Heart of Orléans BIA

Exciting new development in Orléans

The City of Ottawa recently approved the development of apartment buildings located at 3459 and 3479 St-Joseph Boulevard, just east of Tenth Line Road. This new site represents the opportunity for great economic development in the Orléans area and, at the same time, planners have been careful to include important social and environmental considerations. 

First the numbers: There will be four buildings, each six storeys in height, with a total of 326 one and two bedroom apartments. The buildings will have 376 underground parking spots for tenants plus 68 above ground for visitors and accessible parking. In addition, there will be secure bicycle parking for a total of 168 bikes at the ground level and in the underground garage. According to planning documents, the site will also include about half an acre of accessible green space. 

This development is aligned with Ottawa’s new official plan as well as the Orléans Corridor Secondary Plan study set out by the City of Ottawa with the aim of increasing the number of mid-rise buildings near transportation hubs and corridors and close to shopping, dining and services like those found in Orléans Town Centre and on St-Joseph Boulevard. This plan supports population growth in safe communities. 

Councillor Matt Luloff states, “I’m excited about this housing development as we’ve been desperate for this type of housing in Orléans for years. It’s especially important for seniors as they downsize. It also gives others in Ottawa a chance to discover how great Orléans is, folks who are looking for a place to live that’s modern, clean, safe, and close to public transportation and great schools and shopping.” 

Tannis Vine, Executive Director of the Heart of Orléans BIA, adds, “This type of development is aligned with our strategic plan. We’re revitalizing our community and offering housing that is closer to our small businesses and transit, working towards that 15 minute neighborhood. The apartments are rentals instead of condos which make them perfect for both young people starting out and our downsizing baby boomers. Not to mention, it’s just a hop, skip, and jump from the multi-use pathway along the river so residents can stay active all year round.” 

Stay tuned as the City of Ottawa continues to keep us updated  with this exciting development.