From the NCC: Share your ideas for the improvements of Westboro Beach

15 04 2019

From the National Capital Commission:

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What are your ideas for the improvements of Westboro Beach?

This project is part of the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park Plan, which aims to reconnect people and communities to the Ottawa River. The plan includes over 200 hectares of riverfront lands between LeBreton Flats, the mouth of the Pinecrest Creek corridor and the Mud Lake Conservation Area. The Westboro Beach area redevelopment project will be one of the first steps in making this plan a reality.

This workshop will focus on

  • The design of a new pavilion and landscaping
  • Enhanced, year-round experiences for beachgoers and site users
  • Opportunities to revitalize and celebrate the beach’s built heritage

When?

Monday, April 29, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where?

Hintonburg Community Centre, Wellington Room
1064 Wellington Street West, Ottawa ON K1Y 2Y3

Join us for a workshop discussion by filling out the form by clicking here.

Book early. Space is limited.
Please RSVP by noon on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Unable to attend the event?

Please share your thoughts and preferences regarding the future design of Westboro Beach by responding to the online survey that will be available herefrom April 29, 2019 to May 13, 2019, at midnight.

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From the City: Westboro-Dominion Planning Study

9 04 2019

Please see the following information from the City:

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This email is to let you know that the City of Ottawa is undertaking a review of planning policies and zoning for lands near the Westboro and Dominion Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations. You can visit the project website, Ottawa.ca/WestboroDominionStudy for more information including a short Discussion Paper on the main issues we’ll be reviewing.

Please note: this study should not be confused with the the planning study currently underway for the area south of Byron Avenue, as a result of Interim Control By-law 2018-362. For information on that study, please contact Robert Sandercott at robert.sandercott@ottawa.ca.

The Richmond Road-Westboro Secondary Plan (RRWSP) was adopted in 2008 and provides planning guidance to a large area extending from Island Park Drive in the east to the Sir John A. MacDonald parkway in the west. However, in recent years, development pressure on lands close to the new Westboro and Dominion Light Rail Transit stations has underscored the need for more clarity in that area.

Accordingly, the Westboro-Dominion Planning Study will address in greater detail those lands that are generally:

  • West of Island Park Drive
  • North of Byron Avenue
  • East of Dominion Street, and
  • South of the Transitway and Lanark Avenue.

The Westboro-Dominion Planning Study will not seek to replace the broader Richmond Road-Westboro Secondary Plan (RRWSP.) Rather, it will review, amend and/or expand the policies of the Richmond Road-Westboro plan only as they relate to the lands described above.

Contact

For more information, provide comments, or sign up for updates on this project, please contact us:

By mail at:

Westboro-Dominion Planning Study

c/o Tim J. Moerman, MCIP, RPP

Ottawa City Hall, mail code 01-15

110 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

By phone at (613) 580-2424 ext. 13944

By fax at (613) 580-2459

By email at westboro-dominion@ottawa.ca or tim.moerman@ottawa.ca





Kitchissippi Ward Forum! Monday, April 15 at 6:00pm

8 04 2019

From the Office of Councillor Leiper:

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We are excited to announce our first Kitchissippi Ward Forum for Jeff’s second term of Council is coming up in a few weeks.

As always, this is an opportunity to the community to come together to discuss key issues within the Ward, collaborate, and get updates from our various community stakeholders, as well as from our office.

This time, we are focusing on temporary traffic calming. In Kitchissippi Ward, we hear often from our residents about traffic concerns. Temporary traffic calming is a tool we can use to mitigate those concerns. City staff will be making a special presentation on what temporary traffic calming is and how it works.

Monday, April 15

6:00-8:00pm

Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt)

Feel free to join the Facebook event group! We looking forward to connecting and chatting with you further.





ARCHIVES AWARENESS WEEK

8 04 2019

From the Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives

http://www.fcoa-aavo.ca/node/388

ARCHIVES AWARENESS WEEK
“Preserving the Past to Enrich the Future”
CITY OF OTTAWA ARCHIVES
April 1 – 7, 2019

The Rideau Branch of the City of Ottawa Archives presents 2 FREE programs designed to provide practical information and ideas for researching, organizing and preserving cherished family history and memories.
No Pre-Registration Required. For more information contact: rideauarchives@ottawa.ca

Archives in Your Attic
Where: Harmony Hall, Manotick Legion, 5550 Ann St., Manotick
When: Saturday, April 6, 10-12 a.m.
Bring in your photos, letters, diaries, books, family or business papers, maps, etc. Archivists will be on hand
to answer your questions and offer practical information and advice on interpretation and preservation.

Home Storage of Digital Photos
Where: Harmony Hall, Manotick Legion, 5550 Ann St., Manotick
When: Saturday, April 6, 1-3 p.m.
The Digital Records Archivist at the City of Ottawa Archives will present strategies for long-term home preservation of your valued digital images.

The volunteers and staff of the Rideau Archives gratefully acknowledge Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives/ Les Amis des Archives de la Ville d’Ottawa, and the City of Ottawa Archives for their program and financial support.

 





March is Fraud Prevention Month

28 03 2019

 

Each year, Canadians lose millions of dollars by falling victim to scams and fraud.  Educating yourself on common scams can help prevent you from becoming a victim.

It’s hard to keep up with all the many different kinds of scams. There are also new ones all the time.  Your best defense is to educate yourself and do your research before spending money.

To help you out, Crime Prevention Ottawa has developed a new information sheet:  Identifying a Scam:  Do Your Research and Protect Yourself!

Read it!  Share it! Don’t get fooled.

Help us spread the word – share this with a friend or colleague.

 





Victories and questions about projects in Westboro: Triplexes, long semis and a meeting

26 03 2019

Victories and questions about projects in Westboro

A big thank you to the community for rallying around neighbours on Roosevelt and Cole who were concerned about the latest applications for long semis, these large, overwhelming projects that continue to proliferate in our Ward. At the Committee of Adjustment (CoA) meetings on March 6 and March 20, over a hundred people turned out between the two meetings to express their misgivings about long semis proposed at 508,514 Roosevelt and 582 Churchill. The meeting on March 20 for 694 Roosevelt was for a pair of triplexes to replace a single family home. Also, we need to mention all those who wrote and emailed the City expressing their concern. The result was the CoA accepted the Churchill project but rejected the Roosevelt ones.

 

It just goes to show that working together has an effect! We want to thank everyone who made their views known, especially the immediate neighbours who went to great efforts, and Eric Milligan for rallying the troops through his savewestboro@icloud.com email.  Of course, the developers Falsetto Homes and Kenwood Homes are filing appeals for the decisions for 508 and 514 Roosevelt with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), so it is likely we will to fight this battle over again.  And again and again . . . there is no sign of this type of application stopping anytime soon.  Stay tuned!

 

Next: triplexes up for rezoning so they can add a fourth dwelling in the basement. Unlike previous projects (Byron/Ravenshill) that were requesting a change from R3 to R4 to allow the fourth unit (making it a low rise apartment building) , these properties already have an R4 designation, meaning a low rise apartment building is permitted. The developer has been upfront about adding the fourth dwelling from the start. But he/she still needs zoning changes to accommodate reduced interior side yard, lot area, lot width and amenity areas. In other words – it will be built out to the very limits of the lot. But the question in our minds is: why do this in a two-step process? Why not just present a low-rise apartment concept to the City and go forward from there?

Let’s attend the meeting hosted by Councillor Leiper and find out:

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 6-8 p.m.

CHURCHILL SENIORS CENTRE

345 RICHMOND ROAD





Triplexes at 694 Roosevelt at Committee of Adjustment this Wednesday

15 03 2019

As you may know from earlier posts, a developer represented by the consultant Miroca Design has submitted an application to the Committee of Adjustment to build two triplexes at 694 Roosevelt; these are outside Councillor Leiper’s moratorium on triplexes. The project goes to Committee of Adjustment Wednesday, March 20.  There is a meeting prior to the CoA on Monday.  Neighbours in the immediate area need your support on stopping or mitigating this project:

How you can help:

Participate in the information meeting:

Monday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.

Dovercourt Community Centre

Attend the Committee of Adjustment meeting:

Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 p.m.

101 Centrepointe Drive

Read the attached flyer prepared by your neighbours  that provides details about the project and who to email/contact to convey your concerns:

UPDATED INFO: 6-UNIT PROPOSAL AT 694 ROOSEVELT

*** The Committee of Adjustments meeting is now March 20***

ARE YOU OPPOSED TO UNREASONABLE INTENSIFICATION?

A developer is proposing to build two triplexes (6 units) at 694 Roosevelt Avenue. We are against this over-intensification for several reasons, including that it would set a precedent for future development. These could be built everywhere. We are looking for you to join us.

HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

  1. Learn more. See the developer’s application and other info on our shared drive:

https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/my-drive?usp=docs_web

  1. Submit your comments in writing to the Committee of Adjustments by email or by post:
  • Email: cofa@ottawa.ca cc: jeff@kitchissippiward.ca (copy our Councillor Jeff Leiper’s office on all correspondence) OR
  • Mail: Committee of Adjustments, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 5K7
    • Make your comments as personal as possible, with all the ways this development would impact you and your property. If you are comfortable with the minor variances arguments, use those! Some other ideas include: how it would affect privacy, street parking, noise, lighting, drainage, loss of green space, traffic, safety of children, precedent for future developers
  1. ATTEND THE COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING ON MARCH 20
  • The meeting was adjourned to March 20 at 1:00 p.m. at 101 Centerpointe Drive
  • It is extremely important to have a good turn-out at this meeting. Otherwise, they will argue there isn’t much opposition.
  • We are offering rides. Please contact us at the email below.
          Consider appointing a representative if you cannot attend the meeting, or if you cannot submit anything in writing to the Committee of Adjustments. This can be done by emailing the Committee of Adjustment: Emily.Monette@ottawa.ca. We will also compile a list of neighbours who are opposed but cannot attend. Let us know if you want to be on this list.

For more information and to get involved, please contact:

Your Roosevelt/Cole neighbours: roosevelthomeowners@gmail.com

Westboro Community Association: hellowestboro@yahoo.ca

NOTE: Everyone is welcome! Individuals who are paralegals or lawyers would give our arguments extra weight. We are also looking for people who excel at giving presentations.








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