January 29th, 2015

145 Spruce Street Parking Assessment


145 Spruce St FigureCastleGlenn Consultants Inc. was retained by Colliers International to evaluate the adequacy of the existing parking supply serving 145 Spruce Street and 160-thru-168 Elm Street. The City of Ottawa had maintained that to bring the existing building use in conformance with current zoning by-laws, the existing supply of parking was deficient and that an application to the Committe of Adjustment would be required. CastleGlenn was engaged to prepare a defense on the basis that the usage of the building was pre-existing and that the current parking supply is adequate and exceeds the requirements of the site.

The project consisted of:

  • A review of existing on-site parking (supply and occupancy).
  • A review of existing floor plans to determine gross floor area by usage.
  • Liaison with the developers’ architect regarding the site layout and parking provisions submitted to the City.
  • Completion of two site visits to:
    • evaluate the occupancy of on-site parking.
    • determine the inventory of on-street parking stalls on adjacent streets and their utilization.
  • Preparation of a letter report responding to the City’s request for a minor variance.
  • Contact with the City to discuss findings, conclusions and recommendations.


Parking analysis, assessment, evaluation and report including justification

Role & Responsibility

Prime Consultant


Colliers International