Thursday, October 25, 2007

Beyond Ottawa 20/20 ?

Ottawa residents are invited to participate in the City’s review of the Official Plan – an important part of the Beyond Ottawa 20/20 initiative. The Official Plan is reviewed every five years as directed by Ontario’s Planning Act.

Two supporting documents, the Transportation Master Plan and the Infrastructure Master Plan are included in the review.

City Council wants residents to have their say in how the city should manage its growth and take part in influencing the policies and strategic directions that guide the Official Plan and all the Master Plans.

To start the consultation process, staff have prepared a number of White Papers, which explain a variety of issues and options on topics such as intensification, transportation challenges, the environment and climate change.

Residents have also prepared Discussion Papers with recommendations for changes to the Official Plan and Master Plans as a result of the Rural Settlement Strategy Workshop held earlier this year.

For more info, as well as a schedule of upcoming events, go to the City of Ottawa website.

Also worth checking out: Ottawa Talks. Post your thoughts in this online forum. [Edited to add: wow - the forum is surprisingly complicated to use. Anyone try it out yet?]

Make sure you're heard: come out to our community forum

The Westboro Community association is hosting a special community forum on November 20th at All Saints Westboro/First United (7 p.m. at 347 Richmond Road). Westboro residents are invited to meet the new board, and share concerns and ideas.

This kind of event organization is very much a volunteer effort. Please help us spread the word. Thank you!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cash-in-lieu at Westboro Station

Word is that the parking requirements for 430 Richmond Road (Westboro Station) have been met by the Applicant and the application for Cash in Lieu has been withdrawn.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Do you live on Tweedsmuir Ave.?

If you live on Tweedsmuir Avenue between Richmond Road and Currell Avenue and see someone taking pictures of your home it's because the City has planned some infrastructure work for Tweedsmuir in 2008 (subject of course to budget restrictions)! You may see a new watermain and elimination of ditches.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Notice of Open House and PEC meeting

re: Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law

Click here to the text of this notice in PDF format.

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing re: 269 Avondale

Will be held October 3 at 1 p.m.

Click here to view a copy of the notice in PDF format.