Overbrook Development Angers Residents

Overbrook is crying foul over a proposed residential development at the site of an old convent.

Groupe Lepine, a local developer, bought the property at the intersection of Vanier Parkway and Presland Road and wants to build an eight-storey apartment building.

The proposal is currently on hold, but it has already sparked a campaign to “Save Overbrook” and earned the ire of the local community association.

Nearby residents say the design is a bad fit.

“I will see it starkly out my third floor window, and it will tower over the immediate neighbourhood,” says Roy Hanna.

Hanna compared the proposed development to a similar project that’s generating controversy in Westboro. Ashcroft Homes has set its sights on redeveloping the Soeurs de la Visitation convent, and its plans caused a firestorm of controversy at City Hall.

FULL ARTICLE: http://ottawa.openfile.ca/ottawa/file/2011/01/overbrook-development-angers-residents

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