Originally Posted by MountainView
I did a mini-project on this site at 2720 Richmond in a 4th year Engineering class a years back. The front lawn, driveway, and school building are all protected under the Ontario Heritage Act and recognized by Ottawa's city council and the city's heritage bylaw (420-2006). It's a cool site to walk around on!
I see potiential for redevelopment. Turn the school into one and two bedroom condos. The hallway is already there, just a matter of reconfiguring the classrooms to make condos. The between the admin areas, staff rooms, cafeteria/lunch room could be a rec room, weight room or party room.
Around the yard you could build 3 story per unit narrow condos around the perimeter with the old Grant school in the middle and leave the green space between the driveway open as a park. It's easily 150m deep on the short side and 200m on the long side and 150m wide. Doesn't seem like a NIMBY area so I doubt you'd have to worry about NIMBYs protesting the increased traffic killing off their children or how the noise frequency of the extra traffic giving will cause cancer. If opens up towards Richmond anyways.