Category Archives: Development

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

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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