The City of Ottawa is looking for your feedback on the design for the replacement of the Heron Park Fieldhouse in Ward 17. The objective of this project is to complete a design that will meet community needs now and in the future.
The current building supports an outdoor rink, sports field, and wading pool, along with limited community programs and use. The proposed design is intended to support the recreational use of the amenities in the park. The fieldhouse design will include multi-purpose room(s), washroom(s) (barrier-free), a kitchenette, storage, and mechanical room.
Residents are invited to participate in a public meeting to review the concept plan for the redevelopment of the Heron Park Field house on Wednesday, September 27 2023, from 7:00-8:00p.m. The meeting participation is through ZOOM. A presentation will be followed by a questions and answer session.
For more information, and to see the concept plans, please go here.
In conjunction with Alta Vista Ward Councillor Marty Carr, we will be hosting a public consultation on the roadway layout of the Billings Bridge. City staff will be presenting plans to implement a three-lane model with bicycle lanes on the side.
The consultation will be held online over Zoom on Wednesday June 21 at 7:00 pm.
The Office of Councillor Shawn Menard is hosting a public consultation on Lansdowne 2.0, a proposal to re-develop the stadium and grounds of Lansdowne Park.
You can learn more about the proposal at the Lansdowne 2.0 Engage Ottawa website.
Join Councillor Menard on the the picket line to support academic workers at Carleton University.
CUPE 4600, which represents about 3000 academic workers at Carleton, is on strike for fair pay and fair working conditions. Please read our statement of solidarity with these workers here, and join us to support their Thursday rally!
RSVP here to let us know you plan to come and watch the Capital Ward Cup and cheer on your local community team!
Join us for an annual tradition where Capital Ward residents join community teams to compete in a friendly game of shinny for the Capital Ward Cup.
The Capital Ward Cup was first awarded in 2008. The current Capital Ward Cup holder is the Old Ottawa South Moose, who won it in 2020.
Full application details here
The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application to construct a three-storey mixed-use building with commercial space (restaurant) on the ground floor and five residential units above. The building is neighbouring and to be attached to the existing mixed-use building at 184 Main Street. No on-site parking is proposed.
The subject site is located in Old Ottawa East, on the western side of Main Street, in the block between Hazel Street and Graham Avenue / Lees Avenue, in between two three-storey developments, also mixed-use commercial and residential. On the same block and adjacent are other commercial space. Across the street is Saint Paul University, as well as two large 6 storey apartment buildings with commercial ground floor space closer to Oblats Avenue. The site is also in proximity to Immaculata High School and the Ottawa Footy Sevens Arena. The lot is 10.06 metres wide and 30.20 metres deep with a total area of 303.80 square metres. It is legally described as Part 1 Plan of Part of Lot 4 in Block A on Registered Plan 102 with the City of Ottawa.
Main Street is designated as Mainstreet Corridor in the New Official Plan (2021), and the site is subject to that Old Ottawa East Secondary Plan and is zoned Traditional Mainstreet Zone, Subzone 7, Urban Exception 2182 (TM7).
The property is currently occupied by a two-storey single detached dwelling. The existing building will be demolished. The new building is designed to match the existing 184 Main Street development. The ground floor will be commercial with access from the street. The residential entrance will be located on the north side of the building and accessed along a side walkway. The units propsoed are: one bachelor, three one-bedroom units, and one two-bedroom unit. Garbage will be stored internally, and One bike parking space per dwelling unit will be provided in the rear yard.
The applicant seeks to rezone the subject site from Traditional Maintreet Zone, Subzone 7, Urban Exception 2182 (TM7) to introduce new site-specific provisions to permit the following requested relief:
- The required rear yard setback be reduced from 7.5 metres to 4 metres;
- The reduced percentage of glazing required on the front ground floor façade; currently the requirement is 50%;
- The Rear Landscaped Buffer be reduced from 1 metre to 0 metres to allow bike storage abutting the rear lot line;
- A relief from the requirement that the façade facing the main street must include at least one active entrance serving each residential or non-residential use occupying any part of the ground floor. The development proposes a principal entrance to the restaurant well setback from the street and the principal entrance to the residential use located in the interior side yard.
The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to facilitate the development of a six-storey residential apartment building containing 67 residential units, indoor amenity space, 50 vehicular parking spaces, and 36 bicycle parking spaces.
The subject site is located on the south of side of Hawthorne Avenue, east of Colonel By Drive, and north of Graham Avenue. The site has a combined frontage of approximately 49.3 metres along Hawthorne Avenue and a depth of approximately 28.5 metres. 12 Hawthorne Avenue is occupied by a two-storey residential building, while 20 and 24 Hawthorne Avenue are presently vacant. The area surrounding the subject site consists predominately of low-rise residential and commerical buildings along Hawthorne Avenue and Main Street.
The applicant is proposing to redevelop the property with a 6-storey residential apartment building with a total of 67 units consisting of 42 one-bedroom units and 25 two-bedroom units. The building will include private indoor amenities including a gym and business centre. Two levels of underground parking are proposed, allowing for 50 vehicular parking spaces, bicycle storage, and an internal waste room. The garage will be accessed through a recessed door at the westernmost extent of the front building wall.
Zoning By-law Amendment
A Zoning By-law Amendment application was filed to request site specific provisions, including but not limited to the following:
- The Zoning By-law requires a minimum front yard setback of 2 metres, whereas the development proposes a front yard setback of 0.7 metres.
- The Zoning By-law requires a building step back from 2 metres after the fourth storey, whereas the development proposes a 2 metres building step back after the fifth storey.
- The Zoning By-law requires a minimum rear yard setback of 7.5 metres, whereas the development proposes a rear yard setback of 6.7 metres.
- The Zoning By-law requires a maximum building height of 14.5 metres, whereas the development proposes a building height of 20 metres.
- The Zoning By-law requires to allow residential uses to take place at ground floor space across a maximum of 50% of the building frontage, whereas the development proposes residential uses to take place 100% of the building frontage.