Category Archives: City of Ottawa

Notices and other information from the City of Ottawa that is of relevance to our neighbourhood.

Property Standards By-law Review

From: Woods, Kayla <Kayla.Woods@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 4:04 pm
Subject: Property Standards By-law Review

La version française suit

Good Afternoon,

This is to advise you about the City of Ottawa’s Property Standards By-law Review, which just recently began.

A comprehensive review of the Property Standards By-law was completed in 2013 and resulted in a new and updated by-law. However, a few additional issues were raised as part of the By-law Review Strategy approved by Council in 2015. This review therefore focuses on those issues which include:

  • Lighting (the term “abutting”)
  • Safe passage, specifically, snow and ice maintenance
  • Fences (the term “unsightly”)
  • Graffiti

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Consultation on Guidelines for Snow Plow Driveway Markers

From: Charles, Leslie <leslie.charles@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 2:52 pm
Subject: PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS RE FORMALIZING GUIDELINES FOR SNOW PLOW DRIVEWAY MARKERS/BALISES D’ENTRÉE POUR LE DÉNEIGEMENT

PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS RE FORMALIZING GUIDELINES FOR SNOW PLOW DRIVEWAY MARKERS

The City is formalizing current guidelines for snow plow driveway markers and is seeking feedback.

Background

Markers used by private snow plow contractors to identify their customers’ driveways are prohibited by various Ottawa by-laws.  However, a pilot program has been in place during recent winters to allow them on a trial basis, subject to specific guidelines.

The guidelines (detailed below) are primarily intended to standardize the use, locations and appearance of these markers, protect residents and the City’s snow clearing and removal equipment from unsafe installations, and minimize disruptions to neighbourhoods.  They are communicated to snow plow contractors when they apply for or renew their annual business licenses.
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Pontiac Depaving Park Expansion Update

Seen in councillor Jeff Leiper’s Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter #100:

Pontiac closure

We are finally in a position to begin closing off the portion of Pontiac between Cowley and Carleton to car traffic after months of discussions with the City. Sometime in early July, planters will go in to block off the road and we’ll work with the NCC to bring down their fence quickly after to join the NCC and City parks. It’s still uncertain when we can de-pave the stretch, and we’re working with the community association on that, as well as some parking restrictions in the area to deal with Tunney’s Pasture parkers.

Urban Forest Management Plan going to Committee

Subject: Fwd: UFMP Report Available today!
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:56:36 -0400
From: Heather Pearl <hpearl2012@gmail.com>

Hi all.  I have been working on the Urban Forest Management Plan for the past couple of years, representing the the FCA.  Here’s the result of the labours of many people, and in particular of Martha Copestake, City Forester Extraordinaire:

  • The Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) will be presented to the Environment and Climate Protection Committee on Tuesday, June 20th.
  • The agenda and associated staff reports for that meeting are now available on the City’s website. The UFMP is the third item on the agenda.
  • The staff report outlining the UFMP project is on the Agenda. The Final UFMP is attached as Document 1 to that report.
  • The final UFMP can also be found at the project website www.ottawa.ca/urbanforest, along with links to the formal submissions under the heading Phase 2, Public consultation.
  • The public is welcome to attend the Environment and Climate Protection Committee Meeting and comment on the UFMP. You may also submit comments in writing to the Committee Coordinator, Christopher Zwierzchowski.
  • If the UFMP is approved at Committee, it will go to Council on June 28th.

Attached are fact boxes created by the graphics team on the benefits of urban trees.  We have been invited to use these to help promote the UFMP through our web site and other other social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and to share them widely with our networks and contacts.

Heather

2017 06 13 draft UFMP to ECP Cttee Ottawa.pdf
2017 06 13 draft UFMP.pdf



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Byron Linear Park, Cleary, New Orchard Meeting – May 23

See also http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-consultations/planning-and-infrastructure/cleary-and-new-orchard-planning-study

Sidewalk Construction in the Neighbourhood

As mentioned previously, the old asphalt sidewalks are being replaced by concrete ones. So both Clearview:

Replacing the sidewalk on Clearview avenue. The temporary pedestrian path is behind the fence to the right.

Construction detail of concrete forms on Clearview for the new sidewalk.

and Premier avenue are being done:

Work on Premier Avenue sidewalks. This is taken on Friday April 21 2017, a bit after 1pm and there aren’t any cars parked on Premier!

Update on 190 Richmond Real Canadian Superstore Development

This isn’t directly in our neighbourhood but is likely of interest…

From: “McCreight, Andrew” <Andrew.McCreight@ottawa.ca>
Date: April 11, 2017 at 11:08 AM
Subject: Update – 190 Richmond Road applications

Hello,

Please note that all members of the public and registered community groups, whom have provided comment(s) to date, are included on this e-mail and have been Bcc’d in order to maintain e-mail privacy.

The applicants for 190 Richmond Road (Zoning – D02-02-16-0031, Site Plan D07-12-16-0055) have submitted revised plans and studies in response the initial comment period, the community open house (Sept. 2016), and recent review by the Urban Design Review Panel.

All revisions have been uploaded to the http://ottawa.ca/devapps website and can be viewed by searching the address or above noted file numbers.

Highlights of the proposed development include:

  • 6-storey apartment building with 187 units
  • 143 parking spaces in underground garage
  • 94 Bicycle parking spaces (40 at grade, 54 below grade)
  • The 5th and 6th storeys are setback 1.5m from the below storeys facing Kirkwood and Byron Linear.
  • Additional building setback along Byron Linear to preserve all trees.
  • Surface parking lot for Grocery Store and LCBO reconfigured providing 400 parking spaces (approx. 380 exist currently).
  • Land set aside for a new park, approximately 1000sq.m in size and located in the southwest corner of the site abutting Byron Linear. Note – the size and location of the park will be confirmed through the Zoning application, but the design will be subject to a separate public process.
  • New north-south pedestrian/cyclist connections through the site, including landscaping.
  • Section 37 (community benefits) is required for the proposed development. Staff will discuss this with Councillor Leiper.

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