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Westboro Infill Zoning Study - Update and Proposed Zoning + Open House Webinar

For those who have been following the Westboro Infill Study, we have some significant progress and updates.


Kitchissippi Ward Spooky Halloween Contest

Kitchissippi Ward Spooky Halloween Contest!

From Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30 we are encouraging Kitchissippi to safely get into the Halloween spirit! There are two ways to win this spook-takular contest. 

Homeowners: We are encouraging you to decorate the exterior of your home with all the goulish and ghostily decor you can think of! 


October 5 testing update

This evening I received an update from the covid testing task force with information on which centres are open tomorrow. Click on the .pdf below for more information.

Remember that the best source for local covid news is always the Ottawa Public Health site here.


Kitchissippi development overview

There are multiple complex projects in the ward that are keeping us busy. Most of these have submitted applications to the City, and I’ve linked to those documents where those are available. As I note at the bottom of this post, there are several more processes that I expect to kick off in the coming weeks, and I'll update this list when I can.


Light Up Live spotlights live events sector

Across Ottawa and the country, live events technicians, suppliers and venues continue to struggle through the pandemic. A grassroots organization, Live Event Community is asking venues and landmarks across the country to light up their buildings and marquees in red on Tuesday, September 22 to raise awareness for an industry that remains dark.


Laroche Park and Community Building Renewal and Remediation Project Community Meeting

Parks and Facilities Planning Services and members of the consulting team will present the final plans for the renewal of the park and community building and remediation of Laroche Park in Ward 15. This meeting is a follow-up to the public consultation held in October 2018 and will be held on Wednesday, September 30th, 7:00- 8:30pm via online Webinar, details below.


Permanent Holland bike lanes

As the new Jackie Holzman bridge was being constructed, the City installed bike lanes and traffic calming on Holland while pedestrian and cycling traffic was detoured and a level of cycling infrastructure installed. As I noted in my newsletter a few times, I've received requests from cyclists and Bike Ottawa to make those measures permanent. Staff have been evaluating whether that is feasible, and I have been informed that it is.


My vote for intensification in the R4 zones

At this week’s Planning Committee meeting, I voted to support proposals for the higher-density residential zones around the downtown core that will allow even greater intensification than previously. The review of the R4 zones has been a hotly-debated topic for the last year, and I want to explore my vote here.


90 Champagne Ave - Site Plan Control Application Concurrence

Last year, the developer at 90 Champagne put forward a site plan for their proposed building, and I was pleased at the practical engagement with that that we had from the community. At an open house, I heard a clear open-mindedness to encouraging the developer to seek a zoning by-law amendment that would allow them to go a little taller in return for pulling the building away from nearby buildings. I advocated strongly with the developer to consider it.


243-245 Hinchey Zoning By-Law Amendment + Site Plan Control applications Resubmission

The applicants for 243-245 Hinchey have submitted revised materials for the Zoning By-Amendment and Site Plan Control applications submitted to the City for 243-245 Hinchey Avenue.

Some of the changes made to the proposal include (but are not limited to):