Item Information
Title:Application to Alter the Château Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, a property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act

Item #: Status:
Type:  #:RIDEAU-VANIER (12)
Version: Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2018-Jun-27 2018-Jun-27 2 Ward:RIDEAU-VANIER (12)
Meeting Type:City Council Video: View Video
Attachments:Document 15 - CHIS Addendum    Document 16 - Memo Revised CHIS Addendum    Document 21 - UDRP Recommendations    Document 22 - UDRP Subcommittee Recommendations    Document 23 - UDRP Discussion with Staff    Document 31 - Heritage Working Group - Meeting 1    Document 32 - Heritage Working Group - Meeting 2    Document 33 - Heritage Working Group - Meeting 3    Document 34 - Parks Canada Letter    Document 35 - Heritage Ottawa Letter    Built Heritage Sub-Committee Draft Minute Extract    Planning Committee Draft Minute Extract    
Vote Records
Passed    Motion To: 1. approve the application to alter the Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, a property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, based on plans received on May 9 and 30, 2018, on the condition that staff be directed to work with the applicant to make the proposed addition more visually compatible with the existing Chateau Laurier, prior to site plan approval, as follows: a. by meaningfully increasing the use of Indiana limestone cladding on the building exterior to reduce its contrast and enhance its bond with the existing building; b. by modifying the addition by sculpting, recessing, and breaking up the unrelieved uniformity of the north façade using elements and forms that are specifically drawn from, and relate to, the existing Chateau Laurier’s rich palette of forms; c. by altering the architectural expression on the north, west and east facades to introduce fenestration patterns, details and geometric proportions that are specifically drawn from, and relate to, the existing Chateau Laurier’s elements; d. that the applicant revise the plans received on May 9 and May 30, 2018 to reflect the design changes outlined above; and, e. that the General Manager of the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department be delegated the authority to approve such design changes to the heritage permit; 2. delegate the authority for minor design changes to the General Manager of Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development; 3. lift delegated authority for the approval of the application for Site Plan to Planning Committee in order to ensure the changes needed to ensure the application’s compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places, as noted in paragraph 2, are implemented; 4. direct staff to present the application for Site Plan to the Built Heritage Sub-Committee for comment prior to tabling it at Planning Committee; 5. issue the Heritage Permit with a three-year expiry date from the date of issuance; and 6. suspend the notice required under Subsections 29 (3) and 34 (a) of the Procedure By-law to consider this report at its meeting on June 27 2018. (Note: The statutory 90-day timeline for consideration of this application under the Ontario Heritage Act will expire on August 7, 2018.) (Note: Approval to alter this property under the Ontario Heritage Act must not be construed to meet the requirements for the issuance of a building permit.)
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) E. El-Chantiry  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) B. Monette  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) G. Darouze  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) M. Wilkinson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes