Upcoming Open Houses: Proposed Developments

18 02 2018

Here is a list of upcoming open houses to discuss proposed developments in Westboro. Additional information on each one has been posted to this blog.

  1. 398, 402, and 406 Roosevelt Avenue
  • To discuss the development of a 6-storey mixed use building at 398, 402 and 406 Roosevelt Ave.
  • When: Tuesday, February 20 from 6:30-8:30pm
  • Where: 345 Richmond Road, Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre
  1. 403 Tweedsmuir Avenue
  • 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.
  • When: Thursday February 22 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Where: 190 Richmond Road, Real Canadian Superstore Test Kitchen (upstairs)
  1. 433 & 435 Churchill and 468 & 472 Byron Place
  • To discuss the proposed Build (a six storey mixed-use development) on Highcroft, Byron Place and Churchill
  • When: Monday, February 26 at 7:00pm
  • Where: 190 Richmond Road, Real Canadian Superstore in the upstairs community room
  1. 342 Roosevelt Avenue
  • When: Wednesday, February 28 from 6:30–8:30pm
  • Where: 345 Richmond Road, Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre
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Councillor Leiper: Proposed Build on Highcroft, Byron Place and Churchill

18 02 2018

From Councillor Jeff Leiper:

Last night, I was made aware of a meeting being held by the potential developer of the southeast corner of Byron and Churchill. The development is proposed to be a six-storey mixed use building facing Churchill, built through to Highcroft where it would be four storeys. I had a preliminary conversation with this developer, who I do not know, in early December, and this community meeting was organized by them without my office’s involvement. While a flyer advertising the meeting (pdf posted below) was circulated just to immediate neighbours, it has spread quickly. I corresponded last night with their planning consultant and wlll replace the .pdf below with a clean copy once that’s provided to me.

I believe the intent of this meeting is to be for immediate neighbours to take a first look at the proposal and provide early feedback. There is no application for this development, although presumably one could be quickly filed. Their community meeting will be held:

Monday, February 26 at the Real Canadian Superstore at 190 Richmond in the upstairs community room at 7 pm.

While I anticipate that over the next few decades, Churchill will become slightly taller and denser, the four-storey portion on Highcroft is a significant departure from the neighbouring properties’ built form. The six-storey portion would be the first of that height on Churchill (except on Richmond, designated a traditional mainstreet), and it’s not immediately clear to me that in the absence of a proper plan for the street that it should be allowed. Of key concern for me, if this proposal moves ahead to the application phase, will be the potential to increase traffic on Highcroft. While the site plan seems to show continued restrictions, how that is handled isn’t clear. I know that was a point I raised in our early meeting with them, in addition to my reservations about the departure in height and density, and over the next week or so we’ll review our notes to see if that’s been taken into account.

The proposal to shut a portion of Byron Pl. is interesting, and could actually be a positive benefit to the public realm in the area albeit a space that would be in shadow for the first part of a summer day.

I will look forward to hearing more about the developer’s plans at their community meeting, and we’ll endeavour to put more information online as we receive it, likely after this meeting is held. If the proposal proceeds to an application, it would be for a re-zoning. At that point, a planner would be assigned to the file and a consultation and opportunity for public feedback to the City provided. It would then go through the usual process including the writing of a staff report and then Planning Committee and Council votes. Because this meeting was set without consultation with my office, I am not likely to be able to attend since I have another commitment, but we will have staff there.

Once this meeting has been held, I’ll be in a better position to state my approach to this proposal. We’ll collect any feedback you wish to provide in the meantime, but likely won’t begin analyzing that until residents and we have had the opportunity to get more specific information about the development over the next couple of weeks.

https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/byronchurchill-development-meeting

 





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





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





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!





Register to Speak: Rochester Field Development Zoning

21 01 2018

From Councillor Jeff Leiper:

City staff to recommend Rochester Field development zoning

I have made clear my disappointment that staff recommend approving a zoning and Official Plan amendment for Rochester Field giving the NCC the ability to develop a portion of the land along Richmond Road. If approved, it would cluster development on Richmond and rob the community of the promised green corridor through that greenspace. Read the report and my summary here. It is slated to be debated by Planning Committee on January 23. I hope that many of the ward’s residents will consider coming out Tuesday to speak to the item. Anyone can address the Planning Committee for five minutes. The meeting starts at 9:30, and this is the first item, so speakers should begin shortly after the meeting begins.

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When: January 23 at 9:30 am.

Where: Champlain Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

If you wish to speak to the Committee: Please call the Committee Coordinator, Melanie Duffenais at 613-580-2424, extension 20113 in advance of the meeting and preferably, by at least 4:30 p.m. on the day before the meeting.

Additional information needed to register can be found in the attached document.

Rochester Field – B. Finlay – Letter

 

 

 








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