Originally published in the June 2017 OSCAR.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a number of OSCAR articles about the effort to reduce height allowance and establish a heritage overlay along Colonel By Drive with intent to prevent the kind of overdevelopment that is ruining so many streetscapes in communities such as Old Ottawa South. That effort proved successful. However, we did not include Southminster Church in the geographic reach of the rezoning, assuming that as a long time institutional resident in the community, the church would not undertake any development on that site. How wrong we were, and we now find ourselves facing the prospect of a six storey condo building facing onto Galt Street.