Request to Residents Regarding Rochester Field

29 01 2018

Dear Westboro neighbour:

On Tuesday past, Ottawa Planning Committee approved a proposal for the NCC to build two six storey multi-use buildings on Rochester Park between Fraser
Ave homes and the Keg Manor. Yes there’s supposed to be a laneway between the two buildings but we know how well that worked with the passage Ashcroft
built so we can’t see the convent from Richmond Road.

We are asking residents to contact the Mayor and City Council to ask them to vote NO when this item comes to Council Wednesday January 31st.

What was approved is not what the NCC and the City agreed to with a Memorandum of Understanding that the NCC presented to residents in March 2016. We would like this item to go back to Planning Staff so all parties can come up with a better and friendlier proposal.

If the NCC is a good neighbour this could be resolved by March 1st.

Following are the emails for the Mayor and Council.

Jim.Watson@ottawa.caBob.Monette@ottawa.cajody.mitic@ottawa.ca;
jan.harder@ottawa.caMarianne.Wilkinson@ottawa.ca;
Eli.El-Chantiry@ottawa.caShad.Qadri@ottawa.caMark.Taylor@ottawa.ca;
Rick.Chiarelli@ottawa.caKeith.Egli@ottawa.caDiane.Deans@ottawa.ca;
Tim.Tierney@ottawa.caMathieu.Fleury@ottawa.caTobi.Nussbaum@ottawa.ca;
Catherine.Mckenney@ottawa.caJeff.Leiper@ottawa.ca;
Riley.Brockington@ottawa.caDavid.Chernushenko@ottawa.ca;
Jean.Cloutier@ottawa.caStephen.Blais@ottawa.caGeorge.Darouze@ottawa.ca;
Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.caAllan.Hubley@ottawa.ca;

Gary Ludington, Chair

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Zoning By-Law Amendment Application Open House – 373 Princeton Ave

16 01 2018

From the Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper:

Zoning By-Law Amendment Application – 373 Princeton Ave
Tuesday, January 30, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Churchill Senior’s Centre

We invite you to drop-in and review the details for the Zoning By-Law Amendment for 373 Princeton Ave. This Zoning By-Law Amendment application is another piece of the overall project occurring on that site between Cornerstone Housing for Women and Uniform developments. You can read more about the Cornerstone Housing for Women component here.

This application will rezone a portion of the site for residential use, which is in line with the surrounding the residential community. If you can’t attend the meeting, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns. You can review the application on DevApps as well, click here.





REMINDER: Ashcroft Homes Convent Development Open House – January 10, 2018

9 01 2018

REMINDER

From the office of Councillor Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward:

Ashcroft Homes is proposing an adaptive re-use of Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent at their 114 Richmond Rd site, which would see the building partially demolished and encapsulated in glass, combining heritage and modern elements. The refreshed convent would see office tenants and mixed commercial. We invite you to come and learn more about this proposed development during a community open house:

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt)

Information on the proposed development will be available from Ashcroft Homes, and City of Ottawa staff in both Heritage and Planning will be on hand to field additional questions regarding process. Of course, we are also interested in your feedback. Once the plans are available online, we will make sure to circulate them in the newsletter. We encourage you to send our office, as well as the planners, notes with your thoughts on the proposed development.

More info will be posted here once it’s available: https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/114-richmond-rd-ashcroft-homes-convent-development-open-house





Westboro Community Association Annual General Meeting

19 11 2017

Tuesday November 21st, 2017
Westboro Community Association
Annual General Meeting
Churchill Seniors Center 7:00 PM

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 21 at 345 Richmond Road (Churchill Seniors Centre):

  • 6:30 PM doors and community kiosks open
  •  7:00 PM reports from Board of Directors
  • Election of new Board of Directors
  • Special guest speakers include Patrick Nadeau (Ottawa Riverkeeper), Jessie Granger & Julia Robertson (Rainwater Project), Dave Adams (Sir John A McDonald 2018 winter trails), and Sue Garvey (Cornerstone)
  • Open Forum with City Councillor Jeff Leiper
  • Refreshments served

Come out to meet your neighbours and discuss the issues that are important to our community!

Membership is required to vote but you can attend without joining. Membership is $10 for one year or ($20 for family membership.)

We are always looking for new board members who want to bring their talents to our community. Questions or interest in being a board member? Email us at helloWestboro@yahoo.ca or contact normmorrison@rogers.com

See the attached agenda for additional information.

Hope to see you on the 21st!

AGM Agenda 2017





Rochester Field Rezoning Application: Hearing Delayed

10 11 2017

Please note that the hearing for the Rochester Field rezoning application has been rescheduled to the end of January Planning Committee meeting.

More information will be posted once it is available.

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Please see the attached poster (below) for additional information.

Now is your chance to tell the NCC and the City how you feel about mid/high rise development on Rochester Field.

Email comments by Oct 16 to:
City of Ottawa Planning or bruce.finlay@ottawa.ca
110 Laurier Ave W, 4th floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 x 23463

Contact City Councillor Jeff Leiper:
Jeff.Leiper@ottawa.ca

@KitchissippiOtt

Contact Mayor Jim Watson:
Jim.Watson@ottawa.ca

@JimWatsonOtt

Speak at the Planning Meeting at City Hall:
Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Avenue W.
Nov 14, 9:30 AM
Contact Melody Duffenais to register
Melody.Duffenais@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424 x 23463

rochester field flyer new





City of Ottawa: Registration for the Planning Primer Heritage Elective

9 11 2017

The City of Ottawa is offering the following course:

Registration for the Planning Primer Heritage Elective

November 18 and 20, 2017 (Offered in English)

Location:
City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Festival Control Boardroom, First Floor
9 a.m. to noon

November 27, 2017 (Offered in French)

Location:
City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Festival Control Boardroom, First Floor
9 a.m. to noon

You can register for the course online (here) until November 17, 2017. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.

The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of half-day courses. Please see our schedule (here) for other Primer courses. The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years.

Please send your questions to primer@ottawa.ca.





Workshop: How to install and winterize a rain barrel

23 10 2017

Want to install a rain barrel at home but don’t know how?

EnviroCentre is holding a FREE workshop about how to install and winterize a rain barrel. This hands-on workshop covers everything you’ll need to know – picking the right location, equipment and supplies, installation and proper maintenance.

One lucky participant from each workshop will go home with a new rain barrel!

Click on the dates listed below to register.

Saturday November 4th
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Van Lang Field House

Monday November 13th
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Carlingwood Public Library

This workshop is offered through the City of Ottawa’s Pinecrest Neighbourhood RAIN project. Click here for more information about the project.

Workshops will be delivered in English. Bilingual staff will be present to answer questions in French.

Mandy Wilson
Community Outreach Assistant
mandy.wilson@envirocentre.ca
613-656-0100 ext. 129
envirocentre.ca

Please note that our office is a scent-free space.








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