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25
May

Majority of Ottawa residents opposed to urban boundary expansion: EKOS poll

(Ottawa-5/25/2020) Residents of Ottawa have expressed clearly their concern that expanding the land available to developers for housing will put new pressure on the delivery of City services, and increase greenhouse gasses, taxes and traffic congestion.

In a poll conducted by EKOS Research Associates, 52% of residents say they oppose an expansion of the urban boundary compared to 31% who support it. The poll was commissioned by Councillors Catherine McKenney, Shawn Menard and Jeff Leiper.

In the poll of 525 Ottawa residents conducted between May 20-May 23:

21
May

243/245 Hinchey proposal

243/245 Hinchey low-rise apartment proposal

In addition to the application for 250/252 Hinchey to which I made reference last week (here), I've received another head's up, this one for 243/245 Hinchey. No application is yet filed, but I've received the following from the developer. We'll organize an open house soon. See the end of the post for a series of planning documents. I'll note in the newsletter when this goes live.

15
May

159 Forward Ave - Site Plan Control

Please be advised that on May 6, 2020, the City of Ottawa received a Site Plan Control application for 159 Forward Avenue. The applicant is proposing to develop a four storey low-rise apartment building with 31 dwelling units. The proposed development received funding through the City’s affordable housing program. You can review the Site Plan Control application on Dev Apps here.

15
May

STO transit study overview

The City of Gatineau is exploring its future options for integrating transit into Ottawa. Below, I've attached the presentation that it made publicly today.

15
May

Blasting and path detour near Gladstone Station

Beginning within the next week or so, crews will be preparing to and then commencing blasting for the new Gladstone station at the corner of the O-Train and Gladstone Avenue. The blasting is to widen the corridor from the 417 overpass north in order to build the station, and will last for a couple of months. In between blasts (roughly 4-8 per day), there would be hoe-ramming to excavate the cracked material. This activity will be done during the day, beginning after 7 am and no later than 4 pm.

15
May

250 and 252 Hinchey re-zoning

I've received a head's-up that a re-zoning application will be made for 250 and 252 Hinchey for a 3-storey, 16-unit apartment building (pictured). The site plan is attached below. I expect more information will soon be posted to the City's development application site as well as a consultation, and we'll arrange with the developer for an open house.

From the planner:

15
May

Ottawa Public Health on ticks and mosquitos

The community, in fact the entire world, is focused on preventing COVID-19 infections. This has been a tremendous effort by the community to ‘flatten the curve’. As the season progresses, we do need to keep in mind there are other infections spread by black-legged ticks and mosquitos to be mindful of and ensure we protect ourselves and family members.

15
May

Latest Provincial re-openings

The Province has announced another round of easing covid-19 restrictions. Please click the .pdf below to view the comprehensive list. They include retail operations, scheduled surgeries, libraries for pick-up and more. The list is in effect on Tuesday May 19, although some recreational activities will see their restrictions lifted sooner.

13
May

Trillium Line Connectivity Review online now

The LRT Connectivity Review for Trillium Line and Confederation Line East is on now.

For the full report, go to https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-engagement/projects/stage-2-lrt-station-connectivity-enhancement-study#stage-2-trillium-line-south-extension-connectivity-review

Here are the highlights for Gladstone and Carling Stations.

8
May

327 Richmond Road open house video

This week, we held a virtual open house to look at CLV Group's plans to develop the corner of Churchill/Richmond/Athlone with a nine-storey mixed use building. I've posted the video of that open house which had a very productive Q&A session to YouTube. As I noted to participants, I'm open-minded to supporting this development, but would like your feedback. Email me and, if you wish, we'll pass that on to the developer for their consideration.

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