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18
Feb

Byron/Churchill development meeting

Please note that the meeting advertised below has been cancelled. After discussions with the developer's planner, they have determined not to proceed with this meeting at this time. If the proposal advances to a point at which they are ready to consult, we will work with them on an appropriate process, and advertise using that our usual channels.

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16
Feb

CTA orders City to clarify future of Prince of Wales bridge

Today, a major decision by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) came out requiring the City to either take steps to officially discontinue use of the Prince of Wales bridge for rail operations, or bring it up to a state of repair where it could be used on 12 months notice (order attached as a .pdf below).

It’s a decision with profound financial repercussions for the City, but could be good news for those advocating for a cycling/pedestrian connection between Gatineau and Bayview Station.

16
Feb

900 Albert Open House - Wednesday, Feb 21 6-8pm

Please consider joining us for an opportunity to hear Trinity's proposals for this development, specific to the public realm and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Wednesday, February 21 2018 

6:00-8:00pm

St. Anthony's Banquet Hall (523 St. Anthony Street)

15
Feb

Modified Rochester Field proposal passes Council

Yesterday, Council voted – including me – to approve a modified version of the Rochester Field development concept. The concept continues to foresee two mid-rise buildings clustered at the south end of the field, but with some changes.

As recommended for approval by Planning Committee, the proposal would have seen two six-storey buildings on Richmond, with a setback and with a gap between them of roughly 15 meters.

I was concerned and also heard from many residents that that this offered too little gateway between Richmond and the soon-to-be-constructed SJAM park.

9
Feb

403 Tweedsmuir (Richmond Plaza Motel) - Development Open House - Thursday, Feb 22

The property owners of 403 Tweedsmuir, the Richmond Plaza Motel, have submitted a Zoning By-Law Amendment application to permit and develop at 6-storey mixed-use building with residential and hotel uses.  The building is proposed to have a mix of 24 hotel units and 21 residential units, with the hotel use taking up the first three storeys and the residential units occupying the fourth, fifth and sixth storeys.

9
Feb

Booth Street Preferred Concept - Open House

BOOTH STREET PREFERRED CONCEPT

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!

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