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Background

The phase 2 redevelopment at 820 Gladstone will cover the northern 2.7 acres of a block bounded by Gladstone, Rochester, Booth and Raymond.  It will include mid-rise residential development along Gladstone and Rochester with low-rise townhomes along Booth.

Community Benefits 

The development will include a series of non-residential spaces that will be used for commercial rentals, community services and a number of work/live units. The site will also include multiple car-share parking spaces available for use by tenants and the broader community.

Sustainability 

Amenities & Features  

There will be 273 new homes within five (5) buildings.  The proposed design is for two (2) nine-storey buildings with 241 homes, with another 32 homes within three (3) townhouse blocks. 

The design will support affordable housing with studios, one-bed homes, two-three, and four-beds.  It will include a generous amount of indoor and outdoor amenity space, coupled with surface and underground parking, bicycle parking, storage lockers, and a central park. 

Located at 820 Gladstone Avenue, it will be a 9-story building with 155 homes fronting  Gladstone Avenue and some 4,000 ft2 of commercial space at grade. 

Located at 305 Rochester Street, it will be a 9-storey building with 86 homes fronting on Rochester Street.  This building will be a partnership with PAL Ottawa. 

Other Features Include 

Status

Construction work is underway.

Expected Completion Date

2026 

Investment

This multi-million dollar development is possible because of the contribution of the following investors: 
Ottawa Community Housing, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the City of Ottawa. 

Important Milestones

Oct 16th, 2023 NEWS RELEASE: Shovels are in the ground!

Background

Mikinak Community is the newest affordable housing development in Ottawa. Located in Wateridge Village, overlooking the Ottawa River, the legacy of the former Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe lands, and modern urban design’s brilliance. 

Wateridge Village 

Visionary and masterful in scope, Wateridge Village is now home to design-forward residences, retail and office space, unparalleled amenities, beautiful parks, trails, and so much more.  Affordable housing was a key element of the master planning for this community.

The neighbourhood is surrounded by National Capital Commission parkland with walking paths, a shopping mall and a community centre within walking distance. Local transit is also close by. 

715 Mikinàk 

The Mikinàk community will offer 271 homes in three buildings, including studio, one, two, and three-bedroom homes at different affordability levels. The project also includes 57 accessible homes.

Affordable Rentals 

Offering below-market-priced rentals, this new community will be home to the working middle class, which has been outpaced by the soaring rental costs in the City of Ottawa. The current concept will also incorporate commercial and outdoor amenity space. 

Community Profile 

The development will include a series of non-residential spaces that will be used for commercial rentals, community services and a number of work/live units. 

The development will also include multiple Car Share parking spaces that will be available for use by tenants as well as the broader community.  This offering will be scaled over time as demand warrants.

Sustainability 

The construction design will target the highest levels of sustainability and efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs for both the tenants and the landlord.

Amenities & Features 

Residents will enjoy a playground for toddlers, a BBQ area, sitting areas, raised gardens for community use, and a restoration sitting area. Other design features in the building include the following: 

The new community will be designed for transit-oriented living with bicycle parking, public transit, and surrounding pathways and connection routes. 

Status

Construction is underway, began 2022. 

Expected Completion Date

Summer 2024 

Investment

This multi-million dollar development is possible because of the contribution of the following investors: 

Ottawa Community Housing, National Housing Co-Investment Fund CMHC, the OPHI – Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative and the City of Ottawa.

Important Milestones

Gladstone Village – Subdivision

Gladstone Village is 8 acres of land bordered by Somerset Street to the north, east of the O-Train Trillium Line, west of Preston Street, and south of Oak Street (extension).

The Gladstone Village subdivision will include new streets, sidewalks, multi-use pathways, and infrastructure, servicing, and parcels that will be built out in phases over the coming decade.  It is designed to accommodate up to 1,100 new residential homes.

The subdivision will be anchored by a light rail station, known as the Corso Italia Light Rail Station, positioned at the southwest corner of the subdivision, on the north side of Gladstone Avenue.

Gladstone Village Phase I

The development will be a progressive build of mixed-use (residential/retail/office), mixed-income (affordable and market rent), mixed-low density (low, mid and high-rise) and mixed tenure (rental/ ownership).

Phase 1 will see include:

Community Benefits 

The buildings will include plenty of indoor and outdoor amenity space for the residents to enjoy. 

Sustainability 

Sustainability features have been incorporated into the design and function of the project. The buildings will be built to Passive House standards.

The project will be district energy-ready and will include high-efficiency heating and cooling and wastewater heat recovery. There will also be a solar photo voltaic array on the building rooftops.

Amenities & Features

Status

Construction start:  Subdivision construction work is underway!
Construction start:  Phase 1, Summer 2024

Expected Completion Date

2026 

Investment

This multi-million dollar development is possible because of the contribution of the following investors: