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Ottawa committee supports integrating heritage buildings with new Kent Street development

Heritage building to be preserved Kent Street

OTTAWA, January 16, 2024 – The Built Heritage Committee has approved the application to alter three properties on Kent and MacLaren street(link is external)s to facilitate development of a 289-unit, 27-storey building within the Centretown Heritage Conservation District.

Legion House (above), designed by the architect J.L. Kingston, was built in two stages between 1956 and 1959. Located at Kent and Gilmour streets, it would be dismantled and rebuilt on the same site. Once reconstructed, it would be integrated with the new building and the ground floor of Legion House would be used for institutional or community purposes.

As part of the proposal, the five-storey heritage property at Kent and Gilmour streets known as Legion House would be dismantled and rebuilt on the same site. Once reconstructed, it would be integrated with the new building and the ground floor of Legion House would be used for institutional or community purposes.

Landscaped public space is proposed to the north, where two existing MacLaren Street heritage buildings would be integrated with the overall site design.

Official Plan and zoning amendments for the site were approved by the Planning and Housing Committee in November.

The Committee also recommended several heritage designations, including:

Items from today’s meeting will rise to Council on Wednesday, January 24.

SOURCE City of Ottawa news release

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