Category Archives: Development

155 Northwestern Avenue Proposal – March 21

Please see the attached notice regarding a proposal to build a semi-detached home at 155 Northwestern Avenue. The owner is requesting Minor Variances on lot width only. All other Zoning By-law requirements are being met.
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Town Hall on OMB Replacement – March 10

Subject: Please Join Me Saturday March 10
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 21:09:30 +0000
From: Naqvi, Yasir (MAG) <>

Good Afternoon,

As you know, our government recently passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017. This legislation replaced the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will help ensure that proceedings before the tribunal are faster, fairer and more affordable.

We want to make sure that we do everything possible to give people a stronger voice in the planning of their own communities. So, I am pleased to invite you to a town hall discussion on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Road, Ottawa.
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Smart City 2.0 Questionnaire – March 11

Our co-chair, Heather, is working on a SmartCity response for the CPCA. She would appreciate your input, but also encourages you to respond to the survey directly. Here is some background.

The Federal government’s Smart Cities Challenge invites cities to compete for a top prize of $50 million. The money will be used by the winning cities to respond to community challenges, by taking a “smart city” approach, using data and connected technology. The government is prioritizing applications that harness community input and feedback (that’s us!), to identify key challenges and potential solutions.
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FCA-FAC Planning Workshop – January 27

Just a note that the FCA is putting on a workshop titled “Ottawa – a City of Neighbourhoods” on the topic of:

It is intended to be a forum for discussion about planning among community associations, residents, city officials and the development industry. It is an opportunity to learn about planning issues, solutions and a long term vision for neighbourhoods in Ottawa.

See for information. One of our co-chairs, Heather, will be attending and everyone else is welcome to attend.

Convent Development Open House – January 10

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Ashcroft Homes Convent Development Open House

Ashcroft Homes is proposing an adaptive re-use of Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent at their 114 Richmond Rd site, which would see the building partially demolished and encapsulated in glass, combining heritage and modern elements. The refreshed convent would see office tenants and mixed commercial. We invite you to join us to learn more about this proposed development during a community open house:

Wednesday, January 10
Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt)

Information on the proposed development will be available from Ashcroft Homes, and City of Ottawa staff in both Heritage and Planning will be on hand to field additional questions.

2018 Planning Primer Program Registration

The next Planning Primer I classes for residents will be on January 13 and 15. Details and sign-up at

The Planning and Growth Management Department 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 half-day courses. The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years. The courses are offered in English only. Please send your questions to

146 Northwestern Development Proposal Update

Application details for the development proposal for 146 Northwestern Avenue now are posted on the Committee of Adjustment web page at: (to be heard Dec. 6)

On the Agenda, please scroll down to items 12 (Consent to sever) and 13 (Minor variance). Click on the address for each to have access to the associated .pdf documents, listed on the right side of the page.

As stated on the previously published Notice, info requests may be directed to Theresa Thomas at Novatech, and Duncan Bury and Heather Pearl, CPCA Planning & Zoning Committee.