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2046 and 2050 Scott St - third submission update

For those following the progress on 2046/2050 Scott St, a third resubmission has been made and is now available to review on DevApps. 

The changes include: Increased westerly tower separation to 7m from the property line Decreased podium height from 7 to 6 storeys. Removed enclosed rooftop amenity space


399 Winston Ave - Zoning By-Law Amendment and Site Plan Control + Open House

The City of Ottawa has received Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control applications to permit the development of a 7-storey mixeduse building on the properties located at 397 and 399 Winston Avenue. The Zoning By-Law Amendment is required for a reduced requirement for transparent windows and active entrances at the front facade of the ground floor (required 50% proposed 35%).


1705 Carling Ave - notice of work, tree cutting

On Monday, Claridge will start prepping their site at 1705 Carling Ave by completing the necessary and approved tree cutting. Roughly 10-15 trees will be removed due to excavation and Hydro lines and 17 new trees will be planted along with shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses.


Feedback to the Official Plan

Tomorrow, March 12, feedback is due on the draft Official Plan that has been circulating since November. 


166 Huron Ave - Zoning By-law Amendment

You may recall in January we hosted an open house with the community to discuss a potential Zoning By-Law Amendment for 166 Huron Ave, which would permit a library use on the property. The applicants have now moved forward with a formal application which is available on DevApps. 


Covid vaccination and information presentations

This morning Dr. Etches and our GM of emergency services Anthony Di Monte presented the latest information we have on vaccination efforts. The clear message that I heard was that older residents in neighbourhoods that are higher risk will be a key priority in the coming months. Multiple clinics are planned to serve those communities as well as ongoing mobile clinics. The presentations outline how the City's efforts will align with Provincial direction.


159 and 147 Forward Ave - Site Plan Control Update

You may recall that there was a previous Site Plan Control application for CCOC's project at 159 Forward Ave. The original application was submitted in May 2020 and included a proposal for 159 Forward Avenue only. As you probably remember, CCOC acquired the property at 147 Forward Avenue last summer with the help of your Section 37 funds. They have since revised their proposal and are now proposing a four-storey low-rise apartment building with 49 units. The original proposal included 31 units. 


Service line warranties mail

Good morning, Kitchissippi.

I received a couple of notes yesterday about a mailing that residents began receiving from a company called Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC). The mailing has an image of the City's logo and folks are asking if it's legit.


Community Safety and Well-Being Plan consultation

What: Community Safety and Well Being Plan Consultation

Your thoughts on opening Byron to pedestrians

Last summer, I worked with the City and residents to effect a temporary opening of Byron Avenue between Redwood and Golden to pedestrians by restricting the street to local-only traffic with barriers to discourage through-traffic. That was well-received by many for creating additional space for exercise and I saw it well-used by walkers, joggers and cyclists. The measure was temporary and was removed in the autumn to accommodate snow-plowing.