Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward, Ottawa | (613) 580-2485  | jeff@kitchissippiward.ca
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8
May

Affordable housing near transit: staff response

Late last year, I outlined in my first look at inclusionary zoning regulations my concern that housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable in the vicinity of our new LRT lines, particularly in Kitchissippi ward. As market demand skyrockets, housing in our ward is increasingly out-of-reach to many.

7
May

Kitchissippi ward newsletter video (May 6, 2018)

The latest video version of the Kitchissippi ward newsletter is now online. If you're not subscribed to the weekly(ish) email, subscribe today at kitchissippiward.ca.

 

5
May

Rochester Field NCC response

In February, I wrote to the CEO of the National Capital Commission to ask for clarificaton on the NCC's long-term plans for the newly-approved development parcel at Rochester Field, and to emphasize that residents and I look forward to further consultations on its evolution.

2
May

Six storeys in the hole on Parkdale

I want to thank Brigil Homes who this morning showed me around their excavation site six storeys below ground. It was fascinating, and I always appreciate learning how these projects are constructed. The disruptive work of hoe-ramming is almost done, and residents in Mechanicsville can look forward to a relatively quiet summer as the building will soon begin to rise out of the hole. It was good to learn more about how the site drainage will work, how the building interfaces with City services, and the actual process of heavy civil construction.

24
Apr

Final Kitchissippi Ward Forum for this term of Council!

We are thrilled to announce that the final Ward forum for this term of Council is coming-up! 

The forum will be on Monday, April 30 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt).

17
Apr

Transitway Overpass rehabilitation work to begin in May

Work will begin next month the Transitway overpass on Churchill, just north of Scott Street.

7
Apr

Newsletter 135 video

I'll be hitting "send" on the weekly email newsletter shortly, with lots of development, City Hall and community event news. Here's the video version.

If you're not subscribed to the weekly(ish) email, sign up here!

6
Apr

Concentrated street sweeping comes to Kitchissippi

It's street sweeping time!

Street sweeping in our ward has been the source of some concerns since, on many of our roads, a high persistent volume of parked cars can mean the trucks need to visit and re-visit the street several times, and often overnight, to clean up completely. I'm happy to note that this year the City's "concentrated" program will be extended to parts of our ward.

6
Apr

398-406 Roosevelt developments

Likely the most contentious development under consideration in our ward right now is the proposal for 398-406 Roosevelt Avenue - a six-storey mixed use building that would significantly change the face of that residential street. I've made no secret of my opposition to it with planners, the developer and residents. If approved, I believe it would set a new bar for what this Council is willing to accept by way of intensification in our ward, fundamentally changing the function of the residential streets in a broad geography from Island Park to Golden, and from Byron to the Transitway.

6
Apr

Another 190 Richmond Road technical amendment

On April 24, Planning Committee will be asked to approve an omnibus motion of various technical amendments to different zonings around the City. Earlier this year, I noted that one of those would be to amend the zoning at 190 Richmond Rd. to account for the conflict in the zoning raised by the inclusion of a mezzanine level in the townhomes. After putting that in the newsletter for a couple of weeks, I'm not going to push back on that when it comes before us: it's not a change to the overall density or building envelope from what Council approved.

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