Old Aylmer: city plans for densification spark debate at council over request to build single-family home
In December 2022, the home on 12 Derwin Street was approved to be demolished. The demotion of the home built in 1900 is supported by the Service de l'urbanisme et du développement durable (SUDD).
The building is not classified as a built heritage site and has been vacant for 13 years. The home has major structural deficiencies which include foundation movement which could cause the walls to collapse and water seepage. The demolition will clear the land to build a new single-family dwelling.
The current regulation indicates that the building should be replaced with a three-unit multi-family building. However, the city has opened a Project Particuler, de Construction de modification, ou d’occupation d’un immeuble (PPCMOI). Which would seek to change the regulation to allow for a single-family home to be built.
A public consultation meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14 at 6 pm, in the Gatineau Hall of the Maison du citoyen located at 25 Laurier Street. The consultation will consist of an explanation of the project and its effects by the Urban Planning Advisory Committee as well as an opportunity for citizens or organizations to express their views on the project. If enough local residents disagree with the single-family home construction and prefer a three-unit multi-family, they can start the process to propose the project be changed.
Photo: Vacant home set for demolition located at 12 Derwin Street in Old Aylmer. The area is zoned only for multi-family new builds.
Photo credit: Sophie Demers
Photo caption: Home on 12 Derwin Street.