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Mar 14th, 2022

Rochester Heights Phase II

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The Rochester Heights Phase II redevelopment at 818 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 that will be available for use by tenants as well as the broader community.


  • Passive house design to minimize ongoing heating/cooling energy costs 
  • zero carbon footprint
  • Wastewater heat recovery
  • Solar photovoltaic array on the building rooftops
  • The design incorporates best practice design for seniors/accessible/visitable/barrier-free housing

Amenities & Features

In total, there will be 273 new homes within five (5) buildings.  The proposed design is for two (2) nine-storey buildings with 240 homes, with another 32 homes within three (3) townhouse blocks.

The design will support affordable housing, with a mix of 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.

Building A will be 9-storey with 155 homes fronting  on Gladstone Avenue, with some 4,000 ft2 of commercial space at grade.

Building B 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

  • Fitness room
  • Lounge and social rooms
  • Study rooms
  • Central outdoor park with play area


Construction is expected to begin Fall 2023

Expected Completion Date    



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

  • Site Plan Application:  December 2021
  • Information Session:  December 13, 2021
  • Building Permit Approval:  August 2023

December 13, 2021 Community Consultation Presentation