There's a lot to report on this week.
We met with Jeff Leiper and city staff to discuss the WVCA's opposition to the widening of Scott Street (see post from last week). We were informed that the City is exploring the possibility of widening the street (Island Park to Ross Avenue) since it will already be undergoing construction this Spring. As a result of the construction, there will be an eastbound lane closure and a detour (projected for June to December 2020). The City has hired a consultant to work on the lane closure/detour and has been tasked with providing a cost analysis for the widening of the street. The city staff's rationale for widening the street is to accommodate a high amount of traffic on the "worst day" during the Stage 2 LRT bus detour. All of this will be discussed at an upcoming public consultation, tentatively scheduled for early February. As soon as we receive more information about the public consultation we will let you know. As always, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The WVCA also met with community members and the owner and Project Designer for 9 Gilchrist Avenue to discuss their proposed development. The proposal includes demolishing a single family home to build a three storey triplex; requesting variances on lot width and area. It was adjourned at the Committee of Adjustment and is scheduled to be heard on January 22nd.
Transportation Master Plan:
You have until January 24th to sign up on Engage Ottawa to provide comments on the Transportation Master Plan. Now is your chance to tell the city what's important to you about how our transportation system works.
Residential Fourth Density (R4) Zoning Review:
The City has extended its deadline for commenting on the R4 discussion paper. You now have until February 21st. Although the vast majority of Wellington Village is zoned R3 or R1, much of Hintonburg and Mechanicsville are zoned R4 which allows for up to low-rise apartment buildings. Please take some time to read the discussion paper and provide your comments here:https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-engagement/projects/residential-fourth-density-r4-zoning-review
Also, you can check the zoning in your area (and more) at GeoOttawa: http://maps.ottawa.ca/geoOttawa/
Thank you party for Constable Dawn Neilly- Saturday, January 18th, 1-3pm, Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. W.
Champlain Park Winter Carnival- Saturday, January 25th, 12-3pm, Champlain Park
Westboro Beach Winter Fun- Saturday, January 25th, 1:30-3:30pm, Westboro Beach
Mechanicsville Winter Carnival- Sunday, February 2nd, 2-4pm, Laroche Park
Fisher Park Winter Carnival- Sunday, February 9th, time to be confirmed, Fisher Park