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City Planning

The Current City Planning Issues will be those identified within the 
KHCA Action Items Appendices 
attached to the draft minutes of monthly general meetings.

The monthly minutes will from time to time signal the crucial elements of the concerns.

Occasionally there will be an statement setting out the Katimavik Hazeldean
prespective on a matter as was done with the
study of the proposed extension of LRT into Kanata 

   First is the President`s statement on KHCA concerns   
Second is resident WC Taylor`s view of the three corridor studies set out 
at the June 5 Community Open House 
Third is comments from Councillor Qadri on WC Taylor statement


Notes May 16th LRT to Kanata
This is the preparatory part of the Environmental Assessment for the section of LRT construction from Moodie Station through to a proposed station at the Canadian Tire Centre.   This step in the process will consider the corridor, the stations and the relevant criteria for a functional design of the LRT facility.  
The central theme will be to accommodate the formal 120 day TPAP with a functional design that will produce a completed formal Environmental Assessment.   This new functional design is to be one in which the stations are structured to encourage as best as possible the connection for pedestrians, cyclists and other transit vehicles over vehicles to LRT Stations in Kanata-Stittsville.   The existing and new Park & Ride facilities will function as they should, but the stress will be to accommodate the other modes of access more fully in the functional design than had been done in past stages.    Accommodate people who walk, bicycle or take transit better as was done for LRT Stage #2 before construction began.
Unhappily while technical constraints and grade separation are a given the Transportation Master Plan from 2013 is one on which the Stage #3 LRT proposal will be built despite the welcome involvement of the Federal and Provincial Governments in sharing the cost and leading the assessment of the bids.
The criteria for screen the potential corridors are: ridership, potential for building Intensification, natural factors, social elements, complexity of construction and the forecasted cost.     The corridors which survived the basic analysis are those along Highway 417.     That is to say the possible choice of a corridor along Compeau Drive, a corridor North of Highway 417, a corridor South of Highway 417  had the fewest disadvantages, but the corridor along the 1996 bus transitway proposal survived with a plus result on all six criteria at least in this initial stage of consideration.
The one element of consideration is that the process properly serves the area North of  Highway 417 in the Tanger Mall area with is expected to become a very large employment location in the immediate 10 to 15 years.     However since the choice of serving the High Tech area in Kanata North with LRT facilities is not being considered because the study group does not think that LRT trains would serve the High Tech area of Kanata North any more frequently that every 12 minutes sand that is judged to be unacceptable.     They propose to use the fully designed and environmentally assessed and approved bus transitway proposed for the median of March Road.    They note that after a few months we will have LRT service used to the full and still hold to the in frequent use of LRT service to the North Kanata High Tech area.    The working population in the High Tech area is 21,000 plus.  
About 10,500 of total come from across the City.   If the LRT trains deliver 600 passengers to Eagleson Station it would take 17 and ½ trains to deliver the current employees to Eagleson and a constant stream of 100 people crowded on to busses to deliver them North.   That does not leave room for Kanata residents much of the remaining 10,500 to travel by bus.    
I cannot but wonder whether LRT trains would need to provide service every three minutes from Centretown to Kanata to realistically serve the cross town commuters and that this could be possible because there will only be one way to get to Kanata by LRT.     Whereas there will likely be the O Train service and the Baseline Station service to take people to Barrhaven for those heading to Barrhaven as commuters.
Furthermore, there will be approximately 8,000 military and DND employees being brought to Moodie Drive Station many as commuters.   I just do not see dropping off 10,500 people at Eagleson Station and a ten minute bus ride or up to 8,000 at Moodie Station and a three minute bus ride.   The military will need to be accommodated by 2028 when the Kanata service will be in full flight.    A quick bus ride may work in good weather, but in bad weather I doubt its acceptability.   In any event a ten minute bus ride raises the spectre of many persistent complaints.
There will be a Public Open House on the Light Rail Transit for Kanata on Monday, June 5 at the Kanata Recreation Complex in Kanata’s Walter Baker Park.    The session begins at 5:30 pm with the presentation at 6:30 pm
Rod MacLean 





(PHOTO: Artist’s rendering of the Rideau LRT station downtown. Via City of Ottawa.)
It occurred to me on the drive home from Monday night’s LRT open house that we just spent a lot of time and money on consultants to tell us that the best route for LRT is along the Queensway, like we’ve been planning all along.
Still, consultants and planners will spend the next few months evaluating three options (down from 13 shortlisted routes) for the potential future Kanata-Stittsville LRT extension, from Moodie Drive to Palladium.
1.      “Corridor 5” – travels all the way up March Road to Terry Fox to Kanata’s business park, then follows Terry Fox to Tanger Outlets.

2.      “Corridor 8” – runs parallel to the Queensway on the north side of the highway. This one scored the highest of all 13 routes on every criteria.
3.      “Corridor 13” – takes the Trans Canada Trail from Bells Corners to Robert Grant Avenue in Stittsville, then north to Palladium.


An email circulated by Angela Taylor to the Consultant Group and the Residents Study Group    

Please note the June 23 deadline for Resident`s Comments comments

On Friday, June 9, 2017 4:13 PM, "Qadri, Shad" <Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca> wrote:

Mr. Taylor thank you for your email I hope that you have shared your comments with the city through Angela Taylor. I have cut and pasted her information for you convenience fro my LRT article on my website.

Residents can provide comments by June 23, 2017 to:

Angela Taylor
Senior Project Engineer, Transportation Planning
613-580-2424 Ext. 15210

From: W C TAYLOR [mailto:waynectaylor@rogers.com]
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2017 3:07 PM
Subject: Fw: West light rail




June 2016 Planning & Development E-newsletter

Introducing our new YouTube channel

screencapture picture of the Planning and Growth Management department Youtube ChannelAs we continue to expand the ways in which we engage residents on planning matters, it is my pleasure to announce that the Planning and Growth Management department now has its very own YouTube Channel which will feature some of the department's active projects and educational content. We are currently working on releasing an educational series of videos for our succesful Planning Primer program. For those who are interested, you can now view closed captioned footage of our recent Building Better Connections webcast that was held on May 4. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to receive notifications of new YouTube content.

Michael Mizzi
Acting General Manager
Planning and Growth Management

New processes to protect Ottawa's trees

Two new requirements aimed at protecting Ottawa's urban trees took effect on Tuesday, May 24. The changes will affect those doing infill development or removing distinctive trees – any tree with a trunk that is 50 cm or greater in diameter at chest height.

The first change is a new process that aims to protect trees on lots undergoing infill development by identifying potential impacts early in the process. When Building Permit applications for infill development within the greenbelt are submitted to the City, the developer must now include specific Tree Disclosure information and identify whether each tree is to be removed or retained.

For trees protected under City by-laws, the applicant must follow the City's tree protection guidelines and work with an arborist to determine mitigation strategies.

For these infill developments, the applicant is required to pay a refundable deposit of $700 per lot – the average cost to plant and maintain one new tree for a two-year period – to help ensure trees are retained or replaced. The applicant can apply for a refund of the deposit upon the successful retention of the City tree(s) or, after planting a tree to City specifications.

The second change relates to the application process for the Urban Tree Conservation By-law. This By-law, in place since 2009, requires any property owner planning to remove a distinctive tree from private property in the urban area to first apply for a Distinctive Tree Permit. Under the new requirements:
  • The Arborist Report must be submitted with the City's online template in person at one of seven Client Service Centres.
  • A $100 administrative fee will be incurred for all Distinctive Tree Permit applications.
  • An Arborist Report is not required if a Building Permit application will also be made for a site within the greenbelt because it will be included as part of the Tree Disclosure information.

For detailed information on these changes, visit ottawa.ca/urbantree

Get involved at an upcoming event

More info:
Meghan Whitehead, tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 23152
Email: meghan.whitehead@ottawa.ca  

Elgin Street Functional Design Study Presentation and Workshop
June 28, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers & Jean Piggott
110 Laurier Avenue West
More info:
Vanessa Black, tel: 613-580-2424 ext.12559
Email: vanessa.black@ottawa.ca

Review of Minimum Parking Requirements at control+click to File No. #D02-02-16-0002

A Zoning By-law Amendment Proposal has been initiated by the City of Ottawa.

March 3, 2016

I am contacting you today to provide you with documents regarding a City-initiated zoning amendment. In this package, I have included a summary of the Zoning By-law Amendment Proposal being considered by the Planning and Growth Management Department.

Stay informed and involved

·         You can access additional information regarding this proposal, including PDF maps at a higher resolution, online at ottawa.ca/minimumparking
·         If you have any questions or require additional information, you can contact me by telephone at 613-580-2424, extension 13944 or by email, at tim.moerman@ottawa.ca.
·         Please provide comments to me on or before April 5, 2016:
o   by mail using the attached comment sheet, or

Your Community Association’s comments’ will be considered in the evaluation of this proposal. If you request to be included and/or submit comments, you will receive notice of when community and committee meetings are happening and further information related to the decision regarding the application.