Proposed Build: 6-Storey Building at Highcroft Ave, Byron Place & Churchill

18 02 2018

Please see the attached flyer about a proposed 6-storey mixed-use development on the corner of Highcroft Avenue, Byron Place and Churchill.




Notice of Public Meeting: 403 Tweedsmuir Avenue

14 02 2018

From the City of Ottawa’s Planning Department:

The applicant and the Councillor’s office have scheduled an Open House meeting on Thursday February 22, 2018, to discuss the proposed rezoning application to allow for the future redevelopment of 403 Tweedsmuir Avenue into a six storey mixed-use apartment and hotel.

All members of the public are invited to attend.

When: Thursday February 22, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: 190 Richmond Road, Real Canadian Superstore Test Kitchen (upstairs)

The applicant’s team will be providing display boards with various images of the proposal and members of the applicant team will be circulating the room to answer any questions about the proposal.

The notice prepared by the applicant is attached.

403 Tweedsmuir – notice of public meeting

NCC Renewal of the Strategic Plan for the Capital Pathway: Public Consultation

12 02 2018

From the NCC:

Renewal of the Strategic Plan for the Capital Pathway: Public Consultation

The NCC invites you to a workshop to discuss the future of the Capital Pathway, and participate in the review of the vision and strategic directions for this exceptional multi-use network.

During this exercise, you will have an opportunity to discuss some of the following themes and explore possible solutions to the issues raised.


  • Integrated, improved network
  • Multi-use, user-friendly pathways
  • Greater public safety
  • Superior, resilient facilities
  • Territorial and seasonal expansion

Join us for this discussion, and help shape the future of the Capital Pathway.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6 pm to 8:15 pm


NCC Urbanism Lab,
40 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor, Ottawa

Reserve early. Space is limited. Please register by noon on February 19, 2018.

Announcement: Big Trees of Kitchissippi

6 02 2018

This is an announcement from Big Trees of Kitchissippi:

Approved by city council in June 2017, the municipality’s Urban Forest Management Plan mandates a review of its 2009 Urban Tree Conservation By-law.

This by-law is important because Part III of the by-law purports to “conserve” larger trees on private property in the urban core. Recommendation #9 (PDF) from the UFMP describes the broad scope of an upcoming by-law review slated to begin this year.

When the city begins its official review of the by-law, it may convene public consultations. Let’s be ready to share our views on how this by-law can be better.

Come to a public meeting to develop and discuss citizen-led changes to the by-law. The meeting will offer participants a chance to be part of a focused discussion aimed at teasing out the issues and vision that we, as residents of the ward, have for the by-law.

When?  Saturday, March 3, 2018 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where? Champlain Park fieldhouse, 140 Cowley Ave.

It will be crucial to communicate the list of suggestions we produce to our ward’s councillor, Jeff Leiper. At the March 3 meeting, we’ll also talk about how do that.

Mark your calendar, and plan to attend this event on March 3.


Elmdale Public School BookFest 2018: February 23 & 24

4 02 2018

Elmdale Public School BookFest 2018: February 23 & 24

BookFest, Elmdale’s iconic annual second-hand book sale, is an opportunity to find a
great read while supporting a good cause. With more than 25,000 titles there’s something
for everyone, all at very low prices (cash only). Complete with raffles and a bake sale.
BookFest will take place in Elmdale Public School’s gymnasium (49 Iona St.) on:

Friday Feb. 23 from 9:00am to 9:00pm

Saturday Feb. 24 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Have a box of books you’d like to donate? We’d be glad to come and get them. Email Traceylyn at

Development Open House for 398, 402, 406 Roosevelt Ave: Tuesday, February 20

25 01 2018

From the Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper:

Domicile Developments have submitted a Zoning By-Law Amendment application, as well as Site Plan Control application, to permit and develop at 6-storey mixed use building at 398, 402 and 406 Roosevelt Ave. The proposed development includes two commercial units, 35 residential condominium units, and underground parking garage with 23 parking spaces, and a rear surface parking lot with nine spaces. More details on this application will become available over the coming weeks, and we are hosting an open house for residents to further review details of the proposed project.

Tuesday, February 20, 6:30-8:30pm

Churchill Senior’s Centre (345 Richmond Rd)

We hope you can attend, and we welcome any comments or feedback on this application. Thank you! LRT deal leaves Westboro ‘jewel’ open to development

18 01 2018

LRT deal leaves Westboro ‘jewel’ open to development

Agreement between city, NCC would allow 6-storey buildings on Richmond Road section of Rochester Field

CBC News Posted: Jan 17, 2018 1:29 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 17, 2018 1:32 PM ET

An Ottawa city councillor is calling for a halt to a deal with the National Capital Commission that would leave what he calls “the best part” of Rochester Field in Westboro open to development.

Under the proposal, which is tied to an agreement with the city to extend light rail farther west, 80 per cent of the NCC-owned property would be retained as open space for public use.

But the proposal, to be heard at next week’s planning committee, would rezone the remaining portion of the pistol-shaped field to allow for six-storey mixed-use buildings along Richmond Road, a change that is not sitting well with either neighbourhood groups or the ward’s councillor, Jeff Leiper, who accuses planners of rushing the process.

In his written comments on the proposal, Leiper complains rapid intensification has already robbed Westboro of most of its available green space.

‘A jewel in Westboro’

“For over a century, Rochester Field has been a jewel in Westboro. If a plan being rushed forward through City zoning by the National Capital Commission (NCC) proceeds, we’ll lose the best parts of it forever,” he wrote.

‘If a plan being rushed forward through City zoning by the National Capital Commission (NCC) proceeds, we’ll lose the best parts of it forever.’– Coun. Jeff Leiper

Leiper said the NCC’s shift from an earlier proposal to develop only the northeastern section of the field is enough reason to “press pause on the process.”

Rochester Field, bounded by the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to the north and Richmond Road to the south, is part of an NCC-owned piece of land that includes the historical Maplelawn property and the Keg Manor restaurant.

The city’s dispute with the NCC over the land goes back to 2003, when the city’s official plan designated most of the field as major open space, limiting what the federal landowner could do with the property. The NCC appealed that designation, but the appeal was never resolved.

In his written comments to the city’s planning committee, Coun. Jeff Leiper calls Rochester Field ‘a jewel in Westboro.’

Community associations also opposed

In 2014, the city announced it wanted to run the future western expansion of the light rail transit system above ground for 500 metres along the northern edge of Rochester Field, but the NCC opposed that plan.

The two sides eventually came to an agreement to move the trains under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. The city agreed to pay the NCC $30 million as part of the deal, and also agreed to permit future development along Richmond Road.

The NCC’s most recent plan calls for the development of two parcels along Richmond Road, divided by a pedestrian corridor connecting to the parkway.

The Westboro Community Association and the McKellar Park Community Association also wrote to register their opposition to the NCC’s plan.

The city’s planning committee is scheduled to discuss the proposal when it meets on Jan. 23.


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