to: Committee of Adjustment
The Dalhousie Community Association traditionally represents residents on the western portion of downtown Ottawa extending over to Bayview and from the Ottawa River to Carling Avenue. As such, the Claridge proposal interests us.
We have several concerns:
- there appears to be insufficient landscaped space or amenity space for the residents
- we have been unable to determine if an arrangement has been made with the city for access to the proposed downtown Ottawa transit tunnel station immediately under this site. Such access would benefits the residents and the public. If the City is to grant increased height for this site, it should be conditional on a suitable arrangement for depth, ie access to the underground station
- while the application for minor adjustments does not mention downward construction, this is due to the newness of the city's subway reality, and we invite the CoA to stake out new ground in declaring its interest in depth as well as height.
- the Association has no objection to the proposed height of the buildings at this location
President, Dalhousie Community Association