The Wellington Village Community Association (WVCA) is a volunteer, non-profit community group of local residents that represents over 1,500 households in our neighbourhood.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Neighbourhood Connection Office

From the City of Ottawa:

Want to do something new in your neighbourhood? The City of Ottawa

Friday, September 21, 2012

Preston-Carling Design Charette

From the City of Ottawa:

Come out, get involved and help the City of Ottawa create a model to guide the development of the Carling-Preston area. All you need to do is attend!



















What:The Preston-Carling Area Design Charette
Where:St. Anthony's Banquet Hall, 525 St. Anthony Street
When:Tuesday September 25 and Wednesday September 26, 2012
Times:9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Continuous design sessions focused on various themes
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Drop-in to see the daily design outcomes and area design models

No registration is required, just drop-in during the times shown above.

We encourage residents who are celebrating Yom Kippur September 26 to join the conversation at any time during the day on September 25, 2012. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Program at a glance

Tuesday, September 25



































9 to 9:30 a.m.Meet and greet
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.Introduction, virtual walking tour and opening presentation
10:30 to11:30 a.m.Background information, discussion, review and update of the secondary plan principles
11:30 a.m. to 12 noonWhat is being proposed - development applications
12 noon to 1:30 p.m.Break
1:30 to 4 p.m.Presentation on urban analysis
Analysis of the urban structure of the area

  • Streets and blocks

  • Open spaces

  • Active transportation

  • Land use

  • Built form


Identification of character areas
4 to 6 p.m.Break
6 to 8:30 p.m.Community drop-in

*From 1:30 to 8:30 pm each day, residents will be encouraged to participate in model making.

Wednesday, September 26



























9 to 9:30 a.m.Meet and greet
9:30 a.m. to 12 noonDiscussion of individual character areas

  • Preston Street

  • Station area

  • Transit Corridor

  • Carling

  • Rochester

  • Champagne

  • Infill areas


12 noon to 1:30 p.m.Break
1:30 to 4 p.m.Direction for character areas
4 to 6 p.m.Break
6 to 8:30 p.m.Community drop-in

Rain Date: The SLOWest Jam in the Park, Saturday September 29th

Rescheduled to next Saturday, September 29th due to Rain


SLOWest Jam in the Park

Ottawa Centre Condominium Act Review

From

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tunney's Pasture Master Plan Consultation

From the neighbours of Tunney's Pasture:

Monday September 17, 5 - 8 pm

Jean-Talon Building

170 Tunney's Pasture Driveway (extension of Holland Avenue)

Ground floor

Public Works and Government Services Canada have announced plans to double the number of employees and add residential and commercial uses in Tunney's Pasture over the next 20-25 years. As you can imagine, there will be impacts on those of us who live nearby - some could even be positive (shared recreational spaces, for example).

The impetus behind this plan is the advent of the Light Rail Station at Tunney's Pasture and we were told at the press conference that this is going to be transit-supportive development.

We, the neighbours of Tunney's Pasture, need to attend this information session (drop-in but why not stay as long as possible to exchange views with your neighbours as well as with the consultants) to show the federal government that we are very interested in their proposals and that we want to be consulted for more than 3 hours about this very important initiative.

Some questions that need to be asked:

How will you ensure that transit is the primary means of access to an intensified Tunney's Pasture?

Will PWGSC and/or their consultant be part of the City of Ottawa Community Design Plan consultation for this area, about to begin very shortly?

Why are only 600 residential units being proposed when private developers are planning at least this many units right across Parkdale Avenue?

How will the neighbours be informed of implementation plans as they develop?

What recreation facilities and other services which could be shared with neighbouring communities are being planned?

Why were the neighbours not asked for input to the concept plans - we have many ideas about how Tunney's Pasture could be a better neighbour?

The web-site has more information (but no plans as yet):

http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/biens-property/pdpt-tpmp/index-eng.html

Carling-Bayview: Preston-Carling design charette

From the City of Ottawa:

PRESTON-CARLING DESIGN CHARETTE

Your Community is Changing... let's talk about it!

Come out, get involved and help the City of Ottawa create planning and urban design directions to guide the development of the Preston-Carling area. All you need to do is attend!



















What:The Preston-Carling Area Design Charette
Where:St. Anthony's Banquet Hall, 525 St. Anthony Street
When:Tuesday September 25 and Wednesday September 26, 2012
Times:9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Continuous design sessions focused on various themes
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Drop-in to see the daily design outcomes and area design models

No registration is required, just drop-in during the times shown above.

What is a design charette and how do I fit in?

A Design Charette is an intensive, engaging hands-on workshop that brings people from different disciplines and backgrounds together to explore design options for a particular area or site. You, your friends and neighbours are invited to drop-in anytime and contribute your ideas.

Ongoing physical modeling and drawing will be used to reflect discussions, developed options and illustrate directions.Your feedback will be invaluable for helping us to unlock some of the potential of this changing community.

Who is running the Charette?

As part of the Carling-Bayview CDP process, the City of Ottawa is hosting a design charrette to discuss issues around the transformation of the area around the O-train Carling Station. The charette will be led by an urban design consultant, Urban Strategies Inc.

How will my ideas and suggestions make a difference?

Once all the results are in, Urban Strategies will make recommendations to the City of Ottawa to establish planning and design directions to guide community improvements, review of future development applications for the area and help complete the Carling-Bayview Community Design Plan.

What area is being covered by the Charette?

The area is bounded by the Queensway to the north, Lorretta to the west, Dow's Lake to the south, and Booth Street to the east and is within the boundaries of the Carling-Bayview CDP project.

Where can I get more information?

Questions about the Charette can be e-mailed to CarlingBayviewCDP@ottawa.ca

Recruitment of Volunteer Members for City of Ottawa Advisory Committees & Boards

From the City of Ottawa:

You may be aware that, Ottawa City Council recently approved a new Advisory Committee structure.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Join us for the September meeting

Tuesday, September 18

7 pm

Collected Works

Agenda:

1. Fisher Park playground update - Catherine

2. Street painting update - Jason

3. LRT letter update - Jason

4. Report on Tunney's Pasture redevelopment consultation session - Duff

4. Proposed policy on Board decisions made between meetings - Duff

5. Minuting of decisions made since last meeting - request for support from Hintonburg CA - Duff

6. Resume discussion of goals for year - membership drive, forum ideas - Catherine and Duff

7. Other business

Friday, September 7, 2012

2012 Planning Primer Program

From the City of Ottawa:

Have you ever wondered how land-use planning is done? What those black and white signs in your community mean? How a zoning application is made? How to make a presentation to Planning Committee? What land-use planners do for your community?

Now is your time to find out

The Planning and Growth Management Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.