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February 20, 2015

Notice of Public Meeting: Site Plan Control Proposal for automobile dealership at 1255 Johnston Road.

The City of Ottawa’s Planning & Growth Management Department has received a site plan control proposal for a 400 square metre addition to the existing Ottawa SouthBank Dodge Dealership located at 1255 Johnston Road (northeast corner of Bank Street and Johnston Road) to accommodate a new showroom area within the current building.

The applicant is seeking to demolish the existing showroom at the front of the existing building and replace it with a new showroom at the southeast corner. The proposal also includes a new main showroom entrance at the southwest corner of the site facing Bank Street.  The addition would result in the relocation of the easterly private approach from its current location to the existing intersection of Johnston Road and Southgate Road, which is currently an all way stop.

I invite you to attend a public information meeting where I have asked the applicant to present their application to the community. Please join me on:

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Greenboro Community Centre, Rooms A & B
363 Lorry Greenberg Drive

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 613-580-2480, by fax at 613-580-2520 or by e-mail to diane.deans@ottawa.ca. I look forward to seeing you at the public meeting.

December 22, 2014

Ward 10 Woodlot Rehabilitation Program

December 18, 2014

Bronson Road Pedestrian/Cyclist Crossing

City Staff recently completed a Safety and Operational Review Report on Bronson Avenue, the following is a link to this report:

In this report there are several recommended improvements to address the safety of pedestrians and cyclists on Bronson Avenue.  Included in these recommendations is a pedestrian and cyclist signalized crossing on Bronson Avenue, to be located near the Colonel By Drive on/off ramps; modifications to the turning lanes for the Colonel By Drive on/off ramps; as well as constructing raised segregated cycling lanes. 

Staff recently held two Open House meetings to discuss these improvements, one was held on December 2nd 2014, at Carleton University and the second was held on December 15th 2014, at the Greenboro Community Centre.  City staff discussed three alternatives for the signalized pedestrian/cyclist crossing, the three alternatives along with the presentation can be viewed at the following link:

These meetings provided the public with an opportunity to review the options being proposed by Staff for a pedestrian/cyclist crossing on Bronson Avenue; allowed the public to provide any input or comment; and for the public to identify any issues or concerns that they would like to have addressed.

The study area involved is from the bridge to the Carleton University recreational path.  The following is the link for just the three alternatives, Staff do recommend alternative 3:

The pedestrian/cyclist signal would be linked with the traffic signal at Sunnyside/Bronson and will cause a slight delay for motorists.  Staff plan to begin construction next Summer and to have the signal crossing implemented in September 2015.  Staff also plan to do an additional traffic count in October 2015. 

If you have any further questions or comments about this matter, please contact my office at 613-580-2480 or by emailing diane.deans@ottawa.ca.  You can also contact the Shawn McGuire, Coordinator of Cycling and Pedestrian Safety at 613-580-2424 ext.32576 or by emailing shawn.mcguire@ottawa.ca.  Please note that the deadline for comments and/or questions is January 16th 2014.

November 25, 2014

How to “Make the Right Call” when you require assistanceCell phone

The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) in partnership with community stakeholders provide many different services to Ottawa residents. In the event you encounter an issue, and you require assistance, please remember to “Make the RightCall” by calling: 

911: Life-Threatening Emergencies (fire and medical) and Crimes in Progress

613-230-6211: OPS Other Emergencies Contact – To report other emergencies that are not life threatening and are not crimes in progress

613-236-1222 ext. 7300: OPS Call Centre – To report theft, property damage, missing person or stolen vehicle (not in progress)

311: City of Ottawa services, such as noise, property standards, parking and zoning by-law complaints, snow removal, garbage pick-up, etc.

211: A full range of non-emergency, community, social, health and government services

The South Keys to Blossom Park – Bank Street Community Design Plan

The third and final Public Open House for the South Keys to Blossom Park, Bank Street Community Design Plan (CDP) took place on November 25th. The meeting was well attended and residents were able to review and provide comment on the proposed plans. The documents from the Open House will be online shortly on the project website at www.Ottawa.ca/SouthKeysCDP Comments can be sent to the City’s Planner Jillian Savage at jillian.savage@ottawa.ca The comment deadline in January 7th.


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