Committee supports integrating heritage buildings with new Kent Street development

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The Built Heritage Committee today approved the application to alter three properties on Kent and MacLaren street(link is external)s to facilitate development of a 289-unit, 27-storey building within the Centretown Heritage Conservation District.

As part of the proposal, the five-storey heritage property at Kent and Gilmour streets known as Legion House would be dismantled and rebuilt on the same site. Once reconstructed, it would be integrated with the new building and the ground floor of Legion House would be used for institutional or community purposes. Landscaped public space is proposed to the north, where two existing MacLaren Street heritage buildings would be integrated with the overall site design.

Official Plan and zoning amendments for the site were approved by the Planning and Housing Committee in November.

The Committee also recommended several heritage designations, including:

Items from today’s meeting will rise to Council on Wednesday, January 24.

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