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City to hold open house on Uptown Rideau Community Design Plan

From King Edward to the Cummings Bridge, Rideau Street is dotted with ground-floor commercial buildings and residences and that feel is something the city wants to preserve.

The city is set to present its updated Uptown Rideau Community Design Plan during an open house Wednesday afternoon.

Rideau Vanier Councillor Mathieu Fleury said they don't want to see tower after tower taking over the area.

"We want to make sure that area develops, but develops appropriately and really densifies [sic] appropriately and not goes out of scale," said Fleury.

New buildings in that area can only be three to six storeys high, but Fleury admitted there was some confusion because of towers that have been built in the past at Chapel and Charlotte.

He said the open house would also help the city determine the breadth of the plan.

"Is is just the corridor? Do we go right on to Besserer? Do we look at all the zoning on there or do we look on the north side onto Beausoleil," Fleury said. "That's why we need the feedback from the community, [it's] really to say which area needs to be looked at and what are the main targets and objectives."

The public meeting, which runs from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rideau Library.

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