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ASHGROVE EXPANSION

3225 Uplands Drive, Ottawa

About This Project

Project Background

Located at 3225 Uplands Drive, these 16 new homes were built on land available within OCH’s Ashgrove community which had 114 townhouses prior to this expansion. 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. 

The homes have been constructed in line with OCH’s Eco2 Plan – energy-efficient, environmentally conscious and sustainable. In order to accommodate a broad range of tenants, accessibility standards were implemented to ensure universal access where required. All the townhouses have incorporated accessibility features such as; wider doors (965mm) to accommodate wheelchairs, wall reinforcements to allow for future installation of grab bars, and colour and material selections made to accommodate residents with visual impairments. 

Status

7 townhome- completed 
3 triplexes – completed 

Investment

The Ashgrove expansion was awarded $2.4 million from the shared federal-provincial Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (2014 Extension) Program’s capital funding. OCH will contribute an additional $2.6 million toward constructing these new homes.

Funding

The project was awarded $11 million in funding from the  Investment in Affordable Housing Program.

Community Profile (pre-build) 

Located off Uplands Drive and backing onto National Capital Commission parkland, there are currently about 436 residents living in the Ashgrove community. Children and youth represent 39% of the population.

  • 114 two-storey townhouses 
  • Constructed in 1979 
  • 32 two-bedroom townhouses 
  • 71 three-bedroom townhouses 
  • 11 four-bedroom townhouses 

The 2019 Expansion

  • 16 new homes comprised of 7 townhomes and 3 triplexes including 4 barrier-free homes 
  • The townhomes have four or six bedrooms and the triplexes will each have four bedrooms to better accommodate larger families 
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