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403 Richmond Rd & 398 Roosevelt Ave(Tubman's) - OPA, Zoning By-Law Amendment, Site Plan Revised Submission

Please note that the City has received a revised submission for the proposed development at 403 Richmond Rd

The major change is an additional setpback was added after the 7th floor to avoid a canyon-like affect on Richmond Rd. The top level amenisty room was also setback 3.0 metres from the Roosevelt edge to reduce the visbility of this level.

The updated plans are now available on DevApps:


Temporary Bicycle Lanes Coming to Carling Avenue

Councillors Jeff Leiper, Catherine McKenney and Shawn Menard have some good news: Carling Avenue will soon have seasonal bicycle lanes extending from Sherwood Avenue to Cambridge Street South. Traffic cones will be set up along this stretch to separate bicyclists from cars, trucks and buses. These lanes will also provide an extra buffer for pedestrians, who will no longer be forced to walk right beside speeding traffic.


Laroche Park: Community Building Renewal and Remediation Project - Construction Details and Schedule

For those following the progress of the Laroche Park community building renewal and remediation project, you may be pleased to hear that construction will begin soon. Please see the below information from the City:

Laroche Park 2021

Parks Planning and Facilities Services City of Ottawa, is pleased to announce the tender for the Laroche Park and Community Building Renewal Project has been awarded to Laurin Group.


Kenilworth trial closure at Sherwood/Fairmont

As part of the Sherwood Drive Traffic Calming Study, the City will be carrying out a trial closure of Kenilworth Street at Sherwood Drive/Fairmont Avenue. The trial closure will consist of a few concrete planter boxes. Cyclist and pedestrian access will be maintained.


1186-1194 Wellington: Zoning By-Law Amendment, Official Plan Amendment + Open House Webinar June 17

Over the coming weeks, an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment will be filed, seeking to permit an 18 storey mixed-use building with ground floor retail space fronting Wellington Street West, and a publicly accessible open space at the corner of Parkdale and Wellington Street. The Official Plan Amendment would seek to amend the Wellington Street West Secondary Plan while the Zoning By-law Amendment would address site-specific performance standards, including building height.


In the name of reconciliation: re-name the SJAM

This morning, Councillors McKenney, Kavanagh and I wrote to the Prime MInister, our Members of Parliament and the National Capital Commission to request that they commence an Indigenous-led process to re-name the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. Read our letter attached as the .pdf below.


930 Carling Avenue and 520 Preston Street - Site Plan Control (Master) and Lifting of Holding Zone - D07-12-21-0059 and D07-07-21-0007

The full plans are available on DevApps.

Site Location

The proposed Hospital Site is located at 930 Carling Avenue and 520 Preston Street that is approximately 21 hectares in size within Wards 16 and 17 and adjacent to Wards 14 and 15.


52 Garland Ave - Site Plan Submission

A Site Plan submission was made for 52 Garland in August 2020, and has since been resubmitted. It is a standard site plan control application and does not require public consultation or the posting of a sign. 

Applicant’s Proposal

A Site Plan Control application to construct a four-storey mixed-use building, with one unit of ground floor retail space and 12 dwelling units.

Proposal Details

The property is located on the south side of Garland Street, between Ladouceur Street to the north and Armstrong Street to the south.


1655 Carling - Revised Site Plan Submission

For those following the progress of the proposed development at 1655 Carling, please note that a revised submission has been received for the Site Plan application now that the Zoning has been approved. No major changes have been made. One revision is a new grade separated bike lane that will be constructed (by the applicant) to tie into works the city has planned at the intersection of Chruchill and Carling. 

The most recent submission is dated May 2021.  Plans are available on DevApps.


What the New Official Plan Means for Renters: Webinar, June 3, 2021

Are you a renter in Ottawa? We want to hear from you!

Please consider joining Councillors Fleury, Kavanagh, King, Leiper, McKenney and Menard for a joint virtual town hall event to discuss what the New Official Plan means for renters in Ottawa. 

Thursday, June 3 2021, 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom

You can register using this link: