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6
Feb

Local musicians invited to participate in 2018 edition of #ottmusik

 

Ottawa – Ottawa musicians once again have an opportunity to showcase their music to a citywide audience. Through #ottmusik, first introduced in 2015, anyone waiting on hold after calling the City of Ottawa hears local music while they wait.

 

Between February 5 and March 12, Ottawa singers, bands and musicians of all genres are invited to submit music samples for consideration. Since it began, #ottmusik has received more than 200 submissions and showcased 50 artists.

 

3
Feb

Innovative affordable housing as 979 Wellington moves forward

For months, City staff, residents, the Hintonburg Community Association, developer and I have been in intense discussions about an application to allow a development at 979 Wellington Street to build to 9-storeys instead of the secondary-plan-allowed six. A staff report now available on the agenda of the February 13 Planning Committee meeting recommends approval of that building, and contains my comments in support.

26
Jan

Music venues zoning study

A City-initiated by-law amendment to change the zoning for the St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts, Bronson Centre, Barrymore's and places of worship city-wide to reflect their roles as live music and performance venues is now available for comment, to be considered by the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on May 3 and Planning Committee on May 8. Comments are due February 27 to planner Tim Moerman. Click the .pdf here or below to see more details.

26
Jan

Celebrating the SJAM winter trail

This Sunday, I'm looking forward to celebrating the new connection between Champlain Park and the Sir John A. Macdonald Linear Park with a pre-Ski Festival ribbon-cutting, along with Groomer Dave, our MPP Yasir Naqvi, Norwegian ambassador Ovind, John Rapp from Dovercourt and more. See all the details of both events in the attached .pdf!

25
Jan

National Capital Commission seeks feedback on draft plan for Sir John A. Macdonald Riverfront Park

The NCC is seeking public feedback on the draft plan for the Sir John A. MacDonald Riverfront Park! They are developing a plan to reconnect Ottawa residents with the Ottawa River by increasing accessibility to its shorelines. The Riverfront Park will cover 9 kilometers of parkland along the river, running between LeBreton Flats and Mud Lake.

24
Jan

Inclusionary zoning response by City at Council on January 31

On January 31, City Council will debate a response to Queen's Park about its new inclusionary zoning rules. I wrote during the holidays about inclusionary zoning and how the Provincial rules would render it essentially toothless in a ward like Kitchissippi. The proposed City response, while I may have some quibbles, addresses the key shortcomings: a requirement to subsidize the lost value to the developer of an affordable unit to the tune of 40%, and an exemption for rental housing. Take a look here or below.

24
Jan

Sherbourne Road Water Main Public Information Session on Feb 6

The City of Ottawa will hold a public information session on Tuesday, February 6 on upcoming watermain work on Sherbourne Road. It will run from 6pm to 8pm in the Town Hall room of the Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Road.

Here are the details from the flyer distributed to neighbourhood mailboxes:

 

Dear Resident,

 

The City of Ottawa would like to invite you to a Public Information Session to discuss an upcoming infrastructure project planned in your neighbourhood.

 

24
Jan

398, 402, 406 Roosevelt Ave - Development Open House - Tuesday, February 20

Domicile Developments have submitted a Zoning By-Law Amendment application, as well as Site Plan Control application, to permit and develop at 6-storey mixed use building at 398, 402 and 406 Roosevelt Ave. The proposed development includes two commercial units, 35 residential condominium units, and underground parking garage with 23 parking spaces, and a rear surface parking lot with nine spaces.

22
Jan

174 Forward Ave Development Open House - Tuesday, February 13

The owner of 174 Forward Avenue in Mechanicsville is seeking permissions including for an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, and site plan to build an 8-storey, 24-unit apartment building with six parking spaces. The application is available on DevApps here.

22
Jan

Next Hospital Consultation to be held January 31

The Ottawa Hospital's next consultation on its new location at the former site of the Sir John Carling building is set for January 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Landsdowne Park's Horticulture Building. This latest session will present an update on hospital services planned for the new campus and the background journey to an architectural design concept.

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