February newsletter

The DCA have been busy since the start of the new year reviewing several small and mid-size development proposals throughout the neighbourhood. One of the more significant projects is the redevelopment of Rochester Heights (811 Gladstone), which is progressing with the submission of applications for Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control. This first phase proposes a six storey residential apartment building and two stacked townhouses. In total, 140 new residential units will be created. You can make comments on this project through the Development Application tool on the City of Ottawa website. Councillor Catherine McKenney is hosting a Public Open House to hear concerns from residents on Tuesday, March 5 from 6-8 pm in Room 203 at Rochester Towers, at 280 Rochester St.

A large scale and long term project on the horizon is the new central library, which has recently retained an architect. A workshop open to the public will collect feedback on preliminary design concepts and takes place on Thursday, February 28, 6 pm to 9 pm, in the Pellan Room of the Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington Street). Register in person at 555 Albert St. 

This year, aging water mains and sewers are being replaced between Arlington Ave. and Imperial Ave./Chamberlain Ave. as part of the next phase in the Bronson reconstruction project. A public information session will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue).

From left: Catherine McKenney, Terry Steeves, Anne Bell
From left: Catherine McKenney, Terry Steeves, Anne Bell
The first ever DCA photo contest held an exhibit of finalist photos at cafe Pressed from February 1 to the 18. A reception on February 12 was well attended and the winner of the contest was announced. Congratulations to Terry Steeves whose photo Tulips in Bloom was selected as the DCA Photo of the Year. If you didn’t get a chance to see the exhibit, visit the online gallery of all finalist photos. Thanks to everyone who participated and supported the contest. Remember to enter again next year! 

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