The condominium at the corner of Island Park Drive and Wellington/Richmond Road will finally be starting construction, after many months of full page advertisements in the Ottawa Citizen. The developer’s web site has some information about their project: https://mizrahidevelopments.ca/featured-projects/1451-wellington/
Here is a letter from our city councillor’s assistant about the project, and the impact it will have on the neighbourhood.
From: Mitchell, Fiona <Fiona.Mitchell@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2019, 04:46:04 p.m. GMT-4
Subject: Mizrahi Construction
I know it’s been a while since we lasted checked in with you about this, but Mizrahi is now in a position to move ahead with the construction of their approved project, and work will be beginning immediately.
We are still in the process of organizing a pre-construction meeting with the wider community, which will give residents a head’s up about the work and what to expect moving forward. I am waiting for Mizrahi to provide me with date options that work for them.
While the pre-construction meeting is still be organized, work will begin on the site (this is not my preferred option but unfortunately this is what has occurred due to scheduling issues). Please review below the first schedule:
Week of October 21, 2019:
October 21 – Fast Fence Around 1445 Wellington installed by EOD
October 22 – 1445 Demolition Begins
October 25 – 1445 Demolition Tentative Completion
October 25 – Backfill Demolition
Week of October 28, 2019:
October 30 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
October 31 – Bell will begin to remove poles at North-side of site (behind Sales Center)
October 31 – Disconnects scheduled for 1451 Wellington
November 1 – Mobilization of Drill Rig
Week of November 4, 2019:
November 4 – Mobilization for Demolition of 1451 Wellington
Cc’d on this e-mail is Jamie Nokes who is the project manager for this site. He will provide me with these schedules that I will circulate to this group. You will also begin to receive a daily traffic plan which will detail any traffic impacts.
Part of what we needed to discuss at the pre-construction meeting was the parklette, which has been impacted due to the up coming construction activities. It was decided that in order for them to build this project, they need to stage in the parklette, which will require the trees to be cut down. We were very hesitant to permit this, but the alternative option would have seen them stage on the Wellington West sidewalk and part of the road. I’m sure we are all familiar with this intersection. We were very concerned about the safety impacts to pedestrian, cyclists and vehicles. Mizrahi is paying the City for the tree loss, and new trees will be planted in the parklette when that is being developed.
Please share this information with your members since activity on the site will begin tomorrow. I am happy to field any questions and I will circulate the pre-construction meeting information as soon as it’s available.
Moving forward, in order to streamline communication, I can communicate directly with Jamie to bring up any community concerns regarding construction impacts, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me during this process.
Fiona Ann Mitchell
Councillor’s Assistant | Adjointe au conseiller
Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward 15
City of Ottawa | Ville d’Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
t: 613.580.2424 ex. 15823