Category Archives: Development

254 Carleton Zoning Hearing – July 8

The Development proposal for 254 (256) Carleton Avenue is scheduled for the virtual hearing on July 8 at 1 PM. This Hearing may be viewed online on the Committee of Adjustment YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ9Z3-VJcSMSqrWRORMlRjQ

This is the link to the Agenda, including the plans: https://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=8121&doctype=AGENDA

CPCA Position on the Applications for Consent and Minor Variances:

Lot Width and Area:

CPCA routinely supports the minor variances on lot width and area to build semi-detached dwellings on our most common lot size (50 X 100 ft.) (15.24 X 30.48 m.) provided the applications meet all other provisions of the Mature Neighbourhoods Overlay (Infill I) and the Alternative Provisions (Infill II).

Reduced Front Yard Set-Back from 6 m. to 4.9 m.

We understand that the minor variance request for front yard set-back is due to the dual sets of regulations in effect (6 m. set-back Exception 2159 to ZBL 2008 plus the Mature Neighbourhoods Overlay front yard averaging provision).

For this specific proposal, we accept, albeit reluctantly, the front yard setback of 4.9 metres, which is the average of the front yard set-backs of the abutting properties to the North (252 Carleton: 6.355 m.) and South (258 Carleton: 3.506 m.) of 254 Carleton. We note that the architect has provided some mitigation to this reduction from the 6 m. specified in Exception 2159:
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CPCA Submission to the Special Meeting of Ottawa’s PLC & ARAC

The attached letter is the Champlain Park Community Association’s submission to the Special Meeting of the Planning (PLC) and Agriculture and Rural Affairs (ARAC) committees, regarding expanding the urban boundary. The letter expresses Champlain Park’s support for two strong community values: the environment and quality of urban life.

Ottawa’s Community Associations have rallied to oppose the proposed urban boundary expansion. There are compelling reasons to “hold the line”. We do not, however, advocate a continuation of the same patterns in the future as we have seen in the past, with unplanned-for over-intensification inside the urban boundary, in particular in the inner urban Wards. We believe that intensification can be effected in an environmentally sustainable way that also respects the character of existing neighbourhoods.
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Committee of Adjustment Hearings Closed

From: Committee of Adjustment <cofa@ottawa.ca>
Date: March 16, 2020 at 1:46 PM
Subject: Important Notice – COVID-19 Pandemic and Committee of Adjustment Hearings

Attention:

Following the advice of public health officials to avoid public gatherings of any kind at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, Committee of Adjustment hearings are cancelled until April 5.

Suivant les conseils des autorités de la santé publique d’éviter les rassemblements publics de tout genre pendant cette période de la pandémie du COVID-19, les audiences du Comité de dérogation sont annulées jusqu’au 5 avril.
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Landsdowne Park Future Forum – October 28


Lansdowne public forum invitation Oct 28 2019.pdf
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1451 Wellington Condo Construction Starts

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

Hello everyone!

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:
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City Builders Newsletter Out

Heather Pearl points out that there’s a new issue of the development oriented city of Ottawa City Builders newsletter out. Rather than reproducing the whole thing here, you can subscribe to it at https://ottawa.ca/esubscriptions/signup-form-en.html


The Summer Construction Update and link to the interactive map of current and future projects (Capital Construction Forecast Online Map) will be useful aids for those needing to navigate around City-led projects.

Thanks, Heather

Main topics are:

  • The City of Ottawa has reached one million residents!
  • New Official Plan Stakeholder Engagement – various ways of contacting people, and a poll on the engagement plan.
  • OP Discussion Paper Highlight – Climate Adaptation and Resiliency – various papers on the topic.
  • Flora Footbridge Opened Canada Day Weekend!
  • CSST Tunneling 75 Per Cent Complete – Storm water storage.
  • Summer Construction Update – Various projects, Harmer Avenue pedestrian bridge is the closest one to us.
  • Capital Construction Forecast Online Map – See https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-development-and-construction/construction-and-infrastructure-projects
  • Kindness is a two-way street – a mutual respect campaign.

The newsletter ends with a bit of info about zoning in general, and a list of upcoming events and workshops.

City Builders Newsletter Out

Heather Pearl points out that there’s a new issue of the development oriented city of Ottawa City Builders newsletter out. Rather than reproducing the whole thing here, you can subscribe to it at https://ottawa.ca/esubscriptions/signup-form-en.html

Main topics are:

The newsletter ends with a list of upcoming events and workshops.