Posted January 6, 2022
Tenants at 142 Nepean St reached out to Ottawa ACORN in the winter of 2021 after learning that the developer who bought their building was planning to demolish the 6 unit Centretown apartment to replace it with a parking lot! How did the developer inform tenants? By planting a big "applicants proposal" sign outside the building without notice after already submitting their rezoning application to the City.
So tenants joined the ACORN Tenant Union, reached out to the developer's contractor Fotenn Planning & Design for a meeting, and after hearing nothing, planned a Tenant SpeakOut to fight back!
Today tenants were joined by 30+ other members of the Central Ottawa ACORN chapter, Somerset Ward Councillor & mayoral candidate, Catherine McKenney, and Ottawa-Centre MPP, Joel Harden.
But the fight isn't over yet! Fotenn's application will be going to Planning Committee where councillors will have to choose between keeping affordable housing or building a needless parking lot during a housing and climate emergency. Click here to send a message to councillors NOW to save 142 Nepean St.
Ottawa Citizen: Demonstrators condemn plan to raze downtown six-plex for a parking lot (VIDEO)