Committee Votes to Protect Shea Road Woods

As mentioned in last week’s column, this week, Planning Committee discussed and approved an agreement that would see the City acquire about five hectares of Shea Road Woods, a popular local greenspace in Stittsville’s Fernbank Community south of Abbott Street East and east of Shea Road near Holy Spirit Parish.   This is great news …

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Exercise Caution at Active Development Site at CRT Fernbank Lands near Shea Road Woods

I would like to urge residents to please exercise caution in the area of the CRT Fernbank development lands located at 5786 Fernbank Road. This development site is located west of Robert Grant Avenue, south of the Trans Canada Trail and east of the Shea Road Woods / unofficial dog park area. Due to concern expressed …

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The Future of Shea Road Woods at Planning Committee

This week, I had the great pleasure of joining Mayor Watson, City Planning Staff, Tanya Hein (President of the Stittsville Village Association), Adrienne Charlton (President of the Blackstone-Fernbank Crossing Community Association), and other interested Stittsville residents on-site for a special announcement regarding the acquisition and protection of the Shea Road Woods.   As it stands, …

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The Future of Shea Road Woods at Planning Committee

Today, I had the great pleasure of joining Mayor Watson, City Biologist Dr. Nick Stow, and interested Stittsville residents on-site for a special announcement regarding the acquisition and protection of the Shea Road Woods.   As it stands, the woods are a privately-owned natural area and could legally be developed without acquisition by the City. …

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Meetings at Ottawa City Hall next week

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.   Ottawa Police Services Board – Monday, October 23, 4 p.m., Champlain Room Chief’s Verbal Report National Capital Area Crime Stoppers: Semi-Annual Update Board Committee Appointment Appointment of Special Constables: RCMP Appointment of Special Constables: OC Transpo Public …

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Urban Natural Areas Acquisitions

Last week in my e-newsletter I provided information regarding the Shea Road Woods and this week Planning Committee received a memo regarding the acquisition of Urban Natural Features.  This memo responds to the motion I put forward to Council on July 8, 2015 that directed the following: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT City Council approve …

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Planning Committee Information previously distributed – The Acquisition of Urban Natural Features

At Planning Committee on December 13, 2016 the committee will receive a memo regarding the acquisition of Urban Natural Features.  This memo responds to the motion I put forward to Council on July 8, 2015 requesting staff explore funding options to advance the acquisition of urban natural features and provide a status update to Planning …

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Stittsville South Residential Development

  The Planning and Growth Management Department has approved the Draft Plan of Subdivision submitted by Novatech on behalf of Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. and Stittsville South Inc. subject to the development conditions. The applicant has submitted a zoning application for this development which will be considered to the City’s Planning Committee on February 9, …

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