Thursday, March 21, 2013

Development updates from Westboro, Carlington, Kitchissippi and soutwest Ottawa

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Several posts in the Ottawa blogosphere contain urban development news.  The Westboro Community Association has updated the list on their blog of current projects in the community, while the Carlington Community Association board has decided to oppose a proposal to rezone 1110 Fisher Avenue.  A meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 pm. at the Alexander Community Centre to allow CCA members to discuss the Fisher Avenue proposal.

If you live in Kitchissippi, Councilor Katherine Hobbs has announced on her blog that Fisher Park will undergo major renovations in May.  Bulldog Ottawa, meanwhile, provides an update on the proposed megaproject in southwest Ottawa.

David Reevely of the Ottawa Citizen has posted on his blog figures that show how much it costs the city to provide services inside and outside of the Greenbelt (see chart below, which it taken from Reevely's post).

Finally, Citizens for Safe Cycling have details on a talk on Complete Streets that will take place on March 26 at 5:30 p.m, at 90U Residence Lounge, University of Ottawa, 90 University Private.  The following speakers will be present:

  • Ryan Whitney, of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, will discuss how a Complete Streets policy can direct Ottawa's planners and engineers to create streets that work for all users;
  • Dr. Rosamund Lewis, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Policy and Partnerships, Ottawa Public Health, will discuss the public health benefits of complete streets; and
  • Keith Egli, City Councillor and Chair of Ottawa's Transportation Committee, will welcome guests and voice his support for Complete Streets in Ottawa.

You can RSVP at this link.

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