Byron Place / Churchill potential development update – community meeting

5 10 2018

From Councillor Leiper’s Office:

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Byron Place / Churchill potential development update – community meeting

You may recall that in February, there was a lot of discussion surrounding a potential development at the corner of Churchill Ave and Byron Place. At the time, a community meeting had been organized to discuss this further, but it came out that the developer was not ready to move forward with their project. However, they are now ready to do so.

We are hosting a community open house to discuss this proposed development on October 30, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Real Canadian Superstore PC Cooking School. Please encourage your neighbours to attend. At this meeting, the developer will review the details of what they are proposing and what they will be requesting from the City.

It’s important to note that the developer has not formally submitted their application yet, nor has our office been approached to review the proposed development in detail yet. From speaking with Novatech, the urban planning consultant working on behalf of the developer, they want to hear the community feedback at the open house, review the comments and make any changes before submitting formally to the City.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jeff.Leiper@Ottawa.ca and Fiona.Mitchell@Ottawa.ca with any questions, comments or concerns in the meantime. Jeff’s newsletter is unavailable until October 23 (due to the election black-out period), but if you aren’t already signed up to receive it, please consider signing up (by letting me know). When it’s resumed, it will include significant development updates.

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Scott Street closure – this weekend, August 25 to August 26

24 08 2018

From the Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper

Scott Street closure – this weekend, August 25 to August 26

Between August 25 and 26, Scott Street between Island Park Drive and McRae Ave will be closed. However, local traffic will be permitted.
A detour for all other traffic will be in place, with the appropriate directional signage. The detour will use Island Park Drive, Richmond Road, and McRae Ave. Note that a request for a Local Traffic Only sign at Clifton and Richmond Rd has been made.
The closure is occurring so that the contractor for 1960 Scott St can install their crane. A Road Closure Permit has been issued by the City for this work.




Cornerstone Building the Dream BBQ

23 07 2018

From the Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper:

Cornerstone Building the Dream BBQ

McDonald Brothers Construction is hosting a BBQ for Cornerstone Housing for Women in support of its capital campaign on Friday, July 27 at 1 pm onsite at 373 Princeton Avenue.

There is no admission for the event, in lieu of which donations of cash, non-perishable food and single sheet sets (new or gently used) would be gratefully received.





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.





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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