The entirety of the project is the redevelopment of the Sisters of the Visitation lands. The redevelopment includes the introduction of new residential, commercial and institutional uses as well as the repurposing and reuse of the existing Monastery, or portion thereof. The project is consistent with Provincial Policy established through the Planning Act of Ontario as well as the vision of the City of Ottawa Official Plan. Both of these documents ask that Municipalities more fully utilize lands within its boundaries so that expenditures on infrastructure (i.e. roads, sewers, utilities, recreational facilities, etc) are better utilized.
The entire development is approved for approximately 675,000 square feet of residential, institutional, commercial and community uses. The project is to be developed in three Phases. Phase One was the development of the existing 9 storey condominium building. The new building includes 294 residential suites and 23,015 square feet of commercial space. The commercial space has been slow to lease, but we are pleased to announce the leasing of 600 square feet to Blue Panda Realty. To help animate the street Ashcroft has donated free commercial space along Richmond Road to a local artist. Phase 2 is the development of the lands south of the monastery and Phase 3 is the redevelopment of the Monastery.
Source: Q West Community