Orleans office complex proposed near Petrie Island

A new development project with a residential condo tower, offices and a large reception space could soon be built in Orleans, in what city officials say would be a major boost for the community.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Bob Monette announced plans for Petrie's Landing III on Thursday at a business breakfast with the Orleans Chamber of Commerce.

The proposed project, conceived by the development company Brigil Homes, would be located on North Service Road alongside the Ottawa River at Petrie's Landing. It would include close to 370,000 square feet of office space, a 64,000-square-foot conference hall and 22,000 square feet of retail space, as well as a condominium tower.

Brigil has already built one condominium tower in the same area — called Petrie's Landing I, as well as a group of low-rise condominiums, called Petrie's Landing II.

The project will now face a public consultation period, beginning Thursday and lasting until December, when the city will vote on the official plan. Monette said should the project go forward, Brigil would then go through the site plan application process, allowing for additional consultations with residents.

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