1705 Carling Ave – Webb’s Motel – Site Plan Control open house

8 06 2018

From Councillor Leiper:

1705 Carling Ave – Webb’s Motel – Site Plan Control open house

Please join us on Tuesday, June 19 from 7:00 to 8:30pm in the main lobby of Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave) for an open house pertaining to the Site Plan Control application for a development at 1705 Carling Avenue (Webb’s Motel).

The application is seeking to develop a nine-storey mixed-use building, containing a residential care facility on the first six storeys with the upper three storeys containing 68 residential dwelling units.

 For additional information on the proposed development, please take a look at the planning documents:
Site Plan Control

 The agenda for the open house is as follows:

7:00-7:30pm:  Attendees arrive, have a chance to take a look at the presentation boards

7:30-7:45pm: High-level presentation by the development team on the project
7:45-8:15pm: Q + A

8:15-8:30pm: Wrap-up and opportunity for further one-on-one discussions

The development team and the City of Ottawa lead planner will be on hand to answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you there and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns.

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Committee constrains size of Domicile development, Council decision to come

25 05 2018

From Councillor Leiper:

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http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/committee-constrains-size-domicile-development-council-decision-come

On Tuesday, Planning Committee voted to reduce the allowed height of the Domicile-proposed development on Roosevelt by a storey. Committee members supported a motion made by my colleague Tobi Nussbaum at the meeting in recognition of the concerns raised by myself and the community about the inappropriateness of introducing a traditional-mainstreet-style building on a residential street (original proposal pictured).

The motion was carried on a 6-3 split vote, including with my support. While I was seeking an outright rejection of the proposal, I believe this compromise is an improvement over the original.

The amended recommendation still needs to be passed by Council, which will vote on it on June 13. I am contemplating my approach as we near that vote. I reached out yesterday to Domicile and they are still digesting the amendment’s implications.

Councillor Nussbaum’s motion read:

WHEREAS, the Urban Design Review Panel (UDRP) strongly believes that the scale and mass of the building is too large for the size of the site; and

WHEREAS, the UDRP recommends the building be lowered in height to four storeys, with the possibility of stepping back to a fifth storey to improve the transition toward the residential area to the north and west;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Planning Committee recommend Council approve the following modifications:

•     Amend recommendation 1 to “Planning Committee recommends Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 for 398, 402 and 406 Roosevelt Avenue to permit a five storey mixed use building as detailed in Document 2”, and

•     Amend recommendation 2, subsection c, by deleting the words “five” and “fifth” and inserting the word “four” and “fourth” in the following paragraph: “Where the building height is greater than five storeys, at or above the fifth storey the building must be setback a minimum of 2m more than the provided setback from the rear lot line; and

•     Amend the words “maximum of six storeys is permitted” to read “maximum of five storeys is permitted” in recommendation 2, subsection c.

 
CARRIED, on a division of 6 yeas and 3 nays, as follows:
YEAS (6): Councillors R. Brockington, R. Chiarelli, J. Cloutier, J. Leiper, T. Nussbaum, S. Qadri
NAYS (3): Councillors S. Blais, A. Hubley, Vice-chair T. Tierney




114 Richmond Rd – Ashcroft Homes Convent Development & Phase II Open House

25 05 2018

From Councillor Leiper

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We are hosting another Open House regarding Ashcroft Homes’ property at 114 Richmond Rd. You may recall in January, we hosted an Open House to discuss their proposal for an adaptive re-use of the Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent. They received your feedback and as a result have reevaluated their proposal. The current application is proposing alterations which would include a new 9-storey ‘L’ shaped addition to the rear of the Convent, with the demolition of only the south wall and a portion of the west wing. The convent and the new addition will be a mixture of residential and restaurant uses. The historical courtyard will be reinstated, brought up to grade level and made accessible. The new building addition will require a minor rezoning to allow for new built form within the heritage boundaries.

Ashcroft has also applied for both a Site Plan Amendment and a Minor Rezoning application for the remainder of the undeveloped site. The site plan amendment is to include the location of the new building addition to the convent.  A similar building had been previously approved, however its connection was to the south, rather than connecting to the convent. Also included in the amendment application are changes to the width of the previously approved senior residence building (west side of the site).

The second minor rezoning application is to include a 6-story step-back on the seniors building, where only 4-storeys are approved in the zoning by-law (by-law 256). Additionally, the minor rezoning application will seek to allow for a permitted projection on the rooftops of two of the buildings, this projection will be used as amenity space for the residents of each building.

We invite you to come and learn more about these applications for the proposed development:

Wednesday, June 6

7:00-8:30pm

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.

At the bottom of this post, you can review the proposed Site Plan for the entire site, as well as a rendering of the 4-storey residential seniors building.

Thank you!

https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/114-richmond-rd-ashcroft-homes-convent-development-phase-ii-open-house

 





Byron Linear Park Tree Relocation

17 04 2018

From Councillor Jeff Leiper:

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Greetings,

As you may be aware, extensive planning is underway to extend light rail further south, east and west as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project.

In previous Stage 2 LRT public consultations regarding Byron Linear Park, there was community interest and a commitment to relocate trees impacted by construction between Cleary Avenue and Lincoln Fields.

As the ground begins to thaw, I am excited to announce that we will be relocating transplantable trees from Byron Linear Park later this spring. Our target relocation areas are parks situated in the affected communities and upon request in the front yard of eligible private properties.

If you are interested in receiving a tree, please email Stage2@ottawa.ca and provide the following information:
• Name
• Phone Number
• Address
The deadline to submit a request is April 22, 2018. Please note, trees will be provided on a first come, first eligible, first served basis. For more information, please see the Byron Linear Park Tree Relocation Frequently Asked Questions found on stage2lrt.ca/resources.

I encourage you to pass this information on to your respective community members. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact either stage2@ottawa.ca or my office.
Cordially,

Jeff Leiper
City Councillor
Kitchissippi Ward 15
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave. W
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Jeff.leiper@ottawa.ca

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Cancelled: Open House for Proposal at 433 & 435 Churchill and 468 & 472 Byron Place

21 02 2018

Please be advised that the developers proposing to build at Churchill/Byron Place/Highcroft have determined that it’s premature to proceed with a community meeting and have cancelled the open house that was scheduled for February 26.

We will post more information once it becomes available.





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

 





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








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