The City of Ottawa's Built Heritage Sub-Committee (BHSC) meets monthly at Ottawa City Hall to review heritage applications and provide its recommendations.
The next BHSC meeting is on Thursday, September 14 at 9:30am in the Champlain Room at Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West). The meeting is open to the public.
Heritage Ottawa is asked by the City to review and comment on heritage applications that go before the BHSC and on to Planning Committee. Heritage Ottawa has considered the following applications under the Ontario Heritage Act. Our comments appear in italics.
There are three applications on this month's agenda relating to buildings in Heritage Conservation Districts:
1) Application to alter 227 Mackay Street, located in the New Edinburgh Heritage Conservation District.
The applicant plans to demolish rear additions to the building, temporarily remove the original section of the building from its foundations, build new foundations, and replace the building in its original location on the new foundations.
Heritage Ottawa welcomes the planned restoration, and supports the changes suggested by City Staff to improve the porch rail design and eliminate the freestanding wall at the rear.
2) Application for new construction at 445 Green Avenue, located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District.
3) Application for new construction at 575 Old Prospect Road, located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District.
Heritage Ottawa does not object to the applications for new construction at 445 Green Avenue and 575 Old Prospoect Road. We consider them appropriate new construction on vacant lots in the Rockcliffe Park HCD.
Additional information about each of these applications is available here on the City of Ottawa website.
Recommendations of the Built Heritage Sub-committee will be provided to the Planning Committee for consideration at its meeting of September 26, 2017. Planning Committee will provide its recommendations to Ottawa City Council.
Ottawa City Council will consider the applications at its October 2017 meeting. Applications require the final approval of Ottawa City Council under the Ontario Heritage Act.