The City of Ottawa planning report regarding the proposal for 1040 Bank Street, that is, the Southminster Church property, is now available. The conclusion from the report:
"Planning staff recommend support for the proposal. It is a well-designed, sensitive and modest infill that respects and preserves the existing place of worship building. The impacts to views from the Rideau Canal to the site are minimal and may be softened by existing vegetation. Visibility can be further mitigated by enhanced screening within the Rideau Canal corridor, sensitive building design and the careful choice of materials."
The above‑noted matter will be considered by the City of Ottawa Planning Committee on November 28, 2017 and to full council on December 13, 2017.
You can read the full report here which includes staff responses to comments already received plus instructions on how to stay informed and participate in this application.