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Domicile/Roosevelt update

On May 22 at Planning Committee, members debated a proposal by Domicile for a six-storey, mixed-use building at 398, 402 and 406 Roosevelt Avenue. After hearing multiple delegations and significant debate, Committee members including myself voted to accept a compromise motion that would reduce the allowable building height to five storeys, with setbacks above the fourth storey.


#11 Route Changes

Please be advised that OC Transpo’s summer service starts on Sunday, June 24. Several changes will be made to the #11 route to help get ready for rail and the opening of O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line, later this year.


1705 Carling Ave - Site Plan Control Application Open House - Tuesday, June 19 7:00-8:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday, June 19 from 7:00 to 8:30pm in the main lobby of Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave) for an open house pertaining to the Site Plan Control application for a development at 1705 Carling Avenue (Webb's Motel). 

 The application is seeking to develop a nine-storey mixed-use building, containing a residential care facility on the first six storeys with the upper three storeys containing 68 residential dwelling units. 


Byron Linear Park Tree Relocation Popup, June 7

The City of Ottawa will be relocating transplantable trees from Byron Park to suitable areas within the community prior to Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) construction beginning in 2019. Tree relocation activities will take place in Byron Park in early June 2018.


The City of Ottawa is extending rail farther south, east and west as part of the Stage 2 LRT Project. The proposed western alignment will extend rail to Baseline Road and Moodie Drive, travelling beneath a renewed Byron Park between Cleary Avenue and McEwen Avenue.


BikeOttawa report provides case studies and recommendations

Over the past year or so, Bike Ottawa has been working with funding that I provided to map our city from a cycling perspective, understand how people are moving around and think about what the next stages of bike infrastructure might look like. The most visible result of that effort has been their new interactive maps, released to wide acclaim.


Candidate survey responses

On May 9, I asked candidates for MPP in Ottawa-Centre Marc Adornato, Bruce Faulkner, Joel Harden, Colleen McCleery, Yasir Naqvi, and Cherie Wong five questions of interest to residents of Kitchissippi ward. Below, find the responses from Adornato, Harden and Naqvi submitted by the May 25 deadline.


Committee constrains size of Domicile development, Council decision to come

On Tuesday, Planning Committee voted to reduce the allowed height of the Domicile-proposed development on Roosevelt by a storey. Committee members supported a motion made by my colleague Tobi Nussbaum at the meeting in recognition of the concerns raised by myself and the community about the inappropriateness of introducing a traditional-mainstreet-style building on a residential street (original proposal pictured).


114 Richmond Rd - Ashcroft Homes Convent Development & Phase II Open House

We are hosting another Open House regarding Ashcroft Homes’ property at 114 Richmond Rd. You may recall in January, we hosted an Open House to discuss their proposal for an adaptive re-use of the Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent. They received your feedback and as a result have reevaluated their proposal. The current application is proposing alterations which would include a new 9-storey ‘L’ shaped addition to the rear of the Convent, with the demolition of only the south wall and a portion of the west wing.


Infill monitoring report online

Last week, the City posted a report to the agenda of Tuesday’s Planning Committee updating its monitoring of how new infill rules are working (attached below). For those of us concerned about the impact of infills in our community, it’s well worth a careful read.


Kitchissippi Ward Park Priority Spending Plan - Final

Many of you may recall that over the course of 2017, we undertook a ward-wide consultation to discuss with the community how you’d like future Cash-In-Lieu of Parkland (CIL) funds spent. For those who are new to CIL funds, you can read more about them here, but in general, when a developer decides to build in our ward, they contribute CIL funds.