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Rochester Field construction

Rochester Field will become a busier place in the course of the following months as it becomes the storage and construction area for the LRT. I've received the construction notice and diagram of how it will be configured below.


A way forward on police funding

In the wake of George Floyd's death in the US, councillors have been receiving numerous notes asking Council to reduce the funding made available to police. This is a critical discussion to have. Anti-Black and other forms of racism are systemic and present in all our institutions and society, and we need to continue to address it.


2046 Scott St Development - Zoning By-Law Amendment

City staff have received a Zoning Bylaw Amendment application for the properties located at 2046 and 2050 Scott Street and 295, 299 and 301 Ashton Avenue. The applicant seeks to introduce the appropriate zoning to permit the development of a 30-storey high-rise mixed-use building, which includes a six-storey podium element. The building will contain a ground floor commercial component with a yet to be determined tenant.


1705 Carling Ave - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application + Webinar Open House

You may recall that in Spring 2018, we approved a Site Plan Control application for the property at 1705 Carling Ave. You can review those details here. The previous owner has since sold the property to Claridge, who are now proposing a new building through a Zoning By-Law Amendment.


433 & 435 Churchill Ave, 468, 470 & 472 Byron Place Development - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application & Site Plan Control Resubmission

For those following the progress of this development, you may be interested to know that the applicant as resubmitted an updated Site Plan Control in response to the initial round of feedback from both the community and the City. You can review the full documents on DevApps

After discussions with the City, the proposed development on 433-435 Churchill Avenue has undergone a number of changes. A list of the major changes is as follows:


Majority of Ottawa residents opposed to urban boundary expansion: EKOS poll

(Ottawa-5/25/2020) Residents of Ottawa have expressed clearly their concern that expanding the land available to developers for housing will put new pressure on the delivery of City services, and increase greenhouse gasses, taxes and traffic congestion.

In a poll conducted by EKOS Research Associates, 52% of residents say they oppose an expansion of the urban boundary compared to 31% who support it. The poll was commissioned by Councillors Catherine McKenney, Shawn Menard and Jeff Leiper.

In the poll of 525 Ottawa residents conducted between May 20-May 23:


243/245 Hinchey Development Proposal

243/245 Hinchey low-rise apartment proposal

In addition to the application for 250/252 Hinchey to which I made reference last week (here), I've received another head's up, this one for 243/245 Hinchey.


159 Forward Ave - Site Plan Control

Please be advised that on May 6, 2020, the City of Ottawa received a Site Plan Control application for 159 Forward Avenue. The applicant is proposing to develop a four storey low-rise apartment building with 31 dwelling units. The proposed development received funding through the City’s affordable housing program. You can review the Site Plan Control application on Dev Apps here.


STO transit study overview

The City of Gatineau is exploring its future options for integrating transit into Ottawa. Below, I've attached the presentation that it made publicly today.


Blasting and path detour near Gladstone Station

Beginning within the next week or so, crews will be preparing to and then commencing blasting for the new Gladstone station at the corner of the O-Train and Gladstone Avenue. The blasting is to widen the corridor from the 417 overpass north in order to build the station, and will last for a couple of months. In between blasts (roughly 4-8 per day), there would be hoe-ramming to excavate the cracked material. This activity will be done during the day, beginning after 7 am and no later than 4 pm.