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411, 415 Ravenhill - Site Plan Submission

The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Application for 411, 415 Ravenhill Ave. The subject sites are located at 411-415 Ravenhill Avenue, west of the Ravenhill Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue intersection. The combined site area is approximately 614 metres squared, with 20.13 metres of frontage on Ravenhill Avenue. The sites are currently occupied by two triplexes. The properties are located within a residential neighbourhood with a mix of low- and mid-rise dwellings. North of the site is Richmond Road, a traditional mainstreet, that features mid-rise mixed-use buildings.


Provincial feedback to draft Official Plan

Yesterday evening, there was a Twitter discussion when CBC journalist Joanne Chianello noted that she had requested a copy of the Province's feedback to the draft Official Plan. City officials had denied her access to that document, which is a public document. I and other councillors were not aware that the Province had provided that feedback, and I also requested a copy of the document.


LRT Q&A Chapter 1 from McKellar Park CA meeting

On April 29, the McKellar Park Community Association, in partnership with our office, hosted a webinar about LRT activity ongoing and what to expect in the coming months. 

With more than 80 questions from residents, it was impossible to answer them all that night, so a Q&A document was promised.

With apologies for the delay, you can find the first batch of questions attached here.

There will be more to come.


Scott Street Detour Construction Public Webinar July 27

Construction began this week on the Scott Street bus detour, part of the ongoing Stage 2 LRT project. Making these changes along Scott Street will allow OC Transpo to operate its buses while crews are constructing the LRT in the Transitway trench.

To that end, our office is holding a public webinar on July 27at 7pm so you can learn what to expect during the construction of the detour and beyond.  

When: Jul 27, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Scott Street Detour Construction Webinar


Full-time assistant wanted

Councillor Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward 15, is currently seeking a new staff member to join his office, beginning in late July or early August. This is a full-time position; Monday to Friday, seven hours a day, totaling thirty-five hours a week. Starting salary is $58,000. This position will be remote until such time as we are able to return to the office, which is located at City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West).  


54, 56, 60 Bayswater Ave: Zoning By-Law Amendment & Site Plan Control - Open House

A Zoning By-Law Amendment application and Site Plan Control have been filed with the City for the properties of 54, 56, & 60 Bayswater Ave, in Hintonburg to permit the development of a six-story mid-rise apartment dwelling. The subject site is currently zoned R4UB and is being proposed to be re-zoned to R5.


Opioid crisis: Stop the Harm

At today's Council meeting, Councillor McKenney and I tabled a notice of motion urging the Mayor to write the federal government on the City's behalf calling for the overdose crisis to be declared a national health emergency. The motion will be considered at the final Council meeting before the summer recess. 


951 Gladstone Ave + 145 Loretta Ave - Site Plan Control Application - 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. 


Civic hospital open house: first thoughts

Civic hospital open house: tonight's open house reaction

Tonight, I attended the City’s public open house looking at the new Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital at Dow’s Lake. For weeks I’ve been receiving your comments and thank residents for copying me on those. I haven’t yet provided any “formal” feedback to the City on the proposed site plan and on which I’m expecting to have to vote at the end of August and then again in early September.


New Official Plan - Transect Meetings. Downtown: June 24, Inner Urban: June 28

The City-Wide Interim As We Heard It Report provides transparency around how feeback received is impacting the development of the draft New Official Plan. The report highlights the key city-wide themes captured through stakeholder engagement and how City Planners propose to amend policies to address this feedback.

The full report can be found here: New Official Plan City-Wide Interim As We Heard It Report.