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.

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):

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