Residing designation for the event – a “framework guiding an entire and complete plan that can deal with local weather change, construct resilient communities, and regenerate the residing methods round us.” 

The builder says solely two different two different residential communities in Canada at present meet One Planet Residing requirements, together with the Zibi undertaking on the Ottawa River waterfront which Windmill additionally helped to develop.

Windmill’s plan additionally calls for 2 ranges of underground parking with 241 car areas for residents and guests of the rental and apartment items in addition to an above-ground sheltered floor lot with 12 parking spots for Parkway Home. 

Whereas that works out to fewer than one car parking spot for each two residential items, Windmill plans to offer stacked bicycle parking for all 510 suites. 

The developer can also be proposing nearly 3,400 sq. toes of out of doors communal house on the third flooring of the Parkway Home construction in addition to a mixed 6,200 sq. toes of out of doors terrace house on the different two buildings.

The proposal would require zoning amendments because it exceeds present top limits for the property.



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