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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 - 252 Hinchey Zoning By-Law Amendment + Site Plan Control applications and online open house webinar

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. Details are now available on DevApps - Zoning By-Law Amendment and Site Plan Control.

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.

29
Apr

327 Richmond Rd Development - Open House Webinar

You may recall that prior to the Covid19 pandemic, we were working on a pre-application open house to discuss a proposed development at 327 Richmond Rd. We were not able to move forward with that in-person open house but we have now set up a virtual open house via Zoom webinar.

29
Apr

Urban boundary expansion in Ottawa

Last February, I wrote a post about the debate over expanding the urban boundary (here). In it, I noted that the discussion comes down to a decision about how much intensification will be needed to accommodate the population growth that we anticipate between now and 2046.

27
Apr

Westboro Infill Study - Discussion Paper 2 now available

Those of you following the Westboro Infill Study will be interested to know that the second discussion paper is now online.

Please consider reviewing it, and submitting feedback by May 25, 2020 to both Robert Sandercott (Robert.Sandercott@Ottawa.ca) as well as to our office (Jeff.Leiper@Ottawa.ca and / or Fiona.Mitchell@Ottawa.ca). 

24
Apr

Stage 2 construction update

Construction continues on the Stage 2 LRT lines, both the Confederation and Trillium.

For the latest, click on either the French or English pdfs below.

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