From the Ottawa Citizen—"After listening to pleas by neighbours hoping to influence plans for 34 Brighton Ave., the City of Ottawa’s committee of adjustment on Wednesday [Jan. 18, 2012] reserved its decision on the severance of the Old Ottawa South property." Read the full article here. Another interesting Ottawa Citizen article illustrating that urban intensification is a "city-wide" issue can be read here.
At its January meeting, the OSCA board discussed and passed a resolution requesting that restrictions be placed on City digital signage. The City is holding consultations on the regulation of Digital Billboards, and there have been concerns about large digital signs, such as where they could be placed and what sort of community consultation will precede the approval of a sign. The OSCA Board passed the following resolution:
You can now see Deborah Margo's winning art installation panels in our Photo Gallery. To view them, click here. Deborah won the 2010 City of Ottawa art competition for the display of works of art in public places, and the set of copper panels now holds pride-of-place in the vestibule of the Old Firehall—the Ottawa South Community Centre—at 260 Sunnyside Avenue.
Have you ever wondered how land-use planning is done? What those black and white signs in your community mean? How a zoning application is made? How to make a presentation to Planning Committee? What land-use planners do for your community? Now is your time to find out.
With the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park leaving the Ottawa Farmer's Market temporarily homeless, it may take up residence in Old Ottawa South for the duration.
Parks Canada has committed to undertaking an assessment of the visual character of the Canal Corridor as part of what is being called the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy. The goal of the strategy is to work with First Nations, federal and provincial agencies, municipalities, NGOs, property owners and others to build a new vision for the Rideau. The end result will be guidelines that can be implemented by everyone with a stake in the future quality of the Corridor.
The Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy Committee (RCLS) has issued the following document:
Visit the Parks Canada website to find out more about this important initiative.
The OCDSB Working Group partners for Old Ottawa South and Hopewell Public School produced a "Minority Report" and presented it to the School Boad last night, Nov. 30, 2011. Written and supported by Jenny Haysom (for OSCA) and Neil Hill (for Hopewell Avenue Public School), it clarifies the position they are taking on the "Accommodation Issue" of inner-city school overcrowding and program imbalance. Read the full report here.