Emma Hyde, Ottawa Sun
The man whose ward includes the Lansdowne redevelopment was sent back to council Monday night in a resounding victory.
David Chernushenko represents the area around Lansdowne and Carleton University, on top of the Glebe, Old Ottawa South, Dows Lake and Billings Bridge.
The main concerns facing the Capital ward, which has a population of 37,250, are connected to Lansdowne, with many residents questioning how the city reviews and approves new development plans.
The city is expecting to complete the Lansdowne development by next summer.
"I'm relieved as the incumbent who didn't think he messed up in any way," he said. "I worked very hard for four years and I'm glad that counts for something. Thank goodness that the vote reflected that."
A pedestrian bridge, expected to be completed by 2020 over the Rideau Canal at Fifth Ave. and Clegg St. is meant to provide people with a more easily accessible route to Lansdowne from the east side of the canal.
Another issue that concerns residents is the high cost of housing, which is forcing people to move out of the area.
"I feel a responsibility to not just say 'not my problem' and see it as a city problem," he said.
A LRT station will be installed in the ward at Lees Ave. in 2018.
Scott Blurton: 1,788
David Chernushenko: 7,206
Espoir Manirambona: 332