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Letter opposing more parking lots south of Gladstone

The Polish church on Louisa is planning to expand to the east, with a nice addition to the property. They are also asking to rezone a house across the street to permit it to be used as a parking lot. That entire block is under assault, with residential uses being squeezed out in favour of unlandscaped parking lots.

DALHOUSIE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

755 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6R1

11 July, 2011

Doug Bridgewater, City of Ottawa
Planning and Growth Management Dept.



Re: Zoning By-Law Amendment Proposal: 27 Louisa St.

Dear Sir,

Apologies for this late reply, but there has been no sign on the site and no notification until this week due to the Postal disruptions.

The Dalhousie Community Association is aware of the separate planning application for a proposed addition to the church building, and support that. However, we are opposed to this parking re-zoning for the following reasons:

• Using a residential as a parking lot is not in conformity with the purposes of the R4 …

balsam/rochester townhouse project

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Fanto developments is proposing a townhouse project to replace the existing houses at Balsam and Rochester Streets. Here are sketches of the Rochester and Balsam sides:
DALHOUSIE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

755 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6R1

11 July, 2011



Doug Bridgewater, City of Ottawa
Planning and Growth Management Dept.



Re: Zoning By-Law Amendment Proposal: Balsam & Rochester Streeets.

Dear Sir,

We strongly support the concept of low-rise townhouses on this site.

However there are some fundamental problems with the layout presented. Perhaps this is why the developer and the architect have not returned our calls and we have been able to acquire only a vague documentation from the Planning Dept. The dev/apps web page still contains the four year old apartment tower plans, and not the current ones. Our comments are therefore based only on a site and landscape plans dated Feb/Mar 2011 and an undated partial perspective sketch.

• With only nominal property line setbacks…