New WCA website

9 12 2019

This site is no longer being monitored nor updated. Please visit the new Westboro Community Associations website shown below:

https://westborocommunityassociation.ca/





Westboro Community Association Annual General Meeting TONIGHT!

12 11 2019

November 12, 2019

7 – 9 p.m.

Churchill Seniors Centre

345 Richmond Rd, Ottawa
See you there!




WESTBORO AGM: List of speakers confirmed!

7 11 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 – 9:00PM

Churchill Seniors Center, 345 Richmond Road

This is an important Annual General Meeting for you to attend. We need your input!

  • 6:30 PM doors open – membership sign-in and refreshments – cookies!
  • 7:00 PM reports from Board of Directors
  • Election of new Board
  • Update from Michelle Groulx, Westboro BIA: find out what’s coming up for the holidays!
  • Update from Councillor Leiper
  • Presentation on infill development in the neighbourhood by Robert Sandercott and David Wise, City of Ottawa
  • Time for questions and answers

Come out, meet your neighbours, and discuss the issues important to our community! Become a member for $10 per year – you get to vote. Don’t want to join? Come anyway; all are welcome to share their thoughts on the issues.

Your Community Association needs you! Interested in becoming a board member? Infill development continues to grow and we need people to help with this issue. Or maybe you are interested in the environment, heritage, housing, safety, traffic or working on social events or communications. If so, contact us!

hellowestboro@yahoo.ca





Granite Curling Club will be Developed! Get the Facts!

22 10 2019

Councillor Leiper’s office, along with the Granite Curling Club and Morley Hoppner and Bridgeport, will be hosting a public meeting on provide details about the club’s redevelopment plans with the community. City staff in Planning and Parks and Recreation will also be available to field questions during the meeting.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

7:00-9:00 pm

The Granite Curling Club (2020 Scott St)

Yes, the Club is staying but there will be new development on the site.  Although no formal development applications have been filed, this public meeting will be the first opportunity for the community to review details of the proposal and provide initial feedback. When a formal application is filed, a sign will go up on the property and a lead planner at the City of Ottawa will be assigned. Until this is done, please submit feedback about this project to Jeff.Leiper@Ottawa.ca and / or Fiona.Mitchell@Ottawa.ca.

More info here:

https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/granite-curling-club-redevelopment-community-meeting-october-30-700-900pm

 





SAVE THE DATE! Westboro Community Association’s AGM

11 10 2019

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Churchill Seniors Center, 345 Richmond Road

  • 6:30 PM doors open – membership sign-in and refreshments
  • 7:00 PM reports from Board of Directors
  • Election of new Board
  • Update from Councillor Leiper
  • Presentations from special guests

Come out, meet your neighbours, and discuss the issues important to our community! Become a member for $10 per year – you get to vote.  Don’t want to join? Come anyway; all are welcome to share their thoughts on the issues.

Your Community Association needs you!  Interested in becoming a board member? Infill development continues to grow and we need people to help with this issue.  Or maybe you are interested in the environment, heritage, housing, safety, traffic or working on social events or communications.  If so, contact us!

hellowestboro@yahoo.ca

 

 





Have your say about infill development in Westboro!

30 09 2019

Today – Sept. 30 – the City released a discussion paper on trends and issues related to infill development in Westboro.   As you recall, last October an interim by-law was enacted prohibiting the development of triplexes/ multi-unit dwellings in selected areas of Westboro until the City could further study the issue.  The paper released today is the first step in engaging the community in a conversation about infill development in Westboro.

The Westboro Community Association encourages the community to get involved in this study.  Many residents have come out to developer consultations, public open houses, and other fora to express their opposition to the rapid rate of infill development in our  neighbourhoods. In particular, the community has expressed dismay over the loss of Westboro’s character. One of the objectives of the infill study is to better understand what Westboro residents value in their neighbourhoods and to find ways to maintain the desirable characteristics of the community during infill development.

Be part of this conversation!  Have a look at the paper

https://documents.ottawa.ca/sites/documents/files/2019-09-18_DiscussionPaper_Westboro_EN_FINAL.pdf

and give some thought to the discussion questions it brings forward.  These questions will form the basis for more intensive community consultations in the near future.  We will keep you posted.

See note below and send your comments to the study lead, Robert Sandercott

613-580-2424, ext. 14270 or robert.sandercott@ottawa.ca

Note from the City:

The City has completed a Discussion Paper summarizing the issues relating to infill development within Westboro. Some of the issues covered include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Existing housing and development trends within the neighbourhood;
  • The type, size, and location of infill development in Westboro;
  • Defining the neighbourhood’s character;
  • The development of three-unit and multi-unit buildings;
  • The use and function of front and rear yards.

The issues covered within the paper are not meant to be an exhaustive list. We would love to hear your input on the issues you’ve encountered with infill within the neighbourhood, as well as what you love about Westboro and want to see enhanced as the community grows.

The paper is available at the project website at this link. We would appreciate hearing any questions or comments you may have by October 25, 2019.





Open House for New Development at 1655 Carling

23 09 2019

Surface Developments is proposing a new development at 1655 Carling Avenue.  Councillor Leiper is holding an open house so you see what it’s all about and how it will affect you:

Thursday, October 3 at 6:30pm

Dovercourt Recreation Centre (mainf loor lobby area)

More here

https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/1655-carling-ave-development-pre-application-open-house

 








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