Following the lead of several BIAs and Community Associations, we put together an overview of local businesses and how they are adjusting to the COVID-19 situation.
Back in December 2019, we hosted a public forum on Bank Street Transportation through Old Ottawa South and the Glebe. We know the street does not currently meet the needs of all road users. As a first step, we have released our As We Heard It report. This report includes the presentations by community groups and city staff, as well as the feedback we received before, after, and during the meeting.
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.
We had noticed this sign on the West Coast Video building a little while ago, but the lack of a realtor's logo or any other branding made us wonder whether this was real or not. But on Friday February 14th Shawn Menard confirmed on Twitter that he's been talking to the owners' group and this might actually be happening...
The development team for the proposed six-storey apartment building at the corner of Bank and Aylmer (where Siam Kitchen, Boomerang Kids, and the Barley Mow are located currently) has made revisions to the design that was presented to our community back in June 2019. Come out and see what’s new!
Pay Heed: Reduced Speed Limit West of Bank!
Old Ottawa South west of Bank Street has hopefully become safer because of a municipal initiative which designates certain neighbourhoods as 30 km/hr gateway speed zones. This new speed limit reduces the previous default speed limit of 40 or 50 km/hr with a new default of 30 km/hr.
If you haven't already noticed, take a closer look at the Oat Couture Cafe. On Thursdays to Sundays, it transforms nightly into the Montgomery Scotch Lounge, featuring fine malts, scotch, beer, and small plates.
The first consultation session for the proposed mixed use building at 1050-1060 Bank Street was held on June 11, 2019. Attached is a PDF of the presentation drawings from the consultation provided by architect Maurizio Martignago.