29 November 2013

This issue includes items on the City's traffic monitoring plans for Lansdowne Park and the proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment to address home conversions.

David Chernushenko
Councillor for Capital Ward
613-580-2487 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lansdowne Traffic & Parking Issues Presentation

Monday, 9 December, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
St. Giles Presbyterian Church, First Ave. and Bank St.

You are invited to a presentation of the City of Ottawa's Monitoring Plan and Report on the work of the Lansdowne Transportation Advisory Committee (LTAC).

Over the past 18 months, community representatives, invited experts and City staff have been meeting to discuss the anticipated traffic and parking challenges that a redeveloped Lansdowne Park will bring. This Lansdowne Transportation Advisory Committee (LTAC) contributed to the development of a Monitoring Plan to identify specific problems, and made recommendations regarding other steps that might be taken to address these challenges. This is an opportunity to learn about the Monitoring Plan, other agreed changes, and issues still to be resolved.

Conversions: Zoning By-law Amendment Proposal

The City of Ottawa is seeking feeback on the Zoning By-law Amendment Proposal being considered by the Planning and Growth Management Department to address the issue of home conversions, i.e. the practice of transforming single-family homes into multiple apartments.

Among other changes, the proposed amendment will treat conversions as new construction in the Zoning By-law, which means that a dwelling that is modified to increase the number of units will be subject to the same zoning provisions (including the required setbacks, side yards, height limits, minimum lot dimensions, landscaping and parking) as a dwelling that was purpose-built with that many dwelling units.

You can submit your comments according to the instructions at the bottom of the proposal summary. Your comments will be considered in the evaluation of the proposal, and you will be included on the list of those who will receive further information on any meetings (community meetings or public meetings of the Planning Committee) where this proposal may be discussed, and notified of the decision that will be rendered on this application.

For more information, visit ottawa.ca/conversions.

If you have questions, or if you require clarification or additional information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Tim J. Moerman, Planning and Growth Management Department, at 613-580-2424 ext. 13944.

Glebe Parking Garage

Following extensive public consultations, the City of Ottawa has decided on the final design for the Glebe Parking Garage to be constructed at 170 Second Ave., on the site of the existing City parking lot.

The design, developed by the City's architects and City staff with input from a working group of local residents and business representatives, includes 149 spaces for cars, about 35 spaces for bikes, flexible space for community events at street level, efficient LED lighting, and parkettes facing the streetfronts.

Construction is scheduled to begin next spring for completion by November 2014. The parking garage is intended to provide additional parking to support the local community and area businesses.

Click here to view the complete design drawings.

Update on The Pantry

Many people have been writing to me and contacting my office about the future of The Pantry at the Glebe Community Centre. The Glebe Community Association and I recently hosted a meeting of all affected parties, in which we agreed to keep meeting and working toward a solution. I will keep you posted on the results.