Background The original application was made in December 2016 which proposed two pavilions of 11 and 12 storeys containing 218 rooms, separated by a raised outdoor terrace and included an interior courtyard and a 5-storey underground parking garage with 385 spaces. General concerns were primarily about height and massing; roof expressions; fenestration and materials; subordinate… >>
New Proposed Fairmont Château Laurier Addition features a lighter, separated and more subordinate building form (Ottawa, February 8, 2018) During a briefing session held for City Councillors today at City Hall, Art Phillips, Director of Development for Larco Investments Ltd. along with Dennis Jacobs, Principal Planner at Momentum Planning and Communications unveiled the revised concept… >>
OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2018 /CNW/ – Larco Investments Ltd., the owner of the Fairmont Château Laurier, invites members of the media to attend an information meeting to learn about the resubmission plans for the proposed addition to the hotel building that involves the replacement of the current 5-storey parking structure that will enhance Ottawa’s landscape. We look forward to this opportunity… >>
1. Why is Larco Investments closing and seeking to partially demolish the Fairmont Château Laurier Parking Garage? The Château Laurier 5-storey garage was built back in 1969. Due to age and Ottawa’s harsh climate that the facility has endured over the years, the hotel’s structural engineers have recommended that the garage be closed as of… >>
Having received preliminary feedback on the original submission filed in February 2017, the design team working on the Château Laurier’s addition project, is now refining the building proposal. Once the revisions are complete, a resubmission will be made to the City of Ottawa and to the National Capital Commission for consideration.
On December 22, 2016, Larco Investments Ltd. filed a Site Plan Control application with the City of Ottawa for the proposed Château Laurier addition. On February 14, 2017, the City of Ottawa began its review of the application and has launched a website inviting the public to participate in the consultation process.
(Ottawa, November 17, 2016) During a Community Information Meeting held today in the Ballroom of the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel, Art Phillips, director of development of Larco Investments LTD, along with Peter Clewes, principal at architectsAlliance unveiled the changes proposed for the two-wing addition, located at the rear of the hotel, and intended to replace… >>
In an interview with the Ottawa Citizen on October 16th, Art Phillips, Director of Development at Larco Investments Ltd., confirmed they would delay the official submission to the City to solicit feedback from the public. “I’m going to meet with the community first and then make a submission,” Phillips said. “After all the response we… >>
Ottawa writer Shannon Proudfoot interviewed Peter Clewes, Principal at Architects Alliance and Lead Architect on the Château Laurier addition. One of the questions asked was how the historical hotel building influenced the look of the addition Peter designed. Peter Clewes’ reply: The roof is a very steeply sculpted mansard roof that is probably the most iconic… >>
The Capital Hotel Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Vancouver’s Larco Investments Ltd. and owner of Fairmont Château Laurier announced today that the federal approval process has begun with the National Capital Commission (NCC) and pre-consultation with the City of Ottawa, in view of expanding the hotel. The intent is to build new long-term stay suites,… >>