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27
Jan

12 Hamilton application - 5-storey, 25-unit apartment building

The comment period is now open for a proposed 5-storey, 25-unit apartment building proposed for 12 Hamilton Avenue North, across from Parkdale Park. The building essentially fits the zoning, but the applicant, Surface Developments, will need to go to the Committee of Adjustment for variances on the third-storey stepback, as well as elminating visitor parking spaces (one is required).

We don't have a digital rendering of the architecture, yet, but pictured is Randall the Intern in my office showing the plans that were left with us.

27
Jan

CoA denies temporary parking exemption

As residents may have seen in the press and in my newsletter, the owners of the SoHo building on Champagne recently applied to the Committee of Adjustment for permission to use their vacant Phase II land as a parking lot. The application was over residents', the City's and my objections. I'm very pleased that the Committee rejected that application. I've attached the decision here.

27
Jan

O-Train Trillium Line’s Carling Station elevator out of service for one week

From OC Transpo, here is something for O-Train users to keep in mind for the next week:

Ottawa – The elevator at the O-Train Trillium Line’s Carling Station will be out of service for approximately one week, starting Saturday, January 28 until Saturday, February 4.

25
Jan

Notice of Study Commencement, Highway 417 Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitations and Operational Improvements, Detail Design

From the Ministry of Transportation:

 

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained MMM Group Limited, a WSP company, to complete the Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the replacement/rehabilitation of 10 bridges (5 sites) on Highway 417 between Preston Street and Percy Street, as well as operational improvements on Highway 417 from Island Park to east of Lyon Street, in the City of Ottawa (GWP 4173-15-00). The project involves the following components:

25
Jan

Municipal broadband: OpenMedia's latest campaign

City councillors are starting to get a small stream of form emails advocating for what is often called “municipal broadband”. It’s been a frequent topic of discussion over the years, and it’s good to see Open Media putting it back on the front-burner as the organizer of this campaign.

25
Jan

Cornerstone project on Princeton wins funding

We received word yesterday that the Cornerstone project at the Sisters of Jeanne D'Arc Institute on Princeton was chosen as one of three Action Ottawa affordable housing projects in the most recent round. I'm very pleased with the news. We last looked at this in October, and had the opportunity to show the concept at a well-attended open house. Briefly, the funding would be used to create 42 bachelor suites of supportive, affordable housing for women in the current building. The rest of the Sisters' property would be developed with around 16 private market homes, mostly semis.

23
Jan

Canada 150th Groves Project

Last year, city staff started working with councillors on the Canada 150 Groves project. As part of Canada's sesquicentennial, the project is meant to leave a lasting legacy by planting a grove of 150 native Canadian maple trees in each of the 23 wards.

We can now officially say Kitchissippi's grove will be located at 170 Island Park Drive, or the northwest corner of Island Park and the Sir John A Macdonald Parkway.

All we know now is that planting will occur either in the spring or fall, but more details will come and as they do, we will pass them on.

23
Jan

Ottawa Police Services Open House January 25

As many of you know, the Ottawa Police Services has changed its service delivery model with the changes coming into effect today, Jan. 23. The OPS is holding open houses across the city to explain these changes, including one this Wednesday, January 25 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

19
Jan

Plan your Parks! Kitchissippi Parks Participatory Plan - Round 2!

Thank you to everyone who attended Round 1 of our Kitchissippi Parks Participatory Plan Consultation!

We hope you can continue the consultation process by attending a session for Round 2. This next Round will be critical in developing the priorities for our Ward, and if you haven't had the opportunity to attend yet, we strongly encourage you to. 

The next sessions are as follows:

19
Jan

Kitchissippi Ward Community Updates from Jan 11 Forum

Thank you to everyone who attended our Kitchissippi Ward Forum on Jan 11 at the new Innovation Centre! We especially enjoyed the opportunity to have City Manager Steve Kanellakos join us and answer your questions. 

If you missed the forum or are just looking to keep up to date with what's going on within our community, I've attached the Kitchissippi Ward Community Updates from the forum here. We hope you find this information helpful, and you can connect with your Community Association if you haven't done so already. 

 

 

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