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1960 Scott (Trailhead) open house and comments

The agenda for our March 28 Planning Committee is now online, including the staff report recommending approval of the 22-storey tower proposed for 1960 Scott Street. That's the location of the old Trailhead building, at the corner of McRae. You can view the agenda here along with the associated documents. Tuesday's meeting also includes approval for the large Westgate mall proposal, as well as re-zoning the Byron Linear Park to continue Farmer's Market operations.


Video version of newsletter #86

I've posted the video version of the most recent weekly(ish) newsletter. There's been some good feedback to it, especially that some of the context shots are helpful to residents as an add-on to the text version. What do you think? I've made a tech change in the office to use a MacBook which works more smoothly with our video camera, so am hoping to use more video in future.


Zero Waste discussion with Bea Johnson

Along with Councillors Chernushenko, McKenney, Fleury and Nussbaum, I'm very happy to support this evening of conversation with the author of Zero Waste Home (the inspiration for the new NU Grocery store soon to open in Ottawa. The evening will be downtown on April 18. Here's the description from the organizers from the Facebook event page found here. Follow NU Grocery on Twitter here.


Pasta 101 with Chef Patrick of Absinthe for Parkdale Food Centre

A week Sunday, I'll be helping out with what is promising to be a very fun and worthwhile fundraiser for the Parkdale Food Centre: a morning/afternoon of pasta-making and eating at one of our neighbourhood's top restaurants. Hope to see everyone there! Here's the organizers' description.


Iona-Broadhead-Helena Preliminary Design

In late February, we held a very productive open house on the upcoming Iona-Broadhead-Helena reconstruction project.

The work is necessary due to ageing infrastructure and will see the reconstruction of watermains, sewers, and roadways including sidewalks.

Preliminary designs were unveiled at the open house which was held Feb. 23 at the Fisher Park Community Centre. If you were unable to attend, you can see these plans attached below.


Kitchissippi Parking Strategy - Final recommendations & next steps

After extensive study, review and consultation with residents, our two BIAs, and Community Associations, we are pleased that our Kitchissippi Parking Strategy is ready to move forward at Transportation Committee in April. Staff are diligently working on preparing the final Report, which we will circulate when it is available.


R4 Zoning Review – Second Discussion Paper

A second discussion paper for the R4 Zoning Review is now available online and staff are seeking feedback until April 19, 2017. We have attached the paper here, but you can also find it by following this link:


Open House #2 - 1960 Scott St (Trailhead Site)

Our office, with the applicant, are hosting a second Open House for the proposed development at 1960 Scott St (Trailhead site) on March 22. The application for the zoning amendment is set to proceed to Planning Committee on March 28, but since there have been some revisions to the Site Plan, we wanted the opportunity to an additional round of feedback and discussion. 

The most recently revised plan is attached here, at the bottom as a .PDF and as a .JPF image as well. Some changes have been made from the initial versions which went out to public circulation, as follows:


417 ramp closure at Transportation Committee

Today at the City’s Transportation Committee, we received a presentation from Ministry of Transportation (MTO) officials about their planned closure of the eastbound on-ramp that runs from westbound Carling (behind Westgate Shopping Centre). I took that opportunity to again state publicly my opposition to the plan.


ABC of Ottawa: Book launch April 2

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