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15
Jan

Zoning By-Law Amendment Application Open House – 373 Princeton Ave

Zoning By-Law Amendment Application – 373 Princeton Ave

Zoning By-Law Amendment Application – 373 Princeton Ave
Tuesday, January 30, 6:00-8:00pm

Churchill Senior’s Centre

We invite you to drop-in and review the details for the Zoning By-Law Amendment for 373 Princeton Ave. This Zoning By-Law Amendment application is another piece of the overall project occurring on that site between Cornerstone Housing for Women and Uniform developments. You can read more about the Cornerstone Housing for Women component here:

12
Jan

Staff recommend approval of Rochester Field plan

Disappointingly, City planning staff have recommended that Council approve a zoning and Official Plan amendment for Rochester Field that would see future development in the park along Richmond Road.

I've attached a copy of the staff report below that will be published next week for the agenda of the January 23 Planning Committee.

12
Jan

By-law 2017 Kitchissippi stats

By-law services has sent us their year-end wrap-up of calls for service. It's a fascinating scan though I haven't done an analysis of the numbers. You can see our ward-specific stats here and the city-wide stats here (or click either file below).

12
Jan

Planning Advisory Committee members sought

Last March, as part of the City's mid-term governance review, the City had proposed creating a new Planning Advisory Committee that would have been mostly made up of senior City staff and councillors. The Committee is a requirement of new legislation passed by the Province, and I and others were concerned that a top-heavy committee made up of more City people than residents wouldn't fulfill the spirit of Bill 73.

11
Jan

114 Richmond Rd - Ashcroft Homes Convent Development - additional information on application

I want to thank the nearly 100 residents who came out last night to hear and provide feedback on Ashcroft’s proposal to partially demolish the Soeurs de la Visitation convent at the Qwest development on Richmond Road. We’ve attached the plans below, let us know if you have any issues opening them. 

8
Jan

Consultation: vehicle-for-hire accessibility fund

The City is consulting on how it should spend more than $450,000 that's accumulated in the vehicle-for-hire accessibilty fund. The fund was set up when the City approved the operation of companies such as Uber. Here's the details:


For immediate release:
January 8, 2018

Give feedback on the Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund

Ottawa – Tell the City how you think it should allocate more than $450,000 in the Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund.

4
Jan

Champagne auto storage lot comments due January 9

I wanted to take this opportunity to remind residents that comments are due January 9 for the Mastercraft Starwood application to continue to use their vacant lot at 115 Champagne to store Otto’s BMWs.

I haven’t yet submitted my own formal comments, but have had a discussion with staff to express my opposition.

By way of a quick re-cap, the developer has been renting the lot for which they have planning approval to build a second phase of condos to Otto’s for around a year and a half.

3
Jan

190 Richmond Rd – development update

In May 2017, residents will remember that the development application to build two six-storey buildings on the back portion of the property at 190 Richmond Rd. (the Superstore site) was approved. Since the approval, the applicant has been working through their site plan control application for the development. That site plan was also approved and the notice of decision will be provided shortly. The developer is eager to get the project underway.

 

There are two potential changes being proposed:

30
Dec

Committee of Adjustment agenda, January 17

I won't have a newsletter out for another week, but it's worth a peek at the Kitchissippi items coming up on the January 17 agenda of the Committee of Adjustment (CoA). The full details including plans are here.

(Don't subscribe to the newsletter and wondering what the CoA is? I've got a handy draft primer up here.)

23
Dec

Concerns over new inclusionary zoning regulations

For several years, those of us with concerns about housing affordability have been anticipating the granting of power by Queen’s Park to municipalities to force developers to include a proportion of new housing developments as affordable housing. Dubbed “inclusionary zoning” by the sector, it’s a potentially important way to address the shortage of affordable housing in Ottawa, and to mitigate the effect of gentrification in our most popular neighbourhoods.

Kitchissippi is very much one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods.

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