Westboro Station phase 2 – this is where it stands now

10 09 2008

For those of you who were left wondering about the status regarding the second phase of Westboro Station you can read an article about it here. (It was published in the August 29th issue of EMC news.)

To summarize: “The city’s planning and environment committee last week unanimously passed a staff recommendation to allow the development of the Westboro Station Phase II condominium.”

Many residents are wondering whether or not the Community Design Plan (CDP) is worth the paper it’s printed on and are expressing dismay with the consultation system.

Only time will tell how this decision will affect future development in Westboro and along Richmond Road. Your thoughts on the matter, as always, are welcome.

andrea





Westboro Station Phase 2: Urgent Update

11 08 2008

City planning staff have submitted their report and are recommending approval of the proposal with no changes.

The report will be considered at the next meeting of the city’s Planning and Environment Committee on Monday, August 18th beginning at 9:30 am. in the Champlain Room at City Hall, 111 Laurier Avenue.

This is the last opportunity for the community to express its views on this development before it goes to full City Council for approval. The WCA plans to address the committee and encourages other community members to do so too or submit comments in writing.

To register to speak, you must notify the Committee coordinator (Rob Tremblay, 613.580.2424 ext. 28828 / rob.tremblay@ottawa.ca) or fill out a Request to Speak form available at the beginning of the meeting. Presentations may not exceed 5 minutes. Written submissions must be sent to the same person by end of day on August 15th.

Note: only groups and individuals who make oral or written submissions to Planning Committee will have the right to take part in any Ontario Municipal Board hearing if this proposal is appealed.

We invite you to copy the WCA on your submission or request to speak. Our email address is hellowestboro@yahoo.ca.





Westboro Station Phase 2 concept designs

26 06 2008

… are now available here in PDF format.





Zoning by-law amendment proposal re: Westboro Station 2 (the former Bourk site)

11 06 2008

… a.k.a. the proposed development at the corner of Richmond and Roosevelt Ave.

We’ve just received a copy of a proposal being considered by the Planning, Transit and Enviroment Department. Here’s a snippet:

“The applicant is proposing to demolish the buildings currently on the property and replacing them with a new mixed-use building with commerical on the ground floor and residential uses above. The applicant is requesting amendments to zoning performance standards in order to allow the development. These include an increase in height to 28 metres [8-storeys], a reduction in the Corner Side Yard to 1.0 metre, a reduction in parking from 212 spaces to 180 and in the number of loading spaces from three to two.

  • Read the rest of the document in PDF format here.
  • Here’s something interesting: check out the PDF of the “Planning Rationale” document, as posted on the City of Ottawa website.
  • If you have anything to say about this issue, comments need to be received by Douglas James by July 4, 2008. Your emails are valuable feedback. Please take a moment to write or call and let the City of Ottawa know what you think.  
  • Please consider coming out to our village meeting on June 17th.




Village meeting re: Phase two of Westboro Station

22 05 2008

… a.k.a. the proposed development at the corner of Richmond and Roosevelt. (Remember this post?)

This is your opportunity to have your say. The meeting will be moderated by the WCA and Councillor Leadman has been invited to attend.

  • Tuesday June 17th, 7-9 pm
  • Churchill Seniors Centre (corner of Churchill and Richmond Rd.)

We are expecting a large turnout. Parking is very limited, so please consider using alternate transportation, thank you!





twelve storeys at Roosevelt and Richmond?

22 04 2008

[Click image to enlarge]

This illustration will give residents a better idea of the Phase 2 proposal for Westboro Station (Bourk site). The developer indicated they would be seeking re-zoning to permit a twelve-storey building at Roosevelt between Richmond and Byron.

What do you think?








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