The city has approved Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa’s application to build townhouses on a site in Orléans.
The site plan application for the 6208 Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard parcel of land was approved by the city’s manager of development review suburban east on Aug. 10.
Habitat for Humanity purchased the land to build 16 townhomes, eight fronting onto Fortune Drive. It will have a total of 19 parking spots.
The approval documents from the city said the development fits with the city’s Official Plan, which encourages a range of housing types to meet the needs of all ages, incomes and life circumstances.
There were some residents in the surrounding neighbourhood who attended two community meetings to voice opposition to the project, concerned that it was too dense, wouldn’t have ample parking, and would cause traffic issues.
The councillor for the area, Coun. Bob Monette, supported the project and urged residents to consider the success of other Habitat projects in Orléans.
The houses will be available for eligible families to purchase through Habitat for Humanity. Habitat works to provide interest free mortgages to families who need a helping hand to achieve home ownership.