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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Study on Local Shops and Services in Residential Neighbourhoods

From the City of Ottawa:

Is there a corner store or shop in your neighbourhood? Would it be convenient to have a neighbourhood store providing goods and services in your community?

The City of Ottawa is conducting a Zoning Study on Local Shops and Services in Residential Neighbourhoods. To have a say about this important neighbourhood study, take a few minutes to participate in the online questionnaire. You may also contact:

Andrew McCreight, Planner
City of Ottawa; 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, On K1P1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 22568
E-mail: andrew.mccreight@ottawa.ca

November 2013 meeting minutes

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WVCA Minutes Nov 19 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

December 17, 2013 meeting agenda

AGENDA

WVCA Board of Directors Meeting

December 17, 2013

7:30 PM

Room 112 (main floor) Fisher Park School

1. Approval of November minutes

2. Minuting of business conducted by email between meetings

3 Planning for Community Forum on Safe Streets - Catherine

4. Scott St. CDP update - Colin

5. Mizrahi Development update - Vivian

6. Other business

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The WVCA Fall 2013 newsletter

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Fall Newsletter 2013

 

Click the PDF link to open up the newsletter. Lots of great information is in there!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Notice of Public Meeting for 1451 and 1445 Wellington Street West

Thursday, December 12, 2013

7:00 PM

Great Canadian Theatre Company Studio

1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

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The WVCA's statement made to the Citizen on the proposed development:

"The Wellington Village Community Association welcomes quality development and good design and what we have seen so far from Mizrahi Developments impresses us.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fisher Park Community Recreation Centre Christmas Craft Show and Sale

Saturday December 7, 9:30am to 3:00pm

250 Holland Ave. (in Fisher Park School)

Over 100 Vendors

Free Parking and Admission

For more info, call

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Zoning By-law Amendment Proposal

From the City of Ottawa:

Zoning By-law Amendment Proposal


Residential Conversions- File #02-02-13-0111


November 28, 2013

Attached is a summary of a Zoning By-law Amendment Proposal being considered by the Planning and Growth Management Department.

Flavours of Ottawa: Westboro Holiday Food Market Dec. 14

Flavours of Ottawa: Westboro Holiday Food Market


The event will take place at the Westboro Masonic Hall at 430 Churchill at Byron on Saturday, December 14 from 10 am to 3:30 pm. It will include over 20 Ottawa based artisan vendors who make items such as: macarons, chutney, tortiere, baked goods, tea, jams, chocolate, and black garlic to name a few. A few of vendors live in the Westboro neighbourhoods and many of the vendors were at the Ottawa Farmers Market this past summer! Also the sponsors are local- Emulsify, Diane and Jen (Royal LePage brokers) and Kitchenalia.

This event is a one-stop-shop for all your holiday food and gift giving needs. You can also pick up a curry lunch at the Relish Food Truck.

Final Poster Westboro

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

RightBike Community Consultations

From RightBike:

Join us for an opportunity to:




  • Meet your neighbours

  • Share concerns and ideas to improve our community

  • Help shape the development of RightBike

  • Enjoy snacks and coffee while we brainstorm


Tunney's Pasture Master Plan - Public Information Session on Preferred Development Option

Attend an upcoming public information session on the Tunney's Pasture master plan.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Family Dance - November 16

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family dance flyer 2013-2014

Planning Primer Elective: Residential Intensification and Infill

From the City of Ottawa:

Saturday, November 16 or Monday, November 18, 2013
Ottawa City Hall,
110 Laurier Avenue West
Colonel Room, Second Floor
8:30 am to noon
Register for this elective provided you have already completed Primer I and Primer II,
This elective will explore:

  • What is meant by "residential intensification", what are the intensification targets in the Official Plan, where is it expected to occur within the city and why,

  • The three ways in which small-scale infill projects are approved, and the consultation and development review processes by which they are approved, and

  • How larger-scale infill projects are approved and what factors are considered by the department in approving them.


E-mail your registration to primer@ottawa.ca, identifying your preferred date to attend, and your availability for the alternate date, no later than November 13, 2013.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nov 12 - Wellington Street Design Charrette

ID Collaborative, an urban planning studio group from McGill University, is working with the Wellington West BIA and Creative Neighbourhoods on a wayfinding strategy and public space enhancement project along Wellington Street West.

The Wellington Street West Charrette is a design workshop to improve public spaces along Wellington Street West by incorporating Wi-Fi hot spots and wayfinding signage along the corridor. The purpose of this workshop is to bring the ideas of the community together and generate solutions for the improvement of public spaces with the purpose of encouraging neigbourhood exploration and increasing knowledge of local services and attractions.

We invite you to bring your ideas, experience and energy to this community design charrette. The event will take place on Tuesday November 12, 2013 at the Hintonburg Community Centre from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. The charrette will require pre-registration and food will be provided. We would like you

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WVCA August Meeting Minutes

The agenda and minutes of the August, 2013 WVCA board meeting can be found here: link.

WVCA September meeting notes

These are not official minutes as a quorum of WVCA Board members was not present.

However, they do reflect discussion at the meeting of September 24, 2013.

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WVCA Sept24, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Near West Accommodation Review Working Group

The Near West Accommodation Review Working Group intends to present the three scenarios set out below at the Public Meeting on October 24, 2013 in the Fisher Park auditorium, from 7:00 to 9:00p.n. Additional information (e.g., catchment boundary maps and classroom availability data) will be provided at the Public Meeting.

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Wellington Village Safe Streets petition

From

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Scott Street CDP presentation

From the City of Ottawa:

The presentation from the most recent Scott Street CDP meeting, October 9:

ftp://connect.urbanstrategies.com/Scott%20Street%20CDP%20Community%20Meeting%20October%209%202013/

After you click on the link here is the login information:

Username: scottstreetcdp

Password: ottawa

You should

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tonight: Public Meeting on Byron Linear Park

From Neighbours for Smart Western Rail:

Councillor Katherine Hobbs is holding a public meeting tonight, Monday, October 7,

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Community Meeting for the Scott Street Community Design Plan (CDP)

From the City of Ottawa:

Wednesday October 9, 2013

City

From the City of Ottawa:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Ecology Ottawa's Community Network: building the Green Capital of Canada

From Ecology Ottawa:

You are invited to join us in celebration of Ecology Ottawa's Community Network!

Community Network neighbourhood teams have initiated projects across the City from Orleans to Kanata, from Lowertown to Huntclub. Join us to celebrate the hundreds of volunteers who help build sustainable communities to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada!

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
5:30

Zoning Study on Residential Conversions

From the City of Ottawa:

Public Meeting

Monday, September 16, 2013

7 to 9 p.m.

City Hall

Andrew Haydon Hall and Jean Pigott Place

110 Laurier Avenue West

The City of Ottawa Planning and Growth Management Department is undertaking a Zoning Study on Residential Conversions. This study relates to the conversion of one-, two- and three- unit dwellings to dwellings of three or more units.

The goal of the study is to ensure that such residential conversions are carried out in a manner that is compatible with the surrounding neighbourhoods. The study may result in an amendment to the Zoning By-law which changes the zoning rules governing residential conversions.

You can also send us your thoughts on residential conversions by e-mail at conversions@ottawa.ca. Updates on the Zoning Study can be found at ottawa.ca/conversions.

We hope that all residents, developers and other stakeholders will take this opportunity to participate in this important discussion on the future of residential conversions in Ottawa.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or e-mail the Project Lead below before the event.

For further information contact:

Tim Moerman

Planner

City of Ottawa

110 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa, On K1P1J1

613-580-2424 Ext. 13944

E-mail: conversions@ottawa.ca

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Re-Opening of Fisher Park

From the office of Councillor Hobbs:

Next week marks the end of summer for Kitchissippi kids, but the fun's hardly over! I'd like to welcome you and your kids 'Back to School' with the,

Grand Re-Opening of Fisher Park


Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
3:30-5:00 PM
Remarks and official opening at 4:30
Fisher Park
250 Holland Avenue


Please join Mayor Jim Watson, my fellow Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee and me to celebrate the re-opening of Fisher Park with friends and neighbours and a few surprises too.

Since May, extensive renovations have been underway at Fisher Park to rejuvenate this well used community park. Funding for the park from the City's general spending was only $220,000 to replace the play structures and build a new splash pad. I invested $740,000 of Kitchissippi cash-in-lieu of parkland funds to ensure it received the upgrades our growing community needs, including:

  • A larger splash pad area with expanded number of water features

  • Two separate senior play structures, including a space net climbing component

  • A realigned and separated pathway system for children

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Zoning By-law Amendment 1518 Scott Street (at Parkdale / Bullman St.)

From the City of Ottawa:




An application has been received for a Zoning By-law Amendment Application at 1518 Scott Street, 250, 266, 268, 272 & 274 Parkdale Avenue, and 9, 11, 13, & 15 Bullman Street.

Site Location:
The site is municipally addressed as 1518 Scott Street, 250, 266, 268, 272 & 274 Parkdale Avenue, and 9, 11, 13, & 15 Bullman Street. The site is located at the south-west corner of Scott Street and Parkdale Avenue.
Description of Site and Surroundings:
The site is comprised of 10 property parcels. An approximate 10 metre strip of land interrupts the properties, and thus the development lands are divided into two groupings. The total site area of the north lot at Scott Street and Parkdale Avenue is 1,156.57 square metres. The total site area of the south lot at Bullman Street and Parkdale Avenue is 2,382.3 square metres. The site is currently occupied by a number of single detached dwellings, surface parking lots, a commercial diner and a mixed-use development. The site is surrounded by the Tunney

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fisher Park Playground and Splash Pad Update

The WVCA has received an update from the City regarding the completion date for Fisher Park.

The play structures are scheduled to be ready for this Saturday, Aug. 31st. The splash pad will be operable by the following Tuesday. The splash pad will then be programmed so that it only operates between 4 pm and 7 pm on weekdays and between 8 am and 7 pm on weekends, until is closed down for the winter (late September). This operating schedule is in keeping with City policy for splash pads located adjacent to schools. The splash pad will be programmed to operate 7 days a week during Fisher Park School summer holidays.

While the new playground will be open this weekend, please note that there will be some construction fencing left in place to protect large newly sodded areas in the park, to allow the sod to properly root. There are a few deficiencies remaining to be completed, namely the installation of the community bulletin board, 2 new park signs, replacement of the fencing along Harmer Avenue and the colour acrylic coating and line painting for the new basketball courts. These will be completed over the next couple of weeks.

The delays in completion of the redevelopment project were due to a combination of lots of rain in the spring/early summer and to the late delivery of critical equipment from suppliers, such as; water play elements, the net climber and the pathway lighting. When key equipment delivery dates were missed, it caused ripple delays in the installation of associated infrastructure, paving and landscaping etc. As the school year begins the same week as the opening, the splash pad will be programmed to be operational on weekends only, likely until the end of September.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

June 2013 Minutes and Fall meeting dates

June minutes:

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WVCAMinutes-2013-06-11

 

Mark your calendars with our upcoming Fall meetings, all 7:30 PM at Fisher Park:

Tuesday, September 24

Tuesday, October 22

Tuesday, November 19

Tuesday, December 17

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Special Events on Public and Private Property By-law

From the City of Ottawa:

On July 17, 2013, the Special Events on Public and Private Property By-law No. 2013-232 was approved and enacted by City Council.

As a result, all events occurring on both private and public property with an expected attendance of at least 500 persons, at any one time, during the event are required to submit a special events application to Event Central.

Friday, August 2, 2013

TransCanada Pipeline Information & Strategy Session

From SLOWest:
Tuesday, August 6th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset East


Ecology Ottawa is holding an information and strategy session in response to the proposed TransCanada pipeline that would bring toxic tar sands bitumen through Ottawa and

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

UPDATE: City-Wide Zoning By-law Amendment for Medical Marihuana Production Facility Locations

From the City of Ottawa:
As many residents are currently taking summer vacation and we would like to be sure that all residents and community association members get an opportunity to provide comments on this Zoning By-law Amendment, the deadline for comments has been extended to

Friday, July 26, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Traffic restrictions during Clarendon Avenue rehabilitation project

From the City of Ottawa:

Clarendon Avenue at Byron Avenue will not be accessible to traffic from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting Monday, July 22. Traffic restrictions will remain in effect until the completion of work, expected by Thursday, July 24.

There will also be lane restrictions on Byron Avenue at Clarendon Avenue. Local traffic will have to access Clarendon Avenue from Wellington Street. All detours will be clearly marked and commuters are reminded to exercise caution and drive within the speed limit.

These road restrictions are necessary during a road, sewer and watermain renewal project. This $10.6 million project is an integrated road, sewer, and watermain rehabilitation project which will include a full sidewalk replacement, the installation of traffic calming measures at the Ruskin Avenue and Hinton Avenue intersection as well as the construction of a raised bicycle and pedestrian pathway.

This construction work is an

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fisher Park Reconstruction Update

From the office of Katherine Hobbs:

"While crews have been toiling away, Mother Nature has not helped with a fair amount of rainfall. The projected opening date will be mid August. Cross your fingers for better weather."


Read more: ourkitchissippi.ca/parks-2/fisher-park-rejuvenation-update/

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Community Meeting for the Scott Street Community Design Plan (CDP)

From the City of Ottawa:

Wednesday June 26, 2013
Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington Street West
6 to 9 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Interactive sessions will begin after the presentation

Come out to hear about the ongoing development of the Scott Street CDP. The meeting will be lead by Urban Strategies Inc., the urban design consultant hired by the City of Ottawa to undertake the Scott Street CDP.

Interactive Sessions
There are keys areas of the CDP that we need more community feedback on such as:

Scott Street - the design of Scott Street after the Light Rail Transit (LRT) construction is completed
Tall Buildings - the location of future tall buildings within the CDP study area
Neighbourhood focus - key issues for each neighbourhood in the study area

Your ideas and suggestions will make a difference
The purpose of the meeting is to provide Urban Strategies with information to further develop the vision for the Scott Street CDP. Your participation and feedback are integral components in the development of the CDP.

No registration is required, just drop-in at any time. Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call 3-1-1 or e-mail scottcdp@ottawa.ca before the event.

For more information:

Check out the project's website or send questions about the community meeting to scottcdp@ottawa.ca or contact:

Melanie Knight, MCIP RPP
Planner
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424, ext. 28439

At any time, if you have questions about the Scott Street CDP, please contact the City's Scott Street Community Design Plan project team at scottcdp@ottawa.ca or by calling 3-1-1.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Application for Consent for Severance, 40 Java, to be Discussed at the June 19 Committee of Adjustment Meeting

The Owner wants to demolish the existing dwelling located on the property and subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land in order to create separate ownerships for a proposed semi-detached dwelling, with one dwelling unit on each of the newly created parcels.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Western Light Rail Transit Corridor: Update June 13, 2013

From Katherine Hobbs:

Dear Neighbours,

Today we announced a refined design for the western extension of the Confederation Line LRT which serves Kitchissippi. I have secured $80 million in design changes including burying the line near residences, enhancing access to the pathways, and a new green roof on Cleary Station. The changes go a long way toward a plan that works for Kitchissippi residents. Please be sure to watch this video to learn all about the design for this critical piece of city transit infrastructure for our community:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIe5VEcRIVE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

How did we get here?


Delivering transit from Lincoln Fields to the Transitway trench has never been resolved and has relied on using the NCC

Meeting of the Near West Study Area School Communities

The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Near West Working Group to be held

Thursday, June 20, 2013

7:00 to 9:00 PM

Auditorium, Nepean High School, 574 Broadview Ave.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

2013 Low-rise Infill Housing Study Public Workshops

Please note the following dates and locations:


Monday, June 24 (7 to 9 p.m.)


Tom Brown Area Hall


141 Bayview Road


Thursday, June 27 (7 to 9 p.m.)


Glebe Community Centre


Scotton Hall (formerly Main Hall)


175 Third Avenue


Thursday, July 4 (7 to 9 p.m.)


Sandy Hill Community Centre, Main Hall


250 Somerset East


Your input is important to help staff understand the nature of your experience related to new low-rise infill construction.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Information Session: Update on the Ontario Municipal Board Appeal Against the Infill Zoning By-law Amendment

Monday, June 17, 2013

7 to 8:30 p.m., Presentation at 7:30 p.m.

City Hall, Champlain Room

110 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal against the Infill Zoning By-law 2012-147 that was adopted by City Council on May 9, 2012, and subsequently amended by By-laws 2012-347 and 2012-348. The Infill Zoning By-law affects all residentially-zoned lands located within Wards 12, 14, 15, 17 and part of Ward 13.

The OMB issued an Interim Order directing City staff to document specific attributes that, in part, assist in the creation of neighbourhood character within those areas affected specifically by Infill By-law 2012-147, as amended.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Important Upcoming Dates

Near West Public Meeting (School accommodation review) will be held on:

Thursday June 20, 2013

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Auditorium

@ Nepean High School

 

Scottt Street CDP

Wednesday June 26, 2013

Public open house at Hintonburg Community Centre, to present input received and initial proposed directions for the study area.

 

WVCA June meeting

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fisher Park

Applications to the Committee of Adjustment

The WVCA has received the following applications to the Committee of Adjustment:

1)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Proposed Amendments to the WVCA Constitution

To be voted on this Tuesday, May 28, 7 PM, at the ADM at Fisher Park. See you there!

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West WellingtonConstitution - Proposed Amendments 2013 - Final Draft

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WVCA Annual General Meeting

WVCA Annual General Meeting

Everyone welcome!

Tuesday, May 28
Fisher Park School Room 112
7:00 Pm

AGENDA

1. Introductions (5 min.)

2. Approval of 2012 AGM (2 min.)

2. President's report and Vice-President's update

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Membership Drive

It's time to renew your WVCA membership. Starting this year a WVCA membership will be valid for two years and the suggested donation is $10 per household. Members will be given the opportunity to subscribe to all WVCA website updates (about 5 emails per month) or to our new quarterly newsletter.

If a WVCA representative does not make it to your house or apartment during our spring drive, you can sign up at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 28 or mail a membership form to the WVCA. The form and mailing address can be found here.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Proposal to upgrade a pathway going from Kirkwood to Island Park, through Hampton Park

On May 2, the city will be holding an open house at 7:00 pm to present a proposal to upgrade a pathway going from Kirkwood to Island Park, through Hampton Park. The open house is being held at Westgate Mall.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Agenda - April WVCA Meeting

WVCA April 2013 Meeting

Tuesday, April 30

Fisher Park School, Room 112

7:00PM

1. Approval of March Minutes

2. Minuting of business conducted between meetings

3. Schools accommodation update - Rick

4. Transit updates (western LRT + bus stops) - Duff

5. Scott Street CDP update - David L.

6. Infill Design Guidelines - Phase II - Duff

7. Proposed condo development at Island Park and Wellington - Vivian, David L., Duff

8. Street painting update - Duff

9. AGM planning (membership) - Catherine J.

10. AGM planning (Constitution amendment) - Vivian and Duff

11. AGM planning (general) - all

12. Other business

Monday, April 8, 2013

2013 Planning Primer Program

From the City of Ottawa:

2013 Planning Primer Elective 2: The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)

Saturday April 20 or
Monday, April 22

Champlain Room 2nd floor, Heritage Building
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
8:30 am to 12 noon

Register no later than April 18, 2013; space is limited to 40 residents per session.

What will be covered in this elective course?

Building on the information provided through Primer I and Primer II, this elective course will explore the roles of planners, lawyers, community organizations and residents at Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearings

In addition to explaining the process to be followed as the OMB hearing approaches, the course will outline the skills that are necessary for presenters to be effective at the OMB hearings, including the preparation and presentation of evidence.

Questions?

Please send your questions to primer@ottawa.ca

Island Park Drive/Carling Ave & Holland Ave/Carling Ave Modifications

http://ourkitchissippi.ca/construction/island-park-drivecarling-ave-holland-avecarling-ave-modifications/

Update: April meeting date changed

The WVCA April meeting will now take place:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Fisher Park School

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

FAMILY DANCE for kids and their parents --- Saturday, April 20th from 3:30-5:00pm!

From Ottawa Contra:

Come out to a fun family dance with live celtic/quebecois music.

Public Meeting on project at 1451 Wellington (Proshine and Bella's)

From Katherine Hobbs:

You are invited to a meeting to discuss a proposal for construction of a mixed-use building at the northeast corner of Island Park Drive of 6 and 9 storeys by

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hampton Park Multi-Use Pathway Open House

From Katherine Hobbs:

Notice of Public Open House
Hampton Park Multi-Use Pathway
(ISD12-2020)


Dovercourt Avenue at Kirkwood Avenue to Sebring Avenue through Hampton Park to Island Park Drive


The City of Ottawa invites you to attend an open house to discuss a proposed improvement to the cycling network.

Notice of Upcoming Public Information Centre

From

Thursday, March 28, 2013

January and February 2013 minutes

 

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WVCA Minutes, Jan 15 2013

 

 

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WVCA Minutes, Feb 19 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Study on Traffic Congestion

From

Application for Minor Variances for 117 Clarendon, April Committee of Adjustment meeting

The WVCA has received the following application to the Committee of Adjustment:

1) Minor Variance Application for 117 Clarendon Avenue

Public Hearing to be held at Committee of Adjustment Meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 1pm, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive (in the chamber, main floor).

On March 6, the Committee adjourned Consent applications and an accompanying Minor Variance application for this property in order to allow the Owner time to revise the minor variance application and file an additional minor variance application for the other semi-detached dwelling unit.

The owner has filed applications which, if approved, will have the effect of creating two parcels of land in order to create separate ownerships for each half of a proposed two-storey semi-detached dwelling. The proposed developments on the parcels will not be in conformity with the zoning by-law. The existing dwelling will be demolished.

To proceed, the owners require:

-consent of the Committee for Conveyances and a maintenance/joint use agreement.

- authority of the Committee for minor variances from the zoning by-law to permit:

A) a reduced easterly corner side yard setback of 1.35 metres whereas the by-law requires a minimum setback of 3 metres;

B) a covered porch to be located within 0.29 metres of a corner lot line whereas the by-law permits the projection of a covered porch to be 2 metres but not closer than 1 metre to any lot line.

Under New Infill Development Regulations, for 117B Clarendon Avenue

C) a reduced front yard setback of 3.04 metres for the principal dwelling whereas the by-law states that the required fron yard setback for a principal dwelling on a corner lot is an average of the front yard setback of the principal dwellings of the adjacent properties, and the required front yard setback of the underlying zone (3 metres).

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Agenda - March 26 Meeting

WVCA March 2013 Meeting

7:00 PM Fisher Park School

1. Presentation on Wellington West BIA Wayfinding Project - Spencer Sloan

2. Approval of minutes from January and February meetings

3. Minuting of decisions made since February meeting

4. Selection of delegate for Scott Street CDP PAC

5. Update on membership drive/AGM planning

6. Other business

Fisher Park Rejuvenation

From the City of Ottawa:

 

http://ourkitchissippi.ca/news/fisher-park-rejuvenation-spring-2013/

Friday, March 15, 2013

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.

Scott St CDP up and running

I just wanted to let you know that the Scott Street CDP is up and running.

http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-consultations/scott-street-community-design-plan

Melanie Knight MCIP, RPP

Planning and Growth Management
City of Ottawa

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Taste of Ottawa: Westboro Easter Food Market

From the OSFA:

The event will take place at the Westboro Masonic Hall at 430 Churchill at Byron on Saturday, March 23 from 10 am to 3:30 pm. It will include over 20 Ottawa based artisan vendors who make items such as: chocolate, baked goods, tea, pork,

FCA community feedback highlights four points to improve Official Plan

From the

City holds open house for the Bayview Station District CDP

From the City of Ottawa:

The City of Ottawa will be hosting a public open house to review the draft of the Bayview Station District Community Design Plan (CDP).


Location: Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road
Date: Tuesday March 5, 2013
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mark your calendars now

WVCA March meeting:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Fisher Park School

 

WVCA April meeting:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Fisher Park School

 

WVCA Annual General Meeting:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Fisher Park School

 

As always, all are welcome!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WVCA February Meeting

Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 PM

Fisher Park School, Room 112

 

1. Presentation on proposed development at 117 Clarendon Ave. - Franco Marino from Marino Group (Ottawa) Ltd.

2. Update on western LRT - Andrew

3. Request from Ecology Ottawa to endorse letter on greenhouse gas roundtable - Duff

4. Update on membership drive - Catherine J.

5. Planning for AGM/possible public forum - Duff

6. Minuting of decisions made between meetings.

7. Approval of January minutes.

8. Other business.

Community Forum, Feb. 13th, 2013

From

Monday, February 11, 2013

The SLOWest Learning Series

From SLOWest:

We had two great events before Christmas, and now have a calendar of five events from February

Notice of Public Open House

From the City of Ottawa:

Clarendon Avenue/Harmer Avenue/Ruskin Street/Inglewood Place


Road, Watermain and Sewer Reconstruction - ISD12-5148









Clarendon Avenue - from Byron Avenue to Wellington Street


Harmer Avenue - from Byron Avenue to Wellington Street


Ruskin Street - from Parkdale Avenue to Holland Avenue


Inglewood Place - from Parkdale Avenue to Huron Avenue


The City of Ottawa invites you to attend an open house to discuss the proposed replacement of existing combined sewers and watermain with new sanitary sewers, storm sewers, and watermain including road and sidewalk reconstruction in the area as shown on the map below. This project is part of the City of Ottawa

Friday, February 8, 2013

OCDSB- Q & A for Near West Meeting of Jan 23/13

From

Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031

From the City of Ottawa:

Community Forum for Discussion

Wednesday February 13, 2013

Andrew Haydon Hall and Jean Pigott Place

Ottawa City Hall

110 Laurier Avenue West

7 to 9 pm

On January 29, 2013, the City of Ottawa launched

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Meeting for a Proposed Development at Richmond Road and Tweedsmuir - Update

Further to the earlier notice for the meeting on Wednesday February 6 at 7:00 pm at Hilson Public school with respect to the proposed development at Richmond Road and Tweedsmuir, please note that the meeting has been changed to Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm at Hilson Public School.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Preston-Carling Design Charette

From the City of Ottawa:

City holds public meeting on Preston-Carling district plan

Urban design consultant George Dark's recommended development plan for the Preston-Carling district, one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in the city, will be presented at a public information session on Tuesday, February 5.

The Preston-Carling strategic directions will complement two community design plans in the Preston Street corridor: One for Bayview Station District at the north and Gladstone Station District farther south.

This information session will be a chance for residents to see and comment on the Mr. Dark's recommended approach for redevelopment of the Preston-Carling district, including project timelines, and to view the results of a recent public design charette. The Preston-Carling district plan was commissioned to ensure orderly development after the City received a number of applications for major developments in the area.

The charette was conducted by Mr. Dark and resulted in a model showing possible buildings, greenspace and transportation links. After the public information session, City Planning staff will review the public comments and present their recommendations to the City's Planning Committee and Council for consideration in March.

Date: Tuesday February 5, 2013
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road, Ottawa

For more information on the Carling-Bayview Community Design Plan and to review and comment on the results from the design charette, please visit ottawa.ca/carlingbayview.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Proposed Mixed Use development Richmond Road and Tweedsmuir

From the HICG:

The Hampton Iona Community Group has been approached by Vincent Colizza Architects with respect to a proposed development at the southeast corner of Richmond Road and Tweedsmuir Ave.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031

From the City of Ottawa:

Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 is a city-wide review of land use, transportation and infrastructure policies that make up the Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Cycling Plan and the Pedestrian Plan, with an eye towards making Ottawa a more vibrant, healthy and sustainable city.

The focus of the review is to propose solutions to 12 current planning issues. The outcome of the review will be an updated Official Plan and supporting plans with policies and priorities that influence the future growth of our city for years to come.

City Council will approve the new Official Plan and Master Plans in December 2013.

Here's your opportunity to learn more:

Date:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Time:
5:30 p.m. Information Open House
6:30 p.m. Welcome and Presentation
Councillor Peter Hume, Chair of Planning Committee

Location:
Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers) and Jean Pigott Place
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa residents are invited to attend the public meeting and also visit the website to provide their comments and read the backgrounders. Following the open house, ottawa.ca/liveableottawa will also include the policy proposals, summaries and video presentation. The survey will be available from January 29 to March 1 for all residents to provide their feedback.

When completed, the Plans will set the directions, policies and affordability priorities that will influence the future of the city for years to come.

For more information, visit ottawa.ca/liveableottawa or call 3-1-1

Questions?

Please send your questions to primer@ottawa.ca or visit ottawa.ca/primer.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Applicatio?n for February Committee of Adjustment meeting (135/137 Clarendon)

The WVCA has received the following application to the Committee of Adjustment:
Application for 135 and 137 Clarendon Avenue
Public Hearing to be held at Committee of Adjustment Meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 1pm, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive (in the chamber, main floor).
The owner has filed an application to subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land, in order to create separate ownerships for each half of the existing semi-detached building.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Applications for Minor Variances, February Committee of Adjustment meeting

The WVCA has received the following two applications to the Committee of Adjustment:

1) Minor Variance Application for 117 Clarendon Avenue

Public Hearing to be held at Committee of Adjustment Meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 1pm, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive (in the chamber, main floor).

The owner has filed applications which, if approved, will have the effect of creating two parcels of land, of which the proposed development on one of the parcels will not be in conformity with the zoning by-law. The existing dwelling will be demolished and it is proposed to construct a new two-storey semi-detached dwelling.

To proceed, the owners require minor variances from the zoning by-law to permit a reduced easterly corner side yard setback of 1.35 metres whereas the by-law requires a minimum setback of 3 metres.

City contact names for the application (Paul Conner at 580-2424, ex. 13459, and Madeleine Albert, same number, ex. 41662).

2) Minor Variance Application for 1762 Scott Street

Public Hearing to be held at Committee of Adjustment Meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 3pm, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive (in the chamber, main floor).

The owner has filed applications which, if approved, will have the effect of creating two parcels of land. The proposed development and land parcels will not be in conformity with the zoning by-law. The existing dwelling is to remain on one of the parcels and it is proposed to construct a two-storey detached dwelling on the newly created lot.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

November 2012 minutes and February 2013 meeting date

November 2012 meeting minutes:

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WVCA Minutes, Nov 20 2012

 

 

Next meeting

Tuesday, February 19

7 pm

Fisher Park School

Friday, January 11, 2013

Snow bank removal schedule for tonight January 11

From Geoffrey Hall of Katherine Hobbs office:
Here are the streets scheduled for snow removal tonight and tomorrow:

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Snow bank removal schedule for tonight and tomorrow - January 10 and 11

From Geoffrey Hall of Katherine Hobbs office:

Here are the streets scheduled for snow removal this evening and tomorrow.

Tonight:

  • Wellington Village:

  • Harmer from Wellington to Kenora

  • Kenora from Harmer to Mayfair

  • Iona from Harmer to Island Park Dr.

  • Harmer from Iona to Queensway


Hintonburg:

  • Hamilton from Wellington to Queensway

  • Beverley from Gladstone to Westmount

  • Sims from Beverley to Parkdale

  • Hilda from O`Meara to Wellington

  • O`Meara from Garland to Bayview


 

  • Westboro/Highland/McKellar:

  • Keenan from Gainsborough to Denbury

  • Kenwood from Roosevelt to Cole


Tomorrow, daytime:

Civic Hospital:

  • Fairfax from Kenilworth to Ruskin

  • Hinton from Queensway to Carling

  • Laurentian from Irving Pl to Fairmont

  • Inglewood from Parkdale to Huron

  • Huron from Queensway to Island Park Dr

  • Harmer from Queensway to Carling


Wellington Village:

  • Edina from Clarendon to Island Park Dr.

  • Geneva from Queensway to Island Park Dr.

  • Helena from Queensway to Island Park Dr.

  • Carleton from Richmond Rd to Pontiac


Champlain Park:

  • Sunnymede from Carleton to Island Park

  • Carleton from Richmond Rd to Pontiac

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Snow bank removal schedule for tonight and tomorrow - January 9 and 10

From Geoffrey Hall of Katherine Hobbs office:

Here is the schedule for Kitchissippi streets for snow removal for tonight and tomorrow daytime:

Tonight:

  • Ruskin from Gwynne to Melrose

  • Laurentian from Melrose to Gwynne

  • Ruskin from MacFarlane West to Dead End

  • Barrie from Sherwood Dr to Ruskin

  • Reid Sherwood Dr to Ruskin

  • Hutchison from Parkdale to MacFarlane

  • Orrin from Parkdale to Reid


 

  • Harmer from Iona to Queensway

  • Hamilton from Wellington to Queensway

  • Kenora from Harmer to Mayfair

  • Harmer from Wellington to Kenora

  • Irving from Edgar to Wellington

  • Laurel from Irving to Loretta

  • Sims from Beverley to Parkdale

  • Beverley from Gladstone to Westmount


 

  • Windermere from Keenan to Byron

  • Wavell from Keenan to Byron

  • Kenwood from Roosevelt to Cole

  • Keenan from Gainsborough to Denbury

  • Cole from Carling to Roosevelt

  • Tillbury from Cole to Dead End

  • Fraser from Sherbourne to Byron

  • Roosevelt from Cole to 30m North


Tomorrow, daytime:

  • Hampton from Wellington to S/Limit

  • Rockhurst from Scott to South End

  • Mayfair from Richmond Rd. to Bassett

  • Julian from Wellington to S/Limit

  • Garrison from Rockhurst to Western

  • Grange from Wellington to Scott

  • Caroline from Wellington to Scott

  • Gould from Western to Rockhurst

  • Gilchrist from Scott to Wellington

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Agenda - WVCA January Meeting

AGENDA

WVCA Board of Directors Meeting

January 15, 2013

7:00 PM

Room 112 (main floor) Fisher Park School

1. Approval of November minutes

2. Minuting of business conducted by email between meetings

3. Membership Drive - Catherine James

4. Community garden update - Gillian Hickman

5. Planning for community forum on neighbourhood walkability - Duff McLeod

6. Other business

Snow bank removal

From:

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hintonburg Hub meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

OPEN HOUSE Tuesday January 8, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre 1064 Wellington Street West

Somerset West Community Health Centre has just purchased the building at 30 Rosemount for a new satellite centre to be called the Hintonburg Hub. The Hub will offer medical and health promotion services to the surrounding community.

The design process has started. The main floor of the building will be renovated for a medical clinic. The upper floor will be renovated to provide several multi-purpose rooms for health programming and community services.

Come to the open house to see the design in progress, discuss priorities and features of the building, and to give your ideas and comments.

Snow bank removal schedule for tonight and tomorrow

From Katherine Hobbs:

Hello all,

With over 7000 kilometers of roads in Ottawa clearing all the snow from our streets is a big operation that has been compounded by two major storms within 7 days of each other depositing more snow than we had all last winter. There are many parked cars on our roads which impede plowing as the plows have to go around them, and ultimately we are left with more snow on the road.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Family Dance for kids and their parents

FAMILY DANCE for kids and their parents --- Saturday,January 19th from 3:30-5:00pm!

Come out to a fun family dance with live celtic/quebecois music!

January 2012 Meeting - all are welcome

Tuesday, January 15

7:00 PM

Room 112 (main floor) - Fisher Park

See you there!