The City of Ottawa is seeking comments on the planned footbridge over the Rideau River joining Carleton University & Vincent Massey Park.
Our local gardening group has had an unusually easy beginning this spring season with the Covid outbreak. My spouse Mike and I took over the job of coordinating this group which was so ably done by Winnie Pietrykowski and Brian Ure for the last four years.
An unprecedented video-linked joint session of Planning and Agricultural and Rural Affairs committees on the proposed expansion of the urban boundary took place this week. Public delegations were included on zoom, a first for City of Ottawa meetings. Many other residents followed via live-stream.
A Reminder About Traffic Complaints
Have you witnessed dangerous behaviour on the road such as speeding or distracted driving? Or do you know of an intersection where motorists routinely ignore the stop sign or run the red light? If so, the Ottawa Police Service would like you to make a traffic complaint using their online reporting system.
The City staff report on Growth Management projections that will guide future residential construction in Ottawa until 2046 was released last Friday, April 24, 2020.
A community meeting on the proposed development for 1050-1060 Bank Street was held on January 27, 2020 at the Firehall with almost 60 people in attendance. The development team addressed changes that were made to the design in response to resident comments made at the first Firehall meeting held in June 2019. They responded to questions and comments from residents on topics including materials, parking, the best entrance/exit street for the garage, height, and landscaping.
The application to the City is online and comments are requested by February 27, 2020.
The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department of the City of Ottawa 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 free half-day courses. The next course available: Planning Primer II.
On November 26, 2019, OSCA hosted a public meeting at the Firehall seeking residents’ views on the future of the fieldhouse at Windsor Park. The meeting was attended by about 30 people including our Councillor, Shawn Menard.
OSCA Board members Michael Jenkin and Luc Pellerin launched a presentation that displayed vividly the fieldhouse’s current dilapidated state, and estimated the potential costs of a renovation and a rebuild. Two flipcharts invited participants’ suggestions for the structural changes, as well as new or enhanced programming in the Park. Each participant was handed six sticky ‘dots’ to then vote for their preferred options in each category, three for facilities (or structures), and three for programming.