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14
Jan

951 Gladstone Ave + 145 Loretta Ave - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application & OPA - Open House

As you may be aware, there is a Zoning By-Law Amendment and Official Plan application currently circulating for 951 Gladstone Ave and 145 Loretta Ave in the Civic Hospital / Hintonburg / Little Italy area. The application is to permit a mixed-used development with office, retail and residential uses in three high-rise towers at 30, 35 and 41-storeys in height. 

20
Dec

Bike lanes on Sherbourne

Councillor Kavanagh and I were recently informed that as part of the Sherbourne re-surfacing there will be painted bike lanes implemented on the road when it's re-painted.

20
Dec

180 Island Park Drive (Royal Thai embassy) gets January 21 Planning date

Recently I learned that the Royal Thai government, despite repeated opposition on my and residents' part, is proceeding with its application to re-zone its property at 180 Island Park Drive. They are seeking to add a site-specific permitted office use at the location, essentially allowing it to be used as an embassy. While I take no issue with the already-permitted "diplomatic premises" - allowing some consular functions as part of a residence - allowing an office building in a residential zone is simply asking the City to tie itself in planning knots.

16
Dec

Happy holidays! Office hours over the next few weeks

We're winding down a bit after a couple of very intense months since the election, and will soon be closing the office for a holiday break. I'll be in the office on Monday and Tuesday before I take a vacation until January 7, and the office will be completely closed from December 24 until we re-open on January 2.

13
Dec

1309 Carling Ave (Westgate) Phase I - Site Plan Control Application + Open House

A Site Plan Control application has been submitted to the City of Ottawa for the first phase of the Westgate re-development at 1309 Carling Ave, on the north side of Carling Ave. The proposed development would be a 24-storey, mixed-use building with 2-storeys of underground parking. The applicant is proposing 216 residential units, 192 underground parking spaces with 32 surface parking spaces and 195 bicycle parking spaces. 

11
Dec

258 Carruthers - Zoning By-Law Amendment & Site Plan Control Application - Open House

As you may be aware, there is a Zoning By-Law Amendment and Site Plan Control application currently circulating for 258 Carruthers Ave in the Hintonburg area. The application is to demolish the two existing structures and construct a three-storey, 16-unit apartment building with no parking. 

11
Dec

Committee of Adjustment Community Meeting on 483 Edison & 514 Roosevelt

Please note that Novatech is hosting a meeting with the community to review the revised Committee of Adjustment applications for 483 Edison and 514 Roosevelt. The meeting is:

Wednesday, December 12th,  7 p.m.

Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Rd)

 

25
Nov

Cycling modifications at Holland/Sherwood

In response to my request for a review of the Holland/Sherwood intersection following the bike/car collision this fall, staff are moving ahead with two modifications to hopefully reduce the risk of the "gapping"-type incident that occured there. The painted measure may move ahead soon if the weather cooperates, but the delineator will have to wait until spring; delineators have been removed from the roads for the winter to facilitate plowing. Here is staff's response.

16
Nov

Forward Ave. shelter closure: Leiper/McKenney statement

Yesterday evening we learned that the City intends to close the Forward Avenue family shelter effective December 15. The news is now reverberating throughout our community, especially those providing services to the families who now reside there. We and colleagues Councillors Deans and Taylor have pressed upon our City staff our immediate concern that those affected families be appropriately housed and have received some assurances as outlined below.

15
Nov

Magee House: "a matter of when, not if"

This morning, I attended a verbal update by City staff on the status of the Magee House. While there is no hard-and-fast date to demolish that building, I was encouraged to hear staff say that it is “a matter of when, not if.”

As of today, the owner has failed to demonstrate a viable plan for either preserving the building or demolishing it. That deadline was set on the basis of an expert engineering opinion this summer that winter would be seriously compromise the building and create a public safety hazard.

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