Category Archives: Development

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Update

Subject: Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment: FYI for the Board and for posting on the CPCA website
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:19:45 -0400
From: Heather Pearl

On April 5, a short history of the Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment plans was posted on the CPCA website.  All Champlain Park residents were invited to complete a Survey, developed by the Wellington Village Community Association (WVCA).  The survey results are in, a web page has been created, the working group is growing and everyone is invited to participate.  Here is a brief recap:

Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment plans have been in the works for some time. This massive federal government project has been developed under a cone of silence. Plans are now at an advanced stage, and have been done with no community consultation or input, nor the input or knowledge of city staff and elected officials. Whatever the outcome, this will have a major and direct effect on anyone who lives near Tunney’s Pasture, works at Tunney’s Pasture, or enjoys the river, roads and greenspaces in and around this large campus. The Wellington Village Community Association recently completed a survey of area residents regarding their knowledge and concerns related to the redevelopment, and are using this data to make a difference before it is too late. Step one is for all of us to push for the release of the detailed plans, and to push for the federal government to meet with local residents to ensure our input is taken into account, and taken seriously.

The community associations representing Wellington Village, Champlain Park, Hintonburg and Mechanicsville have formed Neighbours for Tunney’s to focus on these and other Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment-related issues. A preliminary web page has been launched (www.neighboursfortunneys.ca) and a mailing list has been created so that everyone can stay apprised of updates, and have continued input into the work your community associations are doing on your behalf. Even if you live outside of these four neighbourhoods, you can still sign up. You can join the mailing list by sending a request to  neighboursfortunneys@gmail.com.

For more information, please read the Neighbours for Tunney’s News Release and the Backgrounder and visit the WVCA web page.

To access previous Tunney’s Pasture related posts on the CPCA web site, type “Tunney’s” into the box under Search our Posts to find Community Information on the web page.

Thanks, Heather

Draft Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan – June 14

In case you’re interested in the city parks, there’s one consultation session via Zoom remaining and an online survey…

Subject: City of Ottawa Update No. 31 – Draft Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan // Mise à jour de la Ville d’Ottawa No. 31 – Plan directeur des infrastructures des parcs et des loisirs
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2021 19:21:47 +0000
From: rec (recreation)-info / info-loisirs <rec-info-loisirs@ottawa.ca>

Dear Community Partner,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the second round of consultations on the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (the Plan).
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Big Trees and Mechanicsville Promoting Trees vs Embassies

Via Heather and Daniel:

Mechanicsville Community Association and Big Trees of Kitchissippi invite you to make your voice count in efforts to say YES to more trees and No to embassies at the NCC Burnside property on the Ottawa River in Kitchissippi Ward.

[Poster for More Trees Here]

First, send a video message (hug) to Councillors and Federal Ministers before Earth Day next week, using this simple video platform: https://app.vidhug.com/yes-to-trees-no-to-embassies-/HyZ-FoNL_/record

Use your phone, or record directly on the platform, indoors or (preferably) outdoors to say Yes (and No).

Second, sign this petition calling on the City of Ottawa and NCC to honour their commitments to addressing the climate emergency, by saying Yes to more trees on the site, and No to embassies:  See Petition

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Survey

Subject: Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment plans, history, update on current status and a survey
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 19:26:47 -0400
From: Heather Pearl

After years of silence, we may soon know more about the redevelopment proposals for Tunney’s Pasture.  Here is some history:

  • Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) presented a draft plan to local community associations and the West Wellington BIA in 2012.
  • The CAs and BIA responded that the site needed to be redeveloped as much more than an attractive employment campus.
  • Our MP, Paul Dewar held a public meeting, attended by a large number of residents from the adjacent communities, to discuss what the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan (TPMP) needed to address.
  • The resulting TPMP Community Report (attached) was posted on Paul’s website.  In-house negotiations began, to which the CAs were not privy.

In 2013, PSPC held a public consultation to gather comments on their new, very different proposal, for a substantial mixed-use development, that responded to most of the issues raised in the TPMP Community Report.

Current status:

  • Jeff Leiper has regularly asked for updates, but has learned only that the 2014 TPMP is being, for the most part, followed.  Recently, he heard that more information should be coming soon.
  • The Wellington Village CA (WVCA) recently heard from PSPC that more information may be available by late spring.

A survey:

  • WV is inviting all interested residents of Champlain Park to respond to their survey questionnaire on the Tunney’s redevelopment plans.  The survey can be found at https://forms.gle/mEWU8BTBj2Rg3oZ6A

Their intent is to:

  • Gather preliminary information on awareness, concerns, and priorities associated with the coming redevelopment.
  • Gather information for a mailing list of keenly interested residents.
  • Take the first step in a series of steps as they attempt to obtain more information, and participate in public consultation.

Based on the survey responses, they hope to form a small working group amongst neighbouring CAs to keep the ball rolling.

Please consider completing the short survey and staying current as this issue matures.  Whatever happens at Tunney’s Pasture has a direct impact on Champlain Park.

Heather

TPMP Community Report.pdf

Official Draft Plan Weekend Workshops – January 23, 30

Subject: Fwd: Weekend Workshops January 23 and 30
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 22:58:53 -0500
From: Heather Pearl <hpearl2012@gmail.com>

Ottawa is in the process of building a new Official Plan, to direct the City’s growth and development during the next couple of decades.
https://engage.ottawa.ca/the-new-official-plan

The proposed plan takes a significantly different approach to city planning and redevelopment than has been taken in the past. All current residential zones (Champlain Park is R1 and R2) will be replaced and the City will be divided into “Transects”. All of our Kitchissippi Ward is situated in the new “Inner Urban Transect”. The goal is to “Transform” the Inner Urban Transect fairly quickly to accommodate greater density.

The Federation of Citizens’ Associations (FCA) will be presenting four workshops on the next two Saturday mornings. The purpose is to: Continue reading

City Official Plan Public Presentations

The City of Ottawa is drafting a new Official Plan that will strongly impact the shape of future zoning and development. They have organized a series of virtual presentations that will be of interest to residents of Champlain Park, as we are a rapidly developing neighbourhood, close to two transit stations, bordered by two areas to be developed, Tunney’s Pasture and Scott Street. We will therefore definitely be affected by the Official Plan directions.

Here is a link that invites residents to an important presentation on this topic. Although your CPCA Planning and Zoning and Civic Engagement reps will definitely be tuning in, we will no doubt wish to work with local residents on some issues that will arise out of the directions in the Official Plan, such as zoning and development both within and surrounding our community.
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2020 Planning Primer I Training – September 29

From a city newsletter which isn’t on-line to anonymous users so I can’t give you a link, via Lynne:

Registration for the Planning Primer I (Virtual): Legislative Background and Policy Documents

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (Offered in English)
Platform: Zoom
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (Offered in English)
Platform: Zoom
5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m

You can register for the course online until September 29, 2020. Seating is limited.

The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development 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. Please see our schedule for other Primer courses. The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years.

Please send your questions to primer@ottawa.ca.

Walkable Ottawa and 15 Minute Neighbourhoods

Via co-chair Heather: FYI. The Walkable Ottawa project links into what will be a major focus on 15 Minute Neighbourhoods as the City drafts its new Official Plan.

[Walkable Ottawa Poster]

Here is our website for you to explore and our social media channel for you to keep up on our progress:

Website
https://www.walkableottawa.ca/
Instagram Page
https://www.instagram.com/walkableottawa/?hl=en
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/WalkableOttawa
Reddit Page
https://www.reddit.com/user/WalkableOttawa
GoFund Me Page for Donations:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/walkable-ottawa

210 Cowley Avenue Development Proposal – August 19

A redevelopment proposal for 210 Cowley Avenue will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment (CoA) on August 19. The COVID-19 shutdown delayed submission of this Application, which would otherwise have been heard in June.
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15-Minute Neighbourhoods Survey

Message from the City: 15-Minute Neighbourhoods Survey

The City of Ottawa’s goal is to become the most liveable mid-sized City in North America. To this end, the City has adopted the 15-minute neighbourhood concept, defined as “…neighbourhoods where you can access most of your day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk from your home, on sidewalks and pathways, including when using a wheelchair or other mobility aids.”

We’d love to hear what makes a successful 15 minute neighbourhood for you! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey (External link), it will close on September 4th, 2020.

Link: https://engage.ottawa.ca/the-new-official-plan/news_feed/15-minute-neighbourhood