A Vibrant Transit-oriented Community In The City of Ottawa
March 17th, 2016
900 Albert is poised to become an important and vibrant transit-oriented community in the city of Ottawa. Trinity will be developing an exemplary vibrant urban community, employment and tourism precinct, and public gathering place in the heart of one of Canada’s major hubs. 900 Albert will leverage the inherent advantages and features of the site, which include a vibrant successful retail, commercial and leisure node, an iconic residential address with rich amenities, the integration of community traffic and pedestrian flows, location at the hub of Ottawa’s LRT transit system, and inviting, engaging public spaces.
This exciting community is located at the southwest corner of Albert Street and City Centre Avenue. The site abuts the east side of the existing O-Train (Trillium Line) corridor and Bayview Station. Bayview Station is the current northern terminus of the Trillium Line and will become the intersection of the Confederation and Trillium Lines with the opening of the Confederation Line in 2018.
One portion of the site will include three (3) 55 storey residential towers, connected by a five (5) storey podium that features two (2) storeys of retail uses and three (3) storeys of above-grade parking. An additional three (3) storeys of parking are envisioned below grade. Access to the site would be from Albert Street.
Direct pedestrian connections are provided from the podium to Bayview Station, below the Albert Street bridge, and pedestrian connection from City Centre Drive through the site to the multi-use pathway along the Trillium Line will be provided along the south edge of the site. In total, approximately 1,470 residential units are proposed with 19,800 square metres of non-residential floor area.
The other portion of the site is an extension of the 900 Albert development across the O-Train corridor. Extending across the corridor allows for community space in the form of a library and a 15 storey office building. The proposal would also include a fourth residential tower of 55 storeys on the western edge of the corridor. In all, the expansion would permit an additional 530 residential units and an additional 34,619 square metres of non-residential floor area.
The total development would include approximately 2,000 residential units and approximately 54,419 square metres of non-residential floor area. The increased density and uses would contribute to increased transit ridership and further support of the City’s investment in rapid transit, and the additional retail and community space would be an asset for the surrounding community.