There are currently two fine houses at 301 and 303 LeBreton:
Directly across the street is the government office complex for Natural Resources Canada:
The owner of the two houses proposes to demolish the homes and replace them with a 29 unit rental apartment building. There will be 15 two-bedroom units; and 14 one-bedroom plus den. The building will be three floors high. The site plan shows that the rear lane truncated to allow for development of the lot (the large vehicle on an angle is the garbage truck picking up the dumpster):
The elevation of the building shows as:
I am not sure what the exterior finish is – might be stucco. The front shows some interesting detailing. This is definitely not a cheap-looking box. Indeed, it might look familiar: the same builder, Canci Homes, built a similar building of red brick on Bell South just a few blocks away; as well as two other versions of this with a limestone exterior in the east side. Here is the Bell version, which has smaller windows and brick all around:
While I am very sorry to see two well-preserved and usable family homes disappear; there is a need for affordable rentals and these seem to fit that bill. You can see more details by going to www.ottawa.ca/devapps and see the last page of applications.